Youth Mentor, Juvenile Hall Facility

Ventura County
Full Time, Part Time
Coalition for Family Harmony

ABOUT THE COALITION: The Coalition is a 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization, and we aim to improve the quality of life and create hope for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our ultimate goal is to provide victims with alternative ways of coping with physical and/or emotional abuse through education, counseling, shelter, non-judgmental emotional support, and housing assistance.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: The Coalition offers eligible full time and part time employees participation in our 401(k) with up to a 4% employer match, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Bonus Paid Floating Holiday, and generous paid sick leave per year. Full time employees are also eligible for medical, dental, life, and add-on vision insurance.

Summary of Position: The Youth Mentor will provide support, mentorship, and facilitate group training in the ARISE curriculum to youth offenders in the Ventura County Juvenile Hall Facility. This may include curbing recidivism, increasing self-esteem, increasing school attendance, decreasing substance abuse, and reducing gang association or involvement. The Youth Mentor will attend weekly team meetings, and work as a member of a team along with the assigned Juvenile Hall Facility staff members. The delivery of services will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Fundamental Job Requirements

· Supervise youth detained in the Juvenile Hall Facility

· Act as a mentor to youth on assigned caseload

· Connect youth with community-based resources

· Collaborate with Juvenile Hall Facility staff to plan and execute activities

· Attend ARISE training and facilitate ARISE curriculum (life skills for at-risk youth)

· Complete and compile statistical reports of progress

· Attend weekly meetings with manager and team

· Provide administrative support as needed

· Perform other duties as assigned by Management Team

· Bilingual in English and Spanish is required


· The schedule for the full time position is Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 8pm; 40 hours per week.

· The schedule for the part time position is Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am – 5:30pm ; 16 hours per week.

· Arriving for your shift on time is an essential requirement.

· This position is eligible for overtime benefits.

Experience Requirements

· High School Diploma or GED

· Some experience working with “at-risk” youth

· Lived experience in the justice system desired


· May obtain Domestic Violence Counselor certification under California Evidence Code 1037.1 within one year of hire date.

· May obtain Sexual Assault Counselor certification under California Evidence Code 1305.2 within one year of hire date.

· Must attend our LGBTQ+ 101 Training within 6 months of hire date

Knowledge Base/Skills

· Interpersonal qualities to be relatable and build rapport with youth.

· Basic computer literacy in Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and general office equipment.

· Ability to communicate and write clearly and professionally is required.

· The ability to demonstrate navigating crisis and solving problems independently and using one’s own initiative, using best judgment and critical thinking skills is a requirement.

· Must utilize assertiveness, professionalism and non-violent communication when handling issues with youth, staff and community members.


· Must pass extensive background check conducted by CFH and County of Ventura Probation Agency

· The majority of the fundamental job requirements occur inside the Ventura County Juvenile Hall Facility

· Coalition for Family Harmony may be able to provide disability accommodations upon request.

· Travel may be required for this position. Modes of transportation expected are by car. Valid driver’s license and auto-insurance required. Eligible for mileage reimbursement.

EEO: Coalition for Family Harmony is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.

Salary: $20.00 per hour

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to: (please state if you are applying for full time, part time weekends, or both)

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