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Job Title:

Relief Parent

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Swing Shift


Part Time



Job Description:

Each Village offers comprehensive services including: individual and group counseling, mentoring, and educational and cultural enrichment opportunities. This highly supportive setting provides children a sense of safety, security, and community, encouraging them on their journey toward healing and reaching their fullest potential.

Because Foster Parents are the foundation of the SOS Illinois model, successful Relief Parents must be passionate and dedicated to contributing to the creation of stable home lives for our children. By creating a stable home life, SOS Illinois Foster and Relief Parents help children overcome devastating pasts and gain confidence about their world and their dreams for the future.

The Relief Parent’s primary duty is to provide on-call relief to Foster Parents. In the Foster Parent’s absence he or she is responsible for providing "parental" supervision, monitoring, care, and direction for the children consistent with the Foster Parent's methodology. Relief Parents also assist Foster Parents in providing transportation of children to recreational activities, homework assistance and therapy, and additional supervision.

Job Requirements:

1. A high school diploma or equivalent.
2. Valid Illinois driver's license with acceptable driving record and proof of automobile insurance coverage.
3. Must be at least 21 years of age.
4. DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) background clearance
5. DCFS medical clearance
6. Ability to work in the following Village(s): Lockport, Southside of Chicago (7600 S. Parnell), Roosevelt Square (1200 W. Roosevelt)
7. Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free environment

Additional Skills and Experience:

1. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement.
2. Previous childcare experience.
3. Good verbal and written communications skills.
4. Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.
5. Ability to learn and support SOS Illinois behavior management program.
6. Ability to work flexible hours.
7. Commitment to SOS Illinois philosophy and mission.


1. Hourly Pay
2. Flexible hours

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