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 currently searching for a Full-Time Career Coach for our Family Works program in Trumbull Park Homes.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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.
Provide employment guidance and creates individual employment plans that outlines client’s employment objective.
Conducts Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) as necessary.
Provides referrals to workforce services, employment readiness, educational, and other supportive services to address identified needs and reduce employment barriers.
Assists with employment readiness training and job search assistance to help clients become job ready.
Coordinates Section 3 job opportunities.
Assists clients to obtain permanent, unsubsidized jobs in high demand industries.
Establishes employment opportunities and business relationships that promote client economic independence and self-sufficiency.
Reads and interprets reports on employment trends and opportunities.
Provides support and monitors retention of employment placements at the 30-day, 60-day, 90-day and 180-day mark.
Assist residents in applying for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
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.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Handles emergency and crisis situations with residents.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business, Social Science, Communications, Workforce Development, or a related field.
Minimum of three (3) years of training or demonstrated experience in providing workforce development/case management services for at risk adults population.
Must have excellent organizational skills.
Must demonstrate knowledge of Excel to track economic self-sufficiency data.
Must have access to a vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of insurance to perform essential functions.
Works effectively with diverse staff and service populations.
Required to work one Saturday and at least one late night a month.
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
Wellness Initiative Program
Employee Assistance Network
Internal Number: CAREE01392
About Metropolitan Family Services
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 that empowers Chicago and Suburban- area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.