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.


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)


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

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General Job DescriptionThis position is responsible for the processing and data entry for accounts payable and revenue received, and assisting with financial recording, analysis, and correspondence as required.32 hours a week Monday thru ThursdayJob Duties and ResponsibilitiesAccounts PayableProcess accounts payable vendor invoices and check requests. Maintain filing systems for accounts payable and improve paperless processes. Correspond with vendors as necessary.Maintain expense allocation schedules.Reconcile accounts payable detail to general ledger accounts monthlyMaintain 1099 vendor records, reconcile calendar year 1099 records with Payroll Dept; distribute forms to vendors and government agencies.Provide fiscal year end accounts payable accrual data to appropriate staff for year-end journal entry(s).General Ledger ManagementPrepare semi-monthly posting of payroll register to general ledger.Maintain and reconcile budget, activity, and funding allocations.Revenue ProcessingProcess and reconcile revenue for all agency entities.Assist in monthly revenue reconciliation with development.Position Qualifications and RequirementsEducation: Minimum two-year degree with experience in Accounting.Job Experience: 1-2 years experience in accounts payable processing: 1-2 years experience in not-for-profit accountingSpecial Knowledge & Skills: Accounts payable processing; accuracy and speed in data entry; effective oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; proficiency in accounting software; proficiency in Microsoft software applications such as Excel and WordOther Requirements: Occasional evening and weekend work required; Monday-Thursday work schedule
General Job DescriptionThis position is responsible for a full range of janitorial duties related to the cleaning of assigned buildings and facilities. This position performs all general cleaning as well as heavy cleaning duties, landscaping and snow removal. Schedule includes Monday – Friday 9am to 2pmJob Duties and Responsibilities Clean floors and furniture in all common areas including; tenant lounges, dining areas, community rooms, halls etc.Clean, sanitize and restock supplies in all common area bathrooms. Empty all trash from trash rooms, offices and other common area trash containers throughout the building. Clean entire building perimeter including parking lots, courtyards, garden areas and alleys.Discard any food, clothing or other items left in the common areas.Wash all cleaning tools such as mops & cleaning cloths. Weed all courtyards and garden areas.Remove snow as needed.Maintain the inventory for all janitorial supplies.Identify and report building maintenance needs in assigned buildings to supervisor.Position Qualifications and RequirementsEducation: High School Diploma or equivalent.Job Experience: 1-2 years of experience in janitorial or custodial work. Experience with a variety of custodial equipment, supplies and materials.Special Knowledge & Skills: Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work and safe work practices. Good reading and writing skills. Learn to use a variety of custodial equipment, supplies and materials. Work independently in the absence of supervision.Unusual Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds on a daily basis and up to 50 pounds on a regular basis; ability to stoop, bend, crawl, climb ladders and scaffolding; ability to reach and grab with arms and hands and manual dexterity to operate hand and power tools with precision; ability to maintain balance to prevent falling when walking on high or narrow surfaces; visual acuity; auditory and vocal responses necessary
General Job Description This position is responsible for: supervision of all maintenance staff; identification, selection and monitoring the work of outside contractors, including managing the bidding process; managing contracts with service providers such as waste collectors, fire and security equipment vendors; coordinating the work order process, developing and overseeing the preventative and routine maintenance schedules; and overseeing all facility construction, renovation and building projects.Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesBuilding and Property MaintenanceDirect and oversee all capital projects, construction and contractual crews including identifying, managing the bidding process, selecting vendors and monitoring the work performed.Develop and manage an automated work order system that allows staff members to file and monitor maintenance requests on-line.Refurbish vacant apartments and rooms for rent according to agency policy.Produce handbooks as necessary to guide personnel and residents in proper use of facilities including stated policies and procedures in relation to Deborah's Place facilities. Develop water conservation plan as required by the City of Chicago. Present information at new staff orientations, tenant meetings, and other organizational staff meetings.Develop and implement maintenance plan for each building that includes preventive maintenance, regularly scheduled maintenance, deferred maintenance, and emergency maintenance.Ensure proper organization, inventory and maintenance of tools, and of building and maintenance supplies and equipment.Provide reports on vacant unit status, preventive maintenance, damage or vandalism, deferred maintenance activity, and painting, carpet cleaning, window washing and other seasonal tasks.Oversee upkeep of major equipment and vehicles.OtherSupervise maintenance staff, including recruitment and selection; scheduling and job assignment; counseling/coaching; development and training; performance evaluation; and recommending salary, disciplinary and other personnel actions in accord with relevant policies and procedures.Plan and manage the unit budget; manage assigned facilities, material and equipment, and other assets to ensure responsible controls over, and utilization of, agency resources.Maintain required professional knowledge and job skills. Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.Perform other duties assigned.Position Qualifications and RequirementsEducation: Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.Job Experience: 5 years' experience as a maintenance engineer; 3 - 5 years managerial experience including supervision of maintenance staffSpecial Knowledge Skills: Good organizational and follow-up skills, excellent project management skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; basic estimation and math skills, valid Illinois driver's license; ability to plan and manage relevant budgets; ability to read reports, operating manuals, blue prints and schematics; computer literacy including email, internet and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and ExcelUnusual Physical Requirements: Availability to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours; Ability to engage in heavy physical labor and climbing.
