Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 72,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a full-time Program Aid at our DuPage Center.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Participates in a team approach to planning and implementing program activities. Collaborates with Family Support Workers, Teacher, Program Aide, site partners, and site supervisor for the betterment of the classroom and families.
Participates in child care and classroom-related activities during parent meetings/workshops.
Assists in ongoing CLASS implementation.
Responsible for the implementation of the program’s Planned Language Approach, which is specifically designed to support dual language learners.
Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment
Provides food preparation, food service area maintenance and food storage using approved sanitation methods.
Assists in classroom activities as assigned.
Ensures appropriate child guidance and discipline, proper ratios, and use of active supervision.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Ability to effectively work with diverse individuals and groups.
Sensitivity to and respect for the needs of children and families, including those with disabilities.
Ability to carry out some physical activities such as lifting and carrying.
Working knowledge of computers.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions.
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change t...hat empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.