Ascension Health Housing Advocate in Chicago, Illinois

Job ID: 249179

Housing Advocate

Chicago, Illinois

Regular/Day

Additional Job Information

Title: Behavioral HealthHousing Advocate/Navigator

City, State: Chicago, IL

Location: Bettendorf Place

Department: Case Management 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time, Days, 40 hours, Weekly

Shift: M-F-9am-5:30pm

About Us

AMITA Health ( www.AMITAhealth.org ) is a joint operating company formed by Adventist Midwest Health, part of the Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, FL., and Alexian Brothers Health System, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, AMITA Health is the third largest health system in the state with more than 12,000 associates committed to delivering the most efficient, highest quality, faith-based care at nine acute and specialty care hospitals and at more than 80 ambulatory/clinic locations. AMITA Health has an extensive provider network of more than 3,000 hospital-affiliated physicians and the AMITA Health Medical Group consists of over 500 multi-specialty employed physicians and associate practitioners, ranking it among the largest regional medical groups. AMITA Health’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by respecting the faith traditions of the many individuals and families we have been called to serve across suburban Chicago.

Job Description

Job Summary:

Locates housing options for clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates appropriate placements of new and relocating program participants.

  • Solicits and negotiates with realtors, landlords, and management companies to locate safe, affordable housing options. Acts as liaison between client and landlord.

  • Accompanies clients to view potential apartments and assists with set up and utilities on move-in day.

  • Conducts housing inspection/home visits.

  • Completes progress notes for all program participants.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree, Bachelor's degree in a human services field required

Work Experience:

  • Previous case management experience highly preferred.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Team oriented work style.

  • Knowledge of local housing resources and program requirements preferred.

  • Knowledge of tenancy rights and landlord-tenant laws preferred.

  • Bilingual/bicultural preferred but not required.

  • Ability to travel around the Chicago and South suburb areas for home client visits.

How To Apply

If you have any questions about the application process or require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact Candidate Care at 855-778-6037 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST, M-F.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.