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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Community/Social Services

Title: Information & Referral Specialist II

Posting No.: 1178

Closing Date: 7/7/2017

Department: Community Services

Hours: Full-Time: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Salary: $32,000-$35,500 annually

There are currently two (2) positions open at this time.

Responsibilities include:
•    Assists individuals in focusing on particular needs, and with identifying problems
•    Screens clients for eligibility for programs or services offered and completes calls
•    Completes intakes with call-in and walk-in clients by gathering demographic, income, assets and needs information
•    Enters demographics into the appropriate database
•    Assists clients with the completion of applications and related documentation required for services
•    Provides advocacy and short term crisis intervention for persons in extreme states of stress and refers them to appropriate resources
•    Mails resource information when needed and follows up with individuals and/or referral agency to assure client needs are met
•    Conducts inquiries and basic research to determine if unknown types of services are available
•    Compiles data on the number of calls, follow-up calls, and source of referrals for review by supervisor
•    Prepares and presents public information material, educational workshops and represents the unit with service providers
•    Tabulates required reports
•    Performs community outreach in the form of public speaking and conducting educational workshops

Physical requirements and work environment:
•    Some travel to an off-site facility or building in all weather conditions

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:
•    Completion of an Associate’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, or a related field
•    Two years of experience in Information and Referral or Social Service
•    Must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois Driver’s License
•    Completion of mandated training for Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) certification within one year
•    Completion of Certified Application Counselor License for the Affordable Care Act within six months
•    Completion of Certified Information Referral Specialist (CIRS) within one year

Additional certifications and, or licenses may be required, dependent on the specific program.  

This position is dependent on available funding.

A pre-employment background check is required.

Applications for these positions accepted until 7/7/2017.

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer