Víctima de la violencia? Protégete en línea. Aprenda cómo ocultar su historial de navegación. × Salida rapida (ESC)
Victim of violence? Protect yourself online. Learn how to hide your browsing history. × Quick exit (ESC)

Career and Internship Opportunities

You can empower people to face challenges and live healthy, independent lives. Join the compassionate, mission-driven team at Pillars Community Health.

Photo of a group of friendly and happy team members

Pillars Community Health employs 250 staff across 10 locations and in community settings. Our comprehensive nonprofit services share some commonalities: helping clients manage health, access care, and improve functioning out in the community. Our staff provide assessments, preventive services, and best-practice, research-based interventions and curricula with the goals of creating stability, building skills, and encouraging self-sufficiency.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for all of us. Yet in a time where many are feeling lost, fearful, or isolated, our staff continue to guide the community with education, patience, and care. We are so proud of our staff and leadership who have shown each other and our communities that compassion is alive, that they matter, that Pillars Community Health and its mission are as vital as ever.

Just as we have innovated dozens of times over our almost 100-year history, we are again adapting our services to respond to ever-evolving needs. Safety is our #1 priority at this time, both for our staff and our patients and clients: Within five days of learning shelter in place could be a reality, we made it possible for all of our staff to either safely social distance or work remotely, and we follow and often exceed CDC and IDPH protocols for site and client/patient safety. Leadership expressed a desire to go above and beyond to take care of staff during the pandemic, resulting in additional pay and benefits such as weekly self-care time, gratitude pay for on-site work, flexible scheduling, telehealth/telework capabilities, and so on.

We continue to hire for open positions!  Our employees are our greatest asset. We proudly represent and serve the lively and diverse communities in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago. At Pillars Community Health we understand our cultural differences are some of our greatest assets. Employees are welcomed as they are!  Without the sensitive and dedicated service of our staff who adopt and breathe life into our mission, this organization could not exist.  Our commitment is to support our staff, provide the training they need to perform their work, appreciate them for their talents, treat them fairly and equally, and to pay fairly for a day’s work.

Whether you are considering a direct service, support, or administrative position, each position can make an impact on our community. We hope you apply with us – you will join a compassionate and dedicated team and help to further our mission to heal, care and educate!

Visit Our Job Board

Note: Many of our job openings require bilingual counseling skills in both English and Spanish, and may also require special licenses. Please be sure to read the requirements carefully to make sure you are qualified. Both clinical and non-clinical positions are available.

Clinical Internships

Pillars Community Health has a long, well-known history of commitment to student training. All of our internships require that the applicant be enrolled in an educational program that aligns with the internship.

Our Culture

Our culture is one of community, with clinical/teaching staff, leadership, and administrative professionals working together to find the best solutions for individuals and families. At the heart of our work is the desire to heal, care, and educate; to stand as strong as pillars on behalf of every person who is reaching for a better future; to influence the whole health of the people we serve and bring about a healthier community. We believe we have a responsibility to tackle the issues facing our communities, from diabetes and opioid abuse to mental illness, violence, and access to affordable child care, and more.

In addition, we share a common vision of giving all people equal access to the care they need, when they need it. Staff share a common belief that our differences are assets. We welcome clients regardless of their class/socioeconomic status, culture, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability/ability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and veteran status or history, arrest record, or status as being under and order of protection.

Our organization’s history can be traced back to 1921 in La Grange and 1928 in Berwyn. We are known for innovating to meet best practices. With nearly 100 years of history behind us, we believe we have a responsibility—in this moment—to honor the supporters and staff who have gone before us and to use our time with the organization to improve the health and safety of the communities we serve.

One Choice Can Change a Community

Everyone is going through something, whether you’re a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault, recovering from substance abuse, caring for a child with a disability, addressing mental illness with a teenager, etc. The decision to do something about it, to speak up, to seek care, can lead to a turning point. As you’ll see in this video, one choice to access healing, caring, or education for yourself, your family, or your community can turn things around. At Pillars Community Health, those seemingly small moments often result in transformational change.

Follow us to learn more about our activities and impact on the community:

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it’s like to work at Pillars Community Health on Instagram.


Pillars Community Health offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package. Full-time benefits include paid time off and holiday time; various health, dental, and vision offerings (including generous contributions toward employee coverage, paid for by the employer); long- and short-term disability; 401k; life insurance; eligibility for loan forgiveness options; and more. Staff have opportunities for ongoing professional development including access to hundreds of online training courses (many that offer CEUs) with Relias Essential Learning; volunteer trainings; and, in many programs, clinical supervision and training. Some positions receive additional benefits such as memberships with relevant clinical affiliations.

Pillars Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider job applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age (40 and older), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, arrest record, status as being under an order of protection, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Scroll to Top