Chaplain – Cunningham Children's Home in Urbana, IL

Chaplain – To the Agency (position will become available Spring, 2023)

Cunningham Children's Home in Urbana, IL is looking to hire a Chaplain to help fulfill the mission of Cunningham Children’s Home in providing spiritual support to youth and families. The chaplain’s responsibilities include spiritual assessments, programming, worship, counseling, and consultations for clients. The chaplain provides spiritual services and support for staff and strengthens the connection with the United Methodist Church and other faith communities through spiritual leadership and education.

Do you want meaningful and rewarding work? Would you like to join a non-profit organization with an important mission? If so, please read on!

This position earns a salary of $51,900 to $71,300, depending on experience.

In addition to competitive pay, we offer our employees the following benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Leave
  • Accident, Short Term Disability, Critical Illness
  • A retirement plan with up to 6% company match
  • An awesome wellness program

Additionally, Cunningham Children's Home is a qualified employer under the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. We also offer our employees a professional PSLF resource, BenElevate, to help navigate the loan forgiveness process.

We are a child welfare and educational services agency that provides caring support and therapeutic intervention to children, youth, adults, and families each year. This is done through our comprehensive programs from residential treatment and special education to community-based services. At our core, we are about creating options, opening doors, and taking the first steps. It's important to us that we offer a place that feels like home, so those in our care can learn, succeed, and grow. We hold ourselves to high standards to meet the needs of the youth, adults, and families in our community. Hope begins here!

Get ready for a career where you can make a difference and positively impact the lives of others. We take care of our employees just as well as our clients and students. Employee health and wellness are a priority for us. Our "Love Yourself" employee wellness program has been a great hit with our team, involving lots of fun activities that have led to healthier choices. We pride ourselves on being a healthy, caring, and tight-knit workplace.


Minimum Education: Master of Divinity or seminary course work equivalency.

Credentials Required: Ordination as an Elder in the United Methodist Church is preferred or recognition of clergy status by denomination’s governing body.

Must have: Two years’ experience in working effectively and creatively with youth. Excellent relational, verbal, and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to transport clients. Ability to relate to clients, staff, community organizations, churches, and agencies.

Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, work independently, maintain absolute client and staff confidentiality, interact with people of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, or gender identity and maintain spiritual integrity while working within IDCFS/CCH/ORR guidelines.


 40 hours/week, Sunday-Thursday, some evenings.


If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply today!




Masters or better.



2 years: Experience in working effectively and creatively with youth.

Licenses & Certifications


IL Drivers License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)