Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
The Addison Public Library’s Social Services coordinator develops, coordinates, manages and promotes in-house and offsite programs and services targeting underserved and high need populations including immigrants, low-income and homeless individuals and families.
Who You Are
A real “people person”, friendly, compassionate, and service-oriented
A superb communicator in both verbal and written formats
A quick thinker with the ability to stay poised in difficult situations
A self-starter with the initiative and courage to propose new ideas
A supportive collaborator
An enthusiastic library supporter
What We Offer
Educational opportunities and encouragement for professional growth
A diverse community that actively uses and supports its public library
An organizational culture that embraces change and supports trying new ideas
Recently renovated public spaces
Comprehensive benefits package including health and life insurance and IMRF (pension)
What You’ll be Doing
Creating strategies for reaching underserved and high need populations with the goal of increasing access to information and library services.
Conducting patron needs assessments (i.e. residential placement, finance, safety) and facilitating referrals to social service agencies, assisting patrons with attaining resources that fit their needs.
Developing a network of stakeholders and partners interested in collaboration with the library. Work with community partners to coordinate and implement programs and services. Serve as liaison between the Library and relevant community organizations.
Contributing to public awareness of programs and services through active networking, public presentations, relationship building with relevant organizations, and collaboration with other library staff.
Facilitating and conducting staff training to increase understanding and improve service to diverse populations within the community.
Master’s Degree in social work or a related field and at least two years of related experience.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations
Knowledge of community resources and social service agencies serving the Addison community
Bilingual skills, especially Spanish, strongly preferred.
If not already accredited, applicant must be willing to pursue training (at library’s expense) to obtain DOJ accreditation for immigration assistance.
Additional Salary Information: Minimum starting salary = $43,413 or higher, depending on qualifications
About Addison Public Library
We are a public library serving the Village of Addison, a highly diverse community of 36,942 residents in DuPage County, Illinois. We foster literacy and lifelong learning and provide our users with opportunities to explore, create, and connect.