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The Illinois Migrant Council makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, genes, disability (impaired condition, i.e., physical or mental), political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, marital status or military or veteran status. Every applicant who is hired is required to demonstrate their authorization to work in the United States (I‐9 documentation) within three days of their employment start date (according to U.S. law). Criminal background checks are conducted upon acceptance of contingent offer.

POSITION LOCATION
CSBG Counselor Champaign
Recruiter/Career Navigator Freeport
Guidance Counselor/Recruiter Harvard
CSBG Counselor Peoria
CSBG Counselor Rock Island

Recruiter/Career Navigator

Location: Freeport, IL
Closing Date: May 4, 2018 or until position is filled
Hours: Full Time
Wage: Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the Director of Workforce Development, identifies, recruits and enrolls eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the NFJP and other programs; and develops occupational and educational opportunities for career pathways to obtain industry-recognized credentials for program participants in collaboration with local community colleges, training providers, American Job Centers and workforce development partners and employers. The successful candidate will receive training to become knowledgeable about regulations governing eligibility determination, program requirements, recordkeeping and reporting. A full job announcement may be requested from the email address below.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience in workforce development, adult education or related field; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to comprehend and follow policy and procedures, e.g., client confidentiality; ability for independent judgment; experience with Microsoft Office and office technology; valid State of Illinois driver’s license, current auto insurance coverage and access to vehicle.
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual (Spanish/English); familiarity with employability and educational needs of farmworkers and individuals.
Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Recruiter/Career Navigator” to: cthomas@illinoismigrant.org


Guidance Counselor/Recruiter

Location: Harvard, IL
Closing Date: May 4, 2018 or until position is filled
Part Time Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (25 hrs/wk)
Hourly Wage: Commensurate with experience
Program: : IMC programs provide adult education, employment and training and case management services for low income communities and eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents in Northern Illinois counties, including ESL instruction for limited English speaking residents in McHenry County.
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the Director of Workforce Development, recruits, enrolls and provides career pathways counseling and case management services for students/participants in programs such as the IL Community College Board (ICCB) ESL class, Community Services Block Grant and National Farmworker Jobs Program; and develops occupational and educational opportunities for career pathways to obtain industry-recognized credentials for students/participants through collaboration with local community colleges, training providers, the McHenry County American Job Center, and other workforce development partners and employers. The successful candidate will receive training to become knowledgeable about regulations governing eligibility determination, program requirements, recordkeeping and reporting. A full job announcement may be requested from the email address below.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate experience in workforce development, adult education or related field; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to comprehend and follow policy and procedures, e.g., client confidentiality; ability for independent judgment; experience with Microsoft Office and office technology; valid State of Illinois driver’s license, current auto insurance coverage and access to vehicle.
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual (Spanish/English); familiarity with employability and educational needs of farmworkers and individuals.
Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Guidance Counselor/Recruiter” to: cthomas@illinoismigrant.org


CSBG Counselor

Location: Peoira, IL - serving Peoria and its surrounding counties
Program/Department: Community Services Block Grant/Workforce Dept.
Closing Date: Until position is filled
Schedule: Forty hours per week, some evenings and weekends
Temporary: June-September 30, 2018 (Possibility of continuing after this date)
Wage: Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the local Supervisor, the CSBG Counselor is responsible for locating and identifying migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other low income individuals and families in need of CSBG services, determining CSBG eligibility, processing enrollment, providing CSBG services (primarily emergency assistance for food), case management, recordkeeping and reporting. S/he will collaborate with IMC staff to refer CSBG clients to other IMC programs and external agencies, e.g., social services, public agencies, educational and workforce programs. Training about CSBG eligibility and work programs will be provided. More information about the counties to be served and the position may be requested at the email address below.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience working with individuals and families of diverse backgrounds and language proficiencies. Familiarity with the geographic area. Ability to work a flexible schedule, and travel independently to farms, labor camps, housing and other sites in multiple counties. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Attention to detail. A valid driver's license and access to an insured auto. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “IMC CSBG Counselor” to: mechevarria@illinoismigrant.org


CSBG Counselor

Location: Champaign, IL - serving Champaign and its surrounding counties
Program/Department: Community Services Block Grant/Workforce Dept.
Closing Date: Until position is filled
Schedule: Forty hours per week, some evenings and weekends
Temporary: June-September 30, 2018 (Possibility of continuing after this date)
Wage: Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the local Supervisor, the CSBG Counselor is responsible for locating and identifying migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other low income individuals and families in need of CSBG services, determining CSBG eligibility, processing enrollment, providing CSBG services (primarily emergency assistance for food), case management, recordkeeping and reporting. S/he will collaborate with IMC staff to refer CSBG clients to other IMC programs and external agencies, e.g., social services, public agencies, educational and workforce programs. Training about CSBG eligibility and work programs will be provided. More information about the counties to be served and the position may be requested at the email address below.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience working with individuals and families of diverse backgrounds and language proficiencies. Familiarity with the geographic area. Ability to work a flexible schedule, and travel independently to farms, labor camps, housing and other sites in multiple counties. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Attention to detail. A valid driver's license and access to an insured auto. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “IMC CSBG Counselor” to: mechevarria@illinoismigrant.org


CSBG Counselor

Location: Rock Island, IL - serving Rock Island and its surrounding counties
Program/Department: Community Services Block Grant/Workforce Dept.
Closing Date: Until position is filled
Schedule: Forty hours per week, some evenings and weekends
Temporary: June-September 30, 2018 (Possibility of continuing after this date)
Wage: Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the local Supervisor, the CSBG Counselor is responsible for locating and identifying migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other low income individuals and families in need of CSBG services, determining CSBG eligibility, processing enrollment, providing CSBG services (primarily emergency assistance for food), case management, recordkeeping and reporting. S/he will collaborate with IMC staff to refer CSBG clients to other IMC programs and external agencies, e.g., social services, public agencies, educational and workforce programs. Training about CSBG eligibility and work programs will be provided. More information about the counties to be served and the position may be requested at the email address below.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience working with individuals and families of diverse backgrounds and language proficiencies. Familiarity with the geographic area. Ability to work a flexible schedule, and travel independently to farms, labor camps, housing and other sites in multiple counties. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Attention to detail. A valid driver's license and access to an insured auto. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “IMC CSBG Counselor” to: mechevarria@illinoismigrant.org

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The Illinois Migrant Council makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, disability (impaired condition, i.e., physical or mental), political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or veteran status.

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