Youth Mentor

(Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office)

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Position ID: V-GUE2113 Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 Last Full Update: 11 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementSupport, Engage & Empower Youth
ContactKaran Mann, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington; Phone: 519-824-2410 ext 4822; Fax: 519-763-9628; Email:
DutiesYouth Mentors provide one-to-one support to youth (ages 13 and older) with everyday life issues and conflicts and stresses (school, peers, family etc) by spending one-on-one time with them and providing guidance, a listening ear, advocacy and care. The youth might require support with school, advocacy with housing and agency's etc.
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BenefitsBuild a relationship with a youth  
Make a positive impact in the life of a young person 
Meet others in our community  
Training and Orientation on child safety/welfare and working with families in care  
Gain experience
ClientsYouth from age 13-21 who are clients of F&CS and require a positive and caring mentor.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Creativity ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Empathy, reliability, sensitivity to youth with barriers and challenges, appropriate role model. Ability to listen, guide and empower without judgement.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - Minimum of 8 month commitment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesFlexible - daytime, afternoons, evenings or weekends.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFamily and Children's Services offices are accessible. Can not guarantee other locations in the community are accessible.
LocationIn the youth's home, in the community, at events
Number of PositionsArthur: 1 individual(s) ; Elora: 1 individual(s) ; Guelph: 6 individual(s) ; Harriston: 1 individual(s) ; Mount Forest: 1 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
Guelph and Surrounding area
TrainingOrientation ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Initial and on-going monthly training provided. Supervision and support provided when needed.
TransportationSome opportunities may be on a bus route, other may not. Access to a car would be an asset.
CostMonthly expense sheets completed to address out of pocket expense/reimbursement.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsRecruitment: Application form; Phone Interview; Interview, References; Criminal Reference Check; Internal Agency Record check.  
If using vehicle, Driver Abstract plus proof of insurance/proof of Drivers License
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Display Until19 Jun 2019
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Organization NameFamily and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Office Phone519-824-2410
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-8300
Fax519-763-9628 ; Shelldale 519-766-4537
Address & Map
Family and Children's Services Head Office
275 Eramosa Rd
Guelph, ON N1E 2M7
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Mailing AddressBox 1088 
Guelph, ON N1H 6N3