Careers

Passionate people are a valuable resource in our efforts to end homelessness for women. Deborah’s Place relies on talented staff who are deeply committed to our mission. Staff at all levels will find a work environment where they can learn from experienced leaders and develop their skills. Our culture is welcoming and inclusive: we thrive because of our diversity.

Benefits

Deborah’s Place recognizes that peace of mind is important to our employees and their families. Because of this, we strive to offer a comprehensive and robust benefits package to our eligible employees. The list below describes benefits we may offer:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Health Insurance
  • Guardian Dental
  • VSP Vision
  • UNUM Life Insurance and AD&D Coverage
  • UNUM Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • 401k Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay (nine paid holidays a year)
  • Aflac
  • Legal Shield
  • Transit Benefits
  • Sabbatical
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Internships

Deborah’s Place offers a variety of unpaid internships to bachelor’s and master’s level students throughout the academic year and during the summer. Learn more about our internships and recruitment process.

Current Job Openings

Apply for a position through our job applicant portal at https://deborahsplace.applicantpro.com/jobs . Available positions will appear in the feed below.

This position is responsible for providing direct clinical and case management services, including: intake and assessment with new tenants, collaborative development of individual service plans with tenants, crisis intervention, individual counseling and providing therapeutic group activities to help tenants meet their goals. The case manager provides linkages and coordinates resources/referrals. Case managers assist tenants in goal attainment, including but not limited to: maintaining their housing, obtaining and maintaining sustainable income, and achieving health and wellness goals. Assess participant physical, emotional, and financial needs through intake and on-going individual meetings.Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to determine participants' readiness to change and plan appropriate interventionsAssist participants with prioritizing self-identified goals and planning to achieve those goals.Evaluate progress related to goals monthlyProvide necessary resources to participants.Provide support and guidance to participants through process of goal-achievement.Document and collect housing data for reports.Refer participants to appropriate permanent housing.Explore and update permanent housing options for program participants.Assist participants in moving into permanent housing.Make appropriate referrals for services based on participant goals and needs.Work collaboratively with the Residential Manager and staff regarding participant concerns via staff meetings, program log, and written updates.Provide crisis intervention when necessary.Assist with tracking housing retention after participants have exited the Teresa's program.Education: Master Degree in Social Work or related field Licensure and/or Certification: Professional Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois preferred or Licensed Social Worker (LSW) preferredJob Experience: 2-3 years of case management or social service experience; Special Knowledge Skills: Knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness, mental illness and substance use; proficiency in Microsoft office software, effective oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, conflict management and crisis intervention skills; demonstrate clear and professional boundaries; act in a professional manner; Valid Illinois driver's license, proof of insurance and own vehicle preferred.