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2020 Coordinated Entry Case Manager Summer Associate VISTA
Cornerstone’s core mission is to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged and to assist vulnerable populations with times of crisis, emphasizing emergency, supportive and educational services to individuals and families until they stabilize. Cornerstone has been providing emergency, supportive, and educational services to underprivileged families until they stabilize, via its Coordinated Entry Program. The VISTA will work with the Director of Programs identifying ways to improve the delivery of services as well as connecting people with resources. The end result of the project will be for Cornerstone to increase the number of services provided to individuals and families by 25% during the summer. This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website. This position can start any Monday in June. Speak to your interviewer for more details.
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Member Duties : Assess and evaluate individuals and families and their risk of homelessness to connect them to resources. Research and identify best practice for effective and efficient intake/assessment process. Complete intake and assessment of clients that are referred to the agency. Assist clients in collecting needed documents to qualify for housing opportunities. Follow up with clients as needed to close out referrals. Research needed resources and refer clients for services. Document case notes and report to supervisor as needed. Assist 10 clients with applying for/redetermination of SNAP benefits. Assist 10 clients with food insecurities by way of emergency food pantry. Assist 100 clients with some form of housing assistance.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Social Services . 
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2020 Coordinated Entry Case Manager Summer Associate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/01/2020  -   08/07/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  06/30/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
943 E Lincoln Hwy
Ford Heights   IL   60411
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94104