Friday, August 5, 2005

Be a MENTOR : Open your heart and your home and make a difference in someone's life

Be a MENTOR : Open your heart and your home and make a difference in someone's life.

Open your heart and your home and make a difference in someone's life. Find out what it takes to be part of our team as a Mentor in-home support specialist. The MENTOR Network provides training, support and benefits — you provide the personal care and attention.

(PRWEB) June 18, 2003

What is a Mentor?

Mentors are remarkable persons who open their hearts and their homes to care for a child, adolescent or adult with special needs. With the support of a specialized team of health and human service professionals, Mentors become trusted guides, tutors and advocates for the individuals with whom they live. This special relationship between the Mentor and the individual provides the structure and support for development, growth and change in a natural setting.

Who do Mentors care for?

Individuals receiving services include persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral challenges, children with medically complex needs, people who have sustained brain injuries, and court-involved youth.

Why Mentors?

Our philosophy, which has proven successful for over 20 years, is to provide supports to individuals in the least restrictive, most natural and normalized setting possible. For many, this setting is a Mentor home.

What type of care is involved?

The services Mentors provide are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individuals. The actual level of support, supervision and active assistance required varies, depending on the nature of each case. This flexible approach has helped The MENTOR Network help thousands of people lead satisfying lives in the community.

Who can become a Mentor?

Mentors do not conform to any standard profile. They represent a wide range of racial and ethnic groups, skills, education levels, neighborhood settings, and family arrangements. One constant among Mentors, however, is their commitment to the well being and personal growth of the individuals they serve.

How are Mentors selected?

Because Mentors are our most vital resource, we carefully screen and support these important people. Our comprehensive selection process includes, at minimum:

Introductory meetings

Personal interviews

Home visitshome studies

Interviews with all household members

Personal, health and other reference checks

Criminal background checks.

What are the benefits and supports?

The MENTOR Network offers opportunities for skill development and access to continued education in order to support the individuals for whom we provide services. We also offer a competitive stipend, as well as access to 24-hour professional support. The real reward, however, is the relationship that develops between the Mentor and the individual and the satisfaction of helping make a real difference in another person's life.

If you're ready to learn about the rewarding opportunities to help someone in your community to live a more fulfilling life, contact MENTOR:


2 World's Fair Drive

Suite 301

Somerset, NJ 08873

Tel: 732-627-9890

Fax: 732-627-9868


505 South Lenola Road

Blason Office Plaza II, Suite 217

Moorestown, NJ 08057

Tel: 856-235-5505

Fax: 856-235-5506