If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a young adult, are motivated to create safer homes for all children, and are interested in a rewarding career in the non-profit industry, we invite you to consider becoming part of our Shelter, Inc. team. We are seeking a qualified Transitional Living Program Worker.
Shelter, Inc.’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) is a program for older adolescent males in DCFS custody who are working towards living on their own. TLP provides a home-like setting where residents advance their education and learn to work and live in the community. TLP offers a safe and caring environment while preparing residents to be increasingly self-sufficient as they continue their growth towards adulthood.
This position involves working full-time in the home, primarily a mix of 7am-3pm and 3pm-11pm shifts. Full-time benefits include medical, dental, vacation, and sick pay. Candidates must be at least 25 years old and males are encouraged to apply.
Perform a variety of services by assisting residents within agency policies, procedures, and practices to assess and provide for their needs.
RESIDENT SUPERVISION AND INVOLVEMENT
Monitor and document daily activities of all residents.
Monitor and assist residents concerning living skills and acceptable social behavior.
Maintain program/ treatment limits as an adult role model for the residents.
Interact with the residents in a supportive manner.
Comply with agency policies and procedures and the Department of Children and Family Services “Code of Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals.”
Provide transportation of residents to appointments, meetings, and/or staffings as needed.
Monitor and assist residents regarding scheduled activities and crisis events.
Monitor and assist residents with maintenance of their personal and shared areas of the facility.
Monitor and assist residents with maintenance of outside areas.
Perform required maintenance tasks for the house and outside areas.
Implement group home routine as designed in TLP Procedure Manual.
Maintain required records and logs for each resident.
Attend staff meetings and in-service training.
Carry out all duties as designated by the TLP Coordinator.
Must be at least 25 years of age in accordance with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Licensing Standards for Group Homes.
Undergraduate degree from an accredited school required. Degree in human services field desired.
Must meet Child Care Facility Driver requirements in accordance with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Must have a valid driver's license, an automobile, and adequate automobile insurance.
Must become certified in CPR/First Aid and Behavior Management Crisis Intervention within six months of employment.
Must complete a Medical and T.B. test providing proof of results.
Must be fingerprinted by the State of Illinois and must submit to a full Background Check through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Must submit official educational transcripts from the last school in which a degree was awarded.
Ability to lift 40 lbs.
About Shelter, Inc.
Shelter, Inc.’s mission is helping and protecting children who are abused, neglected, dependent, or in need of supervision. We do this by providing community based 24-hour emergency and longer-term care, creating community awareness and education to prevent such abuse and neglect, and promoting healthy families to reduce child abuse and neglect.
Shelter, Inc.’s programs include: Emergency group homes for youth 11-17 years old; Foster Care; Healthy Families (parent education and support to prevent child abuse); Transitional Living (for older adolescents to learn and develop independent living skills); 24 hour information and referral service; and Community Education.