Truancy Mentor

Harrisburg, PA
PCS 17th Street
Clinical
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Valid driver's license and car insurance
  • PA State Police Criminal History Check
  • FBI Criminal Background Check completed through the Department of Human Services
  • PA Childline Abuse History Clearance

Pennsylvania Counseling Services (PCS) is searching for a Truancy Mentor to join our Check and Connect Mentor Team!

The Check & Connect Mentor program is an evidence-based model focusing on truancy prevention and intervention within local schools. Our mentors check attendance data and follow up immediately with students and families to keep education a main issue for disengaged students. 

As a Mentor:

  • You would be working with children and adolescents in the school setting who are truant from school
  • You would be trained in and focus on a specific model of service delivery both in person and remotely, when needed
  • Your primary goal is re-engage students in education and communicate with their families and the student's teachers
  • Building relationships and partnering with school personnel, community agencies, the student and their families allows for sustainable impact
  • You work as a mentor, advocate and service coordinator 
  • You complete home visits to stay connected with families
  • You must be able to work independently and be organized 

Mentors work while school is in session between 40-45 hours/week on average. There is a reduced work schedule over the summer to allow for time off. EOE

  • Seasonal position: if hired for the full school year you could earn 258 summer paid time off hours; plus have the potential for an additional 120 hours of summer paid time off
  • Overtime hours available to enhance pay
  • Paid holidays when school is closed
  • Company paid health insurance or waiver pay if you are enrolled in health insurance elsewhere
  • Dental, vision and disability insurance available
  • 401K option with employer match available after 1 full year of employment
  • Company provides laptop and cell phone for work use
  • Paid mileage for travel time
  • Tuition discounts available if seeking a degree
  • Student loan pay down program that does not require you to pay PCS back if you leave
$15.50 per hour, paid summers off and option for overtime
Bachelor's Degree
40-45 hours/week during the school year, paid time off over the summer
Full Time