COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND JOIN A 21ST CENTURY, BUSINESS SAVVY, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE that is dedicated to its mission of "Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women."
YWCA METROPOLITAN CHICAGO is seeking a Parent Mentor Specialist to provide in-home visitation services, parenting and home management education, and to facilitate access to social services for families.
This is an exempt, full-time position reporting to the Director of Child and Family Development- Project HELP. This position is based at our Parks-Francis location at 6600 South Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637; compensation is commensurate with experience.
Manage caseload for 11-15 families. Supervise and oversee Volunteer Parent Mentors and their families.
Assess all families for intake, provide appropriate referrals, and review parenting needs
Maintain various records, client family files, statistics, assessments, outcome evaluations
Collaborate with mental health team to develop programming and needs assessments
Develop community partnerships to foster expansion of mental health support services
Contribute to a collaborative, high trust team environment in a participatory, positive manner
Maintain a working knowledge of trends and best practices within area of child abuse prevention and home visitation services.
Master's Degree in Social Work, Family Education, or Child Development preferred
Minimum of three years of experience in case management, home visiting experience, or work with at-risk families preferred.
Ability to climb stairs and ambulated in and out of locations in all weather.
Ability to travel within Chicagoland area as needed
Must provide evidence of reliable and insured transportation.
Highly developed presentation skills, including listening and reflection
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with cultural competence for working with economically, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience
About YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.