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Overnight Worker
Job Code:2021-RES-006
Salary Range:$16.60/hour-$17.00/hour

Our residential treatment program is home to 50 kids ages 8-19 whose emotional, behavioral, or social dysfunction requires highly-structured, 24-hour care. The goal of this program is to stabilize their behaviors so they may return home or be placed in a more permanent living situation. Intensive, specialized treatment services are provided through counseling, psychiatric assessment and treatment, skill development and educational programming.

The Overnight Residential Worker is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of all the clients, residing in one of our residential cottages, during sleeping hours.  In this position you will complete bed checks, complete suicide watch for clients designated to be at risk of harming themselves, and perform household duties to maintain cleanliness in the cottage. It is required that the Overnight Residential Worker remain awake and alert throughout the entire shift. The Overnight Residential Worker should be aware of all DCFS licensing standards and abide by them at all times

Job Function

The Overnight Residential Worker provides overnight coverage in our residential treatment program during normal sleeping hours of residents to ensure their care, welfare, safety and security.


-Minimum high school diploma or equivalent 
-Related experience preferred
-Child care skills
-Ability to work objectively with children in residential care
-Ability to work independently and on a team
-Ability to remain awake throughout the entirety of the third shift
-Demonstrated maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in children and families served
-Ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner
-Must be 21 years of age to meet DCFS requirements
-If clients in the program are female, then the overnight worker must also be a female in order to meet DCFS requirements
-Vision, hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective communication of information
-Ability to physically restrain residents, as needed 
-Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and
-Valid driver’s license and ability to transport self and clients to various locations
-Ability to pass DCFS driving requirements

Benefits & Pay:

  • PTO (paid-time-off) accrual 3 weeks first year (full-time)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Sick Leave accrual 12 days per year (full-time)
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K with company match
  • Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD
  • Supplemental life insurance