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Regional Mentor / Social Worker Assistant

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 11
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: Psychiatry Osteopathic Medicine 10034696
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Calhoun
Categories: Education/Training, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Regional Mentor

Position Summary

The regional mentor will be responsible for providing daily guidance, direction, and supervision of identified at-risk adolescents to enhance their personal, vocational, and educational growth; setting educational, and vocational goals with mentee and monitors and documents progress toward goals; collaborating with regional case worker on daily basis regarding services needed, obtained, and utilized; collaborating with stakeholders to ensure individualized systems of care are utilized; collaborating with parents, teachers, special education directors, probation officers, therapists, community mental health associates, and physicians to ensure designated services are being utilized; assisting the educational provider in the delivery of appropriate school accommodation and engagement in school related activities as needed; assisting the regional case manager and clinical provider(s)in providing appropriate emotional supports to youth; participating in staffing and team meetings as requested to discuss observations of youth behavior; serving as an empathetic listener to school officials, at-risk adolescents, and their families on topics such as family, problems, court hearings, and/or homework; preparing and reports and documents, summarizes youth progress, incidents, behavior, and other required information for use by Program leadership. 

This position is based in Calhoun County working with children/adolescents in Calhoun County and the surrounding areas. The position requires daily travel throughout Calhoun County, occasional travel to East Lansing to meet with team members and daily/weekly virtual team meetings. The position is an off-date position funded through September 30, 2027, with possibility of extension based on the successful achievement of work goals and the availability of grant funds.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related human services field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in counseling in a health/mental health environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated experience working with adolescents or with K-12 schools; training in crisis intervention, risk assessment, threat assessment and/or working within a behavioral assessment teams; demonstrated experience working within a behavioral assessment team; superior interpersonal, coaching and communication skills to effectively work within a multi-disciplinary team setting.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references, with at least one from a current/former employer.

Together-we-will Statement

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Special Instructions

Applicants must apply through the MSU Human Resources careers website at and upload the requested documentation.

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This is an off-dated position funded from date of hire through 9/30/2027, with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

The Bidding Eligibility ends on 01/31/2023 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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