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Rite of Passage BEHAVIOR MENTOR- Southwest Leadership Academy in Phoenix, Arizona



  • Adheres to the school schedule and assists with ensuring that the students are on time for all classes.

  • Assists with all necessary daily transportation of students.

  • Mentors and coaches assigned students located in designated regions/wards. Caseload of 25:1.

  • Provides supervision of the school detention program.

  • Provides student academic assistance by working with the students on homework, test preparations, etc.

  • Establishes a positive rapport and interfaces with parents/legal guardian, court/welfare staff, probation officers and case workers.

  • Prepares and submits notes to the Principal regarding the student’s progress toward their educational goals.

  • Attends and assists with the facilitation of positive skills development meetings and treatment groups.

  • In conjunction with administrative assistance, manages and updates assigned student files.

  • Provides seasonal athletic coaching and activity guidance for the students. (i.e. Robotics)

  • Offers family assistance services to the students’ families.

  • Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to the students.

  • Models and ensures all norms are upheld without compromise.

  • Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and students.

  • Treats others with respect, confronts negative behavior and supports confrontations.

  • Provides consistent interactive supervision of students to ensure the safety, health and welfare of staff and students at all times.

  • Ensures proper safe crisis management techniques are followed at all times.

  • Assists other staff members with emergency situations.

  • Acts as an educational aide while supervising students in the classrooms. Acts as a substitute teacher when necessary, if applicable.

  • Completes required reports and documentation in a timely manner, provides management with required reports and advises of any problematic situations.

  • Complies with and implements Policies and Procedures as detailed in the appropriate manuals/handbooks.

  • Ensures the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to ensure the program remains in compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Assists with the correction of deficiencies and quality improvement efforts.

  • Attends and participates in all required meetings.

  • Commits to attending all training and staff development classes in order to ensure sufficient hours of training on an annual basis.

  • Other duties as assigned, verbally or in written form to meet the needs of the program.


Bilingual in English/Spanish Preferred

  1. High School or Equivalent is required; BA/BS preferred. A combination of college studies and one year of validated experience with at-risk youth may be substituted for a four-year degree.

  2. Must meet the requirements to be an eligible Rite of Passage driver. Must possess a current State Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years.

  3. Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

  4. Ability to utilize resources available to complete assigned projects.

  5. Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence.

  6. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  7. Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing.

  8. Able to work at least 40 hours per week with the possibility of a varied schedule.

  9. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  10. Must have excellent organization and time management skills.

  11. Ability to build and maintain positive internal and external relationships.

  12. Ability to provide exemplary customer service to all employees and outside constituents.

  13. Ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a multi-task environment.

  14. Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business conditions.

  15. Proficient in the use of computers and associated software.

Bilingual Required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)