Career Opportunities

The South Side Office of Concern believes that our employees are a critical part of our growth and success and we strive to make each employee’s experience challenging, enjoyable, and rewarding.  We are looking for dedicated, qualified, results-oriented individuals to join our team!

If you believe that everyone in our community deserves to have a place to call home, the South Side Office of Concern may be the right place for YOU!

To apply for a position, download and complete the Application for Employment and return with resume and salary requirements by mail to: Development Director, South Side Office of Concern, 202 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria, IL  61602.
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Current Employment Openings

Maintenance/Facilities Team Leader is responsible for the day-today operations and ongoing maintenance of SSOC properties.  View Complete Job Description

Community Support Counselor  – Behavioral Health Provides a range of behavioral health services in community and supportive housing settings for adults with MI, MI/SA and/or MI/DD. QMHP and/or LCSW/LCPC preferred. BS/BA in relevant field AND 2+ years relevant experience required.  View Complete Job Description

Community Support Counselor  – Homeless Outreach is responsible for administering and delivering mental health services, case management, linkage to community resources, and outreach to homeless individuals and families.  View Complete Job Description

We are also seeking candidates for several positions to assist with the implementation of service enhancements for homeless adults and families with special challenges in supportive housing setting. Experience with homeless population a plus. Consideration of lesser qualifications given with all positions for persons with lived experience.

Housing Support Case Manager – Provides case management & Daily Living Activity (DLA) support for homeless adults and families with special challenges in supportive housing. High school diploma and 2+ years experience required OR BS/BA in relevant field.

Job Coach – Provides mentoring to consumers with special challenges to understand their employment goals and ambitions, to assist consumers with discovering and overcoming their personal barriers and set goals. Provides assistance hunting down new employment opportunities, providing feedback on resumes or cover letters and strategizing for a successful job interview. High school diploma required and 2+ years experience or BS/BA in relevant field.

Life Skills Specialist – Provides life skills assistance to supportive housing residents with special challenges, supporting them in maintaining their independent living.  Using a variety of creative educational methods, provide one to one direction, weekly and ad hoc workshops, and group activities designed to address life skills, employment and personal development needs, and therapeutic recreational activities. High school diploma and 2+ years experience required OR BS/BA in relevant field.

Veterans Services Peer Specialist – Provides support to homeless veterans in identifying personal goals and developing recovery plans with the skills, strengths, supports and resources to aid them in achieving those goals. Teaches goal setting, problem solving, and symptom management skills by performing a wide range of tasks to assist homeless veterans of all ages, from young adult to old age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. Provides referral and linkage to various social supports in the community. High school diploma and verified status as a veteran required.

SOAR & Benefits Specialist – Provides assistance to supportive housing residents with special challenges in determining eligibility and submitting applications for various mainstream resources (i.e. Social Security disability benefits, food or cash assistance, Medicaid). Reviews eligibility documents and assists consumers in compiling supportive documentation for application submission. Develops case plans by analyzing information and evaluating services and benefits to be utilized to best fit the needs of the client. Coordinates visits to medical doctors, psychiatrists, and other specialists to obtain evidence for case. High school diploma and 2+ years experience required OR BS/BA in relevant field.

Billing Assistant/Case Support – Keeps record of third party payment billable services and submits claims/billings to variety of 3rd party payors. Assists direct service staff w/ various support services including representative payeeship. Associate’s degree in bookkeeping, accounting or medical billing w/ 1 year relevant experience OR 2+ years of accounting/bookkeeping/third-party billing experience AND High School diploma or equivalent. Experience with computerized accounting and billing systems, keyboarding and basic office software applications.

Supportive Housing Shift Workers (Part Time) Provides clinical support to direct service team and consumers and helps to ensure safety of consumers and physical facility.  Monitors and logs consumer behavior/moods on each shift and reads log and charting as necessary. Facilitates appropriate intervention(s) (i.e. behavioral prompts, de-escalation, mediation, re-direction) in response to consumer needs, behavior and actions. High school diploma/GED required. Positions work independently on 2nd, 3rd, and weekend shifts.

Transportation Assistant – Drive supportive housing consumers to various health and/or behavioral health services and activities to assist homeless persons with special challenges maintain independent living. Provides other supportive functions to the organization’s service team. Valid Illinois Driver’s License required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at SSOC are based on merit, qualifications and abilities.  SSOC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristics reported by law.