If you’d like to make a difference in the life of an adolescent, are motivated to create safer homes for all youth, 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 seeking an Overnight Group Home Worker to join our dynamic team at Shelter's Boys Group Home in Palatine or Jennings Girls Home in Schaumburg.
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.
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.
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.