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

Vocational Specialist

Orchard Village is currently recruiting for a full-time Vocational Specialist to manage a caseload and provide individualized person-centered support in the following vocational areas: pre-vocational support, career counseling, job search techniques, and interviewing skill development, job development and job placement in the community, job retention and job coaching services, job accommodation recommendations and referrals, and community resource coordination. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, social work or related field desired, two years working in vocational/residential with people with developmental disabilities preferred, sales experience desirable, excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Personal vehicle required.

School Social Worker

As a School Social Worker you will provide individual and small group social work services to students as determined by the IEP team, develop, plan, and assist students with academic and social emotional programming in a wide range of settings, liaison between parents/guardian, school officials, and community resources, and conduct and collect data through evaluations, risk assessments, community based social skill integration, and other formative assessment. Requirements: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Social Work License (LSW) issued by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR), and State of Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) as a school social worker (Type 73 (School Service Personnel Certificate with a Social Worker Endorsement), and valid driver’s license required.

Residential Program Manager

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. Monitor Therap data tracking on outcomes, health, and appointments. 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.

Intermittent Program Manager

The Intermittent Manager will manage and oversee the day-to-day operation of Intermittent Residential Program. Supervise and mentor a team of Community Advocates and DSPs who work directly with program participants. Oversee health care and medications system for participating individuals. Ensure that medical and health care needs are supported for each individual, including ensuring that routine medical appointments are up to date. Complete monthly billing: ensure that private pay service contracts are fulfilled each month. Carry a 24-hour emergency phone and respond to calls in a timely and thorough manner. Audit and monitor environments of the home(s) to ensure cleanliness and safety. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in social services, State of Illinois QIDP certification and two years’ experience working in the field of developmental disabilities (including at least one year working directly with persons with developmental disabilities [DD]).

ABA Services Manager

As a ABA Services Manager, manage and oversee day-to-day operations of the adult services Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services program and staff. Carry a reduced caseload of clients for whom you would develop and implement behavior support services. Collaborate with the Senior Director of Programs to establish and operate a children’s ABA service program as well as support implementation of basic assurance systems and develop quality enhancement activities. Work in collaboration with the ABA team to continue their growth in the field while providing regular supervision. Requirements: Master’s degree in psychology or related human services field required, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification required, and 2 or more years of experience supervising the work or activities of others.

Development Assistant – Part-Time

The Development Assistant plays a key role in supporting the department’s successful cultivation and stewardship of prospects, donors, and volunteers to engender ongoing support for the organization. Manage and update the organization’s donor/partner databases and hard copy donor files. Manage and maintain silent/live auction software (iBid) associated with special events. Maintain and update the organization’s mail lists (U.S. postal and electronic). Assist in the planning and execution of multiple fundraising mailings and events during the year, including attending/working the events. Keep department apprised of all donations and gifts as they arrive; promptly prepare correspondence acknowledging and thanking the donor. Other organization-wide duties include staffing the agency’s front desk, answering incoming phone calls to the general line, sorting daily mail, and other duties as they arise. Requirements 2+ years of related work experience in an office environment, experience with donor database (Neon experience preferred), auction software (iBid experience preferred). Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, and ability to multi-task.

House Administrator

The House Administrator supports day-to-day operations of assigned homes. Conduct weekly environmental reviews, ordering groceries and supplies for assigned homes. Ensure that medical & health care needs are supported for each client. Manage medication/pharmacy orders. Responsible for client debit cards. On-call rotation with managers and house administrators monthly and in absence of manager, supervise staff, and carry emergency cell phone. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in social services preferred. Two years working with people with developmental disabilities preferred. Proficiency in computer skills, valid driver’s license, and personal vehicle required.

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.

Recreation Specialist  – Part-Time

As a Recreation Specialist, implement therapeutic recreational programs and group activities for clients designed in collaboration with the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Follow best practice models for implementing therapeutic interventions. Maintain contact with clients and appropriate support staff, write accurate clinical notes, collect and monitor pertinent therapeutic recreation data and respond and revise plans as applicable. Requirements: Two or more years of college courses in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Rehabilitation, or related field, preferred, High School Diploma or GED required. Experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred.  Experience organizing recreation activities preferred. Valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and ability to travel to multiple sites required.

Support Positions

Maintenance Worker – Performs various functions to maintain properties inside and out, ensuring the safety and functionality of all buildings. No lifting restrictions are allowed. The work environment is indoor and outdoor. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to office and/or weather conditions prevalent at the time. Applicant must have valid driver’s license and high school diploma/GED.

A Direct Support Professional (DSP) assists clients with developmental disabilities in daily living activities including hygiene, meal preparation, transportation, housekeeping, implementation of behavior support interventions, and achieving personal support plan outcomes. Will also support clients with activities in-home and in the community. No lifting restrictions are allowed. Applicants must have valid driver’s license and high school diploma/GED.

Full and Part-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) – Support adults with developmental disabilities in our group homes. Pay: $18.00 per hour.

Part-Time Community Advocate (CA) – Supports a caseload of clients who live independently in the community in apartments. Pay: $19.00 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