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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Nurse - Director of the Assisted Living Department
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
Staff Nurse - Skilled Nursing

Nurse - Director of the Assisted Living Department

Job Description

If you are a caring, compassionate, hardworking, and dedicated person, then you should be aware that The Selfhelp Home, a CCRC located on the northeast side of Chicago, has an immediate opening for the position of Director of the Assisted Living Department.

We are seeking an RN who has a passion for working with seniors and is a graduate of an approved college or school of nursing with a current state license as a Professional Registered Nurse (RN).


  • Must have at least three years RN managerial experience in assisted living including hiring, coaching, performance management, scheduling and daily operations supervision.
  • This position involves working with assisted living residents providing medical support for residents through regular assessments, wellness checks and coordinating care with physicians.
  • Assess and/or approve individualized service plans for the residents focusing on the person’s specific needs.
  • Ensures quality assurance and regulatory compliance while promoting the highest degree of quality care and service.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to guide team members in providing quality clinical care and must demonstrate judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Must be computer proficient with electronic medical records, the Microsoft Office suite and the ability to learn new applications.
  • 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.


Part-Time/ Evenings and Weekends.

The Selfhelp Home is looking for a Receptionist. This role is responsible for creating the first impression of our home, by greeting residents and guests. A friendly and kind personality is a must. Some responsibilities include giving guests directions to various parts of the facility, notifying residents and staff of guests, answering phones and sorting and distributing mail.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be a good multitasker with a great attitude.  Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as a working understanding of Microsoft Office applications.Prior experience as a receptionist is helpful but not necessary.

Receptionist Responsibilities

  • Greet residents and guests with a positive, helpful attitude.
  • Assisting guests in finding their way around the facility.
  • Announcing guests and programs as necessary.
  • Helping maintain workplace security by monitoring visitor logs, entry doors and the parking lot.
  • Answering phones in a professional manner, and forwarding and screening phone calls.
  • Responding to resident calls and dispatching the correct staff person to help the resident.
  • Sorting and distributing mail and packages.
  • Provide excellent customer service.

Receptionist Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Prior experience as a receptionist helpful.
  • Consistent professional dress and manner.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to keep conversations confidential.
  • A clear understanding of HIPAA regulations.
  • Able to contribute positively as part of a team, helping out with various tasks as required.

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.

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