Growing Home, a job training program for individuals with employment barriers, has been working in Englewood for the past decade. The Employment Training department at Growing Home is looking for a dynamic Case Management Coordinator to add to our team. We are seeking social work candidates who are people focused, excel working in a team setting, and embrace holistic approaches to the delivery of services.
Top candidates will be energetic, committed to individual and social change, and ready to facilitate partnerships with other local service providers. The Case Management Coordinator
will have experience working with a diverse array of low-income adult populations, a knowledge of other local service providers, and a drive to provide services in a non-traditional setting.
The majority of the Case Management Coordinator’s time is spent working at our farm in Englewood located at 5814 South Wood Street. In this role, it is crucial the Case Management Coordinator be onsite during program participants’ onsite hours, and as such, primary work hours are 8 am to 4 pm. For special events or at particularly busy times per year, the Case Management Coordinator may be required to work weekend or evening hours. The Case Management Coordinator reports to the Director of Employment Training.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Oversees supportive service provision for clients; identifies participant needs for ancillary referrals for health, education, counseling, housing, etc.
Coordinates and develops referral partnerships, and works closely with the Director of Employment Training in facilitating organizational collaborations
Provides feedback and advice to other frontline caseworkers, including support to colleagues without social work backgrounds, as well as program graduate mentors
Serves as lead in case noting, including providing support to other staff
Maintains client files, gathers and processes necessary data for case management
Provides relevant data and information for reporting purposes, maintains clear data for data analysis, and writes reports, case studies, and assessment
Participates in weekly case management meetings with employment training team and site managers
Collaborates with Employment Training team for participant application review, interviews, and participant hiring decisions
Assists in job readiness training, including assisting in classroom facilitation, curriculum development/revision, and provides pre-employment and retention counseling services as necessary; may provide secondary support in job searching, interview preparation, and resume creation
Assists in recruitment by leading information and application sessions
Assists in office support tasks and operations tasks as needed
Performs other duties as assigned
A demonstrated commitment to social justice with prior experience working with low-income populations
Comfortable working directly with marginalized populations; ability to engage with individuals in an authentic and nonjudgmental manner
Familiarity of Chicago social service resources
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to engage, inspire, and influence a wide variety of stakeholders
Ability to work closely in a team of individuals with mixed professional and educational backgrounds
Bachelor’s degree in social work required; MSW strongly preferred
Growing Home works to build healthy people and communities in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood through their innovative work in urban agriculture. Their farm-based employment training program helps individuals with barriers to employment such as criminal records, homelessness, and lack of experience, find and keep stable full-time jobs. Their USDA-certified organic farms also provide healthy food ...and food education to families living in an area considered a food desert. Through farming, Growing Home seeks to bring good jobs and good food to all.