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 and Sick Leave
  • 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

Apply for a position through our job applicant portal at . Available positions will appear in the feed below.

This position is responsible for daily Safe Haven operations including scheduling and training of Safe Haven volunteers; maintaining timely and accurate logs; meal preparation and delivery; crisis intervention; conducting Safe Haven activities; ensuring safety and integrity of Safe Haven space.ShiftWednesday - Friday 12am - 8amSaturday and Sunday 8am - 4pmProgram ManagementKnow and comply with policies and procedures of Deborah's Place and the Safe Haven.Coordinate the scheduling and training of Safe Haven volunteers.Communicate directly and effectively concerns and observations to internal and external service providers.Communicate directly and effectively with other Safe Haven staff and residents.Ensure program safety, security, cleanliness and integrity of the building during designated hours. This includes staying awake on the overnight shift.Prepare and serve meals.Ensure the proper ordering, stocking and storage of goods and supplies.Collaborate with Safe Haven staff to plan & conduct Safe Haven operations and activities. Timely and appropriate crisis intervention.OtherMaintain required professional knowledge and job skills. Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.Represent Deborah's Place mission and values to participants, tenants, visitors, volunteers and others.Perform other duties as assigned.Education: High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred.Licensure and/or Certification: Food Handling and Sanitation Certification within six months of employment. First Aid/CPR preferred.Job Experience: 2-3 years residential program experience; 2-3 years working with people with mental illness, substance abuse and/or both Special Knowledge & Skills: Knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness, mental illness and chemical dependency; proficiency in Microsoft Office software, effective oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, conflict management and crisis intervention skills; ability to communicate effectively with case management team, psychiatrist and other providers around mental health and medical issues; demonstrate clear and professional boundaries; act in a professional manner; Valid Illinois driver's license, proof of insurance.


Deborah’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, status as individual with disability, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.