Gain a meaningful career helping children and families thrive. If you have a desire to help others, this might be the place for you. Join our welcoming environment and make an impact!

What We Do

ACAF_WelcomeHereSeal_smallLutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois improves the well-being of people across the state by protecting children, strengthening families and building futures for those who have experienced trauma. We do this as a leading provider of a variety of child welfare services. LCFS is a welcoming organization serving children, individuals, families and communities of all faiths, races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender expressions and gender-identifications.

Who We Are

    • Champions in supporting children, youth and families throughout Illinois so they are able to reach their full potential.
    • Dynamic and innovative leadership who believe in collaboration with their team of professionals and are revolutionizing the impact on services to families.
    • A community which embraces and is committed to being WIDE (welcoming, inclusive, diverse and equitable).
    • Impacting the child welfare community by addressing institutional racism and implicit bias to increase positive outcomes for children and families of color.
    • Creating a culture focused on supporting families and ensuring all children find safe, loving permanent homes, particularly by reuniting them with their families.


Benefits for Full Time Staff

Professional Development

  • Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement Program
  • Training topics to help you grow professionally
  • LGBTQ+ Training through the All Children – All Families project of the Human Rights Campaign
  • Anti-racism training through Crossroads
  • Extensive Leadership Training
  • Supervisory support for maintaining your certifications

Health and Wellness

  • Medical Coverage: Choose from multiple plan options to best meet your needs
  • Dental Coverage: choose from two plan levels
  • Vision Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Confidential access to legal assistance, counseling, financial planners and more
  • Workforce Resiliency Program
  • Critical Support when needed

Work/Life Balance

  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible time off schedule with holidays, vacation and sick time combined
  • Bereavement: up to five days off for the death of a close family member
  • Non-traditional schedule options
  • Depending on position or occasional needs, options to adjust your work schedule

Financial Benefits

  • 403B/Roth or 403B with agency match after 1st year
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Financial Education

Life Insurance & Disability Insurance

  • Employer provided

Employee Recognition

  • Program to recognize team members

LCFS’ Commitment

We expect the LCFS organizational culture to be color cognizant, believing in the importance of racial and ethnic differences because of their profound impact on individuals, groups, communities and society, as well as acknowledging the accompanying widespread racism and discrimination in our broader society. We expect that within the organization there be explicit, productive conversations about the role of race and culture in the work we do, as well as advocacy for addressing the social injustices that result from systemic racism.