At Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), we educate and support children and families so they can succeed in the 21st century. We provide the tools, experiences, and resources needed for youth ages 3-18 to persist academically and develop socially and emotionally.
We engage children early and provide services when they are most vulnerable: after school and during the summer.
We offer family engagement programs to help families guide their children during critical transitions: entering kindergarten, starting high school, and preparing for college or a career.
We build strong partnerships within communities to create a village of committed community leaders, schools, volunteers, and peer organizations dedicated to our children's success.
We are currently hiring for an Outreach Worker for our Education Support Initiative (ESI) program.
We are currently hiring for an Outreach Worker for our Education Support Initiative (ESI) program. ESI Outreach Workers provide one-on-one and small group mentoring, counseling and educational support to a case load of (20) foster children ranging in ages 6-19 years old.
The ideal candidate must have the following experience:
Bachelor’s degree in social work in human services, education, social work or related field and 2 years case management, community outreach, and recruitment experience.
Associate degree in social work in human services, education, social work or related field and 5 years case management, community outreach, and recruitment experience.
Has strong knowledge of working with at-risk/high-risk populations, specifically those in foster care (at least two years working experience).
Possess the ability to be self-motivated and work well on a team
Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
Good communication and presentation skills (written and verbal);
Ability to work with a diverse group of people and work within communities on the south and west-sides of the city.
Must have the ability to connect and engage
Will have some travel to multiple locations.
Must have a valid driver’s license, car insurance, able to pass DMV background check and possess a vehicle to use for work.
The work schedule is 10-6:30 PM/Flexibilty required.
Internal Number: 63431
About Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in undeserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. Caring for Our Communities for 60 years, CYC has steadfastly served communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. Today CYC centers are in seven communities across metro Chicago. We consistently deliver programming to serve the needs of kids, parents and communities—focusing on academic achievement, social and emotional skill development and parent/family engagement. Our centers are characterized by passionate and committed staff and serve as learning centers for our kids, community resources, and safe spaces.