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

Part Time Therapist

The Group Homes Program is accepting applications for a part time therapist to provide therapeutic intervention and therapy to children who have a history of trauma.  This position is part time, 20 hours per week, evenings and weekends.  Master’s degree with specialty training in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy or Trauma Informed training preferred.  Previous experience in a child welfare agency with experience working with special needs children preferred.


Tom Zimm, Clinical Coordinator for Medicaid Services

Full Time Special Events Manager

Hephzibah is accepting applications for a full-time Special Events Manager responsible for staging, managing and executing fundraising and campaign events, cultivation and stewardship events, and oversight of third-party events.  Responsible for the management of auxiliary boards that support the agency mission, and provide administrative support to the Director of Development.  Duties include word processing, data entry, file maintenance, report preparation, project management, and office organization.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and three years’ experience in coordinating special events and/or non-profit development fundraising.
  • Proven ability to create and execute annual plan.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong leadership and organizational skills, ability to work independently, and ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, board members, auxiliaries, community and corporate contacts, and the public.
  • Proficiency in word processing, database management, Microsoft Office Products including, Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop & InDesign as well as Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and Luminate CRM platforms.
  • Available and willing to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.


Mary Jane Joyce, Human Resources Director

Full Time Education Coordinator

Full time position available for  an Education Coordinator to work as a liaison between Hephzibah and District 97.  The coordinator will access the educational needs of the children, provide ongoing review and support, work in consultation with the district Director of Special Education to determine classroom and school fit, monitor academic performance and make recommendations.

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Illinois Type 75 Administrative Certificate and Illinois Teaching Certificate required
  • Two years of relevant experience in education
  • Technical expertise to access educational needs and determine educational programs
  • Experience working with special needs children
  • Collaborative problem solving ability
  • Ability to work in a confidential atmosphere
  • Effective communication skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to exercise discretion and judgment in dealing with colleagues


Jim Woywod, Director of Group Homes

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 and hours are Saturday through Tuesday, 9:00 pm to 7:00 am.

Bachelor’s Degree plus experience working with special needs children preferred.  Experience in child care required.  Must be at least 21 years old.   Valid IL driver’s license.


Debbie Pontrelli, Assistant Director of Group Homes

Full-Time Social Worker Family Based Services

Full-time Social Worker position is available in the Family-Based Services Program to provide services for children and families in our Intact Family Services Program. The Social Worker’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assessing, planning and implementing recommended services, preparing written reports and service plans for families.

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field preferred, Bachelor’s required.
  • Previous experience in a child welfare agency is preferred.
  • Child Welfare Licensure preferred.
  • Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Must have a valid IL Driver’s License to do home visits in various communities.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and be available for emergencies.
  • Sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural differences in the staff and client population.


Julie Dvorsky, Director of Family Based Services

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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