Case Management/Social Services, Operations/Project Management
Racing Industry Charitable Foundation (RICF), a small nonprofit with offices in Cicero, Arlington Heights and Collinsville, is seeking to fill the position of Program Coordinator/Counselor.
Our organization provides medical, dental, social services and counseling services to eligible clients who work and live on the backstretches of the horse racing track in the State of Illinois. The population served is predominantly Spanish-speaking.
Working together with the Executive Director the Program Coordinator/Counselor is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of clinic locations as well as providing counseling services to clients.
Oversee the day to day operations of clinics. Monitors and supervises staff, support personnel and contractors.
Monitors compliance of facilities to meet federal and state standards including OSHA, DHS and the Illinois Racing Board.
Works with the Executive Director to coordinate and develop clinic programs and client outreach activities.
Work in a team setting, mentoring and supervision staff.
Effectively communicate with staff, contractors and clients. Troubleshoot issues with services and client issues.
Responsible for collecting and analyzing agency program data collection and submitting reports to the Executive Director and Board.
Develops and maintains partnerships with contractors, vendors and program partners.
Coordinates and participates in in-service training seminars and agency moves from track to track.
Be the representative of the agency to different audiences including but not limited to: clients, industry professionals, program partners.
Provides professional counseling care for clinic patients following established standards and practices.
Assists in the development and implementation of the treatment services of the agency.
Provides assessment and intervention for service applicants and able to provide individual, couple and family therapy.
Ability to assess and clinically intervene for high-risk situations
Assist and help oversee requirements of the agency's substance abuse program.
Be on the “on-call” rotation for after hours referral and counseling.
Typical Physical Demands
Requires full range of motion, ability to lift at least 50 pounds, manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination. Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours. Requires exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.
Requirements & Qualifications
The position requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or equivalent degree. CADC credential or being presently enrolled in a CADC program.
Previous experience in supervising/overseeing staff
Reliable transportation - position requires ability to work at different location sites at different times of the year.
Flexibility is required. Must be comfortable in wearing “different hats” from time to time and understanding of site locations.
Other essential skills include: organizational skills, program development experience, public speaking and presentation skills, communication, writing and computer skills.
Additional Salary Information: Salary to be determined, based on experience.
The Racing Industry Charitable Foundation (RICF) provides medical and social services to the workers, and their families, who live and work on the backstretches of the state's horse racing tracks. RICF has been on-site for over 30 reaching out to this specialized migrant/transient workforce throughout the state of Illinois.