Elm City Center has openings for employment during periods of heavy activity, and are continually looking for qualified workers who can assist in our productive environment. Elm City Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


Current Openings

President/CEO

Due to a pending retirement, we are an organization looking for our fourth director in 60 years. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for management of the Center’s operations. We provide services to adults with developmental disabilities, physical impairments, and behavioral health backgrounds.

  • Knowledge state/Federal regulations rules to residential, employment/production, behavioral health, CARF, DOL, and DHS/DDD/DMH services is required.
  • Bachelor degree in human services with multi-year experience at a manager level required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A working knowledge of funding, managed care, person centered care, organizational planning, inclusion, marketing, and HCBS criteria is essential.
  • CEO represents the Center with all community and state organizations.
  • Elm City Center is financially stable and is an equal opportunity employer
  • Jacksonville is a rural community 25 miles west of Springfield, IL. Morgan County’s population is roughly 36,000.

Apply on line below or tom.frederick@elmcity.org


Day Program – Direct Service Provider/DSP

provides training, instruction, follow-up assistance, and promotes the successful integration into the community.
Be able to lift up to 50#, stand, walk sit as needed, pass the TABE, pass a drug screen and background check, have a valid driver license

Examples of Duties/Responsibilities
1. Provides training and instruction in community living skills (cooking, grooming, Socialization, recreational, etc.).
2. Provides supportive and follow-up assistance needed for community integration.
3. Assists individuals in obtaining needed supportive services.
4. Implements and follows the rehabilitation programs of individuals.


Residential Program – Direct Service Provider/DSP

provides training, instruction, follow-up assistance, and promotes the successful integration into the community.
Be able to lift up to 50#, stand, walk sit as needed, pass the TABE, pass a drug screen and background check, have a valid driver license. Work in residential setting on evening and overnight shifts.

Examples of Duties/Responsibilities
1. Provides training and instruction in community living skills (cooking, grooming, Socialization, recreational, etc.).
2. Provides supportive and follow-up assistance needed for community integration.
3. Assists individuals in obtaining needed supportive services.
4. Implements and follows the rehabilitation programs of individuals.


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ECC Employment Overview

ECC employment opportunities include many positive aspects that enhance the positions offered. The work environment is productive as well as supportive. We offer the following:

  • Full-time and part-time employment opportunities
  • Benefits package including options such as medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending, retirement, paid vacation, sick days, and holidays;
  • Clean safe work environment;
  • Specially trained vocational personnel to assist with vocational skill development;
  • Competitive employment in a professional, integrated environment;
  • Drug, alcohol, and smoke-free atmosphere;
  • Light, industrial packaging and assembly positions including, supervision, administration, quality control and various technical positions;
  • Variable shift operation;
  • Opportunity for involvement in internal and external company activities such as summer picnics, holiday parties, safety & advisory committees;

We encourage employees to work to their full potential and we pay them according to their productivity.

Work programs

Please see our Corporate Information page for the ECC referral process, or contact our office by calling (217) 245-9504.


Temporary Workers

Please apply through Addecco, Workload, or Manpower located in Jacksonville, Illinois