Monday, August 10, 2015

Senior Services Program Intern at Center on Halsted

Essential Functions:
  • Provide case management and facilitate referrals with partner agencies and coordinate programming to meet the needs of the patrons served through the Senior Services Program of Center on Halsted.
Job Description

  • Provide one-on-one case management to connect residents with city, state and federal programs
  • Connect patrons to other Chicago agencies and organizations for services
  • Conduct follow-up to ensure referrals have been utilized and were successful
  • Promote financial stability and financial knowledge through workshops, seminars and referrals
  • Assist in making medical, mental health and substance abuse treatment referrals
  • Provide assistance and referrals to patrons in need of housing
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive wellness model of programming to meet the physical, educational, recreational and social needs of the patrons
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Program Development – ability to design programs to meet the needs and interests of the patrons
  • Results – proven track record of exceeding goals and bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis wisdom, expereince, and judgement and the ablity to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; program solving, and creative resourcesfulness
  • Strategic Vision and Agility – ablity to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan
  • Action Oriented – enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation
  • Time Management- ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of Center on Halsted
  • Lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender sensitivity – demonstrates proficiency on the unique needs of LGBT older adults
  • HIV awareness – previous experience working the HIV-positive community and training on HIV transmission and prevention helpful
  • Communication skills – excellent verbal and written ability; bilingual skills (Spanish / English ) highly desirable
·        Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field at minimum, Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred

Questions to address in cover letter:
1.  What aging challenges are unique to LGBT older adults and what special considerations should be made when working with this population?
2. Center on Halsted serves a diverse group of older adults. What methods would you use to engage this diverse group and to ensure a safe, welcoming and affirming environment for all residents?
3. What strategies would you use to identify the service needs of these residents?

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status or source of income.
Center on Halsted – 3656 N Halsted – Chicago, IL 60613 – T 773-472-6469 – F 773-472-6643


Fall semester


Susan Heatherly

Job Functions

Psychology, Social Work

Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.