Responsible for working as a team member to establish and maintain the collaborative and positive tenor of the residential team. Responsible for the direct care of program youth. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values of Teen Living Programs. Reports directly to the Residential Manager.
The following duties are the essential functions of this position. Successful job applicants will be able to perform these essential functions with or without requested reasonable accommodation.
Community Supported Space
Provides general supervision and appropriate interventions to clients housed in basic center and/or transitional living program.
Works with each client on increasing basic life skills, building problem solving skills, communication skills, and coping strategies.
Assist youth with skills building activities including daily chores, room maintenance and cooking
Ensures case manager, residential team members and collaborative agencies are kept well informed about clients’ needs around housing, education, employment, physical and mental health well-being.
Manages any crisis and/or emergency that may occur in residential community.
Documents and maintains medication protocol
May be called upon to provide support to Bronzeville Youth Shelter and/or adult transitional living program.
Maintains cleanliness and organization of community kitchen and pantry.
Completes overnight community shift tasks daily, including cleaning and organization of shared community space and preparing client rooms for intake.
Organizes and prepares supplies for distribution to program youth, assist with meal prepping in coordination with Facilities Manager
Completes tasks as assigned to facilitate case managers ability to conduct Belfort House programming.
May be called up to provide additional support to clients in need of increased knowledge of basic life skills and daily issues impeding clients progress toward self-sufficiency.
Works with the team to ensure the delivery of all aspects of youth service delivery embody Teen Living Programs'
Organize and maintain cleanliness of shared staff office including updating and replenishing shared documents.
Documentation & Communication
Complete all shift and client related documentation as required.
Participate in monthly trainings and team meetings.
Attends weekly supervisions sessions.
Works as a part of a team to provide support and assistance whenever needed.
Follows agency policies and procedures for the obtainment of information and provision of services to clients.
Works with and supervises program volunteers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and experience
Bachelors’ degree in Social Work or related field
4 years or more of residential youth work experience
Automation: Ability to use computer equipment and Microsoft office applications, e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook.
Physical: Must be able to climb stairs and short ladders on frequent, daily basis. Must be able to performs basic household maintenance tasks that may require lifting and bending. May be required to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license, proof of insurance, and insurable through TLP’s insurance policy. If at any time, the employee cannot be insured under the agency’s coverage, the employee is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
About Teen Living Programs
Teen Living Programs is a non-profit organization that has supported and strengthened Chicago’s most vulnerable young people for nearly 40 years. We are the only agency in the city to focus solely on 14-24 year olds who are experiencing homelessness; and we offer comprehensive, year-round services to address everything from emergency needs and housing to education, job readiness, and embracing a healthy lifestyle. Our services are available on Chicago’s south side, in neighborhoods of high poverty and violence and where critical supportive services are lacking.
To create a world where all youth have a safe home, are valued, supported, and provided with everything they need to reach their full potential.
Teen Living Programs builds community, hope and opportunity for youth who are homeless. We address their immediate needs and help them achieve independence and stable housing.
Generosity - We believe in being open, patient, accepting, respectful, and giving without expectation.
Courage - We invite risk and investment from all our partners in order to aspire, strive, and succeed.
Accountability - We drive impact, work in collaboration, ...and deliver meaningful outcomes with honesty, fairness and transparency.
Transformation - We foster curiosity, energy, innovation, and growth in a safe and affirming environment.
Community Impact - We strive to create lasting societal change through shared responsibility, inclusion, cooperation, and celebration.