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Case Manager – Chicago Lights Youth ProgramS

Provide supportive services for youth and families to encourage self-development, deep connections, and brighter futures.

The Case Manager for the Chicago Lights Youth Programs – Tutoring, Summer Day, the Dance Academy, and the Urban Farm – is a newly formed position and will provide family and one-to-one case management with youth and parents who are looking for supportive resources. Partnering with program staff to identify participants in need of case management services, the Case Manager will conduct intake/needs assessments, devise service plans and goals with clients, support connection to resources, and follow-up. In addition, the case manager will lead workshops for youth and parents on relevant issues.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Complete assessments and intakes with clients and then develop service plans, action steps, and interventions to assist clients with meeting their unique goals.

  • Partner closely with youth programs staff (Tutoring, Summer Day, Urban Farm, and Dance Academy) to learn about the programs and the needs of the participants involved

  • Develop and cultivate new resource partners for youth, parents, and families

  • Provide trauma-informed case management and referrals

  • Collaborate with Social Service Center (Chicago Lights adult program) case managers for resources and best practices

  • Maintain case management data, ensure timely and accurate documentation of case management interactions, and provide analysis, evaluation, and reporting on data

  • Initiate regular check-ins related to ethical documentation, clinical concerns and closing of cases as needed

  • Develop and lead enrichment group or small group support sessions for youth and parents as needed

  • Maintain professional growth through trainings, workshops, and certifications

  • Collaborate with Chicago Lights staff to plan and coordinate training opportunities regarding hospitality, mental illness, de-escalation, and advocacy

  • Maintain confidentiality of participant information in all written, oral or electronic forms.

  • Attend staff meetings as required

  • Use the S.P.I.R.I.T. principles of hospitality when interacting with visitors, guests, members, and staff of Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights

  • Other duties as assigned or as needed


  • Master’s degree in social work preferred; case management experience required

  • Familiarity in working with people experiencing a variety of individual and systemic barriers

  • Ability and desire to work with a range of ages from elementary age to young adult

  • Extensive knowledge of Chicago-area resources and systems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; comfort and familiarity with Microsoft 360

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to successfully relate to a wide diversity of individuals

  • Commitment to equity and social justice and ability to thrive in a diverse, equitable, just, and inclusive environment

  • Experience in working with high-performing, collaborative, and constructive peers

  • Deep understanding of and commitment to providing trauma-informed care

  • Strong work ethic, solid judgment, and apparent leadership skills and personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Chicago Lights’ mission

  • Close travel between two program locations will be required: 126 E. Chestnut St. and 444 W. Chicago Ave.

  • Comfortable working within a faith-based organization



40 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Day and some evening hours required


This is a full-time position with a salary range in the low-mid $40s and includes our robust benefits package:

  • Medical (church pays 85% of employee monthly premium (75% of eligible dependents), zero ($0) deductible, $10 office co-pay)
  • Optional dental and visions plans
  • Generous PTO plus eleven holidays
  • 403b retirement plan (employer contributions after one year of employment)
  • FSA for unreimbursed medical and dependent daycare expenses
  • Mass transit and commuter parking benefits
  • Life and short term disability insurances, optional life insurance and long term disability plans


Please send cover letters and resumes to No phone calls, please.

Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights are committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status or familial status, veteran status, military status, source of income, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.