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!

Please submit your resume and cover letter to resumes@ChicagoCAC.org. Be sure to include the position title in your subject line.

Current Openings

Bilingual Therapist (Spanish)

This position provides individual, family and group therapy and case management to clients within agency policies and procedures and practices, and assesses for social service needs of clients and makes appropriate referrals. Minimum requirement of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or another human services related field.  Must be licensed LCPC, LCSW, or PsyD.

Bilingual Family Advocate

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. Minimum education requirement of MA/MSW or BA/BSW and 5 years experience in social services or related field.

Part-Time Accounting Assistant

The Part-Time Accounting Assistant helps the Accounting Team keep ChicagoCAC’s finances healthy by assisting our Senior Accountant and our entire Accounting Team (which also includes the Grants Accountant and Chief Financial and Operations Officer) with financial duties including, but not limited to: Accounts Payable, Credit Card, and Fringe Benefit Accounting.

Clinical Service Coordinator

This position coordinates and provides clinical services, including individual, family and group therapy and case management to clients while they are waiting to be engaged in longer-term clinical services within agency policies and procedures and practices.

Therapist

This position provides individual, family and group therapy and case management to clients within agency policies and procedures and practices.

Assistant Facilities and Operations Manager

The Assistant Facilities and Operation Manager is responsible for the daily transportation schedule, vehicle maintenance, and safely transports clients, staff, partners, and items to and from ChicagoCAC and other designated locations in a timely manner. The Assistant Facilities and Operations Manager is also primarily responsible for scheduling of all security and reception personnel and conference room scheduling.

Bilingual Family Services Coordinator (Spanish-speaking)

Our Family Services Coordinator coordinates the multidisciplinary response to sexual abuse investigations as well as to contact families subsequent to an abuse report and schedule forensic interviews and medical exams in a time-sensitive manner.

Family Advocate

Our Family Advocates support a family throughout a child sexual abuse investigation, intake through disposition, delivering culturally sensitive and well-coordinated care.

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