Positions Available


Would you like to be part of a dynamic team that works each day to support individuals with developmental disabilities? Then Orchard Village could be the place for you.

Orchard Village offers a comprehensive training and development program and excellent benefits for eligible employees:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Personal/Sick Time
  • 401k
  • Tuition reimbursement

Professional Positions

Corporate & Foundation Grants Writer

The Corporate & Foundation Grant Writer plays a key role in the Development Department’s fundraising and communication efforts, including the successful identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donor-advised-fund donors, family foundations, non-profit foundations, and corporations. Responsibilities: Generate ongoing support of the organization by developing and implementing a strategy for contributions from foundations, corporations, donor-advised funds and other grant funding bodies, identify and research foundations, corporations, family funds, and individual donors who have gift potential that matches our funding needs, prepare and maintain an annual schedule of grant applications, reporting deadlines, and progress toward annual grant fundraising goals, prepare, write, and submit foundation and other grant funding requests, solicit foundations, corporations, companies & organizations for event donations and sponsorships. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in business, communications, public relations, journalism, English, non-profit management, or related fields, experience writing grants and researching potential funders, strong research, and verbal and written communication skills, experience with Microsoft Office suite programs, Constant Contact, donor databases, auction software, and direct mail preferred.

Behavioral Health Clinic Director

The Behavioral Health Clinic Director is responsible for the administration and daily operations of the Behavioral Health Clinic, including program development, growth of the clinic, and supervision of team members, including interns.  Demonstrate support and promotion of personal outcome measures and commitment to the mission, values and principles of the agency.  Provide and monitor assessment, treatment planning, therapy, discharge planning, psychological testing, and case management of clients enrolled in services.  Carry a caseload of clients and meet minimum weekly billing requirements. Requirements: Clinical license – LCSW, LCPC or Clinical Psychologist, Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field, three to five years’ experience of direct clinical experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy, minimum of two years’ experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, dually diagnosed preferred, prior experience supervising clinicians preferred.

Special Education Teacher – UP TO $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

New graduates welcome.

The Special Education Teacher is the case manager of a therapeutic, transition day school for students with disabilities, ages 17 – 22. S/he will develop curriculum, plan daily schedules, develop and implement IEPs, and coordinate with the Social Worker, Vocational Counselor, and Teaching Assistants. S/he must be creative and energetic to include both practical lessons and life skills. Low teacher-to-student ratio. The job emphasizes teaching life skills and independence, vocational skills, career development, achieving goals, and community integrated activities. The program focuses on the four components of transition planning: Employment, Training, Education, and Independent Living. Requirements: BA Special Education, Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) Endorsement, experience with students in a classroom with Cross Categorical Disabilities, applicants must be proficient with computers, Microsoft office, electronic IEPs, have a valid driver’s license, and clean driving record.

Long Term Substitute Teacher – Temporary

The substitute teacher is the case manager for students with disabilities, ages 17 – 22 in a therapeutic transition day school.  S/he will develop curriculum, plan daily schedules, develop, and implement IEPs, and coordinate activities and services with the Social Worker, Par-Educators, and Administrator. The program focuses on the four components of transition planning: Employment, Training, Education, and Independent Living. Essential Functions: Administers curriculum consistent with school goals and objectives. Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning. Implements lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction Requirements: A current Illinois Education Professional Educator License or Illinois Substitute Teaching License, minimum of a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, applicants must be proficient with computers, Microsoft office, electronic IEPs, have a valid driver’s license, and clean driving record.

Job Coach

As a Job Coach, you support clients with disabilities in community based internships, teaching and adapting the environment so that increasing levels of independence are achieved. Advocate on behalf of all program participants, working to foster the individual’s independence and enhancing skills both inside and outside the workplace. Provide support to individuals with disabilities to obtain community-based employment. Maintain interdisciplinary communication, case notes for each individual, input for quarterly vocational assessments & task/job analysis. Requirements: Associate’s degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Rehabilitation, or a related field preferred. Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of person-centered services for people with disabilities, excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Proficiency in MS Office applications. Valid driver’s license required.

 Residential Program Manager – UP TO $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

As a Residential Program Manager, manage the day-to-day operation of residential homes. Manage caseload of adults with developmental disabilities. Supervise direct support staff and oversee the healthcare and medications system for clients. Participate in annual Discovery Processes and Personal Plans. Complete QIDP paperwork such as Implementation Strategies, monthly progress notes, HRC updates, and quarterly environmental reviews. Solicit ideas, write, and train in personal outcomes. Monitor Therap data tracking on outcomes, health, and appointments. Ensure human rights and safety assurances. Accompany clients to medical/psychiatric appointments when necessary. Carry 24-hour emergency cell phone. Bachelor’s degree in social services required. QIDP Certified Required. Knowledgeable about required QIDP paperwork as per DHS. Experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license required.

Employment Coordinator – Part-Time

The Employment Coordinator works closely with the Sr. Director to support the Vocational Department.  Oversee day-to-day activities regarding billing, compliance, data collection, and oversight of digital and paper files. Ensure documentation of a person-centered philosophy in all aspects of vocational services. Coordinate team meetings, employment staffing, and ensure the completion of all required documentation. Function as liaison and point-of-contact person for outside agencies. May provide pre-vocational training or assessment activities to individuals served. Requirements : Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Rehabilitation, Business, or a related field strongly desired.  Combination of work experience and education considered, excellent organization and time management skills, computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office applications, excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of IL Department of Rehabilitation Services regulations preferred and valid driver’s license and personal vehicle required. Schedule : 20 hours, 3 days/week, flexible hours.

Support Positions

Community Advocate

The Community Advocate supports clients who live in 24-hour residential homes. Duties are similar to Direct Support Professionals, but with greater emphasis on client appointments, paperwork, and other general duties as assigned by the Residential Program Manager. The Advocate must have excellent organizational and time management skills. All applicants must be a DSP on the Healthcare Worker Registry, have a driver’s license with a clean driving record, a high school diploma or GED, a clear criminal background (or DPH waiver), no lifting restrictions, and reliable transportation. Shift: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 12pm-8pm; some evenings and weekends (40 hours/week). Pay: $17 per hour.

Full and Part-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) – Support adults with developmental disabilities in our group homes. Pay: $16.00 per hour.

Part-time Personal Support Worker (PSW) – Support a child or adult at the family’s home, one-on-one. Pay: $16.00 per hour.

All support positions require an individual to meet the following qualifications:

  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA) test
  • Clear criminal background
  • Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred
  • Positions are available in a variety of settings and during a variety of shifts (days, evenings, overnights, weekends)

For more information on career opportunities or positions at Orchard Village, please contact:

Olga Childers, Director Human Resources, (847) 967-1800 ext. 175
E-mail: olga_childers@orchardvillage.org