Careers & Internships

Are you interested in working for an organization whose mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness?

Our team of over 80 employees is highly qualified, motivated and committed to helping people get a second chance. We offer rewarding projects, and a friendly, welcoming and supportive work environment.

La Casa Norte is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, walk up and down stairs, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

To apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@lacasanorte.org with the job position as the email subject, or fax to +1 (773) 342-4253. No telephone calls please.

Current Job Openings

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Director of Operations
Full Time

“La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.

This is a full-time position working Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am-6pm or 10am-7pm. Eligible applicants must be able to work some evenings and weekends and be available to participate in 24/7 on call process during emergencies.

Expected Goals and Objectives

Facilities Management

  • Monitor the day-to-day performance of the facilities department and all building conditions.
  • Coordinate with administrative staff and program departments to insure that office and program spaces are always safe, clean, accessible, and maintained at the highest quality.
  • Create, implement, and maintain departmental repair and capital improvement budgets, ensure compliance with budgetary constraints and forecast and plan facility improvements.
  • Conduct regular inspections and site visits to all facilities including fire systems, alarm systems, HVAC units, elevators, boilers, etc.
  • Provide oversight to all maintenance of facilities and equipment.
  • Help prepare physical inventories and follow-through of proper inventory functions.
  • Order and distribute supplies and equipment to buildings.
  • Prepare a preventative maintenance plan and support the creation of an overall replacement/repair structure for all physical facilities and programs.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and operation of all fire alarm systems and fire protection systems.

Property Management

  • Review, update, and propose quality standards, policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop and prioritize projects and weekly work plans, ensure that materials are ordered, projects are designed and planned, and funds are available.
  • Oversees general office and administrative operations.
  • Manages administrative work processes and recommends efficiency improvements.
  • Complete various aspects of property management duties associated with our external landlord relationships and scatter site housing needs.
  • Respond to tenant complaints regarding repairs and dwelling- related issues.
  • Work closely with LCN’s permanent supportive housing program staff to ensure compliance with HUD inspections and master leasing functions; efficient turnover of vacant apartments and coordination of move ins and move outs.
  • Supervise maintenance staff.

Human Resources

  • Manage the organization’s recruitment, hiring, orientation, and evaluation processes for staff and interns.
  • Manage basic HR functions, including all aspects of compensation and benefits enrollment for staff.
  • Implement personnel policies, and maintain and update personnel policy and procedure manuals and employee handbooks as necessary.
  • Support management and leadership team by implementing any progressive disciplinary actions with staff.
  • Receive and evaluate employee complaints, grievances and seeks appropriate remedies.
  • Maintain personnel files and manage activities for program and fiscal contract compliance activities.
  • Collect ongoing data regarding human resources related concepts and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Coordinate new-employee orientation and other training and professional development as needed
  • Manage and administer benefits packages, and negotiate with vendors annually.
  • Maintain timesheets, training logs and paid-time-off logs.
  • Assist as required with agency payroll functions.
  • Conduct exit interviews.
  • Utilize outside resources to monitor issues in employment law and present appropriate recommendations for potential changes.

Vendor Management & Information Technology

  • Administer and manage contracts with external vendors to execute ongoing maintenance.
  • Purchase and control supplies, equipment, and other agency assets.
  • Oversee the work of the IT service provider to ensure up-to-date and secure computer networks, manage all IT hardware and software vendor relations, contracts, purchases and services.
  • Develop a long term capital equipment retention and disposal schedule in collaboration with the IT service provider and Finance Department.
  • Oversee procurement of materials/equipment as required to facilitate accomplishment of assigned work.
  • Negotiate and monitor contracts for all vendors, subcontractors and service agreements, including solicitation of bids for major repairs, capital improvements and contracts.

Other Administrative Tasks

  • Review, update, and propose quality standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Plan, develop, and prioritize projects and weekly work plans, ensure that materials are ordered, projects are designed and planned, and funds are available.
  • Oversee general office and administrative operations.
  • Supervise administrative staff as required.
  • Perform complex and confidential executive administrative functions including drafting, editing and/or proofreading a variety of documents including: correspondence, presentations, payment requests and other business related forms and documents; ensures documents meet established content and brand standards.
  • Schedule, organize and assists with activities such as appointments, meetings, conferences and other organizational activities including Board meetings, committee meetings and select special events.
  • Assists with the design, preparation, production and distribution of a variety of organizational business forms and documents
  • Develop organizational protocols and policies for emergency situations during the day and after hours.
  • Maintain 24/7 availability to respond to facility emergencies.Manage basic HR functions, including all aspects of compensation and benefits enrollment for staff.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:

  • Attending monthly staff meetings and other staff trainings as assigned
  • Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events
  • Working in a team approach to develop new programs and protocols
  • Assisting with data collection and completion of program reports
  • Performing other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in the field, with expertise in concepts, practices, and procedures
  • At least 5 years of administrative management experience, including organizational leadership, financial and budget management, and personnel development and management.
  • Results-proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
  • High level of business acumen including successful P&L management; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness.
  • Strategic Vision and Agility-ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan
  • Capacity Building—ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
  • Leadership and Organization-exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top-notch leaders from the bottom up, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed.
  • Action Oriented—enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary.
  • General Management—thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing
  • Energetic self-starter with ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, written, communication and project management skills
    Manage time effectively and work within stringent deadlines
  • Exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing in an environment requiring diplomacy and good judgment in managing interactions with individuals inside and outside of the organization
  • Basic knowledge of financial information and ability to calculate mathematical problems
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance coverage, daily access to personal vehicle

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Associate Director of Programs
Full Time

“La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.

