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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.

New Hire Incentive Up to $1,000 Available!!

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C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is hiring for the following position:

Senior Grant Accountant

Location/s: Effingham

Description: The Senior Grant Accountant plays a crucial role in maintaining accurate financial records, supporting financial operations, and ensuring compliance with applicable accounting standards and regulations. This position primarily focuses on the fiscal management aspects of the Agency related to Federal, State, or privately funded grants and must be familiar with all Federal and State guidelines, such as the Federal 2 CFR Part 200 and the Illinois Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA).


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete grant reports which may be monthly, quarterly, annually, as required by the funder, and ensure compliance with all grant requirements.

  • Participate in discussions regarding the fiscal status of each grant with agency Administrative and Programmatic Staff, including monitoring budgetary performance against actual results.

  • Monthly revenue recognition for all grant activities and timely posting to the system.

  • Prepare journal entries, ensuring accurate and timely recording of financial transactions including maintaining relevant supporting documentation for all entries and reports.

  • Reconcile bank statements and other financial documents to maintain the accuracy and completeness of records.

  • Assist in the preparation of grant budgets as well as the annual agency-wide budget. Perform financial analysis and provide recommendations to improve financial performance.

  • Assist with the annual fiscal audit and aid auditors, as needed. Assist on all fiscal monitoring reviews conducted by Federal and/or State funding entities.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, regulations, and internal policies.

  • Other duties or tasks as requested.

 

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from an Accredited Institution in Accounting (preferred),
Finance, or Business Management. A minimum of three years experience in a relevant accounting position working as a full-cycle accountant is also required. (Preferred: minimum of three years working with fiscal grant reporting in a non-profit environment.) Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is required. The successful candidate will be highly productive, accountable, dependable, and able to work as part of a team. The position is Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Some travel will be required to attend training sessions related to Federal and Illinois-funded programs.

Benefits for full-time employees include health, dental, vision, vacation time, flex time, sick time, paid holidays, 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plan, and a new hire incentive up to $1,000. C.E.F.S. is a drug-free workplace and applicants must pass a pre-employment screening including a drug test.

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C.E.F.S. Senior Services Program is hiring for the following position:

Meals on Wheels Site Supervisor

Location/s: Clay County

Description: C.E.F.S. Senior Services is hiring a Meals on Wheels Site Supervisor. Hours would be Monday-Friday 8 AM-12:30 PM. Responsibilities include checking the quality, quantity, and temperature of food when delivered from the vendor for delivery to home-bound customers and for congregate meals to be served to seniors at the Meals on Wheels site, and coordinating nutrition site activities for seniors including packing home-delivered meals, recruiting, and training volunteers for home-delivered routes/packing of meals. Candidates must possess or be willing to obtain IL food service sanitation certification. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must meet pre-employment requirements.

RSVP Specialist

Location/s: Clay County

Description: This position is responsible for recruiting, enrolling, and placing volunteers 55 and older in volunteer opportunities within Clay County. The RSVP Specialist will also work with community members and non-profits to establish volunteer opportunities that meet the Retired Senior Volunteer Program guidelines. Candidates must be willing to meet with organizations and community leaders to establish volunteer opportunities, locate volunteers to fill positions, and complete weekly/monthly reports. Training and support will be provided, but the candidate must be self-driven, motivated to succeed, have good follow-through and a desire to build the program. Computer, Microsoft Office, and data entry skills needed. Associate degree preferred; however, experience in marketing, human services, and/or business will be considered in lieu of degree. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and a valid Illinois driver’s license.

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C.E.F.S. Weatherization Program is hiring for the following position:

Housing Weatherization Assessor/Final Inspector

Location/s: Open to all service areas

Description: Full-time position with flexible 10-hour workdays and issuance of an agency vehicle. Responsibilities include performing initial home weatherization assessments and quality control final inspections, identifying and coordinating work orders and repairs, entering and tracking assessments and work from initiation to completion, etc. Paid training is provided to obtain the required certifications for the position. Associate degree in applied engineering, construction trades, or related field is preferred although experience which has led to the requisite skills and knowledge needed to perform required duties may be considered in place of a degree; a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must meet pre-employment requirements.

