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Job Title:

Relief Parent

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Chicago, Lockport


All Shift


Part Time



Job Description:

Becoming a Relief Parent with SOS Children's Villages Illinois is a rewarding part-time commitment suitable for a diverse array of adults. The SOS Children’s Villages Illinois model of care is a unique one: we employ full-time, professional Foster Parents who care for up to six siblings in a single-family home in one of our Village communities. We equip our professional Foster Parents with the necessary tools to help heal and restore confidence in our children and their families.

Relief Parents are a part of this special model by providing assistance and support to our Foster Parents during their absence. This might include taking care of children for several hours at a time in a Village home or assisting with picking the children up from school and activities. If you are someone who is interested in child welfare and want to make a difference consider becoming a part-time Relief Parent with us.

Job Requirements:


A high school diploma or equivalent.
Valid Illinois driver's license with an acceptable driving record and proof of automobile insurance coverage.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) background clearance
Ability to work in at least one of the following Villages: Chicago (7600 S. Parnell), Roosevelt Square (1200 W. Roosevelt Rd.), Lockport (17545 Village Ln.)
Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco, drug, and firearm free environment
Additional Skills and Experience:

Previous childcare experience required, with infants preferred.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to work flexible hours, and at times overnight.
Good verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to learn and support SOS Illinois behavior management program.
Commitment to SOS Illinois philosophy and mission.


Hourly Pay
Flexible schedules

Company Information


At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes for children in the foster care system with a focus on keeping siblings together. We do this by keeping brothers and sisters together in an individual home in the care of a full-time, Professional Foster Parent. In doing so, we lay the foundation for rebuilding trust, confidence, and hope for each child in our care.

For over 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. We are the first self-funded SOS organization in the United States. Since our beginning, we have carried on the successful track record of SOS-Kinderdorf International in transforming children with a broken childhood into caring, productive, self-reliant adults. In addition, we have pioneered a number of successful programs such as providing SOS Children continued support as they enter young adulthood, and empowering parents to pursue successful reunification of their families.

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