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Position Title: Parent Mentor Specialist
Company: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Salary: Commensurate upon experience
Reports to: Director of Child & Family Development-Project HELP
Location: Project HELP DuPage Center in Naperville, IL; 1815 W. Diehl Rd
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is the oldest and largest women’s organization in the region, with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. To learn more about the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, please visit our website at https://ywcachicago.org.
Position Purpose: The Parent Mentor Specialist is responsible for assessing all families for intake, provide appropriate referrals, and review parenting needs.
Manage caseload for 11-15 families. Supervise and oversee Volunteer Parent Mentors and their families.
Maintain various records, client family files, statistics, assessments, outcome evaluations
Maintain a working knowledge of trends and best practices within area of child abuse prevention and home visitation services.
Collaborate with mental health team to develop programming and needs assessments
Develop community partnerships to foster expansion of mental health support services
Contribute to a collaborative, high trust team environment in a participatory, positive manner
Master's Degree in Social Work, Family Education, or Child Development preferred
Minimum of three years of experience in case management, home visiting experience, or work with at-risk families preferred.
Bilingual language abilities preferred but not required
Ability to climb stairs and ambulated in and out of locations in all weather.
Ability to travel within Chicagoland area as needed
Must provide evidence of reliable and insured transportation.
Highly developed presentation skills, including listening and reflection
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills with cultural competence for working with economically, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds and navigate up and down stairs occasionally
Benefits Portfolio: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending (FSA), Transit, HSA, Short & Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
***This job description is not intended to represent a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned.***
About YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.