At Ada S. McKinley we transform lives and strengthen communities. We are seeking talented individuals who will join us in furthering the mission of the agency which is to serve and bring lasting positive change to underprivileged communities in the Chicago area. Our staff is our most valued asset and as such we offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, LTD, retirement, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement).
OVERVIEW: We currently have an opportunity available for a Respite Worker at our foster care emergency shelter. This position is assigned to specific families to provide babysitting and child-care services to provide them with periodic assistance with certain aspects of child-care.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Ensure the safety and well-being of child clients while providing child-care and babysitting services.
Appropriate program staff and parent or guardian determines the frequency of service.
All other duties as assigned.
Education:A high school diploma or General Education Degree is required. Some continuing education within child care is a plus.
Experience: Some experience working with children in an educational or clinical setting is required. Previous nanny or au pair experience is a definite plus.
Nearly 90 years ago, our founder, Mrs. Ada Sophia McKinley, a retired school teacher and pioneer social worker, organized a settlement house in Chicago's Bronzeville community to meet the pressing needs of returning World War I soldiers and their families and to help these individuals integrate into and become productive citizens of the city of Chicago.Since that beginning, Ada S. McKinley Communi...ty Services, Inc. has expanded from a settlement house to 43 sites across six divisions and has become a comprehensive, fully-accredited, human services agency. Included among those sites are six Head Start programs; one school for children with multiple disabilities; one charter school for high school drop outs; seven janitorial work-training sites for adults with disabilities; one foster care emergency shelter; and many other services and programs.