Onward Neighborhood House is a family resource center which served the West Town neighborhood of Chicago for over 138 years. Onward Neighborhood House works now to support low income immigrant families and children in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin and surrounding communities. Our mission is to empower families and individuals in need to achieve their full potential in a community based setting through educational, recreational and social service programs.
We offer early childhood education services, after school programs and adult education services including a computer lab. We are currently seeking a Family Support Worker. If you are a qualified, motivated individual who likes to work with children, and would like to join our exciting and expanding organization, Onward Neighborhood House is the place for you. Please do not miss out on this great employment opportunity-apply now!
Under the general supervision of the Director of Early Childhood Education, is responsible for assessing the social service needs of clients, providing direct and indirect services and referrals and engaging participants in leadership roles throughout the agency through mentoring and training.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Coordinate comprehensive assessment of social service needs of clients and develops a written service plan for each case.
2. Establish relationships with participant families and serves as the liaison between parent groups and Program Director.
3. Establish formal linkage agreements with assigned number of community agencies and institutions.
4. Coordinate parent involvement activities through recruitment and organization of events and services.
5. Identify individual and group training needs for parents and provide technical assistance to meet these needs.
6. Assist in identifying and conducting leadership trainings.
7. Assist parents in identifying and developing local community resources.
8. Recruit participants and complete intake and registration for participants in the program.
9. Provide transportation to parents and children for program activities.
10. Conduct home visits to families as needed.
11. Collaborate with other staff, volunteers, interns, and/or neighborhood organizations with on-going program implementation and in developing special events.
12. Attend weekly family support meetings, parent meetings, and other meetings as necessary.
13. Perform record keeping and other reporting functions as required by Head Start Performance and NAEYC Standards. Submit all agency reports in a timely manner.
14. Oversee agency’s Senior Program including recruitment, pick up/drop off, and implementation of activities.
15. Facilitate and ensure parent participation in the committee structure of the Head Start delegate agency and city wide council.
16. Maintain knowledge current in field including attendance at seminars, workshops, and in-service training programs.
17. Attend regular supervision session with supervisor.
18. Share facility security responsibility particularly during parent meetings.
19. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and a minimum of one year experience.
Candidates with an Associate’s Degree with experience in social services will be considered with a minimum of three years’ experience in related field.
Valid driver’s license and ability to drive agency van.
Hours: Full-time; year round
Salary Range: $32,000.00-$36,000.00 annually with good benefits (i.e. health, life and long term disability insurance, vacation, 403(b) thrift plan, etc.
Application details: Please send cover letter and resume to