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

Teacher Assistant

Location/s: Shelbyville center

Description: School year position, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. Associate's degree in early childhood education or related coursework equivalent to a major in early childhood education and one year of experience teaching preschool-age children preferred; must possess or be willing to obtain a preschool (3-5) CDA credential with a high school diploma or equivalent required. Must be at least 19.

Bus Driver

Location/s: Taylorville Center

Description: School year position. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have a CDL school bus license or be able to obtain a school bus eligibility receipt from the Secretary of State driver's license facility by which to obtain a CDL school bus license. Must be at least 21.

Bus Monitor

Location/s: Pana center

Description: School year position, 40 hrs./wk. M-F. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be at least 18.

Home-Based Education Specialist

Location/s: Effingham

Description: Full-year position, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. Office location in Effingham Central Office. Bachelor's degree in early childhood education with experience working with infants, toddlers, and/or preschoolers. Must obtain and maintain Parents as Teachers (PAT) certification. Experience working with disadvantaged individuals and/or families and the ability to work with individuals in a non-judgmental manner are needed.

Health Specialist

Location/s: Effingham

Description: Full-year position, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. Office location in Effingham Central Office. Bachelor’s degree required preferably in the field of pediatric health, nursing, health education, public health, or health administration. Responsibilities include planning, developing, and implementing operational procedures in the health component for Early Head Start (pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) and Head Start enrollees, developing partnerships and interagency agreements with health providers, and locating and accessing health and dental service resources for families.

Parent Educator

Location/s: Position covers multiple locations, see description

Description: Shelby/Moultrie County area and Christian County. Full-time, full-year position, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. Providing services to Shelby County and Moultrie County area. Minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (120 clock hours with at least 10 clock hours in each of the 8 CDA component areas) and 480 hours experience working with children age 0-3 years old and obtain a home visitor CDA within 3 months of hire.

Substitute Bus Drivers

Location/s: Open to all service areas

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

Substitute Bus Monitors

Location/s: Open to all service areas

Description: School year positions. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be at least 18.

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C.E.F.S. Central Illinois Public Transit (CIPT) is hiring for the following positions: 

Public Transit Drivers

Location/s: Montgomery and Christian counties

Description: C.E.F.S. Central Illinois Public Transit is looking for Full-time, Part-time, and Substitute Drivers. No experience needed will train. Benefits for full-time drivers include health, dental, vision, personal time, vacation time, sick time, paid holidays, a 403(b) annuity, and a $1000 sign-on bonus. Not interested in full-time, being a substitute might be right for you! Choose the assignments you wish to accept; all we ask is that you be willing to work at minimum 3 days per month. Candidates must have a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid Class D license. C.E.F.S. is a drug-free workplace and applicants must pass a pre-employment screening including a pre-employment drug test. Must be willing to obtain CDL during employment with agency-provided training and support.

Public Transit Driver - Part-Time

Location/s: Clay and Shelby counties

Description: Central Illinois Public Transit of C.E.F.S. is looking for a Part-Time Driver. No experience needed, will train. Benefits for part-time drivers include flex time, vacation time, sick time, paid holidays, and 403(b) annuity. This is a CDL-preferred position. Preference will be given to applicants with a current CDL or applicants willing to obtain within six months of employment with agency-provided training and support.

Maintenance Technician

Location/s: Shelbyville, IL

Description: Maintenance Technician needed for Central Illinois Public Transit at our maintenance facility in Shelbyville, Illinois. The primary function of this position is to maintain, repair, and service a variety of public transit vehicles and related equipment. Current Valid Class D license. An associate degree in automotive technology, vocational education, or a related field is preferred although experience which has led to the requisite skills and knowledge needed to perform the above may be considered in place of a degree. Candidates must have a High School diploma or equivalent and a valid Class D license. CDL will be required within the first year of hire, agency-provided training. C.E.F.S. is a drug-free workplace, and applicants must pass a pre-employment screening including a pre-employment drug test.

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