Company Name:
Pathways Community Services Association
Approximate Salary:
27000.00 Per Year
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Contract
Experience level:
Not specified
Education level:
Not specified
Contact:
Ronni Abraham
Email:
ID
3433
376

Mentor Home Provider

Pathways Community Services Association is an Indigenous agency that draws on the strengths and guidance of cultural teachings and from promising practices in human services to support vulnerable youth. Our mission is:

Guided by Indigenous teachings, Pathways offers evidence-informed supportive services for people in the Calgary area as they strengthen their circles of self, family, community, and culture.

We are seeking individuals, couples, or families to open their homes to youth in our Mentor Home Program--regular people who with support are able to make transformational changes in a young person's life.

The Mentor Home program is designed to meet the individualized needs of Aboriginal youth aged 12 to 17 years. Youth live in your home and become a part of your family life. They are encouraged to explore their Indigenous heritage and participate in cultural events in the community. Through the supports available in the program youth finish school, form caring relationships, and gain skills and confidence to prepare them for healthy adult life.

You will learn strategies to help the youth living in your home and receive 24-hour-a-day support. We will help you learn more about Indigenous culture. Youth in the program are also partnered with a Youth Worker and a Cultural Person who spend time with them.

Mentor Home providers:

  • have at least one adult over the age of 21 in the home
  • come from all cultures and walks of life
  • support and encourage Indigenous cultural engagement
  • have a bedroom for the youth
  • must undergo screening and training
  • maintain their regular jobs in the community, stay home with their own children, or finish their education while providing mentor care
  • are financially compensated ($27,000 to $29,000 annually, tax exempt) and additional expenses

All family compositions and singles are encouraged to apply!!

Please email expressions of interest to Paige at [email protected]. We also welcome phone calls if you want additional information or have any questions. Please call Paige at 403-975-0294.