Employment

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 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.

We currently have two open positions: 

Doula (Oak Park)

About the Job:

This full-time Community-based Doula is responsible for promoting healthy pregnancies, breast feeding, and building a trusting relationship that offers strength-based services for families before, during, and after birth. The Doula will advocate for families, provide prenatal education activities, and support the family in preparing for childbirth through both home visiting and group based services and serves a non-clinical role during labor and delivery.   This doula will be providing services to young moms 24 and under, in Oak Park and near western suburbs; and will work out of both the Oak Park office. Salary: $30-36 DOE.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides support, education, and information on relevant topics including birth wishes, child development, parenting, parent/child interaction activities and family education in both home visits and group based services
  • Conducts weekly home visits with pregnant young women that consists of approved, age appropriate parent child activities and education intended to enhance the parent’s self-efficacy at birth and support the parent-child relationship by using the evidence-based tools
  • Assists in the recruitment and enrollment of program participants
  • Facilitates weekly prenatal care groups
  • Maintains a caseload of 9 young women (and their children)
  • Provides childbirth education, develops written birth plans and attends participants births to provide a non-clinical support role
  • Works collaboratively with home visitors and other program staff to provide seamless services

 

The successful candidate will posses:

  • Enthusiasm for mission-driven work and interest in work with young moms at the time of pregnant and early parenting
  • At minimum a high school diploma or equivalency required, bachelor’s degree preferred
  • DONA certified preferred; DONA trained and in process for DONA certification required
  • Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends to attend births and provide cross-coverage
  • 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
  • Strong computer skills including use of Word 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
  • A functional car with valid insurance, along with a valid driver’s license

If you are the right person to join our team at New Moms, please visit the Doula page to complete the online application.

 

Housing Locator Specialist (Half time/Wednesday – Friday)

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. Salary: $16-18/hour DOE.

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 monthly life skills workshops 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 preferred 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

 

New Moms’ Benefits: We offer a benefits package to part-time employees including 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 and free spiritual direction services.

If you are the right person to join our team at New Moms, please visit the Housing Locator page to complete the online application.

 

 

 

New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651

New Moms (Oak Park)
405 South Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

773.252.3253

773.252.5320

contact@newmoms.org

New Moms is proud to be a subgrantee of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) program and a member of REDF’s national portfolio.