Chicago House and Social Service Agency serves individuals and families by providing housing, employment services, medical linkages, HIV prevention services, and other supportive services to those who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity. All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination and are explicitly designed to guide people towards wholeness and self-sufficiency. Chicago House is seeking a Career Specialist to work with the Employment Program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinate recruitment and outreach activities at partner agencies, hospitals, clinics, and local businesses and foster new relationships to expand recruiting network.
Develop and maintain relationships with case managers and providers at partner agencies.
Attend community meetings with local HIV/AIDS, transgender, and LGBTQ service providers for client recruitment.
Develop marketing materials for employment program
Create social media messaging and posts for the Employment Program
Coordinate weekly drop-in session which includes engaging with potential clients to create resumes, cover letters and submit job applications.
Design and implement job development and placement services with businesses across Chicago with the Employment team.
Refer appropriate candidates to employers and serve as a liaison between the Employment program and the employer.
Provide consistent follow-up with all employer partners.
Conduct intakes for incoming clients, including track the calls from the intake line, update the intake spreadsheet and prepare charts and Access with necessary documentation.
Assist Senior Career Specialist with facilitating the monthly job readiness workshop.
Organize and gather all paperwork, meeting/interviews, and necessary documentation as required to fulfill the scopes and requirements of the grants.
Facilitate job club as needed.
Maintain relevant data collection and documentation for the Employment program.
Attend Chicago House staff meetings and supervision meetings, as required.
Represents Chicago House at meetings and functions addressing workforce development issues, at contractor meetings and at other community meetings when applicable.
Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, prior experience with intake, outreach and job development required;
Chicago House was founded in 1985 by a small group of community activists who saw that their friends and family members were losing their homes due to the financial, social and medical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.
To provide community-based housing and supportive services responsive to the changing needs of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
All Chicago House se...rvices are provided without discrimination, and are explicitly designed to respect and preserve the dignity and independence of all clients.