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Children's Home Association of Illinois

Children's Home Association of Illinois

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023
About Children’s Home Association of Illinois (CHAIL):

CHAIL is a youth, family, and community focused 501(c)(3) organization with multiple locations and 450 staff, located in Peoria, IL. For over 157 years CHAIL has been helping the kids and families who need it most. Children’s Home Association of Illinois (CHAIL) is the largest social service agency for youth and families in downstate Illinois. The services we provide don’t just impact the individual child, they create positive ripple effects within their immediate family, neighborhood, community, and world by providing an opportunity to thrive.

Here at CHAIL, employees experience a “People First - Culture of Care” working atmosphere. From the most tenured staff to the newest team member, everyone is welcomed into a community that prioritizes diversity, equity, wellness, belonging, and good health. Starting with our CEO/President and migrating to every employee, this agency takes pride in taking care of each other. We believe if our employees are cared for, they can better live out the mission of the agency which is to help the kids and families who need it most. By putting our people first at CHAIL, they have the opportunity to share their expertise, talents, and passions with clients as they are changing the lives of the kids who will change the world. Our employees at CHAIL will tell you that they love working for the agency because they love what the agency does!

About the position:

An assistant coordinator offers “counseling” to clients on a daily basis. They play a critical role in that they carry out on a day to day basis the clinical treatment plan that is developed by the entire treatment team. They are the main change agent for behaviors for kids by not only using their knowledge to help kids but also building professional relationships that they can then rely on to help kids in times of crisis. They serve as role models for coping skills and need to spend much of each day teaching new skills as well. Assistant coordinators need to juggle many roles such as an authority figure, a teacher and a nurturer. It’s a tough job but probably one of the most rewarding job one could have. In addition, this person serves as back up supervisor to the coordinator, on-call and has the ability to lead and discipline staff.

Job Function:

Works directly with clients to provide for their care, welfare, safety, security and protection of their rights in accordance with individual service plans, the program plan, and applicable licensing/accreditation standards; provides therapeutic services in accordance with agency mission, residential treatment philosophy and program goals.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field preferred, or will consider high school diploma with experience working with children and youth in such settings as residential, group homes, family services, juvenile justice, foster care, and special education.
  • Child care skills.
  • Dependability.
  • Ability to work objectively with disturbed children..
  • Ability and judgment to work independently
  • Demonstrated maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in children and families served.
  • Ability to handle job-related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner.
  • Must be at least 25 years of age to meet DCFS requirements.
  • Ability to remain awake and alert while on shift.
  • Vision, hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective communication of information.
  • Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to transport self and clients to various locations with personal vehicle and valid insurance card.


  • PTO (paid-time-off) accrual 3 weeks first year (full-time)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Sick Leave accrual 12 days per year (full-time)
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K with company match
  • Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Opportunity to Further Education

CHAIL provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.