General Job DescriptionThis is a part time, contractual position that provides occupational therapy support to participants of Dolores' Safe Haven, a part of Deborah's Place. This position will work with the residential manager, case manager, and program staff to identify and evaluate program barriers for participants as well as work to develop interventions and exercises to improve daily functioning in community life. This position will also work directly with the 15 participants of Dolores' Safe Haven through a recovery model and trauma-informed lens. Work may include assisting participants with ADLs, supporting participants in action planning related to their goals and increasing community engagement.Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesAssess participants' functioning in community life and identify barriers to progress.Support participants in developing skills regarding completion of independent ADLs, group participation, goal setting, and goal achievement.Work one-on-one with participants to identify challenges in daily activities and community participation.Aid participants in creating new approaches to engaging in community life.Work with residential manager and other staff to collect data about participants' engagement in daily activities and community life.Provide recommendations to help improve optimal functioning for the community of Dolores' Safe Haven as a part of Deborah's Place.Position Qualifications and RequirementsEducation: Master's degree in Occupational Therapy and OT state license.Job Experience: At least one year of occupational therapy experience in a community mental health setting. Experience working with populations experiencing homelessness preferred.Special Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness and mental illness. Ability to work as a member of the Safe Haven team and communicate effectively with program staff, residential manager and case manager. Knowledge surrounding trauma-informed care and the harm reduction model strongly preferred.Unusual Physical Requirements: Ability to do some lifting (no more than 50 pounds); displays qualities of energy, creativity, flexibility, tolerance and patience; identifies as female.Hours and Compensation: This is a part time, contractual position asking for 24 hours weekly. Pay will be commensurate with experience.
General Job DescriptionThis position is responsible for management and administration of day to day operations including: development and implementation of participant-centered planning, management of program evaluation, development and management of program budget and finances, program planning and development to achieve planned program outcomes, supervision of assigned staff and interns, and compliance with all funding agency requirements. Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesProgram ManagementRespond to participant grievances in a consistent and fair manner. Address program crises and conflicts through application of program principles of ethical decision-making. Monitor program activities for quality assurance and compliance with agency and funding guidelinesParticipant-Centered Planning and EvaluationWork with Residential Services Director and staff to plan, develop and implement resident-centered programmingWork with Residential Services Director and staff to implement and maintain effective data collection, reporting and evaluation of program/departmentDevelop and implement programming that focuses on achieving planned program outcomes and continuous quality improvementAgency LeadershipProvide leadership to annual planning process and strategic planning including utilization of agency's physical and financial resourcesAct with other agency leaders in executing policies or operating decisions on matters of agency wide concernRepresent Deborah's Place at external and internal meetings as assigned. OtherDevelop and supervise assigned staff, including recruitment and selection; scheduling and job assignment; counseling/coaching; development and training; performance evaluation; and recommending salary, disciplinary and other personnel actions in accord with relevant policies and procedures.Plan and manage the program budget; managed assigned facilities, material and equipment, and other assets to ensure responsible controls over, and utilization of, agency resources.Maintain required professional knowledge and job skills. Attend and participate in required education programs and staff meetings.Represent Deborah's Place mission and values to participants, tenants and visitorsPerform other duties assigned.Position Qualifications and RequirementsEducation: Bachelor's degree in related field; Master's preferredJob Experience: 5 years of program management experience; 3-5 years residential program experience; supervisory experience; 3-5 years experience working with people with mental illnessSpecial Knowledge Skills: Knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness, mental illness, chemical dependency and MISA issues; proficiency in Microsoft office software; ability to communicate effectively with case management team, psychiatrist and other providers around mental health and medical issues; ability to drive; current driver's license; Food Handling and Sanitation Certification.Must demonstrate qualities of energy, creativity, flexibility and toleranceUnusual Physical Requirements: Availability to work and/or to be on call evenings, weekends and holidays; ability to do some lifting (no more than 50 pounds); ability to climb stairs; visual acuity; auditory and vocal responses necessary; female gender
We are seeking an experienced contractual dietician to consult in our Safe Haven and Marah's programs. The duration for this position will start as of February 2017.Must work 2 days a week for 8 hours a day, flexible hours between 8am 5pm. Work with staff and residents of the Safe Haven and Marah's programs to create menus that are nutritious and that meet the dietary needs of all residents.Plan groups for participants in the areas of diet and nutrition.Coordinate with food service staff to identify resources for food.Make recommendations for long-term menu planning processes.QualificationsBachelor's degree or Master's degree in nutrition or related field.Accredited certification/licenses as a Nutritionist or Dietician, State of Illinois required.Licensed dietitian/nutritionist (LDN) by the Illinois Board of Dietetics and NutritionRegistered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration3 years work experience in meal planning and food preparation.CPR certified; Reliable transportation and availability to travel to each site.