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We’re looking for great people to help our great kids.

Make a difference and Work With Us.

Join Mooseheart Child City and School in its mission to care for at-risk children and teens. Mooseheart, located 40 miles west of Chicago, is searching for couples or individuals who strongly believe that every child deserves a healthy, happy, nurturing environment in which to grow, and who are willing to dedicate their careers to enriching the lives of children and teens.  Mooseheart Family Teachers provide safe and caring home environments for children ranging in age from newborns to high school seniors. Family Teachers are responsible for teaching social and independent living skills, as well as providing educational assistance, self-esteem building, and spiritual and moral guidance.

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Family Teachers Receive:

  • Eligibility for full health and low-cost dental benefits beginning the first of the month following employment
  • Business vehicle available (when responsible for live-in youth)
  • Free room and board (equivalent to a savings of more than $750 per month)
  • Low cost employee medical health (BCBS-PPO or HMO) and dental insurance
  • Self-directed 401(k) – company makes annual contributions regardless of employee’s contributions
  • Paid vacations, personal time off, and holidays
  • Two days off each week, with 1 bonus day added each month.


  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Possess valid driver’s license and a good driving record
  • High School diploma required (College degree preferred), experience is a plus – but not necessary
  • Ability to work within a team approach and possess conflict-management skills
  • Must have the ability to live and work within our campus environment, and have a personality that is nurturing, energetic, patient, and persistent. Must have the ability to work under challenging conditions, and possess strong oral, written, organization, and time-management skills.

How to Apply

If interested in discussing our employment opportunities in more detail, please contact:

Dionne Horne, HR Manager

240 James J Davis Drive
Mooseheart, IL 60539
Phone: 630-906-3616
Fax: (630) 859-6630
Email – Dionne Horne



Information & Applications

Mooseheart Family Teacher Information
Live-In Family Teacher Application (Submit Online)
Live-In Family Teacher Application (Print & Mail-In)
General Mooseheart Application (Submit Online)
General Mooseheart Application (Print & Mail-In)
Hourly Assistant Family Teachers
Current Job Openings at Moose International

We are prohibited by law to ask about criminal backgrounds at this time in the recruiting process, but please understand that we are licensed by the IL Dept. of Children and Family Services who has a list of criminal convictions that prevent employment in a childcare facility. Please review this list for details. DCFS Bar To Employment

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