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. 

Community Health Nurse

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Community Health Nurse manages health services across Housing Forward’s programs, provides basic nursing care and medical case management for clients.  This position oversees the seasonal medical clinic and coordinates its staffing with medical volunteers, coordinates health education sessions, serves as principal medical liaison with all medical partners to coordinate care, and assists clients in enrollment in health insurance. 

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Job Developer

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Job Developer is responsible for working with clients (homeless and at risk of-homelessness ) to increase their ability to secure and maintain gainful employment. The Job Developer is also responsible for identifying potential job placement opportunities for program participants and working to develop relationships with said placements. The Job Developer will interact with both participants and job sites in order to make appropriate placements.

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Engagement Specialist - Part Time

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Working in a team, and under the direction of the Outreach & Engagement Manager, the In-Reach Specialist is responsible for 1) intake, assessment, and referral services to clients in the agency's Emergency Shelter; 2) assisting in the facilitation of moving clients beyond shelter services by linking clients to the agency's supportive services and case management team; and 3) providing crisis intervention, advocacy and education on behalf of clients. The Engagement Specialist strives to build a trusting relationship with shelter guests in an effort to encourage access to services and housing and reduce the length of stay in the Emergency Shelter.

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Community Outreach Liaison, AmeriCorps Vista

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

The VISTA member will coordinate the provision of homeless service resources with the goal to engage local and regional stakeholders in the mission to end homelessness in suburban Cook County.

Housing Forward’s mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability.  Founded in 1992, Housing Forward has been a safety net for those that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We are committed to providing inventive crisis resolutions while working with likely and unconventional stakeholders to find innovative, structural solutions. In 2015, we broadened our focus and strengthened our partnerships in leading Entry Point, a coordinated effort that standardizes and expedites the process for those needing resources and services in suburban Cook County.

The VISTA member will be critical in coordinating the provision of these resources more efficiently and effectively. With the goal to engage local and regional stakeholders in the mission to end homelessness in suburban Cook County, the VISTA will act as a bridge with community stakeholders.  The ideal candidate has passion to work with others to improve the wellbeing of people in our society, enthusiasm to develop new skills and dedication to achieve their goals.  The ideal candidate will have comfort interacting with new people and the ability to work independently and with group projects.

This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive expert training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website.

Deadline to Apply: June, 15, 2019

Submit an application through the AmeriCorps Portal posting and/or send cover letter, resume, and two references via email to:



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