Brehm Preparatory School
  • 19-Sep-2017 to 30-Sep-2017 (CST)
  • Clinical and Student Life
  • Carbondale, IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time



Brehm Preparatory School is a small, fully-accredited, not-for-profit coeducational boarding school for students with learning differences. Since 1982, Brehm has been successfully teaching Junior High and High School students with language-based and learning disabilities to "learn how to learn." Our family-style atmosphere is uniquely designed to foster independence and responsibility.


Position Overview:

Assistant Dorm Parents are responsible for assisting Dorm Parents with the day-to-day operations in the dorms. They are responsible for tasks related to personal care, social-emotional growth, dorm life, study hall, and weekend activities.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assistant Dorm Parents are responsible for assisting Dorm Parents in managing and supervising the daily responsibilities of running a dorm including, but not limited to, chores, hygiene, personal care, study hall and freetime supervision, scheduling, meal preparations, implementing goals and documentation.
  • Assistant Dorm Parents are responsible for assisting 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, Assistant Dorm Parents work with the students to assist them in managing problems or conflicts related to their emotional/social growth.
  • Dorm Parent Assistants are responsible for participating in weekly all staff meetings, dorm meetings, dorm trainings, and HEP reviews.
  • Assistant Dorm Parents assist Dorm Parents in communicating appropriate information on a daily basis to the appropriate party (clinical/administration).
  • In collaboration with Dorm Parents, Dorm Parent Assistants are responsible for assisting with developing goals and reviewing said goals with each student in his/her dorm.
  • Assistant Dorm Parents will assist Dorm Parents in documenting required paperwork.


Essential Job Requirements:

Education: Successful candidate must have a high school diploma

Experience: Prior experience with students preferred, but not required

Required Skills: Successful candidate should have the ability to multi-task, the skill set to be flexible, and a strong desire to learn and work as part of a holistic team.

Preferred Skills: Conflict resolution and mediation, prior residential/ boarding experience, pursuing human service related field in higher education.

Availability:  Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Early Morning and Holiday hours


Department:  Clinical and Student Life


Position Availability: Immediate


For more information, or to apply online, please go to the websites below.

Please do not email your resume, cover letter and employment application to us as we only accept online applications through our website.  

Hand delivered and mailed resumes, cover letters and applications are accepted. Employment Applications can also be picked up at the address below.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and employment application directly to our Director of of Human Resources.

Director of Human Resources

Brehm Preparatory School

950 S. Brehm Lane

Carbondale, IL 62901

Fax: 618-529-1248

Employment Application


If applying online, please use the following file format for any uploaded documents. Thank you.

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