Aid for Women House Mother Chicago, IL · Full time

Aid for Women is seeking a full-time House Mother for our pregnancy help organization that operates two maternity homes in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Description

Organization Description | Aid for Women


Founded in 1978, Aid for Women helps thousands of women each year in the Chicago metropolitan area who find themselves facing unexpected pregnancies. Each woman is provided with the emotional, practical and spiritual support that she needs to choose life for her unborn baby and to provide a better future for herself and her family. Our life-affirming services are offered to clients free-of-charge and include: pregnancy tests and ultrasound exams, life-affirming options consultation, pregnancy and parenting mentor program, support groups, residential programs and medical and community referrals.


Aid for Women operates five pregnancy care centers and two residential programs (Heather’s House and Monica’s House). To learn more, visit our website at helpaidforwomen.org.


Position Description | House Mother


Do you want to go home after work every night knowing for a fact that your work saved lives? Are you an outgoing, organized leader with an unwavering dedication to the pro-life movement? Then this position might be for you.


Aid for Women is seeking a full-time House Mother for our pregnancy help organization that operates two maternity homes.


The House Mother is responsible for all aspects of day‐to‐day operations of the home.


Essential Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • The ability to recognize signs of illness and safety/injury hazards and respond with prevention interventions.
  • Ability to implement and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Heather’s House and Aid for Women, which includes a commitment to pro‐life and sexual integrity values.  


Essential Functions:

  • Promote overall mission, value and goals of the organization.
  • Ensure residents and staff members follow best practices for safety.
  • Provide a social and moral example to residents while demonstrating Christian values.
  • Manage life plans and work with residents to help insure that they are meeting their goals.
  • Coordinate Earn‐While‐You‐Learn program.
  • Promote adoption as a loving option.
  • Responsible for providing a nurturing and caring home‐like atmosphere.
  • Maintain vehicles (if, appropriate).
  • Maintain petty cash log and receipts.
  • Maintain program statistics.
  • Maintain office equipment.
  • Coordinate purchase of groceries.
  • Coordinate gift‐in‐kind donations.
  • Maintain the baby boutique.
  • Promote the overall well‐being of those who live in the home.
  • Train and supervise visitors and administrative volunteers and maintain volunteer log.
  • Oversee household, ensuring that it is clean, tidy and in working order.
  • Ensure that the inside and outside of the building are properly maintained for safety.


Please Note: The House Mother position is a live-in position at our maternity homes. Housing is provided with this position due to the inherent nature of the role. As a regular employee of Aid for Women, the House Mother will be eligible to participate in a number of benefits, to include health and dental insurance, a group life insurance policy, and a generous Paid Time Off policy.

Salary

$32,000 - $38,000 per year