Mentoring Relationship Specialist - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
- 02-Nov-2020 to 01-Dec-2020
- - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- lower $30,000 annually
- Full Time
- benefits available
The purpose of the Mentoring Relationship Specialist is to provide on-going coaching, support, and relationship-building with each mentoring relationship. This staff is responsible for providing each youth, the youth's parent/guardian, and volunteer mentor with one-to-one interactive conversations aimed to help our youth reach their full potential.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes strong, enduring and professionally supported mentoring relationships between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 8 through 18, in communities across the country-including Marion, Hamilton, and Johnson counties in Central Indiana. Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with parents/guardians, volunteers, schools, donors and others in the community to be accountable for helping youth in our program achieve 1) educational success, 2) avoidance of risky behaviors, and 3) higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships.
Mentoring Relationship Specialist Responsibilities:
• Engage all program participants to effectively build a connection with the agency.
• Introduce, continually assess, and coach the mentoring relationship with a focus on child safety, relationship development, positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction.
• Promote intentional individual and group match activities to foster a strong match relationship and increase positive youth outcomes.
• Coach program participants on issues most relevant to the health, safety, and development of the youth.
• Utilize surveys and other evidenced-based tools to assess and support the mentoring relationship.
• Increase volunteer engagement and affiliation with the agency through individualized recognition, annual events, and re-engagement strategies.
• Assess and provide for individual training needs, information and support needs for each match participant to assure a positive youth and development experience for the child and successful and satisfying experience for the volunteer.
• Ensure accurate documentation is completed in database according to BBBS Standards and Agency policies & procedures.
• Ensure high-level expertise in applying child safety and risk management knowledge, policies and procedures throughout all aspects of job function.
• Work with strategically identified external partners (i.e. Schools, community centers, corporations, etc.) to build relationships for youth referrals and family resources. This staff will be responsible for creating and sustaining mentoring and community relationships within Johnson County.
• Participate in recruitment booths/tables, program activities, and agency events.
• Maintain customer service at levels exceeding expectations of our partners, volunteers, parents, and children.
• Bachelor's degree required. Degree in Human Services, Social Services, or related field, or experience in social services, education and/or child development.
• Must be able to work evenings and weekends of frequent basis.
• Required to travel approximately 60% of time to meet agency needs (often in program participants' homes or places of employment), attend conferences and meetings, etc. Travel is generally within Central Indiana.
Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume.