Brehm Preparatory School
  • 02-Aug-2018 to 30-Aug-2018 (CST)
  • Boarding Services
  • Carbondale, IL, USA
  • TBD
  • Hourly
  • Part Time



Position Overview:

Assistant Dorm Parents should be hard-working, organized, reliable and willing to go the extra mile to ensure the safety and well-being of the students in their care. Assistant Dorm Parents must have the ability and skills to build a caring, friendly, and positive rapport with students, while, at the same time being able to deal appropriately with challenging welfare and discipline issues when required.   

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in managing and supervising the daily responsibilities of running a dorm include, but are not limited to, chores, hygiene, personal care, study hall and free time supervision, meal preparations, implementing goals and documentation.
  • Assisting the Dorm Parent:
    • Supervising the students
    • Creating social situations that will enable student growth
    • Modeling appropriate behavior
    • Creating a safe and nurturing environment for student development
    • Develop, set, and review goals
    • Completing required paperwork
  • With collaboration with the Health & Wellbeing team, work with the students to in managing problems or conflicts related to their emotional/social growth.
  • Participate in weekly all staff meetings, dorm meetings, dorm trainings, and HEP reviews
  • Communicate appropriate information on a daily basis to the appropriate persons/departments
  • Retrieve mail from mailroom and pick up any student packages daily
  • Read and respond to emails when working
  • Follow check out procedures for vehicles
  • Communicate on-going information and/or issues with Dorm Parent
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Strong ability to multitask and flexible skill set
  • Strong desire to learn and work as part of a holistic team
  • Effective leaderships skills to instruct, supervise, and motivate students
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the population and age group served
  • Possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students
  • Ability to exhibit a mature, positive attitude
  • Ability to maintain a therapeutic, supportive stance with all constituents: students, parents, faculty and staff
  • Knowledge in the area of learning differences
  • Understanding of practices used to aid students in their success, problem solving, and overall wellness
  • Clear boundaries regarding role with students
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of GSuites


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Pursuing a higher educational degree in a human service, psychology, social work, speech and language, or educational related field

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience working with students
  • Conflict resolution and mediation experience
  • Residential/boarding/camp experience

Position Status:

  • Part-time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Work Hours:  

  • Ideal candidate will have open availability to work an average of 30 waking hours per week and occasional overnights
  • Hours will vary between:
    • Mornings: 6:15 am to 9:30 am
    • Evenings: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
    • Overnights: 11:00 pm to 6:15 am
    • Weekends: Varies (8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
    • Some holidays

Working Conditions:

  • Mainly a dormitory setting


  • No travel away from home required


  • Hourly


  • None

Immediate Supervisor:  

  • Dorm Parent

Supervision of Others:

  • Supervises students
  • Does not supervise staff


  • Boarding Services

Essential Conditions of Employment:

  • A valid driver's license, or ability to obtain a valid driver's license within thirty days of hire
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to pass a driving background check
  • Maintain clean driving record
  • Maintain a clean background check
  • Ability to become First Aid and CPR certified

Physical Demands:

This physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly sit, stand, bend down, crouch,
  • Use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Will vary based on the daily activities
  • Strength and endurance to work long hours
  • Ability to care for an average of 18 students in a dorm setting


  • Part-Time
  • Not Benefits Eligible
  • 10-Month Employee (Works during Academic School Year)
  • Hourly, Non-Exempt

Application Deadline:

  • Until filled

Position Start Date:

  • August 13, 2018
  • Must be available to meet with Human Resources prior to start date to complete required paperwork and background checks

Please submit your resume and cover letter directly to the Director of Human Resources via Emailed submissions will not be accepted. Faxed, hand delivered and mailed submissions are accepted.

Brehm Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer.


Director of Human Resources

Brehm Preparatory School

950 S. Brehm Lane

Carbondale, IL 62901

Fax: 618-529-1248

Brehm Preparatory School
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