Youth Early Intervention and Bridges Mentor
A 4-year degree in human services, psychology, education, social work or related field required. Minimum 2 years of experience working with middle and high school aged youth; experience working with diverse populations & youth who are considered at-risk highly desired.
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.
This full-time position starts at an annual salary of $26,000 – $30,000 (depending on education, experience, and credentials) with a generous benefit package including paid vacation, and health, dental, life, and disability coverage. A school year and summer schedule will be set with a combination of first and second shift hours, Monday-Friday.
Early Intervention Mentor
The Early Intervention Mentoring position will be responsible for working one-on-one 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 with their 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, you will meet with Winnebago county social workers to gather and 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.
Please mail or e-mail a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references that can attest to your work ethic and/or experience working with youth to:
Alice Zarda, Community Outreach Coordinator
Youth Go, 213 Nicolet Blvd., Neenah, WI 54956
* All materials must be received by 6/20/18 to be considered.