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Sponsored post: The Town of Evanston is seeking candidates to fill two positions on its general assistance program staff.

One position is a general assistance case coordinator and the other is a community outreach and engagement coordinator.

Here are details on each of the positions:


Township General Assistance Case Coordinator

The Township Office is looking for a client focused and results driven individual who is passionate about changing people’s lives to fill the position of Case Coordinator/Work Opportunity Program Counselor.  This incumbent will provide energetic, compassionate and collaborative leadership skills to GA clients to help them move forward.

Primary Accountabilities: Case coordinator works with clients to provide general assistance services and emergency services, such as processing client applications, eligibility determination, individual assessment, goal development, and regular review of individual’s progress.  Ensure our clients have supports that are linked with community resources such as: employment/training services, ABE/GED, rehabilitative services, psychological counseling, and Social Security. 

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or any related discipline).
Proficiency in computer required to be successful in the position.
Valid driver’s license and a clear driving record required.

Preferred Skills:
Passion for living the values of empathy, inclusivity, and social justice.
Experience working as a case manager in non-profit environment a plus.
LSW/LCSW/Bilingual/Fluency in Spanish a strong asset.

Candidates are encouraged to submit resumes and brief cover letters with salary request and three (3) employment references electronically to the Office of Township Supervisor: ggaspard@townofevanston.com

Or Mail to:
     Gary Gaspard
     Township of Evanston
     1910 Main Street
     Evanston, IL 60202
Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V


Township General Assistance Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

The Township Office seeks an energetic, well-organized, self-motivated individual who is passionate about changing people’s lives to help promote the Township services in Evanston. 

Primary Accountabilities: Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator is responsible for developing and cultivating collaborative relationships between the Township Office and City personnel, community agencies and other stakeholders; support and coordinate community engagement; assist with planning and preparation of civic integration, as well as coordinating Township career opportunities. 

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree (Social Work, Sociology, Political Science, or any related discipline).
Proficiency in computer required to be successful in the position.
Valid driver’s license as well as a clear driving record is required.

Preferred Skills:
Passion for living the values of empathy, inclusivity, and social justice.
Experience working with community organizing and event planning a plus.
LSW/LCSW/Bilingual/Fluency in Spanish a strong asset.

Candidates are encouraged to submit resumes and brief cover letters with salary request and three (3) employment references electronically to the Office of Township Supervisor: ggaspard@townofevanston.com

Mail to:
     Gary Gaspard
     Township of Evanston
     1910 Main Street
     Evanston, IL 60202

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V
 

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3 Comments

  1. Hiring without a budget?

    Posting positions without the approved budget to fill them strikes me as putting the cart before the horse. There is no Township budget yet. Did the Township Board (alderman) vote to extend the State mandated deadline of June 30, 2013 to enact a Township fiscal year budget?  The Township fiscal year started on April 1, 2013.  The Human Services commitee has jurisdiction over Township affairs.  The last meeting on July 1, 2013 was cancelled and nothing was passed during the June meeting.  WHY?  Is violating the Illinois Township Code OK because Governor Quinn might sign a extremely narrow, possibly unconstitutional, bill allowing the Township of Evanston, and only the Township of Evanston, to vote itself out of existence in the 2014 primary election?  Inquiring minds want to know who told the Towhship Board (Alderman) it was OK to violate Illinois law?  Grant Farrar maybe? 

    1. I believe these positions

      I believe these positions were unfilled positions from the current fiscal year. My understanding, from listening to the presentation at Monday's council meeting, is that the consultant group recommended these positions be filled, as they directly address the mission of the Township. While the consultant mentioned Connections and Metropolitan Family Services as potential contractors for this work, these agencies do not have current systems in place to address the puropse of each of these positions.

  2. Why would anyone apply for these jobs?

    In the face of a report suggesting these are functions better outsourced to local agencies with a strong track record of doing such work effectively and efficiently, why would any of the better candidates apply for a position likely to be on the chopping block?

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