Camelot Care Centers have offered a broad range of youth and family services since 1972. All services provided are designed to maintain children at the lowest and least restrictive yet the most appropriate level of care and to support or seek permanent living arrangements. Camelot Care Centers ("Camelot") is a Child Welfare Agency licensed by the State of Illinois, a member of the Child Care Association of Illinois, and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Camelot Care Centers, Inc. is partnered with Pathways by Molina.
Pathways by Molina, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services.At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. We proudly serve more than 55,000 unique clients and nearly 17 million individuals who qualify for services under our contracts.
We specialize in providing direct services and case management to children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and medical health needs, as well as those supervised by government subsidized programs, in their homes or through community-based resources. Pathways offers a full spectrum of social service and behavioral health solutions, including Youth & Family Services, Adult Services, and Prevention Services. Within each area, clients have access to a broad range of social and behavioral services to meet their needs.
Pathways by Molina offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits that include:
Paid vacation and sick leave
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Nine paid holidays
Training and development opportunities
The Mentoring Programs strives to connect high-risk youth with adult Therapeutic Mentors who will service as a positive role model, provide support and assistance, and engage the young person in activities directly responsive to his/her current high risk behaviors. The overarching goal of our program is to assist disadvantaged youth, and to develop coping skills in order to navigate some of their most challenging life circumstances. The role of the Therapeutic Mentor is to work directly with those youth who have a higher need for target mentoring and greater number of hours of mentoring each week. The Therapeutic Mentor provides services and supports for clients necessary to assist the client to achieve and maintain rehabilitative, resiliency and recovery goals. Facilitate skill building, identification and use of natural supports, and use of community resources.
Reporting to the Mentor Coordinator, the Therapeutic Mentor is responsible for completing sufficient training, both at the outset of their work and on an ongoing basis. The Therapeutic Mentor will carry out all responsibilities of the position as defined below.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Ability to work flexible schedules, and be available on a 24-hour basis when requested.
Ability to use their own vehicle for transportation of clients, and must be able to provide their own transportation to and from their assigned place of work.
Establishing relationships with the young and engaging them in skill building activities.
Working with youth on range of developmentally appropriate behaviors: i.e. increasing impulse control, building socialization skills, delayed gratification, exploring academic pursuits and enhancing self-esteem.
Identifying activities for each youth assigned and participating in community activities that give the youth opportunities to practice newly learned behaviors.
Having a working knowledge of local support/counseling services available to the youth.
Identifying need for educational/vocational support and linking youth to appropriate services.
Referring youth to adjunct services as necessary, working collaboratively with other agency providers.
Completing all necessary paperwork, including tracking of progress and outcomes.
Providing regular updates to the Program Manager.
- Minimum of a high school diploma is required; college degree strongly recommended. Will consider highly experienced individuals.
- Experience working with and/or awareness of unique needs of high-risk youth
- Strong communication skills
- Previous mentor experience desired
- Excellent planning, organizing and writing skills
- Knowledge of local resources for educational/vocational, recreational resources and for counseling/therapy for youth
- Understanding of and experience working with the various faith traditions within the community
- Bi-lingual skills a plus
- Must have a car with insurance and an excellent driving record