Youth Mentor

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing one on one, face to face, intensive short-term behavior modification and stabilization services. The goal is to work with clients in social settings that allow for behavior modification, and skill building.  These services are used to support and reinforce new healthy behavior and interaction skills, teach de-escalation skills, through role modeling, role playing and positive reinforcement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must be high school graduates with at least 2 years of experience (and/or years of schooling, post- secondary) working with emotionally disturbed youth, or developmentally disabled youth. Candidate must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license and carry an active auto insurance policy with a good driving record.


  • Knowledge of and willingness to adhere to L’esprit policy and procedures, including expected hours of care, treatment planning, and HIPPA requirements
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals
  • Ability to record and interpret information in a professional report.
  • Be able to build positive relationships and engage with client in a positive professional relationship’
  • Ability to travel and carry a valid driver’s license and minimum auto insurance policy.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with supervisor in determining a therapeutic match and review youth information
  • Establish a healthy relationship with youth and family
  • Create and implement therapeutic activities that correspond with the treatment plan
  • Work with youth on treatment goals as determined by the treatment team
  • Ability to learn and implement effective de-escalation skills with youth.
  • Ability to be flexible with family’s needs but consistent in providing care.
  • Participate in treatment team meetings that assess treatment goal progress
  • Provide quality care and treatment to assigned youth.
  • Provide own vehicle for transportation of youth, unless utilizing company van-reservation needed prior to outing.
  • Submit contact notes and mileage sheets to the supervisor at scheduled times, on time.
  • Write incident reports
  • Report emergencies to supervisor within 24 hours.
  • Maintain tact, diplomacy and professionalism at all times.
  • Act as a positive representative of L’esprit at all times.
  • Participate in monthly supervision with supervisor
  • Participate in relevant trainings as determined by supervisor.
  • Maintain a set schedule with youth, providing the set number of hours per week as determined at the match meeting between youth, family and supervisor.
  • Be responsible for additional responsibilities as needed or assigned by supervisor


Therapeutic de-escalation of crisis situations to ensure the protection and safety of the clients and staff.  The training will include the use of not-physical methods of managing clients and will be updated annually.

Incoming employees will be trained by their L’esprit program supervisor to include the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of their positions.  These trainings will include an orientation regarding L’esprit best practices on all documentation, procedures, and interventions.


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