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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. Meals on Wheels Program is hiring for the following position:

Site Supervisor

Location/s: Pana, IL

Description: No nights – No weekends! Great opportunity for someone who wants to work part-time (20-25 hours a week M-F) while making a difference in the lives of seniors. C.E.F.S. Meals on Wheels is seeking a Site Supervisor in Pana. Duties include checking quality, quantity, and temperature of delivered food, packing home-delivered meals, overseeing congregate meals served on-site, recruiting and training volunteers, and providing Medicare assistance/counseling. Candidate must have a High School diploma or GED and be willing to obtain a food sanitation certification. Must meet pre-employment requirements. $500 new hire incentive available.

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C.E.F.S. Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Program is hiring for the following position:

Career Planner

Location/s: Centralia, IL

Description: Full-time Career Planner for the Centralia office. This position is responsible for implementing the Adult, Youth, Dislocated Workers, and TAA programs which includes eligibility, assessment, career counseling, and caseload management. Computer, Microsoft Office, and Data Entry skills needed. Associate degree preferred or experience which has led to the requisite skills and knowledge needed to perform job duties may be considered; a high school diploma or GED required.

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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

Location/s: Effingham and Pana centers

Description: School year position, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field with equivalent credit hours to a major in Early Childhood Education and one year experience teaching preschool children preferred; minimum requirement: Associate degree in early
childhood education or related field with equivalent credit hours to a major in early childhood education and one year experience teaching preschool children required. Must be at least 21.

Teacher Assistant

Location/s: Pana, IL

Description: School year position, 40-hrs./wk. M-F. Associate degree in early childhood education or a related degree with coursework equivalent to a major in early childhood education and one year of experience teaching preschool-age children preferred; minimum requirement: high school diploma or equivalent and possess a preschool CDA or meet all requirements to submit an application to obtain a preschool CDA within 12 weeks of hire. Must be at least 19.

Classroom Aide

Location/s: Litchfield, Louisville, Pana, and Vandalia centers

Description: School year positions, 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

Location/s: Pana, IL

Description: School year position, 40 hrs./wk. M–F. 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: Effingham, Pana, Shelbyville, and Vandalia centers

Description: School year position. 32-40 hours per week, Monday - Friday. High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Substitute Teacher

Location/s: Open to all service areas

Description: School year positions. Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field with equivalent credit hours to a major in early childhood education and one year experience 
teaching preschool children preferred; minimum requirement: Associate degree in early childhood
education or related field with equivalent credit hours to a major in early childhood education and one year experience teaching preschool children required. Must be at least 21.

Substitute Teacher Assistant

Location/s: Open to all service areas

Description: School year positions. Associate degree in early childhood education or a related degree with coursework equivalent to a major in early childhood education and one year of experience teaching preschool-age children preferred; minimum requirement: high school diploma or equivalent and possess a preschool CDA or meet all requirements to submit an application to obtain a preschool CDA within 12 weeks of hire. Must be at least 19.

Substitute Classroom Aide

Location/s: Open to all service areas

Description: School year positions. High school diploma or equivalent required. Experience working with preschool-age children preferred. Must be at least 18.

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: Effingham, Shelby, and Montgomery counties

Description: C.E.F.S. Central Illinois Public Transit is looking for Full-time, Part-time, and Substitute Drivers. No experience is 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.

Transit Dispatcher/Driver - Full-Time

Location/s: Effingham

Description: C.E.F.S. Central Illinois Public Transit/Effingham Public Transportation is hiring a full-time
Dispatcher/Driver based in the Effingham office. The dispatch responsibilities will include scheduling
transportation requests, coordination/monitoring of daily routes, management of contract routes, vehicle and driver assignments, maintaining communications with driver and operations, validation of daily trip sheets, and ensuring accuracy of records. Driver responsibilities include serving the public transportation needs with care to ensure the safety of the customers and vehicles and provide exceptional customer service.


Dispatch hours are Monday through Friday with variable shifts between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. as needed. Driving hours will vary based on need and location but will typically vary Monday – Friday between 5:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. with a minimum of two days a month in driver capacity. A generous
benefit package includes vacation time, sick time, flex time, paid holidays, health insurance, vision,
dental and a 403(b)-retirement plan.


Preferred candidates should possess strong computer skills, customer service aptitude, numerical and
analytical skills, ability to think creatively, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills. High School
Diploma or equivalent is required, Associate’s preferred. Candidates must be willing to obtain a CDL
with passenger endorsement within the first year of employment with agency provided training.

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