Resident Mentor
Department: Supervised Independent Living Program
Salary: dependent upon experience
City/State: Tyler
Education: specific to job
Type: Part-time
Experience: required
Relocation: n/a
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Email: gthompson@hhofet.org
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2020
Description:
Hope Haven of East Texas is a Not-for-Profit Organization that provides service for teenage girls and young women in the foster care system of the State of Texas. It is the mission of Hope Haven of East Texas, through partnerships with churches, families and the community, to provide a safe home environment, minister the love of Christ, and to equip young ladies in the foster care system, preparing them for healthy adult living. SUPERVISED INDEPENDENT LIVING MENTOR REPORTS TO: TapKard Inc. (dba. Hope Haven of East Texas) Administrator DUTIES: Monitor the day-to-day operation of a Supervised Independent Living (SIL) home contracted with the Department of Family and Protective Service of the State of Texas for the purpose of providing young women a place to reside in a less restrictive, non-traditional foster care setting while continuing to receive case work and support services to help them become more self-sufficient and transition them to independent living. QUALIFICATION: 1. Must be 22 years of age or older. 2. A high school diploma or equivalent. 3. Experience that includes the following: a. Providing support services to youth and young adults who may have experienced child abuse and neglect, are in foster care, are homeless, are at risk or have mental or behavioral health challenges. b. Providing independent living services to youth and young adults. 4. Prior service with Hope Haven or in a group residential operation is preferred. Compensation Status: Part Time / Salaried + Housing and Benefits GENERAL RESPONSIBLITIES AND DUTIES 1) Live on premises of the shared housing setting of Hope Haven Supervised Independent Living program 2) Monitor and guide SIL residents with basic daily living requirements such as meals, maintaining scheduling, transportation, laundry, and financial management 3) Assist in maintaining records as required by DFPS contract for Supervised Living 4) Assist in monitoring and reporting the needs, goals, and progress of the young adults’ progress in the program. 5) Anticipates and maintains records necessary to track and report performance objectives 6) Supervising the maintenance of and operation of the residential home and maintains communication with Landlord 7) Participates and coordinates the distribution of residential allowance program. 8) Ensure meal plans and basic food staples are maintained. 9) Monitor and report on residents’ compliance with house rules. 10) Consults with supervisor on specific needs of young adults and reports all serious incidents immediately. 11) Participates in in-service training. For this position, 30 clock hours of job-related training are required for the first year of assignment to child-placing responsibilities. Thereafter, 20 clock hours of job-related training are required. 12) Participates in training that may be scheduled after hours and/or on weekends to meet the above requirement. 13) Performs other assignments and duties as requested. NOTE: These requirements represent minimum levels to perform the job on a satisfactory basis. Candidates must have the ability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job. 1. Ability to be certified in CPR & First Aid, medication administration and behavior intervention which includes physical restraint of young adults. 2. Ability to recognize differences in sound, such as voices/noises that are loud and playful instead of angry or combative; and ability to differentiate tones and volume in conversations to determine mood and response to a person. 3. Ability to work independently under very little supervision. 4. Ability to exercise patience, good judgment, and confidentiality; to observe and make accurate assessments of situations with available information. 5. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and in stressful situations; ability to respond in crisis situations. 6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with young adults, other employees and the public. 7. Sufficient good health to properly discharge duties. Employees shall not be permitted to work when they have infectious disease or skin lesions, for the duration of the communicability. 8. Acknowledge the unique Statement of Faith mission of Hope Haven of East Texas and respond appropriately to the cultural differences among the agency’s service population. 9. Possess a valid driver's license and have a driver's record which is within the Guidelines of the insurance underwriter. 10. Must not have been convicted of a felony or criminal offense against a child. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working for a Residential setting, Child-Placing Agency or other related job experience is a plus. This position requires the positive completion of a 90-day probationary period. During this time, the agency and employee will decide if the professional relationship is cohesive. At any time during the 90-day probationary period, either the agency or employee may terminate the relationship for any reason.