Employment & Internships

Employment Opportunities

Housing Resource Specialist – Full Time

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia, an agency providing assistance for victims of domestic violence for 40 years, is looking to hire an experienced Housing Resource Specialist (HRS). This full-time (40 hours/week) position is responsible for assessing clients for housing and Emergency Services program needs utilizing a strengths-based, trauma informed approach that is in line with Housing First and harm reduction principles. The HRS provides services through the Emergency Services program, if this least restrictive option will meet the client’s needs. The HRS is responsible for completing the assessments and process for the Coordinated Entry system and the continuum of care for hotline referred clients and outreach clients. The HRS is also responsible for acquiring and maintaining partnerships with housing providers/landlords to provide housing resources available to all clients of CCSS. The principal duties are performed both in the office and in the field.

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required. 40-hour Domestic Violence training strongly preferred, and required within 30 days of employment. Previous case management experience with a housing focus preferred. Must demonstrate an empathic, non-judgmental, service oriented attitude in work with clients. Must understand the impact of trauma and trauma inform care. Demonstrate self-awareness, insight, and commitment to ongoing professional growth. Value and practice respectful, non-violent communication. Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills; must possess good organizational skills. A valid driver’s license and liability insurance required. Position may require some variable evening or weekend hours.

If you are interested in applying for the HRS position, please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@crisisctr.org.

Medical Advocate I

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia, an agency providing assistance to victims of domestic violence for 40 years, is looking to hire a Medical Advocate I. This part-time (26 hours a week) will be responsible for providing medical advocacy at hospitals and other medical facilities. Provide domestic violence education and training to hospital professionals and medical staff as part of the medical-based domestic violence prevention and intervention program.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required. Experience working with domestic violence victims is preferred. 40-hour Domestic Violence Training strongly preferred, and required within 30 days of employment. Must demonstrate an empathetic, non-judgmental, service-oriented attitude in work with clients and understand the impact of trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. Must demonstrate self-awareness, insight, and commitment to ongoing professional growth. Value and practice respectful, non-violent communication. Must respond appropriately in varied situations and is able to function independently. Demonstrates professionalism, flexibility, and good judgement.

Interested parties should apply at jobs@crisisctr.org

Rapid Re-housing Case Manager – Full-time

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia, an agency providing assistance for victims of domestic violence for 40 years, is looking to hire an experienced Rapid Rehousing Case Manager (RRH). This full-time (40 hours/week) position provides case management and supportive services to clients in the Rapid Re-Housing and Emergency Services programs to promote self-sufficiency, integration into the community, and permanency in housing using the Housing First model. The RRH Case Manager will use a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach to the work with the primary focus of ending homelessness by assisting participants to obtain and maintain safe, permanent housing. The principal duties are performed both in the office and in the field.

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required. 40-hour Domestic Violence training strongly preferred, and required within 30 days of employment. Previous case management experience with a housing focus preferred. Must demonstrate an empathetic, non-judgmental, service oriented attitude in work with clients. Must understand the impact of trauma and trauma inform care. Demonstrate self-awareness, insight, and commitment to ongoing professional growth. Value and practice respectful, non-violent communication. Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills; must possess good organizational skills. A valid driver’s license and liability insurance required. Position may require some variable evening or weekend hours.

Interested parties should forward cover letter and resume to jobs@crisisctr.org.

Professional Internships

The Crisis Center offers internships for both bachelor and master level students seeking to work with victims of domestic violence. Other opportunities are also available with marketing/fundraising.

For more information on professional internships at the Crisis Center, contact us at (708) 429-7255 or info@crisisctr.org.

Crisis Center for South Suburbia