Chicago, Illinois. 60640
Position Title: Coordinator, Youth and Family Connections
Department/Location: Chicago Hearing Society
Shift/Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m Evening and weekend hours may be required.
Position Type: Full-Time
SUMMARY: Coordinate and guides Family and Youth Services for Chicago Hearing Society.
⮚ Provide oversight, support, information, advocacy, referrals, and direct services for children, families and professionals in the home, school, and community.
⮚ Coordinate and implement all youth and family programs including literacy events, mentoring, educational and social events, etc.
⮚ Maintain stakeholder committee(s) and remain up to date on standards of care for populations served.
⮚ Provide contract, orientation, training, supervision, evaluation, discipline, and termination of consultants.
⮚ Know and keep consultants informed of all agency policies, procedures, and changes as they occur.
⮚ Represent CHS at events, workshops, and training.
⮚ Maintain all child and family files in database.
⮚ Complete all applications for funding and reporting, as required by agency and funders.
⮚ Perform other duties as assigned.
⮚ Creates an environment that inspires and motivates the team to achieve individual, departmental, and organizational goals.
⮚ Monitors the team’s day-to-day activities ensuring stakeholder satisfaction.
⮚ Provides learning and development opportunities to the team that maximizes their potential.
⮚ Builds relationships and open communication channels with team members that foster trust and respect.
⮚ Delivers timely, ongoing feedback to the team including annual performance evaluation.
The above duties, tasks and requirements may be updated / changed at the discretion of Management
with HR Director Approval.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
✓ Physical Demands: Prolonged periods of working on a computer. Travel between
various work locations. The employee must occasionally move up to 25 pounds.
✓ Work Environment: Work is generally performed in a temperature-controlled office environment with standard lighting and moderate noise level.
MA degree in recreation, education, social work, or related field.
⮚ Fluency in American Sign Language, knowledge of Deaf Culture required.
⮚ Minimum of 2 years' work experience in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities
⮚ Management skills: the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
⮚ Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and a functional level
⮚ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
⮚ Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to an operational vehicle to
transport self to various locations throughout Chicago metro area and collar counties.
⮚ High performance team member and a strong team player
⮚ Commitment to company values
⮚ Computer proficient
⮚ Previous experience working in a non-profit preferred, but not required.
⮚ Ability to promote and adhere to company values.
⮚ A commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment.