SIL Mentor (FT)

  • Job Tracking ID: 0326512454
  • Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: September 07, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

The independent Living Mentor serves as an extra support to youth and young adults in SUIL who need more hands-on assistance with living skills and extra staff support to live on their own.  The IL Mentor supports the Il Specialist in helping clients achieve their identified goals.  The IL Mentor also focuses with client on developing a support system in the community and planning and leading extra recreational and educational activities for the program.



  • Assist clients who need additional support / staff contact with repetitive life skills activities in the following areas

Needs vs. wants
Job readiness/Employment/Career planning
Stress reduction
Cooking/ Nutrition
Personal Health and Safety
Community Safety
Personal hygiene
Leisure time planning
Household management
Positive relationships


  • Connect clients with community resources and natural supports
  • Plan and lead group educational/recreational activities
  • Update Mentor goal monthly
  • Document all contacts in eWisacwis and Kaliedacare




A.     Contribute to the program’s resource development effort identifying new community resources available to our clients and staff and for the betterment of the program.

B.     Participate in efforts to promote LadLake and the Independent Living Program, as well as contribute to the development of the same.

C.     Participate in “additional duties as assigned” at the discretion of program management or agency administrative staff.


Experience and Skills:

Education/Training: An Associate’s in the areas of social work, psychology, sociology, or criminal justice, but will accept experience working with youth and independent living skills.

Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to organize work and manage time efficiently. Able to relate to youth and to set limits.

Experience: Some prior experience in working with youth or young adults either as an employee or volunteer.

Job Benefits:

For more than a century, Lad Lake has fostered the growth of children and young adults throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest - provided the opportunity for them to take their futures into their own hands by teaching responsibility and accountability. Most of all, Lad Lake has given boys and girls the chance to make a fresh start.

Guiding Growth has been our mission from the very beginning. It’s what we do best: guiding at-risk boys, girls and families on the path toward independence and achievement.

The primary responsibilities of the Teacher's Aide are to provide academic and behavior assistance to the assigned classroom teacher.

Lad Lake's Synergy South School serves 9 to 21-year-old male students with a history of behavioral and academic challenges in traditional schools. Many of our students have also faced significant trauma in their young lives.

We are looking for a compassionate and cooperative individual to provide classroom support, as well as maintain the safety and development of the students in his/her care.