The Skill Building Mentor provides training, instruction and mentoring on a one-to-one basis or in small groups to individuals who have enrolled in the Skill Building Program.
The Skill Builder Mentor will design and implement activities for persons with developmental disabilities to help them improve in areas such as, but not limited to: â€¢ Economic self-sufficiency; â€¢ Volunteering in the community and work preparatory skills such as attendance, task completion, problem solving and safety; â€¢ Use of leisure time and participation in the community; â€¢ Socialization; â€¢ Mobility
The Mentor will provide personal care assistance and transportation for participants as necessary, including driving an agency vehicle. This function includes assisting passengers in and out of vehicles, using the wheelchair lift if required, securing belts and restraints.
The Mentor will coordinate services with supports coordinators, school personnel, occupational or physical therapists and others as needed to produce quality plan(s) of service. He/she will complete progress reports on individuals and narrative reports on the program or as directed by the employees supervisor; complete incident reports as necessary to maintain safety and to protect individual participants. He/she will also complete time and attendance records as required for billing.
This employee must have a high school diploma or equivalent; at least one year of experience working with people with developmental disabilities; a valid Michigan Drivers license with less than six points; and be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with persons being served and with other personnel. Must complete the required training modules.
This person must pass a physical and drug screen, and pass several screenings, including a fingerprint screen.