Brehm Preparatory School
  • 10-Apr-2019 to 30-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Student Life
  • Carbondale, IL, USA
  • TBD
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance; Paid holidays; Paid Time Off; Retirement Account with employer matching; Professional Development Reimbursement

Lead Assistant Dorm Parent

Fall 2019

 Since 1982, Brehm Preparatory School, Inc. has empowered students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential. Designed around the way each child learns best, an Individualized Holistic Education Plan (IHEP) integrates cognitive, academic, social, and behavioral strategies into a comprehensive program designed to educate the whole child.

Brehm's caring, highly qualified faculty and staff welcome students in grades 6 through 12+ into a dynamic new learning environment brimming with optimism. Working quickly to break down barriers, build trust, and rebuild self-confidence, they embrace students in a nurturing boarding school environment where each child feels accepted and supported.

This holistic experience produces students with the tools, skills, and confidence to become effective self-advocates and independent learners able to succeed in school, find fulfilling careers, and lead balanced multi-faceted lives.

Brehm Preparatory School, Inc., currently has openings for Lead Assistant Dorm Parents for the Fall of 2019. Successful candidates will have excellent customer services skill, flexibility, be student-centric, have an outgoing nature, and must be outcome-oriented.

Position Overview:

Lead 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. Lead 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.   

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Flexible skill set
  • Strong desire to learn and work as part of a holistic team
  • Ability to instruct, supervise, and motivate students
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the population and age group served
  • Ability to quickly and calmly communicate with students and staff in emergency situations
  • Strength and endurance to work long hours
  • Applicants must possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students
  • Ability to exhibit a mature, positive attitude
  • Patience
  • Ability to maintain a therapeutic stance in stressful situations is a must


  • Assisting in managing and supervising the daily responsibilities of running a dorm, to include, but not limited to, chores, hygiene, personal care, study hall and free time supervision, scheduling, meal preparations, implementing goals and documentation.
  • Lead Assistant Dorm Parents are responsible for assisting the Dorm Parents in supervising the students, creating social situations that will enable student growth, modeling appropriate behavior, and creating a safe and nurturing environment for student development.
  • With collaboration with the clinical team, Lead Assistant Dorm Parents work with the students to assist them in managing problems or conflicts related to their emotional/social growth. In addition, Lead Assistant Dorm Parent may also be responsible for participating in weekly all staff meetings, dorm meetings, dorm trainings, and HEP reviews.
  • Lead Assistant Dorm Parents assist the Dorm Parents in communicating appropriate information on a daily basis to the appropriate party (clinical/administration).
  • In collaboration with Dorm Parents, Lead Assistants are responsible for assisting with developing goals and reviewing said goals with each student in their dorm. Lead Assistant Dorm Parents will assist Dorm Parents in documenting required paperwork.

Knowledge and Experience Requirements:

  • Boarding or residential experience, preferred
  • Working knowledge of learning disabilities, learning styles, and life skill strategies
  • Knowledge of policies, protocols, systems, and procedures established to enhance student programming
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures
  • Familiarity with child & adolescent development a plus
  • Knowledge of GSuites, a plus
  • Have knowledge in the area of learning differences, and an understanding of practices used to aid in helping them find success, problem-solving, and overall wellness
  • Prior experience working with students
  • Conflict resolution and mediation experience

Supervision of Others:

  • Supervise students
  • Supervises staff, when required

Educational Requirements: 

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

 Working Hours and Conditions

  • 40 hours per week with additional compensation for any overnight shifts worked
  • Hours will vary between mornings, evenings and weekend based on the need of the School
  • Travel away from home may be required
  • Holidays as required

Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to pass a driving background check
  • Ability to pass a physical exam
  • Valid vehicle insurance

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Stamina for long working hours
  • Position is very active and may require frequent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, climbing and lifting


  • Health / Dental / Vision / Life Insurance
  • Retirement Account [403 (b)] with employer matching
  • Standard Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development/Tuition Reimbursement

Application Deadline:

  • Until Filled

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, official transcripts, and application directly to the Director of Human Resources via Faxed, hand-delivered, and mailed submissions are accepted. Please do not email resumes and cover letters. Brehm Preparatory School, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.

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