Posted 2 weeks ago

Social Services Specialist

Company: Addison Public Library
Category: Social Work

The Addison Public Library has a Social Services Specialist position open. This position develops and promotes inhouse and offsite programs and services targeting underserved and high need populations including immigrants, low-income and unhoused individuals and families. Salary is $23.89 – $29.97/hr. (Interested candidates may send cover letter and resume to Human Resources Include “Social Services Specialist” in the subject line.) For full details, click HERE. Below lists what you will be doing:

  • Creating strategies for reaching underserved and high need populations with the goal of increasing access to information and library services.
  • Conducting patron needs assessments (i.e. residential placement, finance, safety) and facilitating referrals to social service agencies, assisting patrons with attaining resources that fit their needs.
  • Developing a network of stakeholders and partners interested in collaboration with the library. Working with community partners to coordinate and implement programs and services. Serving as liaison between the library and relevant community organizations.
  • Contributing to public awareness of programs and services through active networking, public presentations, relationship building with relevant organizations, and collaboration with other library staff.