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City of Chicago COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR in Chicago, Illinois

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

These positions are open to the general public and all current city employees covered under the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) – BARGAINING UNIT 1, 3, 4 & 5. Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on this position.

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT. YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE

Crisis Intervention Team

Number of Positions: 1

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Community Outreach Coordinator serves as a team member of the Chicago Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Unit. At the direction of the CIT Program Coordinator, the CIT Community Outreach Coordinator serves as a liaison to diverse groups integral to enhancing the response and outcomes provided to individuals in crisis (individuals with mental and/or behavioral health conditions) who encounter police or who are at risk of a behavioral health police encounter. The CIT Community Outreach Coordinator must possess the ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere, demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work in support of high quality public service objectives, and possess outstanding human relations and communication skills

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with CIT Program stakeholders, including but not limited to city and county agencies, social service and health care providers, advocacy groups for utilizers of mental and behavioral health services, individuals who have personally experienced a mental or behavioral health crisis, police officers, telecomunicators, and other members of the community

  • Engages CIT Program stakeholders to raise awareness of the CIT Program and issues involving individuals in crisis

  • Solicits feedback from CIT Program stakeholders regarding the effectiveness of the CIT Program

  • Informs the CIT Program Coordinator of community concerns related to the Department’s response to individuals in crisis and ensures the community has their concerns addressed

  • Promotes community-oriented solutions to assist individuals in crisis

  • Refers and, when appropriate, connects individuals in crisis with local service providers

  • Assists in the information, development, and implementation of best practices, outreach programs, and community events that increase mental health awareness among CIT stakeholders

  • Identifies officer interactions with individuals in crisis for the purposes of commendation or professional development

  • Supports the efforts of CIT-certified officers and officers who have taken crisis intervention training

  • Maintains a flexible schedule as necessary to facilitate and attend meetings with CIT stakeholders at various times of the day and week

  • Provides written documentation memorializing CIT-related outreach activities

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class

Location: Chicago Police Department

Address: 1300 W Jackson Blvd

Days: Monday – Friday

Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Seven (7) years of community or social services experience OR

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree in the Social Sciences or a related field plus five (5) years of community or social services experience OR

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences or a related field plus three (3) years of community or social services experience OR

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or a related field plus two (2) years of community or social services experience

NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered). If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

Education & Employment Verification – Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it related to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diplomas must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

NOTE: Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug screen, and other pre-employment procedures as determined by the Chicago Police Department

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference for both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documents. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Office on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at (312) 744-4976 (voice) or (312) 744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago Department of Human Resources

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on 06/05/2020. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE

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