Cause Areas

When

Tue Jul 19, 2016 - Wed Jul 19, 2017

Where

801 E. Chapman AveFullerton, CA 92831

About

A COA nationally accredited Mentor Program, the Crittenton Mentor may be assigned to work with girls between 14 and 18 years of age. The child may be at one of our Fullerton, CA campuses or at the home of a foster parent in Orange or Los Angeles Counties. The mentor occupies a unique position in the life of a child that can not live at home. The child may feel alone, unwanted, misunderstood, frightened, angry, depressed and confused. All of this may impact the mentor. The mentor is a part of the Crittenton team dedicated to helping the child overcome the problems that brought him or her to out of home placement. Other members of the team include the therapist, counselors, doctors, nurses, nutritionists, recreation specialists, program staff, family members, friends and volunteers. As a member of that team the mentor is a nonjudgmental, non-counseling adult who serves as a positive role model for the child. The mentor never takes the place of another person in the life of a child. The mentor must be able to make a firm time commitment over an extended period of time. The mentor must be able to fulfill the commitment to the child without interferring in the therapeutic relationships the child has with Crittenton staff and family and personal relationshiops the child has outside of Crittenton. The mentor must understand that the relationship may end when the child graduates or is transferred from the Crittenton Program.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • After training, at least 2 visits per month

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