This is a full-time position which requires flexibility to work evenings as necessary and one weekend shift per month.

Expected Goals and Objectives

To ensure that all programs meet/exceed performance expectations related to efficiency, effectiveness, quality outcomes and high satisfaction among youth and families

  • Oversees program operations and works with Program Coordinators to ensure effective management of day to day issues, successes and challenges that arise.
  • Provide clinical supervision to Program Coordinators to help them develop and grow as helping professionals in a performance based industry serving youth and families with complex needs.
  • Provide clinical consultation to direct service staff, case managers and subcontractors to improve clinical understanding, competency in service delivery and creative intervention strategies.
  • Directly observes, shadows and participates in program operations including evenings as necessary and one weekend shift per month.
  • Provide crisis assessment and intervention services as indicated.
  • Is on-call to Program Coordinators and on-call staff to provide clinical guidance and direction during behavioral health crises
  • Responsible for identifying program resources and developing terms of partnerships, linkages and sub-contracts as needed.
  • Responsible for monitoring external service subcontractors to ensure quality and appropriateness of behavioral health services, and to routinely monitor the progress of youth and families participating in services.
  • Implements, monitors and evaluates quality improvement initiatives for programs and outcomes for youth and families, including client satisfaction measures.

To ensure the on-going development and expertise of direct service staff, professional staff and interns

  • Provide clinical supervision to Masters’ level staff to help meet their professional licensing requirements.
  • Manage intern program: Assess, screen, place strategically to enhance programs’ operations, provide supervision and evaluate performance. Acts as a liaison to referring colleges and universities.
  • Assess staff training needs on an on-going basis. Shares in the provision of training for staff, or obtains needed training resources.

To communicate and work effectively with the Leadership Team and Administration

  • Effectively collaborates with the VP of Strategy & Programs, Leadership Team and Administration and assists in representing La Casa Norte with funders, State agencies, regulatory authorities, elected officials, emergency personnel, legal service bureaus, community partners, etc.
  • Provide regular and timely updates to the VP of Strategy & Programs regarding major programmatic events as well as the progress, needs and overall status of programs.
  • Oversees implementation pertaining to the expansion of existing services.
  • Collaborates with the VP of Strategy and Programs regarding new program designs and implementation.
  • Consults with the Director of Operations pertaining to programs with direct service staff issues and facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned and/or as needed to ensure proper functioning of programs.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:

  • Attending bi-weekly staff meetings, monthly staff meetings and other staff trainings as assigned
  • Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events
  • Performing other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work with homeless, at-risk and adjudicated populations, providing appropriate support, motivation and compassion in accordance with La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service
  • Knowledge regarding the social, economic, and cultural patterns of Latino and African American populations
  • Willingness to work in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender
  • MSW or MA Counseling; is licensed in the State of Illinois as LCSW (preferred) or LCPC
  • At least 3-5 years post-graduate experience providing direct therapy to at-risk persons with a wide array of serious behavioral health disorders or trauma history
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of principles and practices in the following methodologies: Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Positive Youth Development and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • At minimum of 2 years of Clinical Supervisory experience and program management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and supportively with others
  • Willingness to work flexible hours based on programs’ needs and have impeccable attendance
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a car
  • Ability to pass a DCFS background check is required

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Housing Program Coordinator
Full Time

“La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.

The Housing Advocacy Program provides case management and assistance in obtaining permanent housing for families and youth involved in the child welfare system.

This is a full time position working Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Expected Goals and Objectives

To supervise, monitor, and provide oversight of day-to-day operations of Housing Advocacy Program.

  • Working consistently within LCN’s mission, vision, and philosophy of service, including Harm Reduction and Trauma-Informed Care frameworks.
  • Manage program referrals and case assignment. Ensure all referrals receive follow up within one business day of receipt.
  • Act as primary point of contact with Department of Family and Children supervisors and case workers, as well as with the DCFS office of Housing and Cash Assistance.
  • Attend all required meetings with DCFS Office of Housing and Cash assistance, with local Housing Authorities, and with other Chicago homeless services providers.
  • Oversee case management activities to support participants’ housing placement, retention, and progress on individual goals, including increasing income, improving health and wellness, increasing life skills, and family stability and reunification.
  • Communicate in a timely and accurate fashion both internally (i.e. incident reports, supervision, disciplinary action, billing, and case note entries) and externally (i.e. maintenance requests, supply orders, funding reports).
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with appropriate community providers, organizations, etc., to ensure that participants are connected to appropriate community supports.
  • Responsible for day to day logistics of programming including staff scheduling, case assignments, and
  • Create annual Program Plan and associated work plan which guides the program services and development of the program and reports quarterly on progress.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed in response to staff, landlord, client, or other concerns.

To supervise, monitor, and provide oversight of day-to-day operations of the Information & Referral functions.

  • Work with Information & Referral Specialist and receptionists to ensure that all clients seeking assistance receive appropriate services
  • Ensure accurate collection of demographic information, referral activities, and outcomes for grants and contracts.
  • Facilitate reconnection of former clients with La Casa Norte programming staff as appropriate.
  • Assist with planning and overseeing community engagement activities- maintain meaningful knowledge of community agencies providing a spectrum of services, and oversee La Casa Norte’s community outreach activities.

