Mentoring Relationship Specialist - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
- 11-Oct-2021 to 10-Nov-2021
- - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- salary is $32,000 annually
- Full Time
- includes a benefit package; medical, vision, dental, 401K, and Paid Time Off
Defending, igniting, and empowering the potential of youth is our mission. We are looking for folks dedicated to ensuring all youth reach their full potential! If that describes the team you want to join, please see if the Mentoring Relationship Specialist position calls to you. Our Team provides customized support, coaching, supervision, and engagement to all adult volunteers, youth, and the youth's parent/guardian.
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 Responsibilities:
- Introduce and continually assess and coach the match relationship by maintaining contact and survey schedule, at a minimum, with a focus on child safety, match relationship development, positive youth development and volunteer satisfaction. Methods of support may include but are not limited to in-person interactions, virtual meetings, and phone conversations.
- Guide the match in achieving positive outcomes for the youth and transition the match to closure and re-engagement when appropriate.
- Assist mentoring relationships in creating and routinely updating their annual plans by uncovering their aspirations, dreams, and goals. Coach, guide, and support the match to follow through with completion of goals and pursuit of dreams. Ensure the plans are youth driven.
- Promote intentional individual and group match activities to foster a strong mentoring relationship and increase positive youth outcomes.
- Increase volunteer engagement and affiliation with the agency through individualized recognition, annual events, and re-engagement strategies.
- Listen to, encourage, and support youth.
- Engage with and support parents/caregivers to focus on the strengths of families and youth.
- Complete Peer Quality Assurance file reviews.
- Assess and respond to individual training, information, and support needs for youth, parents/caregivers, and volunteers to ensure we provide a positive, developmental, and satisfying experience.
- Ensure accurate and timely 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.
- Staff recruitment booths/tables, match activities and agency events.
- Share with development, engagement, partnership and/or marketing staff potential partnership relationships and stories as discovered through match contacts with Big, Little and Parent/Guardian.
- Maintain customer service at levels exceeding expectations of our partners, volunteers, parents, and children.
- Be an ambassador for BBBSCI by representing BBBS in a professional manner, identifying and seizing opportunities to recruit volunteers, and furthering the mission of BBBS.
- Maintain budget documents including invoices and other expenses incurred by department as needed.
To excel in this role, the candidate will likely bring the following:
- Partnership Formation & Community-Building: An ability to work in the community to build relationships and meet constituents where they live, work, and thrive (in their homes, office, community centers, etc.).
- Empathetic, Informed, & Culturally Responsive: An ability to exercise the following skills: Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based, Positive Youth Development, Cultural Humility, and Commitment to Equity, Justice and Liberation Work.
- Quick Learner & Self-Starter: A self-motivated, flexible, and hard-working approach.
- Proactive & Prepared: Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
- Adaptable & Attentive: Ability to handle multiple projects while maintaining an attention to detail.
- Confident: Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and communication skills.
- Experience in social services, education and/or child development along with a commitment to principles of positive youth development is required.
- Lived experiences and cross-transferable skills are welcomed and will be considered.
- Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Social Services, or related field, is desired.
- Participation in continuing education programs as requested.
- Must be able and willing to work evenings and weekends as required by agency.
- Must be able to work proficiently with computers, agency database and other office equipment.
- Required to travel approximately 60% of time to meet agency needs (often in places of employment or individual homes), attend conferences and meetings, etc. Travel is generally within Central Indiana.
- Must have reliable transportation. Drivers of privately owned vehicles must have valid driver's license and meet state required automobile insurance minimums. May be required to transport clients.
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