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 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 the provision of case management services to tenants of 16 units of housing in the community funded through the Center for Housing and Health. Responsibilities include: intake, intensive outreach and engagement, needs assessment, service planning, linkage to community resources, crisis intervention, documentation, evaluation, follow-up, evaluation and advocacy. This position works primarily in the field.Job Responsibilities and DutiesCase Management Services Provide case management services including intakes, assessments, service planning, documentation, referral and linkage management, crisis intervention, evaluation, follow-up and advocacy to a caseload of 16 women who are formerly homeless.Recruit landlords and assist landlords in the subsidy approval process. Act as a liaison between landlords, tenants and the Center for Housing and Health in relation to rental subsidies, leases and lease compliance.Plan and implement small groups and activities when appropriate.Respond quickly and appropriately to crises utilizing established guidelinesWork to build relationships for effective service provision through regular active engagement with participants. This will include off-site home visits with program participants.Assist in coordinating tenant selection process, including screening interviews, intake interviews and needs assessments.Work with the landlords to coordinate tenancy and to resolve landlord/tenant disputes. Assist tenants in meeting all lease requirements including documentation and income certification. Work with tenants to assist them in addressing issues in order to prevent eviction.Make appropriate referrals for services based on participant goals and needs and ensure that linkages are secure and functional.Provide education and resources based on the needs of participants with regard to maintaining housing and improving income status, community involvement, personal hygiene, life skills, and other identified needs.Maintain regular contact with off-site linkages regarding participant concerns and act as a representative of Deborah's Place to external resources.Maintain current and orderly individual participant files, including progress notes, intake and needs assessment, service plans, and releases of informationCenter for Housing and Health Project TeamParticipate in Center for Housing and Health project team meetings and training programs.Collect data and provide reports as required by Center for Housing and Health and for Deborah's Place. Enter all data into HMIS system in a timely manner per Deborah's Place requirements.Position Qualifications and RequirementsEducation: Bachelor's degree in Social work or related field Job Experience: 2-3 years case management experience Special Knowledge Skills: Knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse; effective oral and written communication skills; conflict management and crisis intervention skills; computer literacy, valid Illinois Driver's LicenseUnusual Physical Requirements: Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays; carries a cell phone to manage crisis; some on-call responsibilities.
General Job DescriptionThis position is responsible for oversight of Marah's Permanent Housing Program during designated hours with supervision of volunteers and temporary employees; upkeep and cleaning of program areas; including hourly building checks with documentation during evening shifts; performing crisis interventions; maintaining timely and accurate written logs; conducting program activities; coordinating tenant menu planning, cooking and cleaning.Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesAssist in orientation of new tenants, including distribution of orientation packetsConduct day-to-day operations of program including regular groups and activities related to program goalsIntervene effectively in mental health crises, medical emergencies and other crisis situations in the programCommunicate directly and effectively with appropriate staff and tenants including communicating program/tenant concerns and observationsEnsure the safety and cleanliness of the buildingReceive and store food and other deliveries appropriatelyWelcome and supervise volunteersPerform applicable hourly P.M. building checkPosition QualificationsEducation: High school diploma or equivalent and certificate of completion of at least 12 weeks of Basic Mental Health training required; advanced Mental Health training preferredJob experience: 3-5 years of previous work experience in social service preferredSpecial Knowledge skills: Good written and oral communication skills; crisis intervention experience; problem solving and conflict management; knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse; computer literate; experience in dealing with diversity; ability to follow directions for cooking meals for 40 people; Food Handling and Sanitation Certification needed within first six monthsUnusual Physical Requirements: Ability to lift groceries and boxes (max 40 pounds); able to climb stairs; visual acuity; auditory and vocal responses necessary; female gender; able to work evening and weekend hours and holidays.
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.Job Duties and Responsibilities Accounts 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