To provide overall supervision of the program staff and participants through a number of human resources activities.

  • Conducts regular supervision meetings with all staff, including clinical supervision to support adherence to all LCN service frameworks, and task supervision to manage staff workload and task completion; document topics in supervision notes.
  • Provide live supervision during home visits and other client meetings as needed for safety, client, engagement, and training purposes
  • Provide regular feedback to staff on their performance, including informal feedback, 90 day evaluations and annual performance evaluations
  • In collaboration with Leadership team, conducts hiring, discipline, promotion, termination and other relevant employment transactions regarding the performance of program staff
  • Facilitate team meetings and other activities to share information and build team cohesion.
  • Ensure all new employees are properly trained in policies, protocols, and philosophy of care at La Casa Norte and create opportunities for additional professional development for all staff.
  • Supervises social work and other interns and volunteers as needed

To help families and youth maintain stable housing and exit to other permanent housing by:

  • Support and implement the policies and philosophies of the program and of La Casa Norte
  • Take advantage of key “teachable moments” to help participants develop skills in decision making, conflict resolution, time management, etc
  •  Review action plans and case management activities to ensure appropriate service to support participant progress.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with DCFS and private referring agencies.
  • Support case managers in mediating any landlord tenant issues, including referrals to legal assistance as needed.
  • With case managers, develop intervention plans to address issues that may pose a threat to participants’ housing retention, health, and safety.

Manages data collection, program reporting, and program evaluation to support continued improvement and ongoing funding.

  • Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of program data and documentation requirements including Client Track, HMIS, funder reports, and paper files. Conducts regular Quality Insurance checks of data tracking systems and trains staff on their use as needed.
  • Ensure that all staff meet their billing quota; problem solve with staff to ensure both high quality of service and adequate billing to maintain program revenue.
  •  Prepare monthly bills for DCFS; ensure accuracy of bills and supporting documentation.
  • Complete internal and external quarterly reporting.
  • Work closely with development and finance departments to deliver effective and forward thinking programming that meet the expectations of our funders.
  • Collects additional evidence of program effectiveness including client stories and testimonials.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:

  • Attending weekly staff meetings, monthly staff meetings and other staff trainings as assigned
  • Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events
  • Performing other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the sector, with some past supervision responsibility.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred but not required with applicable experience
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work with families, young adults, and children experiencing homelessness
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge regarding the social, economic, and cultural patterns of Latino and African American populations
  • Willingness to work in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, religion, age, sexual orientation and gender.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed including weekends, evenings and mornings and have impeccable attendance
  • Desire, creativity, and flexibility to work in a new and fast growing agency
  • Ability to pass an Illinois DCFS Background Check

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Data & Evaluation Associate
Full Time

“La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.

This is a full time position working Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Expected Goals and Objectives

To ensure that all programs meet/exceed performance expectations related to efficiency, effectiveness, quality outcomes and high satisfaction among youth and families.

  • Ensure the accurate and timely entry of required program data in ClientTrack and HMIS for all programs.
  • Run reports, analyze program trends and make suggestions for continuous improvement to enhance performance and satisfaction outcomes.
  •  Issue, tabulate, and measure client satisfaction in all programs.
  • Ensure client files are complete, accurate and have the proper documents to ensure compliance with contractual requirements.
  • Conduct mock audits in advance of program audits and/or licensing monitoring activities to ensure compliance with contractual/licensing requirements.
  • Correct deficiencies in client records and data entry and provide technical assistance and training as needed.

To ensure the expertise of all personnel who manage cases and/or enter data into ClientTrack and HMIS.

  • Provide initial and refresher trainings, as needed, to all personnel who enter information into ClientTrack and HMIS.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations pertaining to data entry and case record documentation.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to evolve ClientTrack uses to meet programs’ needs.
  • Provide technical support to the process of developing and revising policies and procedures to support quality improvement practices

Communicate and work effectively with All Chicago, the Leadership Team and administration

  • Is the agency’s ATA (Agency Technical Administrator), as it pertains to HMIS.
  • Is the agency’s liaison to the ClientTrack Account Representative.
  • Provide weekly quality assurance reports
  • Provide technical support for funding proposals and users of Raiser’s Edge.
  • Based on evaluation, make recommendations for continuous quality improvement activities and program outcomes and benchmarks.
  • Other duties as assigned and/or as needed to ensure proper functioning of programs.

 

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:

  • Attending weekly staff meetings, monthly staff meetings and other staff trainings as assigned
  • Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events
  • Performing other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work within La Casa Norte’s mission, acuerdos, and philosophy of service.
  • Knowledge regarding the social, economic, and cultural patterns of Latino and African American populations
  • Willingness to work in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Health Care Administration or Social Services field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a community services setting.
  • Proficient in the uses of Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point, Raiser’s Edge and Human Management Information Systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and supportively with others.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours based on needs and have impeccable attendance.

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Information & Referral Specialist
Full Time

“La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.

