Volunteer, Live-In, Houseparent Couple

  • Outreach Community Ministries
  • Carol Stream, IL, USA
  • Oct 18, 2021
Contractor Nonprofit-Christian Ministry Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Position Title:
Volunteer, Live-In, Houseparent Couple Division: Wheaton Youth Outreach—Jubilee Village Jubilee Village is a transitional housing program in Carol Stream, for young single mothers between the ages of 17 ½ – 24, who each have one child. The residents live under the supervision of live-in house parents and on-site professional staff. This program offers safe, affordable housing and intensive case management services to residents to help them achieve financial independence. Jubilee Village is one program offered through Wheaton Youth Outreach, whose other services include crisis intervention and counseling for youth and their families.

The couple will be a part of a three-couple team, and each couple is required to be available three to four days per week, on average, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. On-duty responsibilities include being available to address situations that arise with residents, helping to build community among the women, hosting one “Community Meal” per week for the residents (paid for by the agency), attendance at weekly team meetings, and weekly facility building maintenance assignments.

House parents receive free housing, and except for electric, all other utilities are included in the three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment. Outside employment or schooling is permitted on a full or part-time basis if it does not interfere with on-duty hours. Supervision will be provided weekly. House parents have no financial or custodial responsibility for the clients.

A sense of calling to be personally involved in helping young women make the transition to independence over a period of up to 24 months. Experience or training in the human services field, youth work or dorm resident assistant experience preferred. Sensitivity to working with low-income and diverse populations and a commitment to OCM’s Statement of Christian Mission and Faith are required. Valid driver’s license, insurance, reliable vehicle and good driving record required. Only applicants able to make a minimum two-year commitment will be considered. Pets are not allowed. Previous maintenance experience helpful.

OCM complies with all applicable state and federal laws pertaining to nondiscrimination in employment, including nondiscrimination based on 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.