Careers

Find meaning and purpose in your career. CAC supports over 1,000 children who have been impacted by abuse annually. We focus on keeping kids in the north & northwest suburbs of Chicago safe and healthy with our free, life-changing services.

Open Positions

Family Support Services Therapist

The Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County provides a continuum of services for children who are survivors of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, or other crimes, and their non-offending parents and siblings. The Center is seeking a full-time Child and Family Therapist to join a team of professionals providing trauma focused individual and family therapy at the agency's office located in Streamwood, Illinois. In addition, the Child and Family Therapist may facilitate support or therapy groups for children and parents or caregivers and will assist the agency's Advocates in offering crisis intervention services and coordinating treatment referrals with community-based mental health resources. 

The Child and Family Therapist position requires a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a related field; Licensed or License eligible; with experience in evidence-based approaches to the treatment of children and families who have experienced abuse and/or violence. 

Submit your resume and cover letter to: Mark Parr (mparr@cachelps.org) and Kate Schultz (kschultz@cachelps.org)​

Safe from the Start Therapist

The Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County provides a continuum of services for children who are survivors of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, or other crimes, and their non-offending parents and siblings. The Center is seeking a full-time Child and Family Therapist to join a team of professionals in the Safe from the Start Program providing trauma focused individual and family therapy for young children (birth through age 5) exposed to violence or maltreatment. The position will be based at the agency's office located in Skokie, Illinois. In addition, the Child and Family Therapist may facilitate support or therapy groups for children and parents or caregivers and will assist the agency's Advocates in offering crisis intervention services and coordinating treatment referrals with community-based mental health resources. 

The Safe from the Start Program Child and Family Therapist position requires a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a related field; Licensed or License eligible; with experience in evidence-based approaches to the treatment of children and families who have experienced abuse and/or violence. Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred but not required. 

Submit your resume and cover letter to: Mark Parr (mparr@cachelps.org) and Kate Schultz (kschultz@cachelps.org)

Part-Time/Contractual Therapist Position 

The Children's Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County provides a continuum of services for children who are survivors of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, or other crimes, and their non-offending parents and siblings. The Center is growing and is seeking a part-time or Contractual Child and Family Therapist to join a team of professionals providing trauma focused individual and family therapy at the agency's office located in Streamwood, Illinois. Evening and Saturday availability is preferred to meet the needs of our client families. In addition, the Child and Family Therapist may facilitate support or therapy groups for children and parents or caregivers and will assist the agency's Advocates in offering crisis intervention services and coordinating treatment referrals with community-based mental health resources. 

The Child and Family Therapist position requires a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a related field; Licensed or License eligible; with experience in evidence-based approaches to the treatment of children and families who have experienced abuse and/or violence. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred but not required. 

Submit your resume and cover letter to: Mark Parr (mparr@cachelps.org) and Kate Schultz (kschultz@cachelps.org)

Marketing and Engagement Manager

Position Summary: Responsible for CAC’s marketing and communications to increase brand awareness and engagement; steward, cultivate, and grow donor base in collaboration with development team; actively support and participate in CAC’s community engagement efforts. This position can be remote or hybrid with occasional in-person meetings.  

Marketing Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and implement an integrated strategic marketing and communications plan that strengthens CAC’s brand identity, broadens awareness of its services and increases donorbase  

  • In partnership with Director of Development, create print and digital materials including, but not limited to, solicitations, stewardship, monthly enewsletters, event materials, and annual report  

  • Oversee all event-related marketing and communications needs, including invitations, signage, event pages, sponsorship forms, and communication plans  

  • Manage CAC’s social media, including content procurement, posting, and tracking metrics 

  • Manage CAC’s website design and content, including tracking and reporting on usage, adding new content, and managing Google ad spend 

  • Track and report on level of engagement and proactively research and suggest growth tactics  

  • Other duties as assigned 

Community Engagement Responsibilities:  

  • Serve as first point of contact for presentation requests, with support from the Leadership Team as needed. Assign speakers for presentations, coordinate logistics, and provide necessary materials 

  • Represent CAC at community fairs and other outreach opportunities as needed 

  • Manage requests for general volunteer opportunities 

  • As time allows, identify opportunities to cultivate meaningful relationships among existing and potential partners 

Qualifications:  

  • BA/BS in marketing, communications, public relations, or a related field with at least three years’ relevant experience  

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences 

  • Proficiency in platforms including Wix, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Constant Contact, Canva, and Microsoft Office suite, or the desire and ability to learn 

  • Proficiency in Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube 

  • Familiarity with basic SEO and Google Adwords management, or desire to learn 

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must be a driven self-starter who is able to work with a team, independently with little supervision, and in cooperation with volunteers and Board of Directors 

  • Enthusiasm for CAC’s mission, meeting new people, and building relationships  

 

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a sample of a project you are particularly proud of to Lara Priester, Director of Development, at lpriester@cachelps.org