This is a full time position working Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eligible applicants must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Expected Goals and Objectives

To ensure that all clients seeking assistance at La Casa Norte receive appropriate services by:

  • Providing excellent customer service to all individuals seeking assistance at our main location.
  • Maintaining a welcoming and orderly community space at the front desk, in the clothing closet, in the computer lab and elsewhere throughout the main location at 2845 W McLean.
  • Consistently communicating La Casa Norte’s mission, programs, and services, as well as eligibility requirements; assessing client fit/interest relative to available services.
  • Providing baseline screening for walk-in and call-in clients for La Casa Norte programs and services.
  • Collecting demographic info, contact info, and eligibility criteria from individuals seeking assistance.
  • Checking general mailbox on a daily basis and providing information services over the phone.
  • Maintaining all client mail, dating and sorting on a weekly basis and distributing to clients as requested.
  • Providing appropriate referral services to individuals seeking services not provided by La Casa Norte & when La Casa Norte programs are at capacity.
  • Assisting individuals seeking emergency services (including shelter, food, and rental assistance) in accessing services through all Emergency Funds programs.
  • Facilitating application process with eligible clients for submission to programs and referral agencies.

To ensure that clients previously serviced by La Casa Norte maintain stable housing and employment by:

  • Following up with clients who received State Homeless Prevention Funds as prescribed by eligibility rules.
  • Assessing former clients’ need for additional services; facilitating reconnection of former clients with La Casa Norte case management staff.
  • Connecting former clients to partnering agencies and other community services as needed.
  • Accurately documenting all information gathered from former clients, including recording all attempts to contact.

To facilitate a positive working relationship between La Casa Norte and the larger community by:

  • Maintaining meaningful and up-to-date knowledge of community agencies providing a spectrum of services; updating and maintaining La Casa Norte resource database.
  • Referring outreach with community agencies that serve La Casa Norte’s target populations
  •  Assist Youth in College department with Housing Location as needed.
  • Assist the Operations Team as needed.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:

  • Attending monthly staff meetings and other staff trainings as assigned.
  • Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events.
  • Working in a team approach to develop new programs and protocols.
  • Assisting with data collection and completion of program reports.
  • Performing other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • High schools diploma or GED required. Bachelors or Associates degree preferable, but not required with at least 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including mastery of Microsoft Office programs, internet proficiency, and typing of at least 35 wpm
  •  Demonstrated desire and ability to work with homeless or at-risk youth, families, and individuals.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Knowledge regarding the social, economic, and cultural patterns of Latino and African American populations.
  • Willingness to work in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed and have impeccable attendance.
  • Desire, creativity, and flexibility to work in a new and fast growing agency.

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Bilingual Youth Empowerment Specialist for Solid Ground
Full Time

“La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.

The Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program is aimed at transforming the lives of homeless, at-risk male youth, ages 16-21, by providing them with the stability, support, and guidance they need in order to become thriving members of society. Program participants will receive comprehensive case management services focusing on a holistic, strength-based approach, as well as educational and vocational training.

Expected Goals and Objectives

To supervise and monitor resident activities to maintain a safe and stable living environment.

  • Maintain professional relationships with all residents
  • Supervise and ensure safety of the milieu
  • Communicate in a timely and accurate fashion within the program (i.e. incident reports, contact with youths’ families, facility inventories, and all shift log entries) and complete all required documentation.
  • Support and implement the policies and philosophies of the program and of La Casa Norte including but not limited to Harm Reduction and Sanctuary Model frameworks.
  • Utilize de-escalation and crisis intervention skills when needed in a supportive and caring manner.

To work in a team approach to assist residents in achieving service plan goals.

  • Engage youth in discussions relevant to goals, strengths and barriers to stability
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, case review meetings, and other meetings as instructed by the Program Manager.
  • Follow through with specific service plan goals as outlined by Case Manager and provide referrals and support where needed.
  • Carry a co-caseload of 8 clients, taking direction from Solid Ground Case Manager. Follow up on Action Plans, Consequence system and follow the map of interventions outlined.
  • Meet with your Primaries once a week to provide support to achieve goals.

To help youth develop important life skills.

  • Model effective and respectful communication with residents and other staff members while creating a standard of healthy communication for other staff and residents.
  • Create and foster leadership opportunities for youth to encourage their personal development and the overall health of the community of Solid Ground.
  • Take advantage of key “teachable moments” to help youth develop skills in decision making, conflict resolution, time management, etc.
  • Provide and coordinate life skills workshops to youth focused on personal hygiene, sexuality, financial literacy, household management, conflict resolution, anger management, and other areas as needed.
  • Implement established structure of support and accountability within the program to allow youth to fully develop in all areas of their life.

Implement standards of cleanliness and maintenance by performing duties and requesting repairs.

  • Leading residents in the upkeep of Solid Ground and working with residents to ensure that necessary tasks are completed
  • Cleaning and sanitizing areas as needed to ensure standard of cleanliness and sanitation is kept up at all times.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:

  • Attending weekly staff meetings, monthly staff meetings and other staff trainings as assigned.
  • Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events.
  • Performing other duties as required.
  • Required to work two holidays per calendar year.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree preferable, but not required with relevant experience
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work with homeless, runaway and at-risk urban youth
  • Bilingual required
  • Knowledge regarding the social, economic, and cultural patterns of Latino and African American populations
  • Willingness to work in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must agree to work two holidays per calendar year
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed and have impeccable attendance
  • Desire, creativity, and flexibility to work in a new and fast growing agency
  • Willingness to subject to a DCFS background check and complete a medical clearance

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Case Manager for Casa Corazon Drop-in Program
Full Time

“La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.

Casa Corazón is aimed at transforming the lives of homeless and at-risk youth, ages 16-24, by providing them with the stability, support, and guidance they need in order to become thriving members of society. Program participants will receive street outreach and access to a variety of services including a drop in center with youth programming and meals, basic needs such as transportation and toiletries, and case management services focusing on a holistic, strength-based approach, with a focus on housing stability and educational, job readiness and placement.

This opening is for the Southside office of Casa Corazon located in the Back of the Yards community. This is a full time position working Monday 1pm-10pm, Wednesday 9am-7pm Friday 9am-7pm. These hours may change slightly from week to week so please be flexible. Eligible applicants must be available to work evenings.

Expected Goals and Objectives

To provide comprehensive advocacy and drop-in services to homeless youth ages 16-24

  • Maintain professional relationships with all staff and clients.
  • Support coverage and coordinate activities as necessary during drop-in hours.
  • Conduct outreach on the west side to: schools, churches, other community service providers and locations that homeless youth congregate both formally and informally.
  • Assist Program Coordinator in the management of appropriate program development and effective service delivery.
  • In partnership with participants to assess all barriers to safe and stable housing and provide referrals and access.
  • Providing life skills training, counseling, support, and guidance to Youth as they work to overcome barriers to housing, employment and education.
  • Take advantage of key “teachable moments” to help youth develop skills in decision-making, conflict resolution, time management, etc.
  • Provide effective case management services to program participants utilizing a “strength-based” case management model and monitoring participants progress through modeling, mentoring and positive relationship building.
  • Referring youth to other supportive services as needed, including food pantries, clothing closets, legal aid services, parenting classes, substance abuse and mental health counseling, etc; coordinating these services as needed to obtain wrap-around supportive services for clients.
  • Advocating for clients as needed to shelters, landlords, employers, and other agencies or institutions.
  • Provide crisis intervention services to Casa Corazon youth as necessary.
  • Accurately tracking and documenting all services provided utilizing LCN Tracking system and Client Track.
  • Plan a monthly schedule for events, activities, and food menu.

To work in a team approach to maintain a positive and safe milieu at Casa Corazon

  • Observes environment to ensure safety of youth and staff by responding to emergencies, building repairs, safety hazards, crisis and incidents.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy environment for staff and Youth through shared responsibilities of cleaning. Encourage Youth to share in cleanliness of space through shared responsibility.
  • Maintain on-going dialogue with staff around areas of youth successes and challenges.
  • Follow up with any incident in a timely manner utilizing a strength-based approach.

Case Management Duties

  • Provide intake and assessment services.
  • Assist with applying to public aid benefits and obtain any necessary documentation.
  • Provide short term case management, including budgeting assistance, service planning, advocacy and referrals.
  • Use discretion to distribute CTA pass to youth if transportation is needed for employment, housing, appointments, or chore completion.
  • Identify housing opportunities for youth, (shelter, apartment, supportive housing program etc).
  • Document all services in HMIS, Client Track, and paper file.
  • Collaborate with other internal programs to provide assistance to youth.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Provide the overall leadership and planning to operate drop-in services.
  • Coordinate staffing, workshops, food and programming.
  • Supervise all Drop-in staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Will maintain organization and inventory of all toiletries, food, bus cards and other essential items.
  • Teach and implement the Declaration of Non-violence at Casa Corazon.
  • Provide clinical supervision to MSW and other graduate student interns as appropriate.
  • Intermittently gather and complete data entry for various grant reports and development purposes.
  • Work in conjunction with Program Coordinator to meet program outcomes.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:

  • Attending weekly staff meetings and other staff trainings
  • Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events
  • Participating in on- and off-site staff trainings, workshops and outreach events as needed
  • Performing other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with two years relevant experience
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) Preferred
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work with youth experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ and at-risk urban youth
  • Knowledge regarding the social, economic, and cultural patterns of various Latino & African-American populations
  • Willingness to work in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender
  • Valid Driver’s License and own vehicle (Required)

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Bilingual Case Manager for Pa’lante Supportive Housing Program
Full Time

“La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.

La Casa Norte’s Pa’lante Scattered Site Supportive Housing Program provides permanent housing and supportive services to vulnerable youth and families.

This is a full-time position working Monday through Friday, with one Saturday per month and some evening hours required, including on-call responsibilities.

Expected Goals and Objectives

To assist clients in maintaining stable, safe, affordable housing

  • Working consistently within LCN’s mission, vision, and Philosophy of Service, including Harm Reduction and Trauma-Informed Care frameworks.
  • Use Motivational Interviewing techniques to facilitate positive behavioral change.
  • Performing intensive case management to identify clients’ service needs, strengths and resources.
  • Perform case management while conducting independent home visits to sustain clients’ ongoing stability.
  • Developing and implementing service plan with client outlining clear goals and tasks along path to clients’ housing stability and financial self-sufficiency.
  • Utilize clinical skills and knowledge of family systems to guide case management sessions and to intervene or refer as appropriate.
  • Providing clients with the motivation, support and encouragement needed to empower themselves.
  • Counseling and mentoring clients in both individual and group settings.
  • Conduct regular life skills assessments.
  • Delivering life skills training through both formal and informal techniques to address important issues such as conflict resolution, financial management and budgeting, health and nutrition, mental and emotional health, safe sex, etc.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Maintaining excellent and open communication with clients and following-up with clients on a regular basis
  • Participate in On-Call rotation to provide crisis support to clients during nights and weekends.
  • Documenting all services in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilizing Homeless Management Information Systems, Client Track, and other database systems as required to enter client information and to document services.

