2018 Interviewer of Job Seekers Experiencing Homelessness

Americorps Chicago, IL
In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and placement, and housing. Since 1989, we have assisted thousands of individuals and families affected by homelessness, extreme poverty and recent incarceration each year - serving as a catalyst for self-reliance.Since 2017, Chicago's assessment process for the needs of homeless individuals has been asking people if they would like to increase their income through work. Combined with questions about the length of homelessness, health, mental health and behavioral health, the information begins to show who might regain housing by connecting to the workforce. However, without further information, it is not possible to direct them to specific programs or identify new services that would meet their needs.The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to work well in a team. The candidate should have strong organizational, time-management, writing and analytic skills. The candidate should be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and establish connections quickly in order to get the best possible results from interviews. Skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, will be important.

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas :

Health , Housing , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Homelessness . Skills :

General Skills , Youth Development , Urban Planning , Leadership , Public Health , Community Organization , Public Speaking , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Communications , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Non-Profit Management.