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 non-profit industry, we invite you to consider becoming part of our Shelter, Inc. team. We are seeking a dynamic individual to be a part of our team, working awake overnights 3-4 nights per week at our Emergency Group Homes for teenagers in Palatine or Schaumburg, or our Transitional Living Program for young adults in Arlington Heights.
Responsibilities and Duties
Supervise residents throughout the night and assist residents within agency policies, procedures and practices to assess their needs.
RESIDENT SUPERVISION AND TEACHING 1. Remain awake throughout the overnight shift to expedite job responsibilities. 2. Supervise bedtime and morning routine activities of all residents. 3. Assist and teach residents concerning living skills and acceptable social behavior. 4. Set appropriate limits and provide an adult role model from which the residents can grow and develop. 5. Assist in providing transportation as needed. 6. Provide resident intake interviews as required. 7. Relate to the residents in a supportive manner. 8. Respond to crisis situations as recommended in the Procedure Manual. 9. Complete periodic bed checks as instructed by Coordinator. 10. Comply with agency policies and procedures and the Department of Children and Family Services “Code of Ethics for Child Welfare Professionals.”
1. Assist and teach residents maintenance of their own bedrooms and other areas of the facility. 2. Perform required maintenance tasks on the house and outside areas. 3. Assist and teach residents, as required, in the preparation of breakfast. 4. Check house to make sure it is secure and safe.
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION 1. Implement group home routine as designated in the Group Home Procedure Manual. 2. Maintain required records and logs for each resident. 3. Be available for in-service training. 4. Carry out all duties as designated by the Coordinator.
INTAKE 1. Responsible for on-call requests for services from individual crisis situations referred from the answering service and assessing whether or not placement is indicated. 2. Responsible for providing referral services when placement is not indicated.
1. Must be at least 21 years of age in accordance with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Licensing Standards of Group Homes. 2. High School diploma or equivalent required; undergraduate degree in Human Services and residential experience desired. 3. Must meet Child Care Facility Driver requirements in accordance with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. 4. Must have a valid driver's license, an automobile, and adequate automobile insurance. 5. Must become certified in CPR and First Aid within six months of employment. 6. Must complete a Medical and T.B. test providing proof of results. 7. 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. 8. Must submit official educational transcripts from the last school in which a degree was awarded. 9. Must have 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.