In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation assists individuals and families affected by homelessness, extreme poverty and recent incarceration. Founded in 1989, Inspiration Corporation provides housing programs, social services and employment training for more than 2,500 people annually.
Inspiration Corporation's Housing Services program provides over 250 formerly homeless individuals with the housing and services they need to get off the streets and live independently. Our dedicated Case Managers/Housing Retention Specialists work with participants of our program to assess potential barriers to maintaining stable housing and to assist participants with achieving goals.
Visit participants in their apartments, located throughout the City of Chicago.
Advocate on client’s behalf, as needed, with property managers, landlords and service providers to ensure connection to services.
Create goal-based action plans with participants and revise them with participants when necessary.
Address any chronic issues, such as substance use or mental illness, which might compromise achievement of goals and cause relapse into homelessness.
Educate participants about community resources and help participants access those resources when applicable. Assist participants with navigation of the health care system & substance abuse services, educate participants on financial literacy & budgeting, and transition participants to employment & training programs.
Maintain case notes on participants' progress.
Complete Housing Wellness Surveys annually with participants.
Contribute to the development and evaluation of the housing program.
Contribute to appropriate data collection and reporting as required by funders & government entities.
OUR CORE VALUES
Communicate honestly. Act with compassion. Pursue growth and learning. Be humble. Take care of ourselves so we can help others. Work greater together. Create a fun and productive environment!
Education, Experience & Skills:
Personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, and clean driving record required. Bachelors in Social Work or related field preferred. Two years’ work experience in a non-profit setting and/or significant life experience. Candidates who have worked with homeless or impoverished populations preferred for position. Proficiency in Windows XP and Microsoft Office.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must at times lift and/or move up to 10-20 pounds.
Main office location: 4554 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Visits participants in their apartments, located throughout the City of Chicago. Maintains standard office hours. Attends evening, weekend, and early morning meetings and functions as required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is $33k. Benefits include health, dental, vision & life insurance, 401k with employer match, 12 paid holidays and 24 PTO days per year.
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation assists individuals and families affected by homelessness, extreme poverty and recent incarceration.
Inspiration Corporation was founded in 1989 by Lisa Nigro, a police officer who was searching for a personal response to the people she encountered on her beat. Lisa borrowed her nephew's red wagon, filled it with coffee and sandwi...ches, and pulled it around the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, offering a little dignity and respect to the people she encountered.
Over time, the wagon grew into a bus, and eventually a full-service cafe, where men and women experiencing homelessness could sit down, order off a menu, and be served. In the years that followed, Inspiration Corporation expanded its services beyond simply meals, to include case management, supportive services, housing and job training.
Inspiration Corporation's mission, core values and dynamic culture create an exciting and rewarding workplace. Join our team, and be inspired.