Phipps Neighborhoods, in partnership with the Department of Probation, oversees the Arches Transformative Mentoring Program in the Soundview area of the Bronx. The program works with young people, between the ages of 16-24, who are serving a sentence of adult probation and who reside in or near the Bronx Community District 9/ Arches is a curriculum- based group mentoring intervention that helps justice-involved young adults transform the attitudes and behaviors that have led to criminal activity.
As part of the Arches Transformative Mentoring Program team, the mentor will work to assist formerly incarcerated young people to successfully reintegrate into their communities. Mentors will work with mentees with identified needs in the domains of antisocial/criminal thinking, healthy relationships, education and/ or workforce development, and skills, utilizing an Interactive Journaling curriculum. Mentors work with mentees in group and one on one sessions to reinforce the goals set forth in their individual Achievement Plans (IAP’s). Candidates with previous criminal justice involvement is encourage to apply.
Duties and responsibilities
- Conduct weekly mentoring sessions, including planning and facilitating each session
- Implement the Interactive Journaling curriculum through weekly group meetings and one on one sessions
- Attend regular case conferencing meetings regarding the participants’ progress, including discussing strategies, troubleshooting, and resources for helping participants achieve their goals
- Maintain thorough, accurate records for a caseload of mentees, including keeping participants data current in program files and pertinent databases for Phipps Neighborhoods and the Department of Probation
- Develop effective intervention strategies and guide participants toward achieving positive, self-determined goals.
- Participants in Arches team, supervision, and professional development meetings
- Contribute to the team’s outreach, intake and enrollment strategies, including conducting group information sessions and one-on- one intake meetings with prospective mentees
- Communicate with various other entities connected with mentees, including parents and probation officers, to gather and share information when necessary
- Assist Arches team in tracking and distribution of participants incentives, such as meals, metro-cards, stipends and gift cards
- Handle additional responsibilities and functions as assigned by supervisor and/or program director
- Associate’s Degree or higher preferred; high school diploma or equivalency required
- Experience working with the disconnected youth; experience with court-involved, and/or formerly incarcerated youth preferred
- Ability to serve as a strong, positive role model for the community
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
- Proficient in computer skills, including MS Office
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for working with young adults
- Sense of humor is a MUST!
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Computer Literacy Advanced
Verbal Communication Expert
Written Communication Expert
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
General Equiv Diploma or better.
High School Diploma or better.
Associates or better.
Conduct weekly mentoring sessions, including planning and facilitating each session
Develop effective intervention strategies and guide participants toward achieving positive, self-determined goals
Ability to serve as a strong, positive role model for the community
Experience working with the disconnected youth; experience with court-involved, and/or formerly incarcerated youth preferred
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