To connect clients to community resources

  • Conduct client advocacy via in-person, phone, and/or letter for various participant needs; conduct advocacy to third party public benefit and service providers such as IDHS, Social Security, doctors, schools, etc.
  • Referring clients to other supportive services as needed, including housing, food pantries, clothing closets, legal aid services, substance abuse and mental health counseling; coordinating these services as needed to obtain wrap-around support for clients.
  • Provide quality internal referrals for employment, education, housing location, or other LCN services as needed.
  • Educating clients regarding positive uses of financial institutions & credit, payday loan alternatives, and credit repair services.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:

  • Attending weekly staff meetings and other staff trainings
  • Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events
  • Working in team approach to develop new programs
  • Assisting with data collection and completion of program reports
  • Performing other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) Required
  • Must be available to work one Saturday a month and some evenings
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with family systems
  • Experience working with homeless and at-risk populations
  • Knowledge of Chicago’s housing and human services system
  • Knowledge of resources for homeless or at-risk families such as housing, public benefits, mental illness and substance use
  • Demonstrable written and oral communication and group facilitation skills
  • Computer proficiency required
  • Valid Driver’s License, proof of insurance and access to a vehicle

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Youth Empowerment Specialist for Casa Corazon Emergency Beds Program
Part Time

“La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.” La Casa Norte’s mission and philosophy of service is to impact the social issues of homelessness at the individual and community levels.

The Casa Corazon Emergency Beds Program is aimed at providing safe and enriching emergency housing for homeless youth, ages 18-24. The program is open 365 days a year from 9pm to 9am and provides immediate housing and other enriching activities to impact the lives of youth and help them achieve their life goals.

Expected Goals and Objectives

To supervise and monitor resident activities to maintain a safe and stable living environment

  • Maintain professional relationships with all residents.
  • Supervise and ensure safety of the milieu.
  • Communicate in a timely and accurate fashion within the program (ie. client intakes, incident reports, contact with youths’ families, facility inventories, and all shift log entries) and complete all required documentation.
  • Support and implement the policies and philosophies of the program and of La Casa Norte including but not limited to Harm Reduction and Sanctuary Model frameworks.
  • Utilize de-escalation and crisis intervention skills when needed in a supportive and caring manner.

To work in a team approach to assist residents in achieving service plan goals

  • Conduct intake needs assessment, create initial action plan and refer residents to appropriate services.
  • Engage youth in discussions relevant to goals, strengths and barriers to stability.
  • Coordinate with other staff including Drop-in Case Manager to ensure continuity of services.

To help youth develop important life skills

  • Model effective and respectful communication with residents and other staff members while creating a standard of healthy communication for other staff and residents.
  • Create and foster leadership opportunities for youth to encourage their personal development and the overall health of the community of Low Threshold Shelter Program.
  • Take advantage of key “teachable moments” to help youth develop skills in decision making, conflict resolution, time management, etc.
  • Provide and coordinate life skills workshops to youth focused on personal hygiene, sexuality, financial literacy, household management, conflict resolution, anger management, and other areas as needed.
  • Implement established structure of support and accountability within the program to allow youth to fully develop in all areas of their life.

To implement standards of cleanliness and maintenance by performing duties and requesting repairs

  • Leading residents in the upkeep of the Low Threshold Program and working with residents to ensure that necessary tasks are completed.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing areas as needed to ensure standard of cleanliness and sanitations is kept up at all times.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all La Casa Norte employees are responsible for contributing to the overall success of La Casa Norte by:

  • Attending bi-weekly staff meetings, monthly staff meetings and other staff trainings as assigned
  • Participating in La Casa Norte’s fundraising events
  • Performing other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferable, but not required with relevant experience
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work with homeless, runaway and at-risk urban youth.
  • Knowledge regarding the social, economic, and cultural patterns of various Latino & African-American populations
  • Be willing to work in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed and have impeccable attendance
  • Desire, creativity, and flexibility to work in a new and fast growing agency
  • Be subjected to a DCFS background check and complete a medical clearance

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Current Internships

Hunger & Health Intern

Program/Department: Community Engagement

Location: 2845 W. McLean Avenue, Chicago

This internship position is open for Summer, Fall/Spring.

Students applying for this position may be: either undergraduate or graduate.

General Description:

La Casa Norte serves youth and families confronting homelessness. La Casa Norte leads an anti-hunger coalition called the Northwest Food Partners Network (NFPN). The NFPN unites local organizations in the mission to provide quality food, promote self-sufficiency and wellness, and build a bridge between emergency food providers and community issues.

The Hunger & Health Intern will assist La Casa Norte and the Northwest Food Partners Network in acquiring better food and bringing better health and nutrition services to their youth shelters and drop-in centers, food pantries and free hot meal programs.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Research issue areas impacting the quality of life in the communities of Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Back of the Yards, and surrounding neighborhoods, including hunger and food insecurity, public safety, and health disparities.
  • Assist with food rescue efforts, food drives, farmers’ markets and gardening initiatives to bring better food to NFPN food programs and the surrounding communities.
  • Develop health and nutrition education content for clients at La Casa Norte’s housing programs as well as NFPN food pantries and free hot meal programs.
  • Implement health and nutrition education opportunities directly with clients.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with local businesses and organizations who lead the field in nutrition, food preparation and healthcare, in order to bring additional opportunities into LCN and NFPN programs.
  • Represent La Casa Norte and/or the Northwest Food Partners Network at various community events, including health fairs, block parties, advocacy group meetings, etc. Provide information about programs and resources.
  • Assist with LCN special events and fundraising efforts as needed.

