Mentor – Pathways


WHO WE ARE:  Center for Human Service is one of the largest, local non-profits serving Stanislaus County youth and families.  Our mission is simple…to change lives and build futures through programs that strengthen and support youth and families.  CHS is a place that brings together smart, talented people from diverse backgrounds.  We’ve cultivated a truly unique workplace environment that is anchored by our values…integrity, responsiveness, respect, partnerships, innovation and results.

Does the thought of helping young adults (18-22) achieve their goals sound fulfilling and energizing?   Then apply to join our team of professional, caring adults who enjoy working with young people who have not been given many advantages in life.  Teach life and job skills, serve as mentor and celebrate successes with the young adults who live in our housing program.   We’re looking for someone who would be an asset to our youth and program.  Join us.

Position Summary:

Responsible for participating in the coordination of daily routines, education and other activities as well as role modeling positive behavior to help clients as they work towards self-sufficiency. Late evening and some weekends required.

Position: Mentor / Pathways
Hours: Full-Time / Non-Exempt / Late evenings and some weekends
Department/ Program: Pathways / Transitional Living & Supportive Servcies
Reports to: Program Manager
Salary/ Hourly Wage:  $12.73-$14.19 DOE (Experience and Education)
Final filing date: Monday – January 21, 2019

To apply please click on the link below:


  1. Two years experience working with young adults.
  2. Ability to work with and knowledge of challenges unique to young adults who have experienced homeless, trauma and substance abuse.
  3. The ability to utilize a range of interventions to work with clients with varying needs and levels of functioning.
  4. Ability to push, pull or lift 25 lbs.
  5. For a person in recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober is required.
  6. Due to the population served, this position requires both male and female mentor staff; preferable an even ratio.
  7. Pass agency paid criminal justice screening including fingerprints, if required.
  8. Pass agency paid health screening and/or drug testing, if required.
  9. Pass agency paid MVR clearance with no more than 2 points- if you are under the age of 25 our insurance company will not allow any points.
  10. Valid California driver’s license.
  11. Proof of auto insurance coverage.


  1. Maintain daily, clear and thorough communication with the Manager on all issues including programmatic, personnel and all other responsibilities listed.
  2. Assure a safe, non-judgmental environment for the clients.
  3. Provide appropriate treatment interventions as directed by the Program Manager.
  4. Accept and utilize supervision and receive corrective feedback from Program Manager.
  5. Establish and monitor daily living routine and reinforce positive, productive, self-sufficient life style for all clients.
  6. Facilitate educational, social, recreational and employment activities for the clients.
  7. Support the Case Manager and Program Manager in implementing a plan to assist the clients in accessing continuing education, employment, and addressing any bio-psycho, social issues that may lead to homelessness, criminal, or otherwise non-productive lifestyles.
  8. Adhere to established shift procedures.
  9. Provide crisis management and follow-up services as needed.
  10. Provide emergency shift coverage if necessary.
  11. Perform other duties as necessary.


  1. Represent the agency in a professional and competent manner.
  2. Advocate for the best interests of the agency and clients we serve.
  3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, clients, supervisors and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, ancestry, political affiliation, citizenship, disability, medical conditions, marital status, amnesty and military or veteran status.
  4. Will promote and support a culturally and linguistically diverse workforce and be responsive to the population within our service area.
  5. Maintain confidentiality and confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or agency regulations.
  6. Participate in assigned scheduled agency meetings, in-service trainings, conferences and other trainings as determined by the supervisor. This includes serving as an agency representative at assigned community meetings.
  7. Observance of assigned working hours and program appointments by demonstrating promptness and thorough preparation.
  8. Performance of assigned duties with a positive attitude and in the spirit of teamwork, collaboration and cooperation.
  9. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  10. Perform job duties in a safe manner to ensure a safe working environment for oneself and others.
  11. Participates in and/or supports agency fund development activities and events.
  12. Preparation of assigned reports, work records, statistical data, job performance evaluations, work plans, etc. in a timely manner.

Selection process:

  1. Review of applications for minimum qualifications.
  2. Ranking of qualified applicants.
  3. Top 3-5 candidates scheduled for oral interview.

Medical/ Fingerprint Requirements:

This position may require a medical screening and fingerprinting.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Center for Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruiting, hiring, training, promotion and compensation are provided fairly to all persons on an equal opportunity basis. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Immigration Reform and Control Act:

Center for Human Services complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 by employing only United States citizens and non-citizens who are authorized to work in the United States. All employees are asked on their first day of employment to provide original documents verifying their right to work in the United States. In addition, this agency participates in E-Verify to electronically verify employment eligibility after an offer of employment has been accepted.


Center for Human Services reserves the right to revise this job announcement to better meet agency service needs. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in this flyer is information which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this position. Additional information can be found in the CHS Personnel Policies. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the CHS Administrative Office.