Part-Time Independent Living Plus Mentor


Location: Catholic Community Services of Utah, 224 North 2200 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Status: Part-time, Non-exempt
Hiring Range: $15.00-$16.00/hr DOE

Catholic Community Services of Utah provides help and creates hope for thousands of people of all beliefs who are most in need in our community through Migration and Refugee Services and Basic Needs Programs.

CCS offers an outstanding benefits package including group health and dental insurance for employees working 30+ hours per week, life insurance, 401a and 403b retirement plans, and a generous PTO/holiday schedule.

Job Description:

The Independent Living Plus (ILP) program is designed to help youth in the Refugee Foster Care program prepare for Supervised Independent Living. Independent Living Plus Mentors provide supervision and support in the ILP home 24/7. Monday-Friday, the evening shift is from 3 pm-11 pm and the awake night shift is from 11 pm-7 am. Saturday and Sunday, there is a day shift from 7 am -3 pm in addition to the evening and awake night shifts.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Monitor youth activities and model appropriate behaviors.

  2. Write detailed, objective shift notes on Extended Reach before the end of each shift including information regarding youth progress towards goals, physical and mental health, etc.

  3. Report incidents to house managers within 1 hour of the incident occurring and provide needed information so that the house manager can submit the reports on time.

  4. Be aware of safety plans for the youth and ensure they are followed.

  5. Administer medications and track medications on a log.

  6. Keep medication log up to date.

  7. Facilitate weekly resident meetings and conflict resolution meetings with the youth as needed.

  8. Participate in ILP team meetings twice a month.

  1. Conduct quarterly fire drills and document on Extended Reach

  2. Other duties may be assigned. Depending on the day and time of the shift, these duties may include taking the youth grocery shopping, transporting youth to religious services, completing chore checks, etc.

  3. Other duties as may be assigned.

Work Environment inside/outside, office, warehouse, noise, temperature, etc.

  1. Work will be performed primarily inside but will occur in the ILP home, places of employment, educational institutes, and other locations as needed in addition to being performed in an office.

  2. Driving is required in this position.

Physical Demands including bending, sitting, lifting and driving

  1. Work requires the ability to sit and stand for long periods, to walk moderate distances, to drive, and occasionally to assist youth with physical activities such as carrying groceries or household supplies.

Skills, knowledge and abilities:

  1. Works independently in a safe, appropriate manner

  2. Demonstrates both problem solving and problem prevention

  3. Displays sensitivity to the needs of clients, client's families, visitors, co-workers, volunteers, and other persons with whom the employee may interact

  4. Recognizes time as a valuable resource and responds promptly to the needs of clients, and co-workers

  5. Consistently performs work assignments in a time-efficient manner. Adheres to deadlines

  6. Proficiency in English oral and written communication

  7. Must maintain confidentiality regarding clients

  8. Proficiency in computer skills to complete shift notes and incident reports, as well as scheduling and e-mail in Outlook

  9. Ability to perform functions as itemized in nature and scope of the position

Education, training and or experience:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent

  2. Familiar with and supportive of the mission of Catholic Community Services of Utah and the vision of the Catholic Church articulated by the diocesan bishop

  3. Experience with multi-cultural and refugee communities

  4. Ability to demonstrate and model Life Skills

  5. Experience advocating for young adults

Background Screen/BCI requirement

  1. Must pass BCI/FBI background check.

Licenses, certifications and credentials

  1. Current Utah driver's license, proof of auto insurance, 21 years of age or older, a clean driving record, and ability to meet CCS vehicle safety and auto insurance requirements

Position status and expected schedule

  1. This position is part-time and non-exempt.

  2. The schedule will consist of 20-30 hours per week. Monday-Friday, there is an evening shift from 3 pm-11 pm and an awake night shift from 11 pm-7 am. On Saturdays and Sundays, there will be a day shift from 7 am -3 pm, as well as the evening and awake night shifts.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

CCS is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Please go to the company website: and apply under the employment tab. Position closes: Open until filled

Requisition #: 21.08.02