The Crew Chiefs are responsible for supervising, supporting, and inspiring transitional workers and adhering to all READI Chicago implementation requirements. Crew Chiefs will be energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive -- team leaders who positively and productively support transitional workers.
READI (Rapid Employment and Development Initiative) Chicago is a collaborative intervention on Chicago’s South and West Sides that will engage individuals at the highest risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of gun violence in an 18-month wage-subsidized transitional job (TJ) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program, followed by up to six months of follow-up case management and coaching support. The goals of READI Chicago are to: decrease shootings and homicides among those at highest risk of gun violence; create new opportunities for these same individuals to change their life trajectory and decrease their involvement with the criminal justice system; and help build an infrastructure at the community level to promote long-term safety and opportunity in Chicago’s most impoverished communities.
Supervise a work crew of 5-10 transitional workers in the performance of a variety of tasks, primarily outdoor work such as landscaping, clearing vacant lots, and cleaning sidewalks and alleys
Set team goals and ensure that work crews complete tasks and objectives to a high standard and in a timely fashion
Set individual goals, assign specific tasks to individual workers, and set expectations for their completion
Manage the transportation, distribution, maintenance, and storage of all equipment and tools associated with crew tasks
Ensure worker safety by monitoring work sites for hazardous conditions and monitoring workers for appropriate use of tools and materials
Respond to safety incidents and other relevant incidents according to policies and procedures
Safely drive transitional workers to and from work sites in company vehicle
Basic reading, writing, and math skills
Valid driver’s license
Basic computer skills i.e. can open and send an email with an attachment document
Excellent communication and time management skills
Some prior management experience preferred
Knowledge of building maintenance, landscaping, grounds keeping, and/or related trades
Individuals with criminal records and other lived experience are encouraged to apply
What we offer: PPO Medical Coverage Plan, Vision and Dental Options, 12 Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Sick, PTO, and 403b Plan with company match
To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. When emailing, please place ‘Crew Chief’ on the subject line.
About The North Lawndale Employment Netwwork
The North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) assists North Lawndale residents through innovative employment initiatives that lead to economic advancement and an improved quality of life. NLEN was founded in 1999 through an 18-month community planning effort led by the Steans Family Foundation to serve the unmet employment needs of the North Lawndale community. In 2004, we launched Sweet Beginnings, a social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network.
NLEN continually updates its services to meet the employment needs of clients and the community at large. NLEN’s approach to addressing the extremely high rates of unemployment and underemployment in North Lawndale is to offer employment services and transitional jobs to North Lawndale residents, many of whom are formerly incarcerated persons and others with significant barriers to employment.
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