THE MULLEN-POLK FOUNDATION
PROVIDING SERVICES FOR ALL CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
Youth Mentor / Direct Care Staff
Location: Vancouver, WA (1 position)
Friday - Saturday 11:00 PM - 7:30 AM and
Thursday -Sunday 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Salary: $17.50 per hour
The Youth Mentor will provide transportation, supervision and other support for the BRS Youth at staffed residential facility, foster care program, including foster children, and supervised visitations.
Key Functions and Responsibilities:
• The Youth Mentor will provide supervision to all youth in care.
• The Youth Mentor will provide youth with daily medication(s).
• Prepare meals and snack.
• The Youth Mentor will provide transportation to and from activities, counseling and other services.
• The Youth Mentor will make telephone calls to confirm appointments and locate resources, and perform other duties as assigned.
• The Youth Mentor will maintain current information, and adhere to, program policies and procedures.
• The Mentor sand Direct Care Staff maintain records and statistics as required by the agency, state, and other funding sources.
• The Youth Mentor will perform administrative assignments as requested.
Education and Experience:
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Minimum High School diploma, Associates, or Bachelor's Degree
• A minimum of one year working with children.
• Possess the experience, personal qualities and practice skills to work effectively with professionals from a variety of disciplines both internally and with other organization.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
• Must be able to pass a criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting
• Must complete all 16 hours of training to be left unsupervised with the youth.
• Attend all staff meetings
Additional requirements include:
• Flexible schedule, and be available a minimum of 20-25 hours per week • Reliable transportation, with a current WA, ID, or OR Driver's License and auto insurance • Ability to relate to and work with youth that are emotionally upset, and at times hostile. • Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action • Must also fulfill all contract and program training requirements.
If you are interested in any of the following positions, please send your resume along with a cover letter to [email protected]
The Mullen-Polk Foundation is an equal opportunity employer