Positively Life Changing

Are you looking for a job that inspires you every day? A job with meaning and purpose? Then you’re the kind of person CHD is looking for! As the region’s leading social services and behavioral health organization, CHD employs over 1,400 people – all dedicated to making life better for everyone living in our communities. You’ll love working at CHD!

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For Current Employees


A variety of interesting, challenging positions

Because we serve clients in over 70 different social service programs, the opportunities at CHD are varied and interesting. From management and professional positions to paraprofessional and direct service opportunities, CHD has the job for you, including full-time, part-time and even seasonal positions. You can work at our main office in Springfield, in one of our eight behavioral health clinics, or at one of our community program locations.

Excellent benefits

At CHD we believe in doing everything we can to acknowledge and reward our wonderful employees. That includes offering a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees, and selected benefits to part-timers as well. Benefits vary by position (and some are optional) but most include:

  • Paid time off
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability plan
  • Tuition reimbursement for professional training
  • Professional E-Learning system and continuing education opportunities
  • Retirement plan
  • Free onsite parking


What it’s like to work at CHD

Our employees say it best: here’s what these CHD staffers say about their work and what it’s like to be part of our team.


Audrey_Monroe“There is one main reason why I love working at CHD. It can be rolled up into one word: support. When CHD merged with Hawthorn, it allowed our adult day health programs to continue to assist the aging community to stay in their homes. That support does not stop at the program level, it continues on a personal level as well. I will always be grateful that I get to continue to work at an agency that believes in the same things that I do – making services available to people in need.”

— Audrey Monroe, Director of Hawthorn Elder Care Services



A culture of health and wellness

CHD strongly believes in the integration of mind-body health. All of our services address the well-being of the whole person – and that extends to our employees. We have adopted a culture that encourages and rewards fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. Our programs have included:

  • “Good Health” Lunch and Learns
  • Chronic Condition Support Groups
  • Nutrition and Fitness Incentive Programs
  • Free Biometric Screenings
  • Wellness Fairs


The orientation process

We believe that a great start is the key to any successful endeavor. So when you come “on board” as a CHD employee, you’ll receive a comprehensive orientation that includes education about our organization and introductions to your new teammates. We want you to succeed!

Staff satisfaction is important

Recruiting great employees – and keeping them — is important to CHD. Every three years, we conduct a staff satisfaction survey, using a confidential survey, to learn more about how we can keep our employees happy, motivated and professionally fulfilled. Your opinion matters at CHD!