POSITION DESCRIPTION: Chicago House is seeking an Outreach and Recruitment Specialist to work with the Employment Program to strengthen employer contacts and serve clients in the Employment Program for outcomes of obtaining and maintaining employment. The primary function of this role is to work with a team to deliver career preparation and counseling, employment assistance and post – employment support. This position works with clients and the community to identify work and programs that fit each client with a focus on job carving and employer relationship development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage a caseload of Employment clients, conduct intakes, assessments, services plans, resume assistance and post-employment support.
Assist with government and foundation grant tracking and reporting.
Coordinate outreach and recruitment activities on behalf of the Employment Program at partner agencies, hospitals, clinics, organizations, and businesses.
Seek, develop, and maintain partnerships with employers in a variety of industries.
Promote our TransWorks Employer Trainings with interested employers.
Maintain a detailed database of outreach and recruitment efforts as well as employer contacts.
Create and update flyers, posters, and brochures for Employment and TransWorks Program.
Work closely with a team to gain understanding of client job needs and job goals.
Facilitate mock interviews with interested clients.
Maintain relevant data collection and documentation for the Employment program.
Participate in TransWorks and Community Health Apprenticeship Program (CHAP) workshops and trainings.
Serve as a liaison between the Employment Program and other Chicago House departments.
Attend Chicago House staff meetings and supervision meetings, as required.
Represents Chicago House at meetings and functions addressing workforce development issues, at contractor meetings and at other community meetings when applicable.
Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree or related experience required, prior experience with outreach and job development required with proven results.
Familiarity with HIV/AIDS, the LGBTQ Community, Substance Use, Mental Health, and Post-Correctional care preferred;
Outgoing and assertive personality;
Ability to commute throughout the city.
Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team in a clinical and non-clinical setting;
Excellent professional networking skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organization and documentation skills.
Internal Number: CHEORS 031020
About Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Chicago House was founded in 1985 by a small group of community activists who saw that their friends and family members were losing their homes due to the financial, social and medical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.
To provide community-based housing and supportive services responsive to the changing needs of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination, and are explicitly designed to respect and preserve the dignity and independence of all clients.