Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants with a conditional offer of employment must submit to pre-employment drug testing and receive a negative test result. Final hiring decisions are contingent on the candidate submitting to a background check satisfactory to Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House.

FLSA: Non-Exemption 

General Summary:

Community Outreach Coordinator will oversee planning and implementation of outreach strategies. The Outreach Coordinator is primarily responsible for connecting people in the broader community by creating sponsorship agreements and cultivating relationships with business, individual, and other relevant organizations.

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House (LBDNH) is searching for a talented and professional Community Outreach Coordinator to maintain all community outreach activities. This person will represent Lessie Bates Neighborhood House (LBDNH) and work with the management team to develop and implement initiatives that increase the agency’s visibility within the surrounding community.

LBDNH is seeking a person that is self-motivated, enthusiastic, and community-driven to take on this exciting role. This position requires someone equipped with a positive attitude and readiness to be a team player.


  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances, and other communication opportunities.

  • Nurture new and old relationships with collaborative partners and program participants.

  • Prepare accurate records and reports on the goals of the community outreach.

  • Collaborate with the Teen REACH Program/Agency to develop wellness programs for program participants, parents and staff.


  • Associates degree in psychology/sociology, community organization, communication or related fields preferred or 1-3 yrs. experience in community outreach program/activity.
  • Outstanding written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong experience preparing reports.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude.
  • Detail-orientated with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
  • This person will report to the Director of Youth Services

FLSA: Non-Exempt

General Responsibilities:

The Maintenance/Janitor Staff keeps the building clean and orderly condition. Under the supervision Program Administrator the Maintenance Staff will be responsible for keeping the buildings clean at the Family Development Center.


Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Remove debris from exterior of building and grounds of agency owned property
  • Clean and sanitize all restrooms and replace toiletries daily or as needed.
  • Remove all trash and clean trash receptacles daily.
  • Mop and buff all non-carpeted floors as needed at least three days a week.
  • Clean all interior doors base boards and fixtures as needed at least weekly.
  • Clean all interior and exterior windows.
  • Clean kitchen including degrease appliances and floor daily.
  • Clean all ceiling fans and vent covers.
  • Assist in cleaning of kitchen including degrease appliances and floor daily
  • Dust all shelves, furniture’s and computers in each office and common area as needed.
  • Clean air conditioners filters before summer use and least once during summer.
  • Mow the grass and collect clippings at least once weekly during appropriate weather.
  • Shovel snow from side walk and stairs during winter when appropriate
  • On-call for building security issues.
  • Monitor and control heating and ventilation systems.
  • Repair broken windows or light fixtures on an as needed basis.
  • Perform all duties necessary to insure that the buildings are free of hazardous conditions and secure.
  • Other duties as assigned

Recommended Employment Qualifications




High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent is required.


Additional Requirements:


Regular access to a reliable vehicle; have a valid Illinois driver’s license and vehicle insurance. Ability to pass a physical exam every two years and a TB test yearly. Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Illinois Licensing Agency. Successful experience working as an effective member of a team. Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community. Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed. Must be free of communicable diseases and breathing impairments.. Must be able to travel periodically to trainings. Ability to learn and comprehend information from Procedures Manuals and other materials. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients desirable.


Working Conditions:


This position includes occasional evening and weekend meetings and events.This job involves standing for long periods as well as stooping, squatting, lifting and climbing.

PASS - Prevention Initiative

Reports To: Director of PASS Programs

FLSA: Non-Exempt

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Parent Educator Case Specialist is responsible for supporting families towards the fulfillment of their child’s potential for intellectual, social, emotional, physiological growth and maturation by providing comprehensive family programs through in home and group parent education opportunities of the Providing a Sure Start Program (PASS). This position is full time (37.5 hours per week) with occasional weekend hours.


  • Create and instruct lesson plans to families through individual and group instruction for young parents providing weekly parent education opportunities for at risk families of children pre-birth to age 3.
  • Coordinate cultural or recreational activities for support group meetings that teach families how to enjoy healthy activities together
  • Work as a member of the PASS team to recruit and publicize the program and encourage
  • Maintain a 25 minimum family caseload.
  • Act as a parent/child advocate, establishing rapport with families we serve.
  • Assist the Lead Parent Educator Case Specialist in implementation of incentive programs, including maintaining weekly point records and supervising exchange of the incentives
  • Attend weekly supervision with Lead Parent Educator Case Specialist and report updated progress to meet the needs of funding requirements.
  • Participate in bi-weekly conference calls or meetings to report progress to Vice President
  • Maintain accurate, complete and confidential records that reflect assessment, services and outcomes
  • Complete all necessary data collection and submission of reports in timely manner as required by funders, and grant writing
  • Collaborate with other community human service agencies and programs which align with the objectives of PASS.
  • Assist families in accessing needed community and agency resources, facilitate referrals as necessary following the agency referral procedure.
  • Participate in curriculum training and professional development.
  • Frequently attend Prevent Child Abuse meetings and conferences for ongoing professional development
  • Other Duties As Assigned


  •  Associate degree required
  • Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing and maintain case notes
  • Experience working with at-risk children, adults, and families
  • Knowledge of child development, adult learners, and community resources with an eagerness to learn
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Background in community and program recruitment
  • A team player with a pleasant personality, eagerness to work with both children and their parents or caregivers
  • Sensitivity to the feelings and needs of adults with varied educational backgrounds and respect for families
  • Strong ability to use a computer, word processing, spreadsheet, and digital camera technology
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Able to work independently with limited supervision on periodic weekend home visits
  • Pass a background check as well as be able to obtain mandatory reporter and Parents as Teacher certification.
  • Under duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Head Start Procedure Standards, Head Start’s Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Data processing methods, information storage, Head Start Performance Standards, and information retrieval techniques required.
  • Possess the ability to work in an office setting.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of Visit Tracker reporting system, signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect.

Physical Requirements:

Able to perform the following physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodation: critical sensory requirements include general vision; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Hear or listen in the normal range and speak and give directions clearly. Able to walk, sit, stand, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 10 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.