Posted 1 week ago

Community Services Support Specialist

Company: Catholic Charities
Category: Support Services

 Downers Grove

Type: Full Time

Catholic Charities is seeking a Community Services Support Specialist to do the following below plus more. Click on Apply Now for more details about the position and to apply if you are interested.

  • Provide assistance to Community Services Programs as needed to carry out casework associated with families and individuals receiving services.
  • Assess individuals and families who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness for housing related services. Enter qualifying clients into the DuPage County Continuum of Care’s Coordinated Entry System.
  • Facilitate educational series and workshops to community members and Community Service clients.
  • Within guidelines provided, implement a range of support services depending on the client’s needs. (i.e. transportation, SOAR applications, linkage to community resources, assistance with mainstream benefit applications).
  • Assess and provide case management and referrals for individuals with mental, emotional or substance abuse issues in Supportive Housing Programs.
  • Collaborate with case managers, counselors and vocational counselors to plan and coordinate services drawing on social work experience and needs of participants in SHIFT Program.
  • Ensure compliance with McKinney-Vento laws regarding education of homeless students and coordinate linkage to services for homeless students in supportive housing programs.
  • Complete necessary forms and records for services provided or referrals made to assist clients assigned by the Assistant Director of Community Services or their designee.
  • Assist with review of client records and documentation to ensure HUD, Accrediting Body, State and Federal file compliance as well as Catholic Charities’ Performance Quality Improvement Plan.
  • Responsible for the distribution and evaluation of client satisfaction surveys for Community Services North Division.