Successful candidates for all AmeriCorps positions will work on-site at Housing Forward or a partner agency, but will not be considered employees of the respective agency.

Housing Forward is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. 

Stability Services Case Manager

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The Stability Services Case Manager will provide diversion and short term stabilization services (STSS) as part of Coordinated Entry in Suburban Cook County.  Coordinated Entry (CE) is a community-wide system to standardize and expedite the process by which people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness access housing and homeless resources. Through CE, people experiencing homelessness are matched to services and housing based on their preferences and level of need.

The STSS Case Manager is responsible for stabilizing a participant’s housing situation, with the goal of an immediate hand-off from intake to a diversion assessment to determine level of assistance.  The STSS Case Manager connects participants with resources and develops a plan to resolve their housing crisis using solution focused approaches.

The STSS Case Manager will also serve as a back up to the Homeless Prevention Case Manager, in the absence of the HP Case Manager. 

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Custodian

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

To perform custodial duties for Housing Forward to keep our office complex clean and assist with setting up our conference rooms for large presentations and business meetings. The Custodian is responsible for keeping a running inventory of all cleaning supplies and submitting purchasing requests when supplies get low.  

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Outreach & Engagement Manager

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Client Services the Outreach & Engagement Manager is responsible for the program management of the outreach and shelter in-reach team and activities (staff supervision, data management, program budgets, etc.). The O&E Manager is responsible for coordination of O&E client tracking which involves the location of clients, their progress and recommendations for housing. The position is also responsible for the marketing and community relations of the program to referring entities (i.e. libraries, police departments, hospitals, townships, etc.)

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