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Bus Outreach Professional (Full-Time) - Chicago, IL

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Company Name:The Night Ministry
Location:Chicago, IL
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:17.00 - Hourly
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***Want a New Position in 2022, look at this opportunity below:

The Night Ministry of Chicago, IL is looking to hire a Bus Outreach Professional to work with our Outreach Services team. Do you want to help a respected nonprofit organization accomplish its mission of serving people in your community who are struggling with poverty and homelessness? Do you want to work for an organization that truly values its employees? If so, please read on!

This Bus Outreach Professional is responsible for providing outreach and support for visitors to our Outreach bus. You will be a listening ear and a resource to our visitors and build rapport in a non-judgemental way. **You have a valid CDL driver's license or are willing to obtain one and have evidence of insurability, and are able and willing to drive the Outreach Bus.** If this sounds like the opportunity for you to build a career while fighting homelessness, apply today!


With open hearts and minds, we provide housing, healthcare, spiritual care, social services, and human connection to members of the Chicago community who are struggling with poverty and homelessness. We accept people as they are and work to address their immediate physical, emotional, and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity. We were founded when a coalition of diverse North Side congregations hired Rev. Tom Behrens to reach out to people where they gathered at night due to isolation, despair, and homelessness. From those humble beginnings over 40 years ago when Tom's first office was the trunk of his car, we have grown to a financially sound nonprofit that provides numerous award-winning services to the most vulnerable in our community.

Although not all employees are involved in direct services, everyone is dedicated to the mission of The Night Ministry, believes in its core values, and knows that their work is highly valued. We strive to be the best employer possible, providing our employees with a mission-driven work atmosphere that is both focused and fun as well as a benefits package that we feel is one of the best in the industry.


As a Bus Outreach Professional, you will work closely with other staff members and volunteers to ensure services are provided on the street and from the Outreach Bus.

You will work closely with visitors to build a rapport and be able to offer referrals for social services. You will also provide pastoral counseling to visitors of the bus when requested. In operation with The Night Ministry's health services staff, provide counseling and HIV/STD testing at various sites as needed. In cooperation with The Night Ministry's health services staff, provide counseling and HIV/STD testing at various sites as needed.


  • Three years of experience doing outreach work with the homeless or relevant similar experience.
  • Valid driver's license, evidence of insurability, able and willing to drive the Outreach Bus. Either currently have or be willing to obtain CDL Class B driver's license within six months of employment
  • Physically able to walk and/or stand on the street, in all seasons, for as long as six consecutive hours.
  • Street smarts; able to work comfortably in all Chicago neighborhoods.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills
  • Employees must meet mandatory vaccination requirements as set forth by the State of Illinois.


If you feel that you would be right for this Bus Outreach Professional Full-time position that has an hourly salary of 17.00 an hour, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!


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