At Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC), we work every day to protect children, battle abuse, and restore lives. We are the city’s only nonprofit organization that coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts, and mental health clinicians under one roof. ChicagoCAC doesn’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our families, and our community.
We strive to be a place where employees can do their best work and be their best selves. We prioritize diversity and believe in a culture rooted in collaboration, growth, and mobility. From competitive salaries and benefit packages, as well as a commitment to equity, we offer our employees advantages that improve their personal lives as well as their careers.
In addition to making a significant impact on children’s and families’ lives, ChicagoCAC offers amazing benefits for our staff, which include:
- Free employee-only BCBS HMO healthcare coverage with an opportunity to upgrade to BCBS PPO or HSA plans and add family members to plans.
- Free life insurance at 2x your salary up to a maximum of $200,000.
- Additional pay of 10% of your salary up to $7,500 per year (available after 6 months of employment) to use towards a menu of benefits such as: additional health benefits, dental, vision, long-term disability short-term disability, 401K plan, a Roth option, legal coverage, dependent care, flexible spending, and taxable spending.
- Taxable spending may be used for health club membership, fitness activities, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, among other options.
- Paid Time Off (“PTO”): PTO starts accruing the first day of employment and consists of 35 days in a 12-month period.
- PTO days are used for all days off, including holidays and sick time so you have maximum flexibility in the use of your PTO.
- Timing of vacations may be dependent on client needs, as that’s our first priority.
- PTO goes up to 40 days after 5 years.
- Additional PTO for FMLA-related reasons up to 20 days.
- A remote work policy that provides flexibility in work hours so long as operational needs are met.
- Regular expert training on evidence-based therapy modalities, which includes being able to earn Continuing Education Units.
- A wonderful facility dog (Mac) who provides comfort and support to our kids and loves staff visits when he’s not working.
- The ability to wear jeans and enjoy afternoon milk and cookies every Friday!
If you share our passion for providing hope and healing to children and families who have experienced abuse and trauma, and possess the qualifications we’re looking for, please submit an application!
You can also go here to see our internship and externship opportunities.
The Weekend Receptionist will provide coverage to the reception and/ or security areas by monitoring the ChicagoCAC whether by patrolling the building and grounds or watching the cameras to ensure the safety of personnel and visitors and detect theft or damage to personnel or company property, in addition to greeting all visitors according to protocol and maintain daily reports of such activities and ensure the provision of reception services in a child and client friendly environment.
In supporting the mission of ChicagoCAC, the Bilingual Forensic Interviewer conducts forensic interviews of victims of child sexual abuse and assault, as well as other crimes and exposure to violence.
The bilingual therapist provides individual, family and group therapy and case management to clients within agency policies and procedures and practices. Assesses for social service needs of clients and makes appropriate referrals.
The child life specialist helps provide a developmentally appropriate and trauma-informed environment to all children, ensuring their physical safety and emotional well-being. They integrate child life interventions to help support children and families, and promote effective coping through play, preparation, education, and therapeutic activities.
The child life assistant helps provide a developmentally appropriate and trauma-informed environment to all children, ensuring their physical safety and emotional well-being.
The Development Coordinator provides administrative, clerical and project management support for the Development Department. Key responsibilities include oversight and management of The Raiser’s Edge donor management system and assisting with donor relations, events and other department projects.
The Director of Development has principal responsibility for donor engagement and development, including cultivating/soliciting a portfolio of individual and corporate donors, and event sponsors. The Director creates and utilizes a data-driven donor relations strategy to maximize revenue for the organization, and oversees our marketing and communications process in coordination with the Chief Development & Marketing Officer (CDMO).
The Family Advocate’s job is to provide advocacy, crisis intervention, and short-term case management services to child victims of sexual abuse and their families who are referred to the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.
The Grants Accountant is responsible for assisting the Chief Financial and Operations Officer with financial duties for Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center including but not limited to monthly accounting and reporting, accounts receivable, and grant reporting and compliance.
The Family Support Specialist provides comprehensive case management and support services to caregivers of child victims of sexual abuse and their families, with the goal of helping families to engage and remain in mental health services.
The Human Trafficking Specialist’s primary responsibility is to provide outreach activities focused on victims of human trafficking, including establishing a trusting relationship with potential trafficking victims, build victim identity, assist them to construct a safe, realistic, and culturally sensitive plan to leave trafficking, and assist them to create a safe, realistic plan for sustaining life after exit by providing comprehensive case management. They also assist in coordinating the investigative, law enforcement and child protection work of CPD, DCFS and Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Human Trafficking cases in the city of Chicago as well as coordination of cases in the State of Illinois with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. They are the primary advocate for trafficking survivors and those at risk of being trafficked.