Facing Forward

Job Opportunities

The Housing Navigation team is responsible for engaging families and individuals experiencing homelessness and supporting them to ensure that they are successfully connected to a permanent housing opportunity. Provides individual supervision to a team of Housing Navigators; provides informal troubleshooting, work planning, and crisis support. Receives referrals, assigns work, and manages case load distribution. Housing Navigators use an assertive engagement approach to maintain contact with families and individuals and to support them throughout the housing process. The Lead Housing Navigator oversees and coordinates the work of the Housing Navigation team and will also carry a small caseload. This is a full-time position with some evenings and weekends required. Click here for more info and to apply.
The Early Childhood Specialist provides services to families with children as part of Facing Forward’s Two Generation Support model. The position will focus on families with children 0-5 years old, providing home visiting, developmental assessments, parent education, and referrals. In addition, this position will collect child-related data to inform ongoing program improvement and development. The Early Childhood Specialist also maintains a caseload of families with children 0-5, conducts regular home visits and provides services to support attachment between child and caregiver, and conducts developmental assessments of children 0-5, using ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE.
The Scattered Site Case Manager is responsible for providing comprehensive home-based case management to families and individuals in scattered site supportive housing, using Facing Forward’s frameworks including: harm reduction, housing first, trauma-informed care, and two generation support. Provides comprehensive home-based case management services to all clients and their families to support stabilization in permanent housing, maintenance or increase of income, and increase in skills and resources, as well as complete intake, assessments, service plans, annual progress assessment, benefits assessment. This is a full-time position with some evenings and weekends required.

About careers at Facing Forward

Facing Forward is an equal opportunity employer. Qualifications for employment and promotion are based upon ability to perform the job. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all applicants and employees without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender identification, gender status, sexual orientation, pregnancy (including childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth), marital status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, race, color, sealed or expunged arrest records not resulting in conviction, military discharge or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Facing Forward realizes that its employees are valuable assets. We have created a comprehensive benefits package to ensure the continued health and well-being of staff. The list below describes benefits we may offer:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Health Insurance
  • Guardian Dental
  • Guardian and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Vision Discount Plan
  • Guardian Life Insurance and LTD Coverage
  • All-State Short- and Long-Term Disability and Sickness Coverage
  • 403b Plan with Employer contribution
  • Vacation Days (starting at 10 days a year)
  • Holiday Pay (11 paid holidays a year)
  • Personal Days (three days a year)
  • Sick Days (12 days a year)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)