Job Description: The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC), a non-profit children's mental health agency based in Stamford, CT, is currently seeking Mentors with a passion for helping children age 6-18. These children may struggle with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties, a mentor will give them the chance to interact and participate in fun, age-appropriate activities with a positive role model. While the volunteer mentor is spending quality time with the child/adolescent, parents and/or guardians will have some time for themselves.
*Serves the following catchment areas: Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Weston and Wilton.
Role & Responsibilities:
Commit to a minimum of 12 sessions with a child.
Meet at least once a week for 2-3 hours per session. Program is flexible with time and weeks.
Monday - Sunday mentoring is available.
Hours are between Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Dependent on Families Availability
Saturday - Sunday - 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Virtual and In person opportunities available
Participate in at least 2 monthly Child and Family Team Meetings (CFT) of traditional and non-traditional providers with the purpose of collaborating on a Plan of Care (POC) that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the individual needs of each child and family.
Flexible with Participation: in person, phone, or providing small report.
Complete Mandated Reporter Training and HIPAA training.
Complete Monthly Activity Log and submit to YES Program Manager.
Submit copy of receipts with Monthly Activity Log if needed for reimbursement.
Qualifications and Skills:
Must be at least 21 years old.
Must pass background check.
Must complete onboarding requirements:
Physical within the last year, TB Test, and Proof of Covid Vaccine.
Computer skills such as knowledge of Zoom.
Must have reliable transportation. (unless a virtual mentor)
Must be attentive, recognize skills and interests of youth, be a good listener, communicate with youth, provide leadership, and emotional support.
Must show good time management skills and be responsible by showing up for sessions on time.
Location: CGC - Child Guidance Center of Southern CT - Shippan Ave City: Stamford State: Connecticut
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