Are you dedicated, compassionate and interested in helping children thrive and families flourish? Then take a look at the career opportunities listed below to see if there’s one that’s right for you. We post new opportunities regularly, so please check back often. Thank you for your interest in Hephzibah Children’s Association!

Working at Hephzibah

Our multicultural team of approximately 150 full-time and part-time employees is passionate about our mission, which makes Hephzibah a dynamic and rewarding place to pursue or advance your career.

How to apply

  1. Submit your resume
  2. Fill out the Hephzibah Employment Application (writable PDF)
  3. Submit your resume or signed application to Hephzibah Children’s Association via email, fax, or mail.

For more information about employment or internship opportunities, please contact Human Resources at or 708.649.7140 or fax us at 708.649.7095.


Open Positions

Full Time Controller

Position available for a Controller who will be responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting including maintaining accounting practices and procedures to ensure accurate financial statements, month end close and interim financial statements.  Solid experience coordinating external audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll.

This position reports to the Director of Finance and supervises the accounting team.

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting with CPA or MBA
• Minimum of 5 years accounting experience with demonstrated financial skills
• Supervisory experience
• Written and verbal communication skills
• Competent in Microsoft Office products, Word, Excel, Outlook
• Ability to gain proficiency in agency general ledger software
• Sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural difference in staff and client populations.


Mary Jane Joyce, Director of Human Resources

Part Time Permanency Specialist

We are seeking a part time (approximately 15 hours per week) Permanency Specialist to work in the Family Based Services program.  Duties include preparing adoption/guardianship subsidies and providing support and information to families throughout the permanency process.

  • Master’s Degree preferred in Social Work or a related field.
  • LCSW and a minimum of two years post-Master’s clinical experience.
  • Previous experience in a child welfare agency necessary.
  • Child Welfare Licensure required.
  • Experience preparing adoption/guardianship subsidies required.
  • Must have a valid IL Driver’s License.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural differences in the staff and client population.


Julie Dvorsky, Director of Family Based Services

Full-Time Night Shift Child Care Worker

The Group Homes is accepting applications for a full-time Child Care Worker to work overnight shifts
Four nights per week, ten hours per shift.  Days are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am.

Bachelor’s Degree plus experience working with special needs children preferred.


Debbie Pontrelli, Assistant Director of Group Homes

Full Time Head Start Teacher

The Head Start Program at Hephzibah is accepting applications for an Early Childhood Teacher to provide curriculum and care of 3-5 year old children. The days and hours are Monday through Friday from 7:45am–3:45pm during the 2017-2018 school year.

Qualified applicants will be warm, caring, nurturing, creative, organized individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or degree with coursework relating to early childhood education & experience teaching preschool age children
  • Previous experience working with children required
  • Must be proficient in typing, data entry and using basic smart phone applications
  • Effective communication skills
  • Bilingual preferred


Melissa Smith, Director of Head Start

Full-Time Secondary Caseworker

The Secondary Caseworker is assigned to Family-Based cases to perform a variety of duties to assist primary workers in providing services to children and families in our foster care program. The responsibilities may include conducting home visits, transportation of clients to various appointments, assisting clients in obtaining concrete services and assisting the primary worker with paperwork requirements.  This position requires late afternoon, evening, and weekend hour availability.  Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field.


  • Previous experience in a child welfare agency is preferred.
  • Child Welfare Licensure preferred.
  • Must have a valid IL driver’s license to conduct home visits in various communities.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and be available for emergencies.
  • Sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural diversity of our staff and client population


Julie Dvorsky, Director of Family Based Services

Part-Time After-School Youth Development Specialist

The Day Care Program is accepting applications for warm, caring, nurturing individuals to provide care and supervision of  5-11 year old children in the After School Day Care program on site at Oak Park public schools.

Hours: Mon-Fri from 2:30-6:00 PM and 1:30-6:00 PM on Wednesdays

Requirements include: a minimum of 6 semester hours in education, recreation, social work or related college courses along with previous experience working with children.

Plan and supervise arts and crafts, indoor & outdoor play, games, sports, homework help and more.

Openings available for the 2017-18 school year.


Amy O'Rourke, Director of Day Care

Therapeutic Mentors

The therapeutic mentors program offers a parent/caregiver the opportunity for a break from the daily responsibilities of caring for a child with special needs, with the goal of keeping the family stable. The caregiver serves as a mentor and role model to facilitate the goals of the child in the home or community for four hours weekly. Mentoring services are provided to individual children and focus on skill development and/or recreational activities to address the child’s individual goals.

A mentor will be paired with one child, between the ages of 5 and 18, to provide services after school or on weekends, and will receive a stipend of $12 – 15 per hour, depending on experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience working with special needs or at-risk children.
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Valid Illinois drivers license
  • Access to a reliable automobile and current auto insurance
  • Patience, flexibility, energy, punctuality, organization and sensitivity to children’s needs
  • Ability to commit to a consistent weekly time to mentor a child for at least a year


Margaret Motto, Recruitment and Support Specialist

Hephzibah is an equal opportunity employer.

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