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Therapeutic Mentor

Position Title: Therapeutic Mentor

Status: Exempt

Position Type: Full/Part Time

Salary: $70,000+ annually

Sign On Pay: $1,800

Reports To: Therapist Supervisor

Direct Reports: none

Are you a college student or recent graduate who is not sure what to do after graduation?? Do you have interest in working on a platform within social services and mental health where you can be an advocate for boys and men within our black and brown communities?

No experience? That’s ok, we provide training and skill development. We are an organization like no other. If you have a passion for making a difference, apply for an opportunity to be part of a team where we work hard for those we serve, but we play hard too.

About GRO Community:

God Restoring Order (GRO) Community is a mental healthcare provider that specializes in trauma recovery services for males of color ages 5 and up. GRO services are grounded in an understanding of the neurological, biological and psychological effects of trauma. GRO services include mental health and wellness, stress management, and community outreach.

Job Description:

Purpose of Position: Therapeutic Mentors provide structured, one-on-one strength-based support to male clients at the ages of 5 and up. The Therapeutic Mentor provides advocacy to those in our black and brown communities, addressing their daily living, social and communication needs. They provide these services in any location where the client lives and in other community settings, such as school and other settings appropriate to meet the needs of the client.

Essential Functions:

  • Engages the clients in the community support activities
  • Engage with client’s support system such as school, deans, and counselors
  • Teaching of alternative strategies, role-playing, behavioral rehearsal, skill acquisition in the community, practicing skills in the community, exposure to social situations in which age-appropriate skills can be practiced, enhancing conflict resolution skills, developing communication skills
  • Offers services in the youth’s home, community and onsite at GRO offices
  • Delivers services in accordance with an existing outpatient or In-home therapy treatment plan
  • Submits summaries, progress notes, and discharge paperwork
  • Ensures that appropriate referrals and service coordination takes place
  • Attend monthly and weekly supervision


  • Passion to make a difference
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of community resources and how to help individuals served access them.
  • Strong communication skills including interpersonal

Work Environment: onsite

Location: Varies across Chicagoland area

Expected Hours of Work: Various

Travel: Must have access to reliable transportation to GRO Community and community sites


Required Education:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, sociology, counseling, psychology, or any other human services related degree required.


  • No experience required, willing to train

    Physical Demands: n/a

    What we offer:

    Thrive in a family orientated work environment where we believe in the importance of mental health, wellness, and self-care. Here at GRO we recognize the importance of growth and development while striving to ensure all staff are set up for success in their endeavors as a member on our team.


    Dental insurance | BCBS PPO Health Insurance| Vision Insurance| Employer Paid Life Insurance| Voluntary Supplemental and Life Insurance Plans| Paid Time Off | 403(b) Retirement Plan

    AAP/EEO Statement

    GRO Community provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GRO Community complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    GRO Community expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GRO Community employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

    Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities

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