Consultants for Children, Inc. Child and Youth Mentor, Colorado Springs, CO in Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Child and Youth Mentor will provide caregivers of individuals with special needs a break from their care giving duties by watching the individual while the caregiver participates in another activity. Services may also include assistance with common daily activities and may include light housekeeping, meal prep, driving or laundry. This service will typically be with individuals diagnosed with autism and/or other developmental disabilities in the home, community and clinic settings. Driving to and from locations with client may be required.
Training provided at no cost for the right candidate! This position would be great for high school graduates, college students, moms/dads, teachers and more!
Why You Should Join CFCI:
Be a part of our multi-disciplinary clinical team that may include BCBA / BCaBAs, Mental Health Therapists, Respite Providers, Child and Youth Mentors Registered Behavior Technicians, Wraparound Facilitators, Summer Club staff, and our therapy dog, Sprout
Client-focused agency with AWESOME clinical/support team
Flexible schedule, we do not assign caseloads or clients
Discounted coursework through our partnership with Purdue University Global
Free trainings and certifications (CEUs, RBT/In-Home Support, CPR/1st Aid, Handle with Care, and Seizure First Aid certifications)
Privately owned since 2002 with nine locations throughout Colorado
Child and Youth Mentor Duties/Responsibilities/Tasks:
Communicate with supervisory staff.
Stay client focused by allowing personal choice and treating participants with dignity and respect, provide a caring approach to participant needs (emotional, physical)
Follow the instructions given by the office, family, and participants unless there is a safety issue.
Make safety a priority
Maintain CPR and First Aid certifications (provided at no cost)
Provide personal care that may be required like feeding, dressing, toileting, bathing, lifting, transferring and administer and follow the company’s medication procedures.
Prepare meals during the respite period and do light housekeeping as needed (based on individual need)
Child and Youth Mentor Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Patience and empathy
Ability to interact well with individuals with physical and intellectual challenges, and their families
Ability to work cooperatively as a therapy team member.
Ability to work well independently.
Reliable and punctual.
Able to drive to clients’ homes at various times of day.
Excellent at setting appropriate boundaries
Demonstrate independent problem solving while maintaining compliance with company procedures
$14 / hour
Be at least 18 years of age with high school diploma or equivalent
Clean background and positive references
Must be able to lift 40lbs, with the potential to run, squat, sit, stand, kneel and more
10 paid holidays a year, including your birthday
Paid sick time
Employee Assistance Program
Medical/vision/dental and PTO for employees working at least 30 hours/week