Applicant Strengths and Qualities

Required:

  • Enrolled and actively seeking degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or other media related field
  • Enrolled in a Social Work, Psychology, Public Policy, Public Health, other equivalent program
  • Ability to engage with, and build rapport with community members and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated interest in hunger, health, nutrition and/or community development
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Able to work both on and off-site and clearly communicate with supervisor about work progress
  • Ability to take initiative and self-direct
  • Ability to demonstrate a non-judgmental attitude, a person-centered approach, and a strengths-based perspective.
  • Willingness to use a harm reduction approach to risky behaviors
  • Comfort working with people who identify as LGBTQ
  • Strong computer skills

Preferred:

  • Previous experience in social services (either work, intern, or volunteer)
  • Spanish/English bilingual
  •  Knowledge regarding the social, economic, and cultural patterns of various Latino & African-American populations
  • Access to a car helpful, but not required

Schedule: Hours are available Monday- Friday 9AM – 7PM. Some weekend hours may be required.

Additional Requirements:

All La Casa Norte interns are expected to follow and abide by the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) and the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Code of Ethics. In addition, Interns are expected to abide by the policies of La Casa Norte including but not limited to; rules governing confidentiality, dual-relationships, honesty, and integrity. All interns are expected to always act in good faith and in keeping with the mission and values of La Casa Norte. Interns must have an overall commitment to serving the participants of La Casa Norte, and to contributing to a positive, respectful and accepting environment at La Casa Norte.

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Community Engagement Marketing Intern

Program/Department: Community Engagement

Location: 2845 W. McLean Avenue, Chicago

This internship position is open for Summer, Fall/Spring.

Students applying for this position may be: either undergraduate or graduate.

General Description:

La Casa Norte serves youth and families confronting homelessness. La Casa Norte leads an anti-hunger coalition called the Northwest Food Partners Network (NFPN). The NFPN unites local organizations in the mission to provide quality food, promote self-sufficiency and wellness, and build a bridge between emergency food providers and community issues.

The Food Initiatives Marketing Intern will assist the Northwest Food Partners Network (NFPN) with marketing and community relations strategies to promote the network and its member food pantries and free hot meal programs.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and assist with outreach efforts as determined by the Director of Development & Communications.
  • Assist with developing NFPN marketing materials, online communications and newsletters
  •  Assist food pantries and free hot meal sites in developing and implementing marketing materials to advertise their programs to clients and potential volunteers.
  • Assist with social media initiatives for the NFPN and for individual member agencies.
  • Create generalizable long term materials that can be adapted as agency needs change.
  • Assist with creating organization’s presence on social networking sites and website.
  • Assist with creating and updating NFPN website content.
  • Organize and implement new fundraising initiatives for the NFPN.
  • Engage with NFPN food pantries and free hot meal programs on site visits in order to build rapport and better understand their programs and challenges.
  • Engage and build rapport with clients, community members and stakeholders
  • Assist with LCN special events and fundraising efforts as needed.

Applicant Strengths and Qualities

  • Enrolled and actively seeking degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or other media related field
  • Enrolled and actively seeking degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or other media related field, or a policy and advocacy related degree program
  •  Ability to demonstrate empathy and engage with program participants from different backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines
  • Be willing to work in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender
  • Able to work both on and off-site and clearly communicate with supervisors about work progress
  • Ability to take initiative and self-direct
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of basic HTML coding, and social media preferred
  • Spanish/English bilingual preferred

Schedule: Available for a minimum of 10 hours per week between 9a-7pm. Occasional weekend hours may be required.

Additional Requirements:

Interns are expected to abide by the policies of La Casa Norte including but not limited to; rules governing confidentiality, dual-relationships, honesty, and integrity. All interns are expected to always act in good faith and in keeping with the mission and values of La Casa Norte. Interns must have an overall commitment to serving the participants of La Casa Norte, and to contributing to a positive, respectful and accepting environment at La Casa Norte.

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Marketing & Communications Intern

Program/Department: Development

Location: 2845 W. McLean Avenue, Chicago

This internship position is open for Summer, Fall/Spring.

Students applying for this position may be: either undergraduate or graduate.

General Description:

The Marketing & Communications Intern will assist in the coordination of marketing, community relations, advertising and competitive and marketing intelligence to promote La Casa Norte and all of its programs and services. The Marketing & Communications Intern hours are Flexible and Part-time as scheduled with assigned supervisor (on-going as needed).

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

Outreach

  • Coordinate and assist with outreach efforts as determined by the Director of Development & Communications.
  • Assist with management of the organizational Communications Calendar.
  • Prepare press releases, with the approval of the Director of Development & Communications.
  • Work with staff to identify potential media opportunities and stories.
  • Assist with developing the organization’s quarterly newsletter, including the timing of publication; content, with staff input; layout and design; and printing.
  • Assist with coordinating communications and advertising as needed.
  • Assist with creating and distributing email “blast” communications.
  • Assist with creating organization’s presence on social networking sites.

