Division: Employment Opportunity Center (EOC)
EOC is a program designed to equip and empower young adults (ages 18-29) to pursue
employment and career goals through paid work opportunities, coaching, supportive case
management, and career exploration. Case managers directly provide or connect clients
to resources that provide food, clothing, legal assistance, transportation, therapy
services, etc. Services provided directly relate to helping the participants in the program
stabilize his or her life, secure and maintain employment, and establish independence as
young adults. EOC participants are also enrolled in a Career Development course
designed to help them develop or improve upon appropriate employment behavior,
communication, decision-making, job searching skills and increasing personal assets while
minimizing existing barriers that impact their ability to be successful at work.
The Job Coach/Case Manager is responsible for assessing, coaching and serving 15-18
EOC participants to become successful employees. Responsibilities include full
assessment and case planning, individual meetings to set goals and provide accountability
and support, life skills instruction, job counseling, ongoing communication with
community partners, maintaining case files, generating reports and transporting clients as
needed. Additional responsibilities include working with the team to ensure case
management services are successfully provided to all participants, taking the lead on
mental health consultation, and working with participants placed with Corporate Partners
to ensure success. This position reports to the Employment Opportunity Center Program
Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Human Services or related field with 1-3 years of previous clinical/case management and youth or young adults experience. Demonstrated skill in assessment, engagement and collaborative problem solving with clients. Knowledge of public systems and resources. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of low-income and culturally diverse populations. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Strong organizational and communication skills. Valid IL driver’s license, good
driving record and reliable vehicle. A commitment to OCM’s Statement of Mission & Faith.
Full-time at 40 hours/week. Schedule is Tuesday – Saturday with Sunday and Mondays off and includes one evening each week to meet client needs.
Hourly rate is between $18.25 and $20.19/hour based on education and experience.
Licensed supervision available.