If you’d like to make a difference in the life of a child, are motivated to create safer homes for all children, and are interested in a rewarding career in the nonprofit industry, we invite you to consider becoming part of our Shelter, Inc. team. Since 1975, Shelter, Inc. has provided for the emotional and physical well-being of children and families in need. Our programs and services help children and families build safer, healthier, and brighter futures. We are currently seeking a qualified Group Home Worker at our Boys Group Home in Palatine, IL.
RESIDENT SUPERVISION AND TEACHING
Provide casework services to each resident to include treatment plan, physical examination and necessary transportation.
Work with outside agencies in the establishment of both short-term and long-term treatment plans for the resident.
Implement group home program to include individual, family and group counseling.
Supervise daily activities of all residents.
Assist and teach residents concerning living skills and acceptable social behavior.
Set appropriate limits and provide an adult role model from which the residents can grow and develop.
Relate to 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.”
Assist and teach residents maintenance of their own bedrooms and other areas of the facility.
Assist and teach residents maintenance of outside areas.
Perform required maintenance tasks on the house and outside areas.
Assist and teach residents, as required, in meal preparation.
Assist in the preparation of meals.
Implement group home routine as designed in Group Home 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 Group Home Coordinator or Senior Group Home Worker in the absence of the Group Home Coordinator.
Must be at least 21 years of age in accordance with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Licensing Standards for Group Homes.
Two years/60 hours of college credit 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 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.
Must become certified in CPR and First Aid and complete New Hire Orientation before working independently.
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.