Senior Healthcare Careers at The Selfhelp Home

Careers at the Selfhelp Home - Join Our Team - Selfhelp Home Chicago

As a member of our team, you play a vital role in achieving our mission — to provide older adults the highest quality of care.

From its inception, Selfhelp has followed its guiding principles: to create a community that stands out from the rest by caring for its residents in clean, comfortable surroundings; to provide good food; to offer kind and compassionate care. These same principles are still paramount today.

Regardless of the job — from our dietary staff to our nurses, we look for only the most qualified individuals to join our family. Finding the right staff that provides the highest quality of care and compassion for our residents is our highest priority. Browse open positions below to see our available senior healthcare careers:

Open Positions

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Director of Development
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
Staff Nurse – Skilled Nursing

Director of Development

The Selfhelp Home, a continuum of care residence for older adults in Chicago, IL, seeks a full-time Director of Development to assume responsibility for all aspects of the organization’s fundraising. This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate with annual and major gift fundraising experience, including expertise in donor cultivation/stewardship, supervising support staff, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Familiarity with senior housing services and Jewish traditions are a plus.

About The Selfhelp Home:
The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit retirement community dedicated to the well-being and quality-of-life of older adults. It is designed to accommodate older adults as they age through a continuum of care that includes independent apartments, assisted living, nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, and out-patient services. This “five-star” residence, as rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was founded in 1951 by Jewish Holocaust survivors seeking to help each other. Its rich history is like no other senior living community in Chicago. For more information visit,


  • Maintain and grow a comprehensive fundraising program to oversee all fundraising efforts, including annual campaign, major gift and capital campaign initiatives, endowment and planned giving.
  • Provide strategic long term vision for the Selfhelp’s development efforts, including the management of internal record- keeping systems.
  • Build on Selfhelp’s current major gifts program, prioritizing, stewarding, and researching potential donors. Establish and steward relationships with key donors and prospects.
  • Liaise with local and national corporate and foundation prospects/donors; including prospect research, grant writing, reporting, and relationship management.
  • Plan and implement events, including an annual gala, donor stewardship and recognition gatherings.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Selfhelp’s volunteer Development Committee, keep the Board of Directors informed of all key fundraising and marketing initiatives, and engage the board in fundraising and outreach activities as appropriate.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of fundraising vendors. Help to build the Development Department.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Department to coordinate communication strategies.
  • Oversee Selfhelp’s donor database management and work collaboratively with the Home’s chief financial officer to ensure accurate fundraising records and reports.

This position reports to the Selfhelp Home executive director and works cooperatively with the Board’s Development Committee.

Desired Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of successful nonprofit fundraising and communications experience.
  • A passion for providing quality care for older adults and the ability to share Selfhelp’s mission with
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build trust and rapport with stakeholders and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to write and speak persuasively.
  • Strong track record of annual campaign growth, organizational development, analytical and strategic
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and supervise staff members.
  • Comfort with social media, data management software and online fundraising tools.
  • Understanding of Jewish heritage, culture, and the impact of the Holocaust on Jewish survivors.

Please email resume, cover letter and salary expectations to:
Executive Director Sheila Bogen at [email protected]

CNA Certified Nursing Assistant

We are hiring for the following shifts:

  • 7am-3pm Every Sunday
  • 3pm-11pm Part-time positions, every other weekend
  • 11pm-7am   Every Friday

The Selfhelp Home has several positions open for qualified CNAs to join our skilled nursing team.

Job Description

Candidate must have a positive attitude with a good bedside manner, sound judgement, basic nursing skills and knowledge of infection control; be a team player; be able to multitask and work under pressure; possess understanding of caring for residents with dementia. He/she must also have basic computer knowledge and be able to operate equipment, as needed, in a safe manner.


Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • have satisfactorily completed an Illinois-approved CNA training program and passed the written competency test
  • meet all State requirements as stipulated in the Health Care Background Check Act Registry to work as an Illinois CNA in a long term care facility.

Staff Nurse – Skilled Nursing

We are hiring for the following shifts:

  • 7am-3pm part-time with every other weekend
  • 3pm-11pm part-time with every other weekend
  • 11pm-7am part-time with every other weekend


The Selfhelp Home has several open part-time staff nurse positions and is seeking experienced and qualified candidates to join our team in our skilled nursing unit.

Job Description

The primary role of the staff nurse is to provide direct nursing and related services to attain or maintain the highest possible physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being of each resident, as determined by resident assessments and individual plan of care in his/her assigned unit. He/she assures quality of care by adhering to the therapeutic standards; measuring clinical outcomes against resident’s care goals and standards; making and recommending necessary adjustments; following facility and department philosophies and standards of care set by the professional nursing standards and, the governing agency regulations. He/she manages and directs care staff under guidance of the residents assigned to the unit.


  • a Bachelor of Science in nursing, an associate degree in nursing, or graduated from an accredited and approved nursing program
  • a current Illinois license to practice as RN or LPN
  • a current CPR certification
  • at least 1-year nursing experience
  • proven clinical and supervisory skills
  • knowledge of nursing professional standards, state and federal regulations pertaining to nursing services.

Nursing personnel requiring a license/certification will not be permitted to perform direct resident’s care and services until all licensing/background checks have been completed.

Application Form

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