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Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a full-time Mentor who will be responsible for working with high-risk youth in the borough of Brooklyn (East New York, Brownsville, Bed-Stuy) between the ages of 12 to 21.

Mentors are responsible for providing individual mentoring, case management and advocacy for youth on their respective caseloads. Mentors should be familiar with issues facing inner-city high-risk youth. Mentors must also be familiar and comfortable traveling and connecting to social, recreation and youth resource supports in the above Brooklyn neighborhoods. He/she will be tasked with creating individualized goals plans and providing direction and support to youth around the completion of those goals. Mentor will attend court and program meetings as necessary to advocate for youth.

Mentors will make referrals and provide monitoring for outside services when needed. Mentor will engage in social activities with youth, with the goal of creating a strong mentor/mentee relationship in order to accomplish the tasks mentioned above. All Mentor activities will be under the direction of the program Social Worker and Social Work Supervisor.

Start date is November 1st, 2018. Must submit both resume and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position (submissions without cover letters will not be considered).​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Carry an assigned active caseload of high-risk youth, referred by DYFJ at all times.
  • Develop strong rapport with all youth on caseload based on a strength-based perspective.
  • Conduct intake and assessment of assigned youth, in conjunction with program social worker.
  • Develop, alongside youth, individualized success plans, which include goals, ideas, dreams, and aspirations for each youth on caseload.
  • Offer one to one mentoring support to help youth develop sustainable relationships with family, peers, school, and community.
  • Provide mentoring services with intensive supervision and 24/7 crisis intervention for youth on caseload.
  • Work with youth and family to safely and successfully address issues of conflict and stress within the family and home environment.
  • Assist youth and family to fully understand and adhere to all court-ordered obligations, conditions of probation or aftercare.
  • Appear at court hearings and at probation or aftercare meetings to support youth, and help to articulate efforts, progress, and obstacles encountered in pursuing identified goals and adhering to required conditions.
  • Provide direct engagement with youth around pro-social activities and family engagement activities and supports.
  • Provide and connect youth to services that will increase youth engagement in education, employment, community service as well as improve their overall social and emotional skills.
  • Maintain files and input data in the program database.

Additional Responsibilities

  • File incident reports (accidents, injuries, altercations, etc.) when necessary.
  • Submit weekly, monthly, written and verbal reports as requested.
  • When directed, attend meetings with staff, parents, volunteers and community residents as needed to assist in program delivery and promotion of programs.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Experience in a non-profit youth or social service agency.
  • High School diploma or Equivalency required; Associates Degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree a plus.
  • Experience working individually with high-risk youth (ages 12-21).
  • Demonstrated skills and competency in youth and program development.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage high-risk youth.
  • Understanding of conflict resolution, mediation, and mentoring concepts.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Ability to speak professionally to staff, members, parents, groups and community residents.

No calls, please. External recruiters and agents, please don’t contact this job poster.

Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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