Family Mentor

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Posting Details

Job TitleFamily MentorRequisition NumberRE24415Working TitleFamily Mentor - Jefferson Co.Department Name8T110:College of Social WorkWork LocationLouisville, KYGrade Level38Salary Range$12.50-18.67/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

Drivers License

Physical Requirements

Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time; pushing, pulling, carrying objects up to 25 lbs.; performing repetitive motion tasks; regular job-related travel.


Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(37.5 hrs/week)
Flexible schedule as needed

Job Summary

This position is 100% grant funded and the primary work location is in Louisville, KY. The College of Social Work Training Resource Center is seeking a Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START) Family Mentor to serve in Jefferson County. Family Mentors, in collaboration with DCBS social workers and the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START), are responsible for providing mentoring to clients receiving substance abuse treatment. Family Mentors will serve as team members in planning, supporting and implementing strategies for prevention and building strong partnerships with community providers to help parents. Family Mentors assess client situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Customer service skills are necessary. Extensive driving is required.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with unique life experiences applicable to the position.

Deadline to Apply09/20/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience serving as a Family Mentor for the START program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid drivers license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/23/2020
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