Mentor

Job Closing: Sep 28, 2018

Division: Education

Job Code: 21-1093

Salary Range: $13.86 per hour

Status: Part-time, temporary, non-exempt

SUMMARY: The SRMT/SRCSD Mentoring Program helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential, using adults to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Provide and organize a safe, supportive learning environment to promote productivity, learning, & growth for clients.
  • Complete a monthly report for activities, student progress and updates. Submit reports and review reports or problems with supervisor.
  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-on-one mentoring relationship
  • Encourage and support youth to set and meet educational, employment, and community engagement goals
  • Serve as a positive role model.
  • Co-develop mentorship plan with mentee which includes goals, actions activities can include exploring opportunities for learning, meeting educational or employment goals, defining needed resources etc.
  • To be a caring adult to mentee through coaching them appropriately to manage relationships and navigating life as a young adult
  • Build self-esteem and motivation.
  • Work collaboratively, and in consultation with the Empire After School Grant Coordinator to best inform ongoing engagement with the mentee
  • Provide information or refer individuals to public or private agencies or community services for assistance as needed.
  • Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No direct supervisory responsibilities. Main responsibility is to work alongside youth in a mentorship capacity.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Due to the sensitive nature of information maintained within all Education programs, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES: Possess strong computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and experience with varying databases. Excellent writing and communications skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills is a must.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrated experience working with youth is desirable.
  • Computer literate in word and excel.
  • Knowledge of Mohawk language and culture is an asset.
  • Able to work independently, strong interpersonal and communication skills, tactful empathetic communication style.
  • Must be willing to travel and work evenings/weekends, if needed.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Exhibit a friendly and courteous manner when dealing with students, fellow associates, parents and community members.
  • Establish and maintain effective and healthy working relationships with others, including staff, family members and others who may be under distress or duress.
  • Communicate and relate effectively with program staff, families and children.
  • Promote a positive image of the program through healthy relationships with the families and employees served by the program.
  • Foster a climate of respect and integrity.

MATCHING PROCESS:

  • To ensure that the rights and needs of children are the highest priority.
  • Care will be given to ensure that both mentors and mentee feel comfortable with their match and have opportunities to get to know one another.
  • Matches will be made on the consideration of age, interests, cultural and other identities, etc.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to human.resources@srmt-nsn.gov or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks.  Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.

DRUG TESTING POLICY

The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

BACKGROUND CHECK

Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.

ELIGIBILITY LIST

A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.

INTERVIEW

Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.