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2018 Connecting Homelessness Job Seekers to Employment
 
 
 
Chicago Jobs Council’s mission is to move people out of poverty through employment using on-the-ground expertise, advocacy, and capacity building. Our vision is that all people, regardless of where they start or where they’ve been, can access employment as a pathway out of poverty.In 2017, Chicago’s homeless Continuum of Care implemented a new coordinated entry assessment that, for the first time, asks if individuals would like to increase their income through work. Over sixty-five percent of individuals answer yes. The Chicago Jobs Council has been contacting people interested in employment to provide them with basic information about workforce services. The project will develop improved information resources through research on workforce programs and by piloting additional ways to distribute information to both frontline staff and job seekers. The ideal candidate is a curious, self-starter with an interest in qualitative research and is comfortable talking to a wide range of individuals—from job seekers, to program managers to frontline staff. The candidate will also be a strong writer and have experience distilling complex information into shorter forms and into different formats for presentation. Experience with Microsoft Office, G Suite, infographic tools (Canva, Piktochart, etc) and basic presentation tools (PowerPoint) are important.
 
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Member Duties : By August 17th, 2018, the Connecting Homeless Job Seekers to Employment VISTA will meet the following objectives: Research workforce programs for people experiencing homelessness through online research and completing 15+ interviews, and site visits by mid July. Write a summary of information collected by end of July. Update existing workforce program information to include: basic eligibility information; day/times for program orientation; information about size of program; and new program information by end of July. Provide workforce information via phone and email directly to 20-30 individuals weekly By the end of internship, develop at least two new information resources for use in presentations and for online formats that can be used by housing case managers, and pilot at least one new distribution strategy.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Urban Planning ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2018 Connecting Homelessness Job Seekers to Employment

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2018  -   08/17/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  05/07/2018  To  06/18/2018 

Contact Tiara Hyche
651 W Washington Blvd
Chicago   IL   60661
312-854-3370
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80935


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