Peer Mentor

Mentoring – A structured one-on-one activity focusing on a specific treatment goal (i.e. social skills, self-esteem) that encourages a positive connection to the community. Respite provides a safe and structured setting for a child while providing family/guardian support and relief while the child engages in positive activities. Home/Community-based service that focuses on the needs of the parent for instruction and skill development to maintain or enhance parenting skills and house management (i.e. budgeting, scheduling).  A focused practice with the purpose of assisting clients in determining and achieving personal goals that are developed by the client.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma, (preferred) Associates Degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology, or related field and one-year relevant experience in traditional and non-traditional youth service setting required. Additional professional development in specialty areas is helpful. Ability to adjust to student, staff, and program needs. Experience working with students with severe emotional and behavioral problems is required.