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 three open positions: 

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 possess:

  • 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.

 

Home Visiting Manager

Summary: Serving as part of the Family Support team, she/he provides direct supervision of the home visiting team and plans and implements Parent Support Groups that meet the goals of the program.  This position supports the agency’s vision, philosophy and values in the comprehensive delivery of services to young moms and their children through family support programs and activities.  This position is focused on ensuring high quality implementation of home visiting meets Parents as Teachers fidelity.   This position is located at our main office in the Austin neighborhood.  Salary: $47,500

Job Duties:

50% Home Visiting Manager

  • Supervises home visitors to ensure all Parents as Teachers’ guidelines and IBTI benchmarks are met in the home visiting program, and that all home visitors are at case load.
  • Participates in the hiring, training, and supervision of the home visiting team.
  • Directs all aspects of service delivery including program development, implementation, evaluation, and supervision of the home visiting staff.
  • Works with the Assistant Director of Family Support and Director of Performance Management to develop, implement and track progress on programmatic plans, quality assurance activities, along with required reporting and program outcomes.
  • Works with supervisor to develop, implement and track progress on programmatic plans and implementation.
  • Ensures staff compliance with Agency database (ETO) and funder databases, checking monthly reports for accuracy and completion.
  • Participates in agency and program staff meetings, serving as an active member of the Family Support team and assisting in home visitors’ professional development opportunities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

50% Group Facilitator

  • Develops topics, curricula and other materials, focusing on parenting issues that meets Parents as Teachers’ guidelines and IBTI benchmarks.
  • Facilitates up to two parent supports groups per week in collaboration with home visitors.
  • Identifies, confirms, and schedules external speakers to support curriculum topics as appropriate.
  • Makes all preparations for parent support group meetings, including meal planning, parent-child activities and other necessary activities.
  • Supervises the overall implementation of group and child care activities during programming.
  • Assists with administration of the boutique incentive program.
  • Coordinates quarterly participant surveys and program evaluation.
  • Collects and maintains appropriate files, records, documentation, and lists of group activities and attendance in writing and in internal and external funder databases.
Qualifications:
  • Commitment to and passion for the mission of New Moms
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required with a minimum of 2  years of related home visiting and/or group work experience required; masters preferred
  • Parents as Teacher’s certification preferred
  • Experience supervising staff, volunteers or interns required
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, projects, and deadlines concurrently
  • Endorses a Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based practice model that integrates harm reduction, motivational interviewing, executive skills, infant mental health, and positive youth development practices in working with young moms and their children required
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and in writing
  • High attention to detail and results-oriented approach to work
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team approach model, taking individual responsibility and autonomy while also working well in roles leading and serving as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license, with safe driving record
  • A functional car with valid insurance

Other Considerations:

  • Ability to work 2 evenings per week
  • Must obtain Parents as Teachers training & maintain PAT certification

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

 

Family Support Specialist II

Transformation Center Housing – Chicago, Illinois

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 full-time Family Support Specialist is an integral team member of our team to work to advance the missing of New Moms.  We seek a professional who has a proven track record in working with young families experiencing homelessness, and seeking an opportunity to make a deep impact by providing high quality, best practice intensive case management, life skills and parent coaching.  He/she must be an exceptional communicator and relationship-builder who can work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.  Salary: $34-40k DOE.

Job Responsibilities:

Provide intensive and comprehensive support services to 25 families from entry to exit who reside at the Transformation Center.

Supports families with their goals around self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

Plans and facilitates a variety of engagement activities/workshops and parent support groups that promote parent-child interactions and provides opportunities to increase self-sufficiency skills.

Assists with concrete needs and performs crisis prevention and intervention.

The successful candidate will posses:

  • Enthusiasm for mission-driven work and interest in work with homeless adolescent-led families
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the area of social work, counseling, psychology or related field required
  • Experience and knowledge about homeless youth services required
  • Endorses a “Housing First” philosophy that integrates harm reduction, motivational interviewing, positive youth development and trauma-informed practices
  • Strong interest in working with young moms and their children
  • Strong computer skills including use of electronic data bases including, Efforts to Outcomes, HMIS and/or eCornerstone
  • 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, please visit the Family Support Specialist II 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.