Youth Mentor


Community Evening Resource Center

The Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia (JJC) is a non-profit, multi-service organization that serves the needs of children, youth, and families in need of services to promote healthy and productive outcomes related to their emotional, and behavioral well-being, and social and educational progress. Our service delivery model is to provide quality intervention and prevention services to children, youth, and families through supportive services.

JJC is looking for the ideal Youth Mentor candidate for our Community Evening Resource Center (CERC) for youth who are looking to engage in evening recreational and educational activities and for youth who have come to the attention of the Philadelphia Police after a curfew violation. This position is located at 5538 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 (Germantown section of Philadelphia).

Job Summary

The Community Evening Resources Center (CERC) Youth Mentor is as an integral member of the CERC team. Youth Mentors will be assigned to mentor youth. He/she/they will encourage youth in the community evening resource center (CERC) program to participate in activities that are safe, engaging, and fun. The Mentor will facilitate and/or co-facilitate and engage youth in recreational and educational activities such as sports, games, and musical activities. He/she/they will assist with supervision on transportation runs; assist with giving out meals and snacks; assist with building monitoring and program supervision; participate in team meetings and trainings; and participate in locating parents/guardians.  The Mentor will interact with the youth, maintain close supervision, and develop a positive rapport during programming. This is a full-time or part-time evening position. The CERC is expected to provide well-supervised group activities during program hours. Additionally, the Youth Mentor will help facilitate structured activities that promote positive youth development with an emphasis on family engagement, conflict resolution, violence prevention, mentoring/coaching, and service linkages.  The Youth Mentor will assist with transportation to and from activities and when  transporting youth home.


  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and a minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with at-risk youth and adolescents or related experience.
  • An annual physical form verifying that the employee is “free from contagion”.
  • Act 160 PA criminal, Child abuse, and FBI Clearances within one year of hire.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Hours of Work

The position is paid hourly. Hours of work for full time is from 6pm to 2am. Part time hours are from 6pm to 10pm. All positions will have a rotating schedule with various days off within the month.  

Schedule will be weekly as follows:

Sunday through Thursday (Days off Friday and Saturday)

Thursday through Monday (Days off Tuesday and Wednesday)

Tuesday through Saturday (Days off Sunday and Monday)

Monday through Friday (Days off Saturday and Sunday)

Compensation:  $17.00 to $20.00 an hour (contingent upon experience)

Benefits: In addition to a rewarding career and competitive salary, JJC offers the following benefits for full-time employees:

  Medical/prescription insurance

Employer paid dental, vision, life insurance, short/long-term disability

Paid Vacation/Paid Sick /Paid Personal Days

Paid Holidays

401(k) Retirement Plan

Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to

JJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, embracing diversity and inclusion in all its services. JJC does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. in any of its activities or operations.

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