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Applications can be completed in person at 3206 N. Central Ave., Rockford or download the employment application and fax it to (815)964-9607. 
All positions are daytime hours Monday through Friday. Excellent benefit package for full-time employees. Barbara Olson Center of Hope is a drug free workplace.

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  • Director of Human Resources - Full Time 30 hrs/week

    Jul 24, 2018

    The Director of Human Resources is responsible to serve as advisor to management on all matters regarding human resource management.  In addition, the Director of Human Resources provides all employees, as well as supervisors, assistance in understanding and interpreting Center of Hope personnel policies. This HR position is a very hands-