Careers that Count
Be Part of
As a non-profit organization, ChildServe lives at the crossroad of compassion for children and expert healthcare. We offer premier services, uniquely equipped facilities, and state-of-the-art technology to children with special healthcare needs and their families. ChildServe’s staff and community members love working together to help kids and young adults live better lives.
Our emphasis on caring for our staff member’s needs, professional development, and education can be seen through our recent awards.
Highest-ranked Large Non-profit
4 Years Running
- Staff are engaged 82%
- Staff feel our mission is important 90%
Taking Care of You
At ChildServe, we believe learning is a lifelong journey. That’s why we offer a robust educational program for employees in all departments to increase a broad range of skills. We provide clinical training and other resources to physicians, nurses, case managers, therapists, and other health care providers. Management, customer service, and leadership trainings give all employees the tools to develop their professional skills.
We also prioritize helping employees make progress toward their career goals through higher education. Through partnerships with Purdue University Global and Upper Iowa University, ChildServe employees and their families have access to discounted tuition rates for a wide range of courses and programs.
Looking for an Internship?
Our paid or for-credit internship opportunities take place in ChildServe’s dynamic, fast-paced environment. We provide realistic workplace experience across multiple departments.
Learning and Development
Communications and Marketing
The children that we work with have so much to teach us if we take the time to let them. I am thankful that I get the chance to learn from them and their families on a daily basis.
-Paige S., ChildServe Occupational Therapist
“I’ve worked here for over 28 years and I just love the kids. I love that when I come to work I’m making a difference every day just by being here.”
– Kathy N., Team Lead Nurse – Long-term Care Unit
Frequently Asked Questions
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What types of benefits are available for employees?
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How do I apply for a job at ChildServe?
If you do not receive this confirmation, the application was not submitted. Check for errors listed at the top of the page in red and correct these errors. ChildServe‘s organizational goal for days to hire is 30 days. Once you’ve submitted your application, an individual from our recruitment team will follow up with you on next steps.
What is the difference between the staff classifications of employment?
Part time employment: 16 to 29 regularly scheduled hours per week. Part-time staff are eligible for limited staff benefits.
Per Diem (PRN) employment: a schedule of hours that fluctuate depending on assignment and staff availability. Per Diem staff are eligible for retirement benefits.
Seasonal/Interns: regularly scheduled between 1 and 40 hours per week for a specified time period. Seasonal staff and interns are not eligible for benefits.
Non-Exempt/Exempt: Non-exempt staff are paid a regular rate per hour for the number of hours worked during a pay period. Exempt staff are paid for the work performed and not by the hour. Exempt staff are not eligible for overtime.
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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of over 4,200 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.