Provide individual and group counseling which includes conducting weekly support groups.
Develop Service Plans jointly with each client. Will continuously monitor progress of the client(s), and adjust service plans as necessary. Monitors the goals, objectives and quality of the program. Time frames must be clearly specified.
Provide employment counseling and referrals for job placement.
Assist clients in obtaining information about their benefits (including but not limited to SSI, Medicaid, TANF etc) and how they would be affected by employment.
Assess client’s vocational level and complete vocational profile for each (as needed). Update profile as necessary.
Assist clients in establishing realistic employment goals.
Provide assistance in connecting clients to job readiness and or training courses and monitor attendance and or participation.
Assist clients in resume preparation and interviewing skills.
Assist clients in job search and conduct targeted job search campaigns to assist in the placement of clients.
Cultivate relationships with potential employers in order to obtain request for placement of clients.
On behalf of the client and/or Family Rescue, will coordinate and advocate with outside entities which may include; social service organizations, mental health organizations, substance abuse organizations, housing organizations and/or legal/law enforcement agencies, etc.
Provide community presentations/training to both public and private entities.
Serves as a liaison between Family Rescue and the community at large.
Works with internal agency programs to link clients to appropriate services.
Provide effective case management/documentation which includes completing all required documentation in a timely manner and maintaining records, files, reports etc. as directed.
Complete intake/screening of clients for services.
Provide follow-up service to clients once they have left Family Rescue services.
Attend staff meetings, training's etc. as required and/or scheduled.
Other Duties as assigned.
MARGINAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in picking up and distribution of donations
Research and/or gather resources to directly assist clients and/or to perform job.
Assist in the up-keep (cleaning) of office/building space(s).
Provide assistance with transportation to scheduled appointments.
Assist in other programs both inter-agency as well as inter-program.
Education & Experience:
A Bachelor Degree in social service or related field with two (2) or more years related experience.
Verifiable success in workforce development and or job placement.
Must have 40-hour domestic violence training (within 3 months of hire date).
May require city and/or state certification.
Must be CPR/first aid certified (within 6 months of hire).
MUST HAVE OWN RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION
Must have excellent verbal skills.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively to diverse group(s) of people in varied settings.
Must be able to write in a logical, clear and grammatically correct way.
Bi-lingual Spanish speaking, reading and writing may be required.
About Family Rescue
Since 1981, Family Rescue has been passionately and proactively dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community. Family Rescue empowers women and their families to become self-sufficient and lead abuse-free lives.
Family Rescue is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the Chicago community by providing comprehensive support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence, particularly abused women and their children; engaging in advocacy to promote future system change; and encouraging prevention through community education.
Throughout its 30 plus years of service Family Rescue has opened four programs: the Rosenthal Family Lodge – our emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis line; Community Outreach Program - non residential counseling and violence prevention education; Court Advocacy Program - legal advocacy and crisis intervention; and Ridgeland Apartments & Daycare Program – supportive housing and child care. In 2010 Family Rescue provided supportive services to 1,916 survivors. Family Rescue serves victims of domestic violence across Metropolitan Chicago, although most of the victims served live within the city pr...oper.
Family Rescue provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence using a three pronged approach: prevention through early education and outreach; intervention through direct client services such as crisis intervention, enhanced children’s programming, counseling, legal advocacy, emergency shelter, financial literacy and safe housing; and infrastructure strengthening through systemic advocacy to address changes that will enhance the systems families impacted by domestic violence access for safety.
Family Rescue is unique in several ways: we are the only single purpose domestic violence agency on the south side of Chicago; we are one of only two domestic violence agencies in Chicago to allow mothers with teen boys into our shelter to avoid causing more trauma to the mother and children; and we are the only domestic violence agency in Chicago with a presence in both criminal and civil court, AND the Chicago Police Department. The families that Family Rescue serves often need a myriad of services and we have built strong relationships with community partners to be able to provide for their needs in the best possible way.