Marketing

  • Assist with creating and updating all printed materials.
  • Assist with keeping website content current, and the appearance of the site user-friendly, professional and attractive.
  • Assist with the preparation of agenda for Marketing Committee and attend meetings as needed.
  • Recommend and assist with the execution of social media activities across platforms, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. including creating relevant content.
  • Assist with the maintenance of social media calendars.
  • Assist with the production of social performance reports for La Casa Norte and benchmark brands.
  • Advocate for La Casa Norte in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues, and answering questions. Stay informed of trending topics and social media trends to leverage and/or communicate accordingly.
  • Assist with Search Engine Optimization and tracking, examining, and reporting website analytics.
  • Responsible for the layout, execution and management of email communications and campaigns.
  • Contribute to idea generation, product development, and marketing research (as needed).

Events

  • In coordination with the Director of Development & Communications and Development & Fundraising Manager, serve on event committees.
  • Work closely with the Director of Development & Communications and Development & Fundraising Manager with event planning.
  • Assist with the preparation of sponsorship and marketing materials for events.
  • Work at major events as assigned, which may include weekends and evenings.

Applicant Strengths and Qualities

  • Enrolled and actively seeking degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or other media related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines
  • Be willing to work in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender
  • Able to work both on and off-site and clearly communicate with supervisors about work progress
  • Ability to take initiative and self-direct
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of basic HTML coding, and social media preferred

Schedule: Available for a minimum of 15 hours per week between 9a-7pm.

Additional Requirements:

Interns are expected to abide by the policies of La Casa Norte including but not limited to; rules governing confidentiality, dual-relationships, honesty, and integrity. All interns are expected to always act in good faith and in keeping with the mission and values of La Casa Norte. Interns must have an overall commitment to serving the participants of La Casa Norte, and to contributing to a positive, respectful and accepting environment at La Casa Norte.

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Development Intern – Special Events

Program/Department: Development

Location: 2845 W. McLean Avenue, Chicago

This internship position is open for Summer, Fall/Spring.

Students applying for this position may be: either undergraduate or graduate.

General Description:

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the planning and coordination of meetings and events.
  • Assists with on-site event management, including but not limited to set-up and break-down.
  • Maintain up-to-date event documents.
  • Procure and organize supplies for events.
  • Conducts data input into Raiser’s Edge database system.
  • Other general fundraising and admin duties as assigned.

Applicant Strengths and Qualities

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in the nonprofit sector
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Raiser’s Edge or other database experience a plus, but not required.

Schedule: Available for 15-20 hours per week between 9a-7pm. Some late evening and weekend will be required.

Additional Requirements:

Interns are expected to abide by the policies of La Casa Norte including but not limited to; rules governing confidentiality, dual-relationships, honesty, and integrity. All interns are expected to always act in good faith and in keeping with the mission and values of La Casa Norte. Interns must have an overall commitment to serving the participants of La Casa Norte, and to contributing to a positive, respectful and accepting environment at La Casa Norte.

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Operations & Human Resources Intern

Program/Department: Operations

Location: 3533 W. North Avenue, Chicago

This internship position is open for Summer, Fall/Spring.

Students applying for this position may be: either undergraduate or graduate.

General Description:

This internship position is unpaid. It will be located in the west neighborhood of Humboldt Park.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

Facilities Management

  • Provides oversight to all maintenance of facilities and equipment.
  • Helps prepare physical inventories and follow-through of proper inventory functions.
  • Orders and distributes supplies to buildings.

Human Resources

  • Manages basic HR functions, including insurance and other benefits.
  • Coordinates recruitment, hiring and orientation processes for staff, interns and/or volunteers.
  • Maintains personnel files.
  • Develops personnel policies, and maintains and updates personnel policy manuals and employee handbooks as necessary.
  • Assists as required with agency payroll functions.
  • Collects ongoing data regarding human resources related concepts and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Assists in the coordination of new-employee orientation and other training and educational programs.
  • Print and review monthly benefit statements and maintain employee benefit packets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Vendor Management & Information Technology

  • Logs and files vendor contracts or supporting documentation to execute ongoing maintenance.

Other Administrative Tasks

  • Performs complex and confidential executive administrative functions including drafting, editing and/or proofreading a variety of documents including: correspondence, presentations, payment requests and other business related forms and documents; ensures documents meet established content and brand standards.
  • Schedules, organizes and assists with activities such as appointments, meetings, conferences and other organizational activities including Board meetings, committee meetings and select special events.
  • Assists with the design, preparation, production and distribution of a variety of organizational business forms and documents
  • Maintenance of Timesheet, training logs and Paid Time Off Logs.
  • Responsible for data processing operations and management information services.

Applicant Strengths and Qualities

  • Ability to take direction and manage time effective, as well as independently
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong communication skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Creative self-starter
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Mature
  • Socially conscious
  • Desire to work with a young nonprofit organization

Schedule: Available for a minimum of 15 hours per week between 10a-7pm.

Additional Requirements:

Interns are expected to abide by the policies of La Casa Norte including but not limited to; rules governing confidentiality, dual-relationships, honesty, and integrity. All interns are expected to always act in good faith and in keeping with the mission and values of La Casa Norte. Interns must have an overall commitment to serving the participants of La Casa Norte, and to contributing to a positive, respectful and accepting environment at La Casa Norte.

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La Casa Norte is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy or related conditions, or disability.

If you are interested in an Internship at La Casa Norte, please call +1 (773) 276-4900, extension #222 or email jobs@lacasanorte.org.


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