Employment Opportunities

Youth Early Intervention and Bridges Mentor

Qualifications:
A 4-year degree in human services, psychology, education, social work or related field required.  Minimum 2 years’ experience working with middle and high school aged youth; experience working with diverse populations & historically underserved youth populations highly desired.

Personal Characteristics:
Caring, creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm, patience, commitment, and organization are necessary to succeed in this position. Ability to establish good boundaries and be a positive role model is vital.

Position information:
This full-time position starts at $17.50/hr. with a generous benefit package including; paid vacation, paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year, health, dental & life insurance, an HSA account, as well as disability coverage. Retirement bonus available after 1 year of employment. A general schedule of Mon. & Tue. 1-9pm, Wed. 10am-6pm, Thurs. 8am-4pm, & Fri. 8am-2pm. will be expected throughout the school year with some flexibility available in the summer months. A fully insured, reliable vehicle is necessary for this position.  Mileage is reimbursed.

Duties:
Early Intervention Mentor
The Early Intervention Mentoring position will be responsible for working directly with students assigned by Winnebago County for mentoring services. Weekly the mentor will work with 4-5 low to moderate risk youth in an attempt to build relationships, introduce the youth to healthy activities in the community, and expose the youth to healthy role models.  The program will be very individualized in order to meet the needs of each student, and will typically meet outside of traditional school hours. The Youth Go mentor must assess each student, and (together w/social worker) develop activities that will best meet the needs of each youth. Mentoring activities can consist of the following: healthy recreational activities, cultural and artistic exhibits or performances, sporting events, exposure to local college or technical school campuses, educational opportunities, youth serving organizations, and community service opportunities.

Bridges Program Staff
As a Bridges Program Staff member one will meet with Winnebago County social workers to gather/exchange information on students and service needs.  The Bridges Staff member will meet 1 or more times a week with truant students (typically within a school setting) to discuss family, peer, and other life issues with students.  Provide positive listening and appropriate feedback as needed.  Bridges staff members provide academic tutoring to each student, to assist them in completing missed assignments, and filling in “gaps” in knowledge due to truancy.  Daily case notes on interactions with each student are expected along with monthly logs of client contact.

 

To apply:

Please mail or e-mail (preferred) a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references that can attest to your work ethic and experience working with youth to:

Youth Go- Employment
213 Nicolet Blvd., Neenah, WI 54956

employment@youthgo.org

* All materials must be received by 10/11/21 to be considered

 

Early Intervention Mentor  

Schedule:
This is position is available through an ongoing contract with the Winnebago County Department of Human Services.  Mentors will work 13 hours per week guaranteed (4 youth assigned).  This position requires availability from 3:00-9:30pm two week nights per week, flexibility in which two nights is available.  There are no “on call” hours, working on holidays/weekends, and all mileage is reimbursed.

Salary:
$15 an hour

Qualifications:
Experience working with youth in either a volunteer or professional capacity is highly desired.

Educational experience in human services, psychology, recreation, education, or a related field is preferred.  Must work well with youth of all backgrounds and personality types and be able to handle challenging behaviors.  Applicant should feel comfortable and able to tutor youth in grades 5-12 in a variety of subjects.   Must have reliable transportation, meet minimum insurance standards, and pass a mandatory background check.

Job Responsibilities:

The Early Intervention Mentoring position will be responsible for working directly with students assigned by Winnebago County for mentoring services. Each mentor will work with 4 low to moderate risk youth in an attempt to build relationships, introduce the youth to healthy activities in the community, and expose the youth to healthy role models.  The program will be very individualized in order to meet the needs of each student. The Youth Go mentor must assess each student, and (together w/social worker) develop activities that will best meet the needs of each youth. Mentoring activities can consist of the following: healthy recreational activities, cultural and artistic exhibits or performances, sporting events, exposure to local college or technical school campuses, educational opportunities, youth serving organizations, and community service opportunities.

Usual Weekly duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicate with Winnebago county social workers to gather/exchange information on students and update on mentoring outings.
  • Meet with each student once a week for 2-3 hours
  • Discuss family, peer, and other life issues with students.  Provide positive listening and appropriate feedback as needed.
  • Learn about community resources and visit these places with the student.
  • Provide Life-skill assistance, such as hygiene, job-skills, and relationship skills.
  • Take daily case notes on interactions with each student.
  • Turn in “monthly log” of appointments and activities to Youth Go and Winnebago County

 Personal Characteristics:

We are looking for a person who is caring, energetic, creative, flexible, enthusiastic, patient, passionate and organized to succeed in this position. The ability to work independently, establish good boundaries and be a positive role model are vital characteristics.  This is an excellent opportunity for a college student pursuing a degree in any Human Services area, or an individual looking for a fulfilling part-time opportunity.

To apply:

Please mail or e-mail (preferred) a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references that can attest to your work ethic and experience working with youth to:

Youth Go- Employment
213 Nicolet Blvd., Neenah, WI 54956

employment@youthgo.org

* Please Note- Part-time Early Intervention Mentor in the subject line