Employment

Mentor
Mentors are the front line staff at Goodale School. They supervise, coach, share meals with, and interact with students over the course of each day, and therefore have a critical impact on their 10- to 12-month Goodale School experience.
Responsibilities:
Help establish an emotionally safe environment in which students can identify their strengths and growth areas, develop and practice new skills, and appropriately challenge themselves.
Adhere to all guidelines and policies for ensuring student health and safety, including in unusual and unexpected situations, both on and off campus.
Adhere to all guidelines and policies for ensuring student health and safety, including in unusual and unexpected situations, both on and off campus.
Maintain and help instill standards of community responsibility; engage students in taking ownership of, and pride in, chores, meal prep, and other contributions to campus life.
Participate as a valued member of student’s Integrated Recovery Team. Collaborate with other team members on identifying treatment goals and implementing strategies for achieving them.
Supervise, lead, help plan, and/or participate in, to the extent appropriate, students’ daily and special activities, including community meetings, outdoor recreational activities (including day and extended expeditions), yoga, music, art, service work, and physical education.
Set and enforce behavior management plans and student limits, and provide crisis intervention as required to resolve conflicts and contain inappropriate and/or unsafe behavior, according to company policy.
Set and enforce behavior management plans and student limits, and provide crisis intervention as required to resolve conflicts and contain inappropriate and/or unsafe behavior, according to company policy.
Help students develop and practice coping, conflict resolution, and communications skills through reflection and modeling.
Document, report, and review students’ progress, behaviors, and needs (including medical issues).
Administer medications.
Transport students in a MH vehicle to and from activities and appointments.
Minimum Qualifications:
College degree (or desirable combination of education and experience).
At least 21 years of age.
At least 1 year of experience working with at-risk teenagers.
Ability to build meaningful rapport with teenagers while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Valid CPR/First Aid certification.
Valid driver’s license.
Expertise in and passion for an avocation that can be shared with students (e.g., gardening, photography, mountain biking, drumming, etc.).
Ideally, either professional or personal experience in addiction treatment and recovery and the 12 Steps of NA/AA.

To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to Bronwyn Pellatt, Program Coordinator.
No phone calls please!

The Goodale School team is happy to speak with you to determine if our program is the right fit for your son or client. For information, please contact our Admissions Team at (828) 220-0040 or email Admissions@GoodaleSchool.org.

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