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.

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

Housing Counselor - C.E.F.S. Christian County Housing Counselor position available. 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 home-ownership services and require home visits/inspections. This position will require HUD Certification within 18 months of hire. Associate’s required, Bachelor’s preferred.

Homeless Intensive Case Manager - C.E.F.S. Outreach Department has an opening for a Homeless Intensive Case Manager. This position will serve a key role in the success of our HUD Rapid Re-Housing Program, a program designed to assist homeless individuals and families. Job duties will include intensive case management including budgeting, goal setting, life skills, and developing program exit plans; home visits; home inspections; and interactions with Landlords. This person will also be required to document all interaction with program participants and case management activities into a specified software program in a timely manner. Location of home office will be based in Fayette or Montgomery Outreach Offices. This position will travel to Fayette and Montgomery counties to provide services to all HUD Rapid Re-Housing participants. An agency vehicle will be provided for this travel. Bachelor’s in Social Work, Sociology, or related field is preferred. Associates degree in a Human Services related field is required. This position will require HUD Certification within 18 months of hire.

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

Substitute Bus Driver/Monitor - position available. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have valid driver's license, a CDL bus license, and/or able to obtain a school bus eligibility receipt from the Secretary of State driver license facility, and be at least age 21. Must meet pre-employment requirements.

ERSEA Clerk - This position works out of the Central Office in Effingham. Maintain an efficient and effective record-keeping system to provide accurate and timely information regarding enrollment, attendance, recruitment, and non-federal share. Computer data entry and filing skills required. Full time/full year position. Associates degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required.

Bus Driver/Bus Monitor - This position is open for the C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program center in Shelbyville, IL. 40-hrs./wk. M–F. HS diploma or equivalent required. Must be age 18 for monitor position. Must have a valid driver’s license and a CDL Bus License and/or able to obtain a School Bus Eligibility Receipt from the Secretary of State Driver License Facility and be at least age 21 for driver position.

Bus Driver/Bus Monitor - This position is open for the C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program center in Pana, IL. 40-hrs./wk. M–F. HS diploma or equivalent required. Must be age 18 for monitor position. Must have a valid driver’s license and a CDL Bus License and/or able to obtain a School Bus Eligibility Receipt from the Secretary of State Driver License Facility and be at least age 21 for driver position.

Teacher Assistants - Shelbyville and Vandalia centers. School year positions, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. Associates degree in Early Childhood Development preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required and must be willing to obtain a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential upon hire. Must be at least age 21.

Parent Educator - C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program – Fayette Co.  Full-time, full year position 40 hrs./wk. M-F. Associates degree in early childhood education required or related field with at least 120 clock hours of early childhood education and principles of adult learning covering the growth and development of children age birth to five.  Must be at least 21.  Job responsibilities include providing child development/parent education and family support through home visits with families of infants and toddlers.

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

LIHEAP Intake (Moultrie 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 Moultrie Outreach Office in Sullivan.  The hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday.  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 equivalent required.

LIHEAP Intake (Fayette 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 Fayette Outreach Office in Vandalia.  The hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday.  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 equivalent required.

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation

1805 South Banker Street     PO Box 928

Effingham IL 62401