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.

Hephzibah’s Core Values

How to apply

  1. Submit your resume
    OR
  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 humanresources@hephzibahhome.org or 708.649.7140 or fax us at 708.649.7095.

 

Open Positions

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 assess 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 assess 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

Contact

Mary Jane Joyce, Human Resources Director
mjjoyce@hephzibahhome.org

Full-Time Group Homes – Residence Child Care Worker – Temporary Position (late November through early February)

The Residence is accepting applications for a full time temporary Child Care Worker to provide care and supervision of the children.

Hours are 1:00-10:00 pm (days to be determined) and every third weekend.

Requirements include:
•Bachelor’s degree is required
•Experience working with special-needs children
•Experience with Medicaid documentation a plus
•Flexible schedule includes weekends
•Applicants must be at least 21 year old
•Valid IL driver’s license and good driving record

Contact

Debbie Pontrelli, Assistant Director of Group Homes
dpontrelli@hephzibahhome.org

Part-Time Night Shift Child Care Worker

The Group Homes is accepting applications for a part-time Child Care Worker to work overnights.  The days are Thursday & Saturday from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am.

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

Contact

Debbie Pontrelli, Assistant Director of Group Homes
dpontrelli@hephzibahhome.org

Full Time Social Worker Group Homes

Full time Social Worker position available in the Group Homes to provide services to children with special needs.  The Social Worker’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, family assessments, planning and implementing recommended services, testifying in Juvenile Court proceedings, preparing written reports, and supervising visits with children in placement. Experience with family reunification desired.

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field.
  • Child Welfare License plus previous experience in a child welfare agency 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.
  • Must possess strong skills in the areas of written documentation, organization and communication.

Contact

Tom Zimm, Clinical Coordinator
tzimm@hephzibahhome.org

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.

Requirements include:

  • 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

Contact

Julie Dvorsky, Director of Family Based Services
jdvorsky@hephzibahhome.org

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 foster care 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 along with testifying in Juvenile Court.

  • 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.

Contact

Julie Dvorsky, Director of Family Based Services
jdvorsky@hephzibahhome.org

Part-Time Child Care Worker-Diagnostic Treatment Center

The Diagnostic Treatment Center is accepting applications for a part-time Child Care Worker to provide care and supervision of the children.  Days are hours are Friday 12-10 pm, Saturday 12-10 pm and Sunday 7 am – 1 pm.  Flexibility to work other shifts as needed.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with special needs children required
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Valid IL driver’s license and good driving record
  • Experience working with Medicaid documentation a plus

Contact

Debbie Pontrelli
dpontrelli@hephzibahhome.org



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.

Contact

Amy O'Rourke, Director of Day Care
aorourke@hephzibahhome.org

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.

Requirements:

  • 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

Contact

Margaret Motto, Recruitment and Support Specialist
mmotto@hephzibahhome.org

Hephzibah is an equal opportunity employer.

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