IYS Youth Mentor


Join our Team! CESA 6 is searching for a vibrant, self-motivated people to be our Individualized Youth Services (IYS) Youth Mentors. We have locations in Winnebago County and Fond du Lac County.

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As a mentor, you will work directly with youth by supporting them behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. You will serve our youth clients in a variety of settings, providing quality services to meet the needs of each individual.

We will provide training in:
Crisis Intervention
Self Regulation
Verbal De-escalation
Daily Living Skills
Zones of Regulation
Emotional Development
Disability Awareness
and MORE!

We have flexible scheduling and are a great resume booster for any major!

Make a positive impact in a child’s life today!

Wage: $15.50 per hour


As a member-driven cooperative educational service agency, schools and districts turn to CESA 6 for quality resources, designed for today’s learner. A two-time Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winner, CESA 6 provides an engaging, collaborative and supportive work environment in which we lean on each other for the varied experience and expertise that our staff bring to the table, as we collaborate to find the right products and solutions for today’s learners and learning environments.

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, CESA 6 will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

CESA 6 is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. We expect every member of our team do their part to maintain an environment where everyone has the opportunity to feel included, feels respected and receives the dignity they deserve.

Decisions related to hiring, compensating, training, and evaluating performance are made fairly, and we provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified candidates and employees. We take responsibility for always striving to create an inclusive environment as a Gallup best places to work employer that makes every employee and candidate feel welcome.


  • Advocate to administration for the needs of clients and families, helping to ensure that all client needs are being met and adhering to each client’s individualized treatment plan.
  • Provide direct services and constant supervision to individual clients, as outlined in each client’s individualized treatment plan.
  • Work one on one with clients to resolve personal, social, and/or emotional problems as they relate to the client’s educational and social progress.
  • Participate in activities and services being delivered to clients and be ready to interview during transportation, transition times and activities, as necessary based on behaviors.
  • Ensure proper and accurate service documentation is being completed anytime clients and families are served.
  • Adhere to and be able to physically perform the use of pre-approved restrictive measures (based on training) when necessary whenever a client becomes a danger to themselves or others.
  • Provide direct services to parents to assist them in understanding of and constructive participation in resolving their child’s behavioral needs and to increase their knowledge and use of appropriate community resources.
  • Distribute medication, log all medication and administer proper care and handling of medication, as necessary per scheduled client’s treatment plan.
  • Prepare meals with client and clean up, using appropriate safety and hygiene practices.
  • Adhere to all IYS and CESA 6 transportation and vehicle restrictions and policies.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings as directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Manage the resources of the facilities with respect and assist with the upkeep of the facilities by accepting cleaning tasks and responsibilities.
  • Follow established procedures for reporting incidents that may occur.
  • Take responsibility for professional growth based on feedback, research and best practice.



Experience, Education and Licensure:

  • High school diploma is required. Additional education is preferred.
  • CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training is required and provided upon hire.
  • All program specific required training is provided through the program upon hire, including county specific training.
  • Prior experience working with youth and/or emotional behavioral disabilities is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance is required.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Model the core values of the agency.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with diverse work teams.
  • Ability to interpret and administer policies and procedures consistently and objectively.
  • Communicate effectively and timely, verbally and in writing, to a diverse audience.
  • Plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Remain flexible in order to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Excellent time-management with ability to manage schedules and meet deadlines.
  • Problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.
  • Exhibit a high degree of confidentiality of sensitive information and process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Work effectively, professionally and tactfully with internal agency staff and external clients.
  • Ability to set and meet high standards of customer service (internal and external).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with clients and families as well as an overall work environment of mutual respect and collaboration.
  • Exhibit a professional, businesslike appearance and demeanor.
  • Professionally represent the agency and public, private and parochial school districts in interactions with staff, customers and community.


Work Environment:

  • Ability to work from multiple settings, including several programs and CESA 6 office locations.
  • Position may require extended hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Demands:

  • The employee is regularly required to communicate effectively in person, via phone and in writing.
  • The employee may occasionally lift or move equipment up to 20 pounds.
  • Due to the physical nature of clients with the IYS Program, the position may be required to perform trained crisis prevention techniques, which may require restraining a client ranging in weight.

Salary Description

$15.50 / hour


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