The Peer Mentor will assist P2R program staff with weekly meetings and attendance. The program includes a Rites of Passage event, 12 Green Life Healing circles that incorporate character development, healing and resiliency practices, and social analysis and media arts production with industry professionals, a 72 hour permaculture design certification, 6-10 workforce and entrepreneurial workshops and a graduation.
Additionally, the peer mentor will work closely with the program’s Case Manager, actively engaging with participants, helping to ensure full participation and attendance.
- The Peer Mentor duties will include the following:
- Give feedback on program material and outreach activities
- Relationship building including telephone calls and field and site visits
- One on one meetings with a case manager and at times co-director to support program
- Assist with Participant orientation and retention
- Assist with coordinating the attendance and logistical preparation for program meetings and trainings
- Assist with coordinating the attendance of weekly trainings
- Conduct 1-on-1 or small group check-ins with participants in coordination with the Case Manager (as needed / ongoing)
- Conduct preliminary check-ins
- Conduct two-way evaluations with participants and help them set goals
- Report results of weekly contact to Case Manager
- Make a subsequent referral to appropriate agencies if necessary
- Participate in general activities of the P2R program (between weekly sessions / as needed / ongoing)
- Attend staff development and training sessions
- Participate in larger strategy sessions for people in re-entry
- Represent Pathways to Resilience at community events, meetings, etc.
- Participate in program planning and evaluation
- Perform other duties as identified by Program Directors (as needed / ongoing)
- Show up to work on time, and if unable to make it to work due to illness or emergency, will contact Component Director and provide as much notice as possible.
- Work cooperatively as a member of a team
- Follow guidance from the Case Manager and Co-directors
- Ask questions and for help when unsure how to handle a task
- Learn new skills and share existing skills with others
- Be a role model with other participants through good example, good work ethic, and good communication
- Must have completed P2R (or similar) program in good standing.
- Understanding of and commitment to re-entry success and violence prevention.
- Demonstrated commitment to social and/or restorative justice.
- Demonstrated commitment to the goals and values of the Pathways to Resilience program & United Roots.
- Familiarity with or experience with “healing”, stress-reduction, or conflict resolution practices such as meditation or mindfulness practice.
- Multicultural awareness and community resilience
- Experience with community organizing and/or activism.
- Experience working with groups
- Relationships in and knowledge of the Oakland community and/or inner-city environments.
- Knowledge of / familiarity with urban culture.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills, specifically as it relates to effectively working with diverse ranges of traditional and non-traditional stakeholders.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work professionally and ethically in a multi-cultural team setting, including the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule.
- Ability to effectively manage time and work independently.
- Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
- Must be able to take direction and assist in the implementation of a program that has already been developed.
Length of Position: September 2014 to April 2015
This is NOT a permanent position
Rate of Pay / # of Hours: $17.50/hour x 80 hours total through length of program
= $1400 total take home pay
Schedule to be determined by Supervisor:
Position does not include health benefits
APPLICATIONS DUE SEPT. 15th
Submission Package: Resume and Cover Letter Please submit materials that detail your interest, unique qualifications and other relevant information.