Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857, Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan is Illinois’ first comprehensive human services agency and reaches more than 72,000 individuals and families in Chicago, Evanston/Skokie, the southwest suburbs and DuPage County with services promoting education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.
We are now hiring for a part-time Career Coach to join our Calumet Team!
Essential Job Functions:
Provide support and coaching to youth ages 14-17 years that have been formerly incarcerated, justice-involved, or are opportunity youth.
Provide outreach to engage targeted Self-Sufficiency caseload.
Perform situational assessments and vocational explorations. 100% of clients assessed will be referred to job readiness training, external workforce partner, or direct job placement. Observe and document consumers vocational assets and limitation, ability to engage in competitive employment, need for and ability to benefit from supported employment, including natural supports.
Develop, implement, and monitor Individual Employment Plans.
Coordinate and communicate with referral sources, community agencies and providers.
Refer clients to job readiness training. Of those that attend, 90% of clients who complete job readiness training or other employment preparation services will have improved workforce readiness and career awareness determined by pre and post test.
Assist 30% of non-working adults will obtain permanent, unsubsidized job in high demand industries. On average those placed in jobs will earn $10.00 an hour.
Provide work support and referrals.
Monitor retention of employment placements at the 30, 60, 90 and 180 days. Employer contact as needed to address any barriers or concerns and support client with potential advancement opportunities.
Services are dictated by need and follow best practice: a) employment program provide rapid attachment for the resident to workforce; b) programming includes job readiness and job training; c) CHA-sponsored programs. Follow up with client and referral source to ensure successful completion.
Assist residents in applying for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Handles emergency and crisis situations with residents.
Works within contract, grant, and program requirements including meeting timelines and reporting requirements.
Utilizes a team approach and works with other program staff in the planning and implementation of services.
With supervisory approval, authorizes limited amounts of financial assistance to clients.
Takes increasing responsibility for own professional development, utilizing supervision and other developmental opportunities within and outside the agency to enhance skills and understanding.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service populations.
Highly organized. Knowledge of Excel to track economic self-sufficiency data.
Required to work one Saturday and at least one late night a month.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business, Social Science, Communications, or a related field.
Three years of training or demonstrated experience in providing workforce development/case management services for at-risk adult populations.
Metropolitan Family Services offers a very generous benefits packet to our professionals:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Coverage: HMO, Traditional PPO, or PPO w/ HSA contributions
Dental and Vision Insurance Options
11 paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Training and Professional Development Plan with E- Learning
Metropolitan Family Services is an accredited nonprofit agency that has more than 800 full and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services by empowering families to learn, to earn, to heal, and to thrive. We value our professionals for serving as a mentor, a motivator, and advocate to families in need. Since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change t...hat empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.