The City of Lake Forest

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Senior Advocate to join our team at Dickinson Hall, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center. As the Senior Advocate for Dickinson Hall, you will play a critical role in supporting and enhancing the lives of older adults within our community.

At Dickinson Hall, we are committed to nurturing a warm, inviting, and lively community. Our foundation rests on principles of respect, compassion, and inclusivity, where we can celebrate the individuality of each member.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of seniors and meet the qualifications outline below, we encourage you to apply.

Examples of Duties

  • Assist low-income seniors in accessing financial assistance programs
  • Conduct home, hospital and nursing home visits for assessment purposes and provide additional support and referrals, as needed
  • Recommend programs and services to the Senior Resources Manager based on the observations and interactions with the members
  • Increase visibility and awareness of Dickinson Hall’s social services to agencies that interact with the senior population in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff
  • Assist older adults in understanding and enrolling in Medicare as a SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) counselor


  • 2-5 years’ experience working with seniors and demonstrated ability to manage complex needs of adults 50 and older
  • Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field, such as Gerontology, Psychology or Sociology, preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel locally to provide in-home services
  • Strong communication, organization and time management skills
  • Proficiency with computer programs, including Microsoft Office Suite

Starting Salary Range: $56,885-$64,723 Depending on Qualifications
Full Salary Range: $56,885-$78,560, Annual Progression Expected
Full Benefits Package
Open Until Filled

The City of Lake Forest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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