Part-Time Check & Connect MENTORĀ 

HOURS: During school hours

Job Summary

The Pando Initiative’s Check & Connect program is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school, improve attendance and foster school completion. The mentor is responsible for providing personalized interventions under the supervision of the Mentor Team Lead for a caseload of K – 5th grade students and their families to meet student needs.

Essential/Primary Skills Needed and Job Functions

  • Willingness and ability to work with Pre-K through 5th graders and their families to build relationships and develop goals to improve attendance and increase student/family engagement at the school.
  • Willingness to work with parents/guardians of caseload students, including home visitation.
  • Ability to motivate students to participate at school by personalizing interventions and targeting strategies to meet student need.
  • Ability to assist students and families to set personal and educational goals-both immediate and future-oriented.
  • Ability to help students and families solve and successfully meet the everyday demands of the school environment.
  • Ability to work with the team at the school to provide needed supports to the student and family.


  • Some knowledge of community resources is preferred.
  • Requires confidentiality, a strong work ethic, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to navigate on-line data management systems with appropriate training.
  • Reliable, on-time and regular attendance required.
  • Reliable form of transportation and insurance required.

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