The mission of Friends of the Children is bold: To accelerate generational change, Friends of the Children identifies youth facing the toughest challenges and connects them with professional mentors who guide them to develop their greatest potential and achieve their goals. From kindergarten through graduation, no matter what.
Friends of the Children – Seattle, a nationally recognized, dynamic non-profit mentoring organization serving children facing the highest risks in our community, has 4 current openings for Full-Time K-5 Mentors, 2 males and 2 females. and 2 Full-Time Teen Mentors, 1 male and 1 female. A fantastic opportunity to work intensively with youth to develop trusting relationships, set positive expectations, nurture talents and abilities, and teach life and academic skills.
Friends of the Children has an exceptional early intervention/prevention program focusing on our community’s most vulnerable children and providing them with professionally trained, paid mentors, called Friends. These are salaried positions and not volunteers. Friends guide children from kindergarten through high school graduation, in hopes of breaking the cycle of poverty, gang involvement, drug use and violence. A Friend works consistently and intensively with youth as a positive adult role model to develop a caring, trusting and sustained relationship with each child. For more information, go to www.friendsseattle.org.
For each child, a Friend will:
• Set clear and positive expectations.
• Discover, nurture and promote a child’s strengths, talents and abilities.
• Help assure physical and emotional well-being.
• Teach life and academic skills. Provide enrichment activities. Model responsible behavior.
• Friends work both one-on-one and in group settings with each of their children for about four hours per week. (A Friend’s caseloads include 8 youth)
Annual salary $34,500 to $36,000 depending on experience. Friends of the Children offers a comprehensive benefits package for all of our employees. This is a non-exempt position.
Education and Experience:
· A minimum of an AA degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred plus 1-2 years of experience working with high risk youth or youth in the foster care system strongly preferred.
· Bilingual/bicultural, second language speaking mentors preferred.
• Work hours vary but are generally 10:00am – 7:00pm, Monday through Friday, however flexibility is essential.
• Friends must provide/use own vehicle and insurance. We reimburse for mileage.
• Must pass finger print background check.
• Must pass drug screening.
• Must have decent driving record.
We are committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send resume and cover letter to Alicia@friendsseattle.org
Comprehensive, employer-paid healthcare for employee, paid time off, holidays, sick leave, dental, vision, life, FSA