Stepping Stones Mentor
Squaxin Island Tribe
Job Title: Stepping Stones Mentor (multiple positions available and 1 on call mentor)
Department: Human Resources
Reports to: Stepping Stones Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Time Status: Full-Time
TS Range: 4/5 ($17.12 hourly)
Opening Date: May 5, 2023
Closing Date: May 19, 2023
SUMMARY: Stepping Stones mentors will be assisting with the facilitation of a 5-week summer cultural experience for youth 13 and 14 years of age. One week of paid training will be provided to staff and mentors prior to programming. Mentors will work alongside Learning Center staff to provide culturally grounded programming to help to build resilience and provide a positive impact on the social/emotional health of the youth. The last week of the program will be on-site at canoe journey, camping with the youth and other staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Provide a positive learning environment and encouraging development of skills through active leadership.
Guide, direct, and participate with your group of 13-14-year-old youth, in daily activities.
Uphold program rules and operating principles and policies and procedures.
Maintain supervision of the youth in your care at all times.
Responsible for direct training and instruction of the youth under your supervision.
Develop group cohesiveness. Encourage successful completion of program objectives with co-workers and participants.
Assist in the social, mental, and emotional development of youth in the group.
Participate in daily program preparation meetings of program staff.
Encourage respect for staff, personal property, Squaxin Island Tribal equipment and facilities.
Must attend entire pre-program staff training 6/22 – 23 & 6/26 – 30 and be available to work the entire 5 weeks of the Stepping Stones Program as a mentor from 7/5 – 8/4, including on site at Canoe Journey 7/31 – 8/4. Spending the full week at canoe journey with camping supplies provided.
Must be available to work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. per the above listed dates.
Other duties may be assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will be responsible for the supervision of groups of youth, ages 13 – 14 years.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: AA OR High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years of related experience working with tribal youth ages 13 – 15 in a community setting, OR 4 years of related experience working with tribal youth ages 13 – 15 in a community setting.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must pass WATCH and Tribal Court Background Check (No crimes against people.) All applicants must have CPR/First Aid certification and Food Handlers Permit prior to the beginning of the program (This will be included in the staff training).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear; stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms; the employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crawl. The employee must also frequently lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
This position requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and an ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into focus).
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee will frequently be working in outdoor weather conditions, and occasionally working near moving or mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: The successful candidates will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.
THERE WILL BE NO TOLERANCE FOR THE USE OF ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUGS WHILE EMPLOYED IN STEPPING STONES. USE OF TOBACCO IN FRONT OF THE YOUTH OR DURING WORK TIME IS NOT ALLOWED. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE POLICIES IS CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.