If you are interested in joining a group of people that is passionate about what they do and are dedicated to the mission of helping young moms and their families, look no further!

New Moms is a dynamic place to work and offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including health, dental, disability, and life insurance; matching on retirement savings up to 3%; 16 paid holidays; and generous paid time off. We also offer several unique benefits to New Moms: discounts on Bright Endeavors products, free spiritual direction services, and half days on Fridays in the summer.

If you are interested in a specific position, please put the title of the desired position in the subject line of your email.  If you are interested in joining New Moms when a position opens up, feel free to send your resume even if no positions are currently open. We are always searching for highly qualified candidates who are dedicated to moving our mission forward.

In your email, please send your cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to jobs@newmomsinc.org. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

 

We currently have three open positions: 

Childcare Associate (Part-time: 12 hours/week)

About the Job:

This part time, 12 hours a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) Childcare Associate assists by providing guidance in a safe and structured environment for children while their parent attends Parent Support Group.  The Childcare Associate assists in overseeing the involvement of volunteers during Parent Support Groups in the child care setting in coordination with other staff.  The Childcare Associate supports the agency’s vision, philosophy and core values in the delivery of services to young moms and their children.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists with a broad range of childcare related services, including lesson planning, parent-child interactions, and children’s activities.
  • Participates in the training of volunteers to ensure they understand their role and the population served.
  • Works with supervisor to develop, implement and track progress on programmatic plans.
  • Works collaboratively with other staff, all program Supervisors and Director of Programs to ensure a continuum of service delivery.
  • Participates in agency and program staff meetings as determined by Supervisor and/or Director of Programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

The successful candidates will possess:

·         A flexible schedule that can accommodate atypical work hours + changes in schedule

·         Commitment to and passion for the mission of New Moms

·         Knowledge of instructional and support methods, community resources, and verbal and written skills at a level normally obtained through completion of high school

·         Experience working with children ages 0-5

·         Friendly and personal disposition needed to support children, build trust and foster confidence of children

·         Endorses a Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based practice model that integrates harm reduction, motivational interviewing and positive youth development practices in working with young moms and their children required

·         Excellent communication skills, both oral and in writing

·         Sound professional judgment as well as the desire to work in a socially- and psychologically-pressured environment

 

Employer Engagement Specialist (Full-time)

About the Job:

The full-time Employer Engagement Specialist position is an integral team member of our Workforce Development Program team, which provides intensive skills training, career planning, paid transitional job through our social enterprise Bright Endeavors, and quality job placement services. The EES is responsible cultivating relationships with employers, deepening those relationships, and making quality job placements within those employer partners.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a business outreach plan that will meet the needs of employers staffing needs and participants obtaining quality jobs
  • Maintains on-going relationships with employers and visits work sites to monitor participant progress; addresses any barriers or concerns and supports participants with potential advancement opportunities.
  • Researches and understands industry trends and employment needs and adapts to changing markets.
  • Assess participants’ skills and matches participants with developed jobs based on skills and career goals.
  • Assists participants in obtaining quality jobs with advancement opportunities including but not limited to: job search, coordinating access to career outings, job fairs, and other hiring events.

 

The successful candidate will posses:

  • Commitment to the mission of New Moms.
  • An bachelor’s degree in human resources, sales, communications, or business development, at minimum
  • Proven track record of a sales-related approach to procure and maintain new employer accounts and quality job opportunities for participants
  • Advanced computer skills including use of Word, Excel, and other electronic data bases
  • Position requires utmost integrity; ethical behavior and appropriate business practices are expected
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Commitment to advancing as a professional in the non-profit sector

 

 

Housing Locator (Half-Time)

About the Job:

New Moms innovative Transformation Center Housing (TCH) program serves 40 homeless young moms (ages 18-24) and their children with comprehensive housing and support services in a single-site, single-family apartment model. This half-time Housing Locator Specialist is an integral team member, working to advance the mission of New Moms.  We seek a professional who has a proven track record in identifying and cultivating housing opportunities for participants by developing relationships with landlords and identifying housing that is suitable to maximize the permanent housing success of participants.  He/she must be an exceptional communicator and relationship-builder who can work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identifies housing that is suitable to the individual needs of each participant including permanent supportive housing, low-income and market rate units and provides these resources to participants to maximize the permanent housing success of participants.
  • Conducts outreach and engagement with landlords, permanent supportive housing and other subsidized housing programs to identify potential housing options that meet the needs of residents according to individualized service plans. (via cold calls, follow-ups, unplanned drop-ins, in person meetings, email/mailed communication.)
  • Works extensively with the housing team staff to support exit planning and appropriate resources that meet the needs of participants.
  • Coordinates 1-2 life skills workshop per quarter that promote increased life skills and plan for positive exits from program.
  • Leads search efforts with participants for independent affordable housing as well as various permanent supportive housing programs.

 

The successful candidate will posses:

  • Commitment to the mission of New Moms
  • Bachelor Degree required with 1-2 years in a social service setting required
  • Broad knowledge of housing resources; experience working with landlords and housing people with substantial barriers.
  • Expertise in an array of housing subsidy programs including HUD, PSH and Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Programs
  • Endorses a Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based practice model that integrates harm reduction, motivational interviewing and positive youth development practices in working with young moms and their children required
  • High attention to detail and results-oriented approach to the work
  • Strong computer skills including use of electronic data bases
  • Position requires utmost integrity; ethical behavior and appropriate business practices are expected
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and ability to work both collaboratively and independently

If you are the right person to join our team at New Moms, email your resume, a cover letter, and your salary requirements to jobs@newmomsinc.org.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.