Child Care Associate (Part-Time, 0-19 hours/week)

Family Support: Oak Park · Chicago, Illinois
Department Family Support: Oak Park
Employment Type Part Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15/hour

About the Organization:

New Moms strengthens families by partnering with young moms as they progress toward housing stability, economic mobility, and family well-being. New Moms is a nonprofit organization with a budget of nearly $6 million and a staff of nearly 60. At New Moms, young moms, 24 and under, take powerful first steps toward economic mobility and family well-being. Our 2-Generation approach puts families experiencing poverty in control of their goals and unleashes their potential. New Moms’ headquarters is located on the west side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood. Our social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, which provides paid transitional jobs for young moms, is located nearby in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. We also have an office in Oak Park serving the near western suburbs.


Our Commitment to Equity:

New Moms prioritizes racial equity as a strategic and organizational imperative. Strong candidates will be committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) values into their work goals and will be evaluated on their impact.

About the Job:

The Child Care Associate assists by providing guidance and a safe and structured environment for children while their parent attends Parents Support Group or other parent groups. This position works with volunteers during groups in the child care setting in coordination with other staff. This position supports the agency’s vision, philosophy and core values in the delivery of services to parents and their children. The Child Care Associate will champion all New Moms values including our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, in both strategic planning and performance. This role works 0-19 hours per week and will work in both our Austin and Oak Park offices. Starting Wage: $15/hour


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists with a broad range of childcare related services, including implementing lesson plans, parent child interactions, and children’s activities
  • Supports and engages with volunteers in the childcare setting
  • Works collaboratively with other staff to ensure a continuum of service delivery
  • Upholds the New Moms’ Family-Centered Coaching approach which is grounded in racial equity
  • Participates in agency and program staff meetings, as well as professional group seminars or conferences to enhance professional knowledge and job skills as assigned
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Commitment to and passion for the mission of New Moms
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Experience working with children ages 0-5, preferred
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team approach model
  • Experience in the use of personal computers and Microsoft software applications
  • Access to a car and/or ability to use public transportation


COVID-19 Modifications:

  • New Moms employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption through the Director of HR.
  • Must complete health screen prior to reporting to office, wear a mask throughout shift, and adhere to all New Moms COVID-19 safety procedures.

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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
    Family Support: Oak Park
  • Employment Type
    Part Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation