Wheaton Youth Outreach is a community-based youth and family resource center serving the greater Wheaton area. Services include counseling for individuals, couples and families, crisis intervention for runaway and homeless teens, casework services for basic needs, and transitional housing for young women
The Housing Program Coordinator will work closely with volunteer house parents in a transitional housing program, foster families and Outreach staff to provide supportive housing to young adults and help them launch into independent, productive lives. Responsibilities include:
Case management with each resident to assess, plan and implement changes needed for future success and independent living.
Maintain and develop relationships with foster host homes within the community to offer more housing options for homeless young adults.
Work with at-risk homeless youth and young adults in the community to assist with basic needs and steps toward a more secure future.
Ensure compliance with DCFS licensing standards and grant requirements.
Supervision of case management services and financial assistance for adults.
This position reports to the Director of Wheaton Youth Outreach and participates as a member of the broader transitional housing and Wheaton Youth Outreach staff teams.
Full-time. Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. One evening each week for team meetings; occasional other events and weekends to meet client needs.
MSW or MA in Counseling Psychology (or related field); licensure required; 4+ years of experience working with homeless or at-risk-youth; demonstrated success as a case manager; a passion for guiding young adults to envision a successful future; ability to develop effective relationships with participants and outside service providers; attention to detail; strong team orientation with high-level collaboration skills. IL Driver’s license, reliable transportation and good driving required. Proficiency in MS Excel/ Outlook/ Word. A commitment to OCM’s Statement of Mission & Faith. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
Internal Number: 296
About Outreach Community Ministries
Outreach Community Ministries, Inc. (OCM) is a Christian, community service organization seeking to attract and hire a diverse staff of highly competent professional employees.
OCM complies with all applicable state and federal laws pertaining to nondiscrimination in employment, including nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and disability. As a religious organization, OCM reserves the right to make employment decisions based on its religious identity, as permitted by state and federal law.