Financial Counselor @ The ARK

Financial Counselor

The ARK, an iconic social service agency serving Jewish communities in Chicago and surrounding areas, is seeking an experienced Financial Counselor for a full- time position in the Social Services Department. This individual will provide educational and practical support and guidance to a broad spectrum of individuals experiencing financial distress. Reporting to the Clinical Director, the candidate will help client realistically address financial topics including budgeting, debt management and savings. The Financial Counselor will collaborate with social workers and other professionals working with clients.

• Develop an in-depth understanding of clients’ current situation through analysis of finances
• Teach clients to take effective action on personal financial matters with the goal of achieving greater financial wellness
• Help clients budget, review and track expenses to determine accurate monthly expenses as a foundation for moving forward
• Provide guidance in comprehending finances, organization, identifying discount programs and debt management
• Assist clients in reviewing mortgage/insurance options, search for overlap in services/fees/billing of services

• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Exceptional ability to engage, develop trust and patiently clarify concepts and processes to diverse group of clients
• Strong quantitative skills with an aptitude for detail, organization and prioritization
• Notable technical proficiency including knowledge of MS Office Suites, QuickBooks, and Salesforce
• Minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience in financial counseling field
• Bachelor’s degree at a minimum required
• Strong familiarity with Jewish customs and traditions required

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, kosher food option available, Paid Holidays
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-04-21
  • Times this job has been viewed: 216 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Human Services
  • Organization Type: Family Services
Job Location
6450 N. California Ave.
Chicago , Illinois 60645


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