Part-Time Foster Youth Mentor (Degree Required)

The Community College Foundation

Job Description

 

Part-Time Foster Youth Mentor (Degree Required)

 

Summary

While getting foster youth to college is a goal, it's not our only goal. We are looking for someone who will be motivating youth who suffer from trauma and lack of support. The Transitional Development Specialist (TDS) will be part of the Individualized Transition Skills Program (ITSP) team and interact within a diversified staff.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Contact youth via phone, letter or email to schedule and conduct home visits
  • Through one-on-one assistance, help with youth plan for high school graduation, determine future educational goals and help them complete college applications while gathering important school documents such as report cards, transcripts and completed financial aid forms
  • Assess educational status and career goals as well as identify areas where improvement is needed
  • Identify, refer, and connect youth to appropriate college and community resources for services and information
  • Plan, organize, and motivate youth to attend college-related activities and events
  • Outreach to referred youth (ages 16 to 21) via phone calls, mailings, and face-to-face conversation in order to inspire, motivate and invite them to participate in the program
  • Track and monitor youth’s involvement in activities and programs
  • Service a caseload of 11 referred youth per month.
  • Collaborate with county social workers, caseworkers, deputy probation officers, caregivers, counselors, etc. in regards to the educational goals and plans of the youth
  • Provide written feedback and monthly contact reports to in-house staff as well as The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) ) and L.A. County Probation Department

 

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $18.00 - $22.50 per hour

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Experience:

  • working with at risk youth: 2 years (Required)
  • providing direct services to at risk-youth: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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