Mentor - AMP

Location US-NY-Bronx
Job ID 2024-2215
Job Family
Job Type
Shift Days
Shift Hours
Salary Range
$50,872.50 - 58172.50/year
Hours Per Week


At The New York Foundling, we trust in the power and potential of people, and we deliberately invest in proven practices. From bold beginnings in 1869, our New York-based nonprofit has supported hundreds of thousands of our neighbors on their own paths to stability, strength, and independence.  We help children and families navigate through and beyond foster care. We help families struggling with conflict and poverty grow strong. We help individuals with developmental disabilities live their best lives, and we help our neighbors access quality health and mental health services—core to building lifelong resilience and wellbeing. Together, our interrelated programs provide a whole-person, whole-family, and whole-life approach that unlocks solutions for a lifetime.


Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President (AVP) or covering AVP:

  • Responsible for meeting with youth and family to develop individual success plans inclusive of the youth and 
    family’s goals, needs and wishes. In addition, the Social Worker can provide mental health counseling to 
    youth and family if that has been identified as a needed support.
  • Works with youth directly for 5 to 8 hours per week to discuss the youth’s goals, provide support in using the 
    extra learning, offer academic guidance (including on topics such as managing study time, sequential 
    learning, staying focused, and getting to know their learning style), help coach them in developing important 
    life skills (social skills, decision-making skills, health and safety, computer skills, etc.), and encourage 
    community/civic involvement.
  • Identifies various resources and supports that will help meet the individual needs of each youth and family. 
  • Provides mentoring success among high-risk populations, and includes one-on-one and group mentoring, 
    tutoring, life skills training, college preparation, and youth leadership training.
  • Responsible for the assigned caseload to build proficiency to the model and/or reach model fidelity, and 
    meeting the documentation requirement 
  • Responsible for getting to know the participants’ teachers, peers, and family and make visits home to discuss 
    problems and find solutions. 
  • Engages the youth by working with them to develop a plan, and providing them with rewards and 
    encouragement as they work toward their goal(s). 
  • Undertakes advocacy and outreach with parents, teachers, the criminal justice system and other institutions
  • Collaborates as team players and empower youth to do the same; 
  • Retains strong ties to the community; 
  • Organizes effectively to meet agency deadline and weekly contact requirements; 
  • Attends coaching and mentoring and group supervision with the supervisor at the main office, alternate 
    office, or in the community as needed. Come ready in supervision having planned and prep for supervision
  • Works closely with the social worker and supervisor to effectively support the youth and their families. 
  • Ensures adherence to all agency, City and State regulations and policies.
  • Conduct intake, psychosocial, and on-going assessment, and developing treatment plan. Intakes and 
    psychosocial to be completed within program timelines and expectations.
  • Responsible for timeliness of documentation and data entry while maintaining confidential client records, and 
    meeting program deadlines.
  • Maintains clear, concise and accurate clinical approved documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer 
    and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrates compliance with evidenced based clinical model, 
    OMH, and meeting our agency’s expectation (i.e. Benefit Assignments, diagnosis, treatment plan, progress 
    notes, and on)
  • Assures documentation (data entry) for contacts, incidents, and reports are submitted timely (as indicated by 
  • Adopts a strength focused approach with families, stakeholder, and within the program/treatment team.
  • Communicate advances and barriers experienced with the clients, team, and stakeholders, including 
    escalating any feedback received regarding own areas of improvement, to the supervisor
  • Plays an active role in development a Development plan that is tracked monthly to Quarterly. 
  • Participates in consultation with model developer consultant.
  • Maintains communication with supervisor and escalate any incidents related to clients and/or staff and 
    complies with agency incident reporting policy.
  • Participates in all model program training, supervision and consultation activities
  • Builds a relationship with the schools, FAP, and other stakeholder to ensure collaboration and proactive communication.
  • Available 24/7 for the team and participates in weekend on-call rotation.
  • Provides coverage support as needed to peers/team members at the main office, community, or other site.
  • Able to respond to the needs of the team and program by shifting schedule to support
  • Conducts presentation at stakeholder meeting on the program and services as needed
  • Splits time between the main office and other offices, community based on meeting needs and client services needs
  • Attends staff meeting and agency activities.
  • Attends required training set by program, funding source, agency, and continued commitment to professional development
  • Other duties as assigned.

Organizational expectations include:

  • Regular and punctual time and attendance, and adherence to The Foundling's and your department’s specific time and attendance policies and protocol.
  • Consistent demonstrated commitment to The Foundling's BHAG, mission, vision and values (Compassion, Dignity, Family and Community, Diversity, Excellence).
  • Adherence to The Foundling's employee policies, Code of Conduct and applicable rules, laws, regulations or bargaining agreements

Salary Range: $50,872.50 - 58172.50/year

The New York Foundling is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse employee population, the Foundling will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


Required Educational Level:

  • Bachelor’s level required in Social Work or relevant degree, including Education degree due to the nature of mentoring


Preferred Experience:

  • Possess at least two years of experience working in areas directly related to supporting youth, families or 
    communities. Mentors should come from, or be intimately familiar with the communities in which 
    participating youth/families reside. Mentors should have similar life experiences as the youth, and should
    have a passion for working with adolescents.
  • Have experience in working with teens; undertake advocacy and outreach with parents, teachers, the 
    criminal justice system and other institutions; collaborate as team players; empower youth to do the same; 
    retain strong ties to the community; organize effectively; be computer literate; show patience with youth; 
    possess a sense of humor; and be able to think “out of the box.”
  • Knowledge of and experience providing treatment for domestic violence issues and substance abuse issues. 
  • Experience (internships through post-graduate) providing direct services to youth and their families in their 
    homes and communities
  • Experience working with youth and have knowledge of the juvenile justice system in New York City. 
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Email, and Data entry systems (e.g. 
    Connections, Electronic Health Record).
  • Excellent communication skills required. 
  • Experience in managing direct service providers who engage with the identified populations or similar 
    population in high-risk court-involved youth either in Family Court or Adult Court, Child-Welfare 
  • An understanding and commitment to complying with the New York State Central Register of Abuse and 
    Neglect protocol (requiring staff to comply with promulgated requirements to report any suspected abuse, 
    maltreatment or neglect of any child).
  • Experience in working with or providing services to children and families, demonstrated ability to establish 
    trusting relationships
  • Experience with and willingness to work with culturally diverse population, computer literacy, able to 
    research current information on medical, social and legal issues. 
  • Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
  • Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance
  • Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or 
    influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peer, school, and neighborhood)
  • Creating and following a Treatment Plan 
  • Comfortable and adaptable to changes
  • Take initiative and a team-player
  • Strength-Focus and Engagement
  • Accountability and open to ongoing evaluation, feedback and supervision of his or her work
  • Experience with cross-agency collaboration
  • Experience with common clinical problems, e.g., child abuse and neglect, aggression, family conflict, 
    depression, drug use, traumatic events, truancy
  • Experience with clinical management / supervision of staff
  • Skills to manage own and team self-care to prevent burnout
  • Consultancy aptitude, ability and attitude

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Family systems theory and application
  • Social ecological theory and application
  • Behavioral therapies theory and application
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application
  • Pragmatic family therapies theory and application
  • Child development research and it’s application in treatment
  • Social skills assessment and intervention
  • School systems and Mental Health issues

Education Required



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