STARS Family Services

STARS Family Services provides residential and vocational services for STARS (adults with learning differences) so that they can become all that God created them to be. We provide a distinctively Christian environment that will develop life skills needed for independent or semi- independent living—such as job skills, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, interpersonal relationships, personal responsibilities and personal care—while at the same time making it possible for STARS to continue living in their own community, near to their family, and being an integral part of the College Church family.

STARS Family Services Wheaton, IL, USA
Jan 13, 2020
Tailor-made for You   SFS Internships are great opportunities for students majoring in education, allied health fields, special education, counseling, communication and public relations. SFS is willing to design the internship to fit the requirements of your major. Internship Essentials   Learn from Professionals who will train you and supervise your You will meet weekly with a Field Supervisor. Direct Service Responsibilities through our residential and vocational programs. Design a Service Project according to your interests and the needs of STARS Family Services. Study Assignments that will help you understand ministry to, with, and by people with learning Interested? Contact Tom Paulsen. President   Email: Cell: 630-200-3207  
STARS Family Services Wheaton, IL, USA
Jan 09, 2020
Part time
Job Title: Life Skills Tutor I/Life Skill Tutor Substitute   Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Residential Life, provides weekend, evening and/or daytime supervision along with providing creative outlets for resident’s leisure time.   Reports to: The Director of Residential Life, and is accountable to the Chairman of the Personnel Commission of SFS.  General Responsibilities and Duties:  Maintains a physical presence in the home during scheduled evening or weekend hours.  During assigned hours, works to ensure a positive atmosphere in the home.  Follows the individualized life skill plans and supervises the residents in performing light cooking, and personal care.  Ensures that residents treat each other and staff with respect; resolves conflicts that may arise during on-site hours utilizing existing plans; follows the individualized behavior plans for residents.  Provides creative leisure time options for residents.  Performs related work as required. Organizational and Communication Duties: Keeps a log of hours and activities that occur in the home during scheduled hours. Communicates with the Director of Residential Life regarding activities in the home. Since SFS is a religious 501(c)(3), all employees must agree to the Statement of Faith and Standards of the Christian Life as outlined in the SFS Employee Handbook. All employees are subject to an annual motor vehicle check, and a background check every three years.   Education and Experience:  Two years of college-level education, and 2 years of experience working with persons with cognitive disabilities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be an approved SFS driver in accordance with the SFS Transportation policy.