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Basic Job Info

Experience Required
At least 1 year(s)
Begin Date
End Date
Base Pay
Employment Type
Manages Others
Relocation Covered

Job Description

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:   The Houseparent’s primary responsibility is to supervise and care for the need for the residents entrusted to their care. The Houseparent will assist residents in developing behaviors, skills and attitudes that are needed to live in the group home. The Houseparent is to provide a safe homelike environment that is conducive to growth and development.

Available positions:  (1) 6:30am-2:30pm   (3) 2:30pm-10:30pm    (1) 10:30pm-6:30am


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned)


  1. Supervises, assists and teaches residents daily living skills such as personal hygiene, dressing, housekeeping, etc.

  2. Trains and assists residents in food preparation at all meals and snacks. Sees that each resident eats the proper amount of food as specified in the diet plan for each resident, making sure that correct table manners are practiced.

  3. Assists residents in all objectives in the IPP for which Houseparents are responsible. Follow all guidelines in implementing objectives.

  4. Assists residents as needed when medication is given.

  5. Completes all the paperwork assigned such as daily documentation, behavior reports, seizure reports, incident and accident reports, resident’s assessment paper, census, staple items, maintenance work orders and communication in the home’s log book.

  6. Reports any sign of illness of residents to your supervisor or the nurse on duty.

  7. Helps residents keep personal hygiene items clean. Shavers, combs, brushes, and toothbrushes must be cleaned after each use and put back in the appropriate drawer or shelf.

  8. Assists residents in shopping as needed.

  9. Transports residents as needed.

  10. When a resident is sick, the employee will remain and care for the sick resident as needed.

  11. Helps residents straighten their room before leaving for school and on weekends. Make sure the bed is made and there are no clothes, shoes or other items lying around in the room.

  12. Supervises residents during leisure time. Provides various activities for leisure time and encourages and teach making choices.

  13. Assists residents when getting in and out of vans for outings or any kind of activity.

  14. Assists residents to clean the van on the weekends. This includes washing, wiping, vacuuming and spraying with freshener. Report any problems to the home supervisor.

  15. Keeps carport’s closed and carport clean and organized. Keep the equipment always in good condition and clean.

  16. Cleans bathrooms everyday (clean mirror, sweep, mop the floor). Apply wax once a week.

  17. Shampoo carpet as needed.

  18. Request material and cleaning supplies from the home supervisor.

  19. Picks up residents from the school building in the afternoon. Checks residents if there are any bruises. If bruises are present, report them to the home supervisor and log in the home logbook.

  20. Takes residents to their medical appointments.

  21. Teaches and assists residents to keep their room, closet and dressers neat and organized.

  22. Responsible for communicating with the home supervisor.

  23. Attends staffing as required.

  24. Responsible for attending all in-service training and meeting.

  25. Sews nametags into clothes, iron, dust, wash and mend as required by the home supervisor.

  26. Supervises and directs residents in St. Mary’s Residential Training School’s Adult Vocational Training Program as needed.

  27. Keeps refrigerator and icemaker cleaned and makes sure all the food is covered, labeled and dated.

  28. Requests training materials from QMRP or Home supervisor in a timely manner.

  29. Performs other duties as requested by the QMRP, Home Supervisor, Group Home Services Manager, Operations Director, and Senior Administrator.

  30. Adheres to all safety procedures and policies.

Job Requirements



  • Language:   Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Able to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.


  • Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or GED. 1 year related experience and ability to cook.


  • Mathematical Skills: Able to do simple math.


  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Personal driver’s license.


  • Other Skills or Abilities:  Must have a high patience level.


  • Reasoning Ability:  Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instruction. Ability to deal with problems involving as few concrete variables in standardized situations.

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