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Greater Peoria, IL
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Children's Home Association of Illinois

Children's Home Association of Illinois

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

CHAIL is a youth, family, and community focused non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with multiple locations and 400 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:

The Family Connects registered nurse is a unique nursing opportunity providing newborn/postpartum education to parents in their home. In addition to completing nursing assessments, the Family Connects Nurse provides education and resources on a wide variety of newborn and postpartum topics. Interacting with families shortly after the birth of their child, the Family Connects Nurse travels within Peoria County to complete daily visits. The number of visits each family receives is based upon needs; however the program is designed to be a short term service provided to all new parents regardless of income or risk factors. The successful candidate works independently and with team members, has an upbeat and positive personality and can easily engage and communicate with a wide range of families within the community.

Job Functions:

Provides home visiting services to all families living in Peoria County. The goal is to offer support and assess family needs in 12 areas of physical and emotional well-being near the time of birth and to link families with needed, more intensive services using the evidenced based Family Connects model.


The position requires a current Illinois RN license. Maternal/newborn nursing experience preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred. IBCLC or Certified Lactation Specialist is preferred. Current CPR certification is required. A vehicle and valid IL driver’s license to transport self to home visits and meetings is required.


  • 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.