(full- or part-time)
Organization Type: Non-Profit, Faith-Based
Hours: Full-Time (up to 40 hours per week but not less than 32 hours per week) and Part-Time (less than 32 hours per week). Hours may vary to overlap some early mornings, late evenings, and weekends, when on-call or covering shifts. Individuals working night shifts must stay awake through the night.
Travel Requirements: Minimal
Education and Experience: Prefer individuals to possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral or social sciences, social work, psychology, childhood education, education counseling, or a related field and have two (2) years of experience in the field of human services.
Summary of Job Responsibilities: House moms are the chaperone and supervisors of participants at the Freedom House. During their shift, each house mom is responsible for the direct care of participants as they learn to gain life skills, educational and/or vocational skills, and develop mental wellness and a healthier lifestyle.
Direct Report(s): Program Participants
Key job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Uphold the policies and procedures of the Freedom House (i.e. completing documentation at the end of each shift, conducting safety drills, administering medicine as needed, house checks, attending annual training, etc.)
- Implement programming and curriculum to ensure participants are acquiring and developing basic life skills while living in a clean, safe environment.
- Know where participants are at all times, including chaperoning and/or accompanying participants to school, extra-curricular activities, doctor’s appointments, shopping, or other outings.
- Attend individual and team meetings with the purpose of promoting communication, providing useful feedback, and facilitating positive working relationships
Leadership skills include but are not limited to the following:
- Demonstrate the core values, guiding principles, and statement of faith of Freedom House.
- Help develop and ensure a culture conducive to positive experiences for house moms, volunteers, and program participants.
- Assist in building a healthy, trusting, cohesive team that works together to accomplish the mission of the program.
- Exhibit healthy and positive connections and communication – focusing on strength-based tendencies – among house moms, volunteers, and program participants.
- Lead by example in modeling a healthy lifestyle in the body, soul, and spirit; including an active, growing relationship with the Lord.
- Assist in providing direction and encouragement to program participants and team members.
- Navigate interpersonal conflict by speaking the truth in love and using appropriate communication channels.
- Provide support and crisis help as needed using appropriate crisis management skills.
- Represent Freedom House in a positive and engaging way at social activities and events.
Other Qualifications and Requirements:
- Never have been shown by credible evidence (e.g., a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable evidence) to have abused, neglected, sexually exploited, or deprived a child or adult or to have subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct as evidenced by an oral or written statement to this effect obtained at the time of application and evidence of having made efforts to obtain and evaluate references from previous employers.
- Documentation of at least two professional, educational or personal references that attest to the person’s capability of performing the duties of the position and to the person’s suitability of working with or around children.
- Participates in all required orientations and training, including continuing education opportunities to stay up to date on best practices and regulatory compliance requirements.
- Satisfactory preliminary criminal history background check determination and a satisfactory fingerprint records check determination.
- Must be 21 years of age or older.
- A clean driving record is essential to fulfilling the job responsibilities.
Must have the ability to use techniques to get oneself out of a potentially violent situation.