Social Emotional Learning-Youth Mentor

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A Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Youth Mentor is responsible for providing supervision and care for resident children currently displaced from their home environment and living in a residential setting.  Youth Mentors provide a safe and supportive environment that includes Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Trauma-Informed Care.

Open Door is looking for a candidate to accelerate our Trauma- Informed: Restorative Approach in our residential programs.  The SEL Residential Youth Mentor position would provide communication between staff and residents to ensure the Restorative Approach is implemented and communicated within day to day programming. The SEL Residential Youth Mentor would ensure all staff understand basic principles of the Trauma-Informed: Restorative Approach, while assisting with supervision and care of residents in the programs.  Candidates with experience working with adolescents in residential programming are encouraged to apply.

Open Door Youth Services is a great organization for those looking for those who enjoy working with youth and/or those who are looking for a new opportunity to make a difference.  Full-Time Employees of Open Door Youth Services are considered employees of Floyd County Government, all Floyd County benefits apply to this position.  Employees of Open Door Youth Services are also eligible to enroll in free virtual telemedicine and mental health services through the Indiana Youth Worker Well-Being Project.

Hours: 2p-10p, Monday-Friday

Pay: $44, 0007.00/annually

The ideal candidates will take pride in their work with the following responsibilities:

·         Arranges internal and external social-emotional learning activities/opportunities for youth.

·         Participates in an on-call rotation and responds to crisis situations.

·         Facilitates S.E.L.F. group curriculum with youth.

·         Gains complete knowledge of Trauma-Informed Treatment: The Restorative Approach.

·         Familiarize new direct care staff with Trauma-Informed Care and Restorative principles and practices.

·         Administer annual Trauma-Informed Care belief measures to staff.

·         Administer Hope Scale to youth on a monthly basis.

·         Notify staff of Restorative Tasks assigned to youth and check on progress of these tasks.

·         Check in with staff regularly to encourage participation in statewide Peer Support Groups.

·         Update Trauma-Informed Care boards monthly with information for staff and youth.

·         Work with Treatment Team to introduce Trauma-Informed language and activities into the schedule and environment.

·         Check in with staff who facilitate weekly community group with youth.

·         Welcome and complete intakes for new residents, and discharge residents as outlined in policies and procedures.

·         Get to know the lives and circumstances of our residents, and use this to build therapeutic, individualized relationships with residents.

·         Interacts with residents, modeling and promoting positive, appropriate behavior and boundaries.

·         Supervise and mentor residents in various situations and a variety of daily activities.  This may include transportation to work, appointments, court hearings, etc.  Along with dispensing medication per Physician’s orders, assistance with skills for independent living, overseeing outings and special activities and many more.

·         Regularly and professionally complete documentation on each resident’s daily progress note, contacts with family and the staff log.

·         Oversee and encourage resident’s contact with family including phone calls and personal visits

·         Attend staff meetings and trainings and provide open communication and suggestions for improvements.

·         Communicate regularly and openly with supervisors and fellow staff regarding policies, processes, residents’ behavior, etc.

·         Communicates effectively and professionally with parents, other service providers, fellow staff, and other adults.

·         Performs related duties as assigned.

Candidate Requirements:

·         Applicants must be 21 years old and must have a high school diploma or equivalency.

·         Upon hire, candidates must complete employee file requirements (outlined by the Office Manager) and must obtain a CPR & First Aid Certification, which will both be provided by the organization.

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