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

To apply for the positions below, click to read their description, then click the button to apply.

Administrative Assistant
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
Staff Nurse - Skilled Nursing

Administrative Assistant

Job Description

The Selfhelp Home is a not for profit Jewish retirement community that is in search of an experienced, friendly and reliable task-oriented Administrative Assistant to join our team.

The position will report to the Executive Director and will manage the executive offices and be responsible for performing a number of administrative duties as well as interfacing with residents and families. The ideal candidate is well organized, friendly, highly self-motivated, professional, detail oriented, flexible and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment.


  • 3+ years proven experience as an administrative assistant, senior executive assistant other secretarial position in a capacity of reporting to higher level positions.
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Up-to-date with advancements in office gadgets and applications
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload
  • High level verbal and written communications skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with an ability to become familiar with company specific programs and software.
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Friendly and professional demeanor with compassion for seniors.


  • Coordinates communications, including taking calls, responding to emails and interfacing with residents and families and vendors.
  • Schedule meetings and medical appointments for residents, routes correspondence and maintains meeting rooms and guest apartments.
  • Responsible for maintaining data on residents utilizing database systems and filing.
  • Act as the point of contact between the Executive Director and internal/external clients.
  • Provides administrative support to the home, writing memos, letters, labels as needed.
  • Handles requests from families and residents and queries appropriately.
  • Maintains staff phone lists and intercom lists.
  • Supports the lobby front desk as needed

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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