Facing Forward

Job Opportunities

Facing Forward seeks a creative individual with a passion for ending homelessness to engage our supporters and potential partners through external marketing, communications, and outreach efforts. This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website. Click here for more info and to apply.
The Skilled Assessor conducts Housing Assessments with individuals and families experiencing homelessness in order to facilitate their referral to housing resources through the Coordinated Entry System. The position uses a Trauma-Informed approach and must be able to sensitively ask questions related to homelessness, health conditions, and traumatic experiences. The Skilled Assessor is a mobile position which meets with people experiencing homelessness in a variety of shelters or other service locations, primarily in low-income and under-served communities. This is a full-time position that requires a flexible schedule which may include early mornings, weekends, and evenings. A vehicle is required. Click here for more info and to apply.

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)