Employment Opportunities

Work in a fulfilling career where you can make a significant difference in individual and families lives in Illinois.

Employment applications may be obtained by clicking on the link below or at any C.E.F.S. County Outreach office or our administrative office located at 1805 S. Banker Street in Effingham. Prospective employees must meet pre-employment requirements. C.E.F.S. is an equal opportunity employer.

Submission of employment applications and any required documents should be mailed to C.E.F.S. Personnel Dept., PO Box 928, Effingham IL  62401 or delivered in person to 1805 South Banker Street, Effingham IL  62401.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program is hiring for the following positions:

Workforce Eligibility Specialist - Full-time Workforce Eligibility Specialist position in the Effingham office. Responsibilities include determining eligibility for customers, planning, reporting, and participant recordkeeping for the adult, youth, dislocated worker and TAA programs.  Computer, Microsoft Office and Data Entry skills needed.  Associates Degree in human services or related field is required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. 2 years of experience in human services field preferred.

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C.E.F.S. Head Start Program is hiring for the following positions: 

Head Start Teacher - Sullivan Center. School year position, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. Bachelor degree in early childhood education or related coursework equivalent to a major in early childhood education and one year experience teaching preschool children preferred; Associates degree in early childhood education required. Must be at least 21.

Teacher Assistant – Shelbyville and Pana centers. School year position, 40-hours/wk, M-F. Associates degree in early childhood education or related coursework equivalent to a major in early childhood education and one year experience teaching preschool age children preferred; must possess or willing to obtain a preschool (3-5) CDA credential with high school diploma or equivalent require. Must be at least 19.

Classroom Aides – Altamont and Effingham centers. School year position, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be at least 18. Experience working with preschool age children preferred.

Bus Driver – Litchfield center. School year positions, 40-hrs./wk. M–F. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have a CDL school bus license or able to obtain a school bus eligibility receipt from the Secretary of State driver license facility by which to obtain a CDL school bus license. Must be at least 21.

Bus Monitor – Altamont, Effingham, and Litchfield centers. School year position, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be at least 18

Parent Educators (Clay County, Shelby/Moultrie County, Christian County) - Full-time, full year positions, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. Associates degree in early childhood education or an associates degree in a related field with 120 clock hours of early childhood education and principles of adult learning covering the growth and development of children birth to age five required. The Clay County Parent Educator is based out of our Head Start center in Louisville. The Shelby/Moultrie County Parent Educator will be based out of our Head Start center in Shelbyville. The Christian County Parent Educator will be based out of our Head Start center in Taylorville.

Family Advocate – Taylorville/Pana. Full-time, full year position, 40 hrs./wk. M-F. Associates degree in social work, human services, family services, counseling, or a related field preferred; high school diploma or equivalent required with at least three (3) years’ experience working with children and families.

Substitute Bus Drivers - School year positions. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have a CDL school bus license or able to obtain a school bus eligibility receipt from the Secretary of State driver license facility by which to obtain a CDL school bus license. Must be at least 21.

Substitute Bus Monitors – School year positions. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be at least 18.

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C.E.F.S. Outreach is hiring for the following positions: 

Housing Counselor (Moultrie/Shelby County) -  C.E.F.S. Moultrie/Shelby County Housing Counselor position available. This position will split time between the Moultrie County Outreach Office in Sullivan and the Shelby County Outreach Office in Shelbyville. Duties may include recruitment, intake, eligibility determination, assessment, counseling, casework, and the development of individual’s goals and perspectives in becoming self-sufficient. The Counselor also assists in liaison work for the program with all persons, parties and entities, both public and private as assigned. Duties will require travel, training in homeownership services and require home visits/inspections. This position will require HUD Certification within 18 months of hire. Associate's required.

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C.E.F.S. LIHEAP is hiring for the following positions: 

Energy Program Verifier/Intake (Effingham County) - Are you looking for a challenging, fast paced, detail-oriented job with no nights or weekends? We are looking for a seasonal Energy Program Verifier/Intake for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The position is in the C.E.F.S. Administration Office in Effingham and the Effingham County Outreach Office as needed. Responsibilities include assisting with implementation of all aspects of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The job requires computer skills, strong organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, and professional demeanor. Ability to use MS Excel required. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must meet pre-employment requirements. Associate Degree preferred, High School diploma or GED required.

Intake (Montgomery County) - Are you looking for a challenging, fast paced, detail-oriented job with no nights or weekends? Do you like helping people? We are looking for a pleasant, detailed oriented person to fill a seasonal position in our Montgomery Outreach Office in Taylor Springs, with possibility of some travel to an outreach site in Litchfield. The hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday. Flexible work schedule possible. The candidate will work one-on-one with customers assisting them in applying for utility assistance. This job requires people and computer skills. Must meet pre-employment requirements. High School diploma or GED required.

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Central Illinois Public Transit (CIPT) is hiring for the following positions: 

Public Transit Drivers (Shelby County) - Full time drivers are needed but part time and substitute interests are welcome! Driver base will be Shelbyville, IL. No experience needed, will train. Benefits include a generous paid time off package, paid holidays, 403(b) annuity program, and health insurance. Hours will typically vary Monday-Friday between 5:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Candidates must have a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid Class D license. CDL will be required within ninety days of hire, agency provided training. C.E.F.S. is a drug free workplace and applicants must pass a pre-employment screening including pre-employment drug test.

Public Transit Drivers (Montgomery County) - Full time drivers are needed but part time and substitute interests are welcome! Driver base will be Taylor Springs, IL. No experience needed, will train. Benefits include a generous paid time off package, paid holidays, 403(b) annuity program, and health insurance. Hours will typically vary Monday-Friday between 5:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Candidates must have a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid Class D license. CDL will be required within ninety days of hire, agency provided training. C.E.F.S. is a drug free workplace and applicants must pass a pre-employment screening including pre-employment drug test.

Public Transit Drivers (Fayette County) - Full time drivers are needed but part time and substitute interests are welcome! Driver base will be Vandalia, IL. No experience needed, will train. Benefits include a generous paid time off package, paid holidays, 403(b) annuity program, and health insurance. Hours will typically vary Monday-Friday between 5:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Candidates must have a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid Class D license. CDL will be required within ninety days of hire, agency provided training. C.E.F.S. is a drug free workplace and applicants must pass a pre-employment screening including pre-employment drug test.

Full-time Driver (Effingham County) - Effingham County Public Transportation of C.E.F.S. is looking for a Full Time Driver in Effingham County.  Driver base will be Effingham, IL. Full time is needed but part time and substitute interests are welcome! No experience needed, will train. Hours will typically vary Monday-Friday between 5:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M., Saturday rotation required.  Full time benefits include a generous paid time off package, paid holidays, 403(b) annuity program, and health insurance. Candidates must have a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid Class D license. CDL will be required within ninety days of hire, agency provided training. C.E.F.S. is a drug free workplace and applicants must pass a pre-employment screening including pre-employment drug test.

Mechanic (Shelby County) - Mechanic needed for Central Illinois Public Transit at our maintenance facility in Shelbyville, Illinois.  Primary function of this position is to maintain, repair, and service a variety of public transit vehicles and related equipment.  Associates degree in Automotive Technology, Vocational Education, or related field preferred although experience which has led to the requisite skills and knowledge needed to perform the above may be considered in place of degree. Candidates must have a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid Class D license. CDL will be required within ninety days of hire, agency provided training. C.E.F.S. is a drug free workplace and applicants must pass a pre-employment screening including pre-employment drug test.