Do you have a passion for community housing and programming?


Are you looking for a role that will allow you to grow your supervisory skills?


We are currently in search of a Nonprofit Community Housing Director for a Social Services Organization. The position is based in Chicago, IL. This is a temporary to permanent, full-time position.


ORGANIZATION TYPE: Social Services Organization

LOCATION: Chicago, IL (Tinley Park)

POSITION TITLE: Nonprofit Community Housing Director

DURATION: Temporary to Permanent

SCHEDULE: Full-time (40 hours/week)

HOURLY PAY: $18.00 – $21.00/hour

SALARY: $45,000 – $50,000/year


Is This Your Dream Job? The Community Housing Director reports to the Director of Clinical Services and oversees the services provided through the Transitional Housing Program. This person will manage the Transitional Housing Specialists, the Rapid Re-Housing Coordinator, the Emergency Services Coordinator and the Workforce Development Coach providing individual case management and counseling services to clients in the program. This is an on-site position*


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • MSW or MA in Social Services (or related field) required
  • 2+ years’ experience working with families in crisis required
  • 1+ year experience managing and supervising people required
  • Prior experience working with MS Office Suite required
  • Valid Drivers License required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and display attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve and apply critical thinking to projects assigned


How You Will Spend Your Day:

Client Services:

  1. Provide long term services for clients (adults and children) through weekly case management and counseling sessions.
  2. Implement effective, realistic, and individualized service plans; regularly monitor and update client’s progress towards identified goals; complete client evaluations.
  3. Assist clients in increasing life skills (budgeting, nutrition, opening bank accounts, etc.); assist clients with obtaining employment and increased income; transportation; facilitate clients with daycare/school registration; develop plans for permanent housing.
  4. Coordinate initial move-ins and continued maintenance needs of apartments; communicate with landlord re: lease, repairs, tenants, keys, etc.; maintain inventory of items used and needed by the Transitional Housing Program; clean, setup and stock apartments; assist clients moving into apartments.
  5. Provide accurate and consistent referral services; maintain knowledge of community and social service resources; provide advocacy as needed.
  6. Coordinate client referrals to and collaboration of services with different programs.
  7. Co-facilitate weekly residential housing group; assist residential clients with the transitional housing intake process.
  8. Complete housing assessments and intakes with all new clients.
  9. Complete all client rent calculations and appropriate documentation for all clients.
  10. Work with clients to determine how long they will need housing in the program and on a mutually agreed upon exit date.
  11. Assist clients with permanent housing search for exit from the program.


Program Specific:

  1. Attend all mandatory training as required by applicable grants.
  2. Understand and follow any and all grant requirements for the program including reporting, program goals, timelines, and working with partners.


General and Administrative: 

  1. Responsible for individual supervision, development, evaluation and discipline of assigned staff.
  2. Provides guidance on the Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based, Housing First, Harm Reduction and the Critical Time Intervention principles.
  3. Responsible for creating all systems of operation and policies/procedures necessary for the assigned programs.
  4. Is the point of contact with the continuum of care Coordinated Entry system.
  5. Reviews all CE and Rapid-Re-Housing paperwork, once it is submitted for assistance.
  6. Attends the continuum of care Coordinated Entry meetings and the Coordinated Entry work-group meetings.
  7. Responsible for accurate and complete documentation of client services and submission of paperwork within the agency’s time frame.
  8. Responsible for determining best housing model for individual clients and managing TH and RRH openings to avoid service gaps.
  9. Update and maintain wait list for all clients.
  10. Update and maintain Spreadsheet and monitor budget.
  11. Update and maintain roster of all active clients with intake dates, current lease dates, addresses and unit numbers.
  12. Coordinate and complete all grant “program” reporting requirements for all programs.
  13. Responsible for coordinating services with TH, RRH and CE MOU grant partners.
  14. Participate in client staffing, Clinical Services department meetings, supervision with the Director of Clinical Services and other meetings and training as requested.
  15. Other duties as assigned.


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