Consider joining Truman College as an AHS – Part-Time Mentor at
Truman Middle College. Our Middle College is an Alternative High
School within the Youth Connection Charter School Network, open to
eligible youth between 17 to 21 years old.
Truman Middle College aspires to empower students to rise above
barriers in order to become successful college and career ready
individuals. Students learn to advocate for themselves and overcome
obstacles, working towards completing their high school diploma and
applying their knowledge and learned skills to transition to higher
education and fulfilling professions.
Reporting to the Principal, an AHS – Mentor works closely with and
mentors students identified as struggling to consistently attend
classes, complete homework assignments, and successfully pass their
class courses to graduate. Builds relationships with students and
provides them with needed encouragement, guidance, and support to
aid them in achieving their academic goals. Performs related duties
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Meets with students and parents to address lack of attendance
issues and the barriers that impede success in completing high
· Works with students to help them overcome obstacles and develop
strategies to avoid missing classes and regularly attend
· Provides referrals to students and families for needed social
services as needed.
· Monitors students’ daily attendance, checking to see if they are
in school and attending classes as scheduled.
· Calls students and their parents when they are absent to discuss
reasons for absence and the impact of absence on their
· Provides students with an understanding on the importance of
education, including the link between education, a career, and a
· Attends classes with students, providing guidance on how to focus
and listen during class, ask questions, and take good notes.
· Counsels students on good study habits, helps them organize their
class papers and assignments, and assists them in understanding and
completing homework assignments.
· Serves as a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors
such as patience, follow-through, goal setting, and reflective
Education, Training and Experience
· Must have at least an Associate’s Degree or two years of college
from an accredited college or university. Bachelor’s Degree in
Psychology, Counseling, or Education preferred. Master’s Degree in
School Counseling desired.
· Must have experience working with high-risk youth in a school
The following generally describes the Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities required to enter the job and/or be learned within a
short period of time to successfully perform the assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
· Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
· Strong organizational skills
· Ability to work collaboratively with others at different levels
of the organization
· Ability to establish and hold appropriate boundaries with
students and their families
· Classroom environment
· Ability to operate computers and related equipment and
· Initiative – Demonstrate willingness to take on responsibilities
and job challenges
· Adaptability/Flexibility – Be open to change (positive or
negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer. Thank you for your interest in CCC!