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Mentoring Supervisor

Family Guidance
Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 11/06/2013
Categories: Other
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:





Family Guidance is a Christ-centered ministry that has been serving at-risk children in Pittsburgh through mentoring and camping since 1964. We are seeking resumes for the open position of Mentoring Supervisor. This position will manage all aspects of “mentoring matches” including recruitment of volunteers, screening, training and supervision. Looking for candidates with strong interpersonal skills, public speaking experience, training proficiency, diversity involvement, administrative and computer skills. Minimum Associate Degree preferred. F/T position with benefit package, salary starting in low 30’s. Must pass all appropriate clearances, including driving record and have a reliable vehicle. Please send resumes to Ashley Bailey at the email provided.


The Mentoring Supervisor is a full-time, salaried position within the Family Guidance Mentoring Program. This position will equip churches, schools and facilities to establish mentoring programs by working with them to train, match, and consistently supervise adult volunteer mentors in their mentoring friendships with at-risk youth. This position may also provide support to the parent(s) of the children we match, including encouragement, information and referral as required.


General Requirements


a.) A mature walk with Jesus Christ

b.) Clearances (including criminal, child abuse, driving and fingerprinting)

c.) Experience and excellence in youth mentoring or related child services

d.) Strong moral character

e.) Commitment to regular and ongoing participation in training and supervision

f.) Reliable vehicle necessary for travel


Required Skill Set


Strong Relational Skills:

a.) MENTORING EXPERTISE: A mentoring supervisor should have, a solid grasp of relational programming, and an ability to understand the relational dynamics involved in the mentoring process. He/she will demonstrate the ability to personally connect with, encourage, exhort, assess, teach, train and direct adult volunteers.

b.) COMPASSION: Demonstrated ability to understand with compassion, the needs of today’s at-risk youth, primarily those with academic difficulty and other risk factors. This includes understanding the potential impact of fatherlessness, high-crime neighborhoods, and poverty upon the development of youth. c.) PATIENCE: Strong commitment to support each match, be patient, and invest in the long-term growth of the match, while providing positive role modeling.

d.) TEAMWORK: Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, as well as receive and implement supervisory guidance.


Strong Organizational Skills:

a.) CONSISTENT FOLLOW-THROUGH: Demonstrated ability to schedule meetings, phone calls, and various projects, then complete them in a timely fashion in order to maintain regular supportive contact with volunteers.

b.) FOCUS: Demonstrated ability to stay on-task, and pursue completion of necessary tasks and projects, with determination.

c.) DOCUMENTATION: Ability to dependably and consistently complete reporting requirements in a timely, efficient and effective manner.

d.) ASSESSMENT OF RELATIONSHIPS: Demonstrated ability to identify problem areas and potential problem areas in mentoring relationships, develop plans to address these problem areas with the assistance of one’s supervisor, and implement this plan with wisdom, resourcefulness, attention to detail. e.) STRATEGY: Demonstrated ability to assist volunteers in setting realistic relationship goals and objectively review these goals.

f.) MISSION AND VISION: Acquired ability to understand and articulate the mission and model of the program and distinguish it from antithetical approaches to ministry.


Specific Responsiblities and Duties


When Working with Church Based Mentoring Coordinators - Provide Training, Complete Supervision and Oversight of Mentoring Relationships:

a.) CONSULT: In church-based mentoring programs, the mentoring supervisor will assist the congregation in general, and the church mentoring coordinator in particular, in the complete process of implementing and learning how to provide all of the tasks and responsibilities below.

b.) SCREEN MENTORS: Discern the ability, gifting, and approach of potential volunteers, through the screening, orientation, and matching process.

c.) EQUIP MENTORS: Train mentors to fully prepare them for their mentoring friendships with at-risk youth.

d.) SELECT MATCH: Choose the best possible match between mentor and child.

e.) FACILITATE MATCH: Guide the introduction of mentor and child, set healthy boundaries for the match, and facilitate the development of their relationship.

f.) SUPPORT MATCH: Maintain regular and consistent contact with each volunteer. Provide close attention, encouragement, and problem solving to the mentors. Help them assess needs, establish goals, review progress, and adapt approaches for the relationship.

g.) GUIDE MATCH: Protect and preserve the relationships through challenges. Maximize opportunities afforded by learning experiences. Provide a smooth transition for matches during periods of transition, such as crisis situations, and at closing.

h.) RESOURCE MENTORS: Make resources available for mentoring matches.

i.) SERVE FAMILY: Maintain regular and consistent contact with the child’s parent(s)/caregiver(s), as necessary. Function as a liaison to the parent/caregiver, provide compassionate and wise counsel, and occasionally refer the family for needed services and resources.

j.) DOCUMENT: Complete all documentation regarding each match’s progress.


Interested Candidates – Please submit your resume to Ashley Bailey, Executive Assistant, at the email address provided.