Successful candidates for all AmeriCorps positions will perform their service hours on-site at Housing Forward or a partner agency, and 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. 

Street Outreach Specialist

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The Street Outreach Team Member is a mobile-position responsible for conducting outreach activities, providing information and referrals, completing client intakes, performing case management, and direct services to homeless persons living on the streets or places not meant for human habitation.

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Homeless Prevention Case Manager, Bi-Lingual Spanish

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
The Homeless Prevention Case Manager will provide homeless prevention services (HP) 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.  
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Employment Training Specialist

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The Employment Training Specialist who is responsible for the oversight of day-to-day operations of the Employment Readiness and Career Passport Programs, as well as helping insure growth and sustainability of the programs. The Employment Training Specialist is responsible for the ongoing coordination of job readiness services working with experienced skills-based, volunteers (HR professionals, computer instructors) along with the Housing Forward Job Developer to enhance clients' employability.

The Career Passport Program focuses on individuals in a group setting. The program is primarily targeted towards participants in our Supportive Housing, Outreach and our PADS Shelter Program and is geared towards addressing the specific barriers this targeted population of individuals face in regards to employment.

It is vital that facilitators motivate clients and identify the barriers and issues that could keep them from succeeding in the program and thus self-sufficiency and begin addressing those barriers and issues with our clients.

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