Posted on 06/08/2017

Assistant Houseparent (Volunteer, Live-in)

Outreach Community Services - Wheaton, IL

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Base Pay RateVolunteer opportunity, Live-in

Position TypePart Time

Job Description

Wheaton Youth Outreach - Transitional Living

Located in a home near the Wheaton College campus, “Transitions” is a transitional housing programdesigned to assist homeless young women, ages 17-21 to become financially and emotionally independent. This program offers safe, affordable housing in a home setting with live-in house parents and intensive case management services.

The volunteer assistant houseparent will support the Lead House Parent Couple in providing live-in oversight to the home and the residents in the “Transitions” program. Responsibilities include building intentional relationships with residents, promoting a positive community environment, ensuring compliance with house rules, modeling a healthy adult lifestyle, and teaching life skills on both a formal and informal basis. Facilitating regular house activities and participating in a weekly community meal are also required. “On duty” hours rotate with the Lead House Parent Couple to ensure nightly coverage.

Compensation:  free housing, utilities, land-line phone and wireless internet access. A small monthly stipend. Outside employment or schooling is encouraged on a full or part-time basis as long as it does not interfere with participation in community life and on-duty hours.

Outreach Community Ministries, Inc. (OCM) is a Christian, community service organization seeking to attract and hire a diverse staff of highly competent professional employees. OCM complies with all applicable state and federal laws pertaining to nondiscrimination in employment, including nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and disability.  As a religious organization, OCM reserves the right to make employment decisions based on its religious identity, as permitted by state and federal law. 

Job Requirements

The position requires a calling and desire to develop mentoring relationships with struggling young women, leadership skills to guide and influence residents and the initiative to attend to the upkeep of the house and other logistics. Experience or training in the human services field, youth work or dorm resident assistant experience strongly preferred. Personal maturity, flexibility, good organizational and communication skills are required. Only applicants who are able to make a minimum one-year commitment will be considered. A commitment to OCM’s Statement of Christian Mission and Faith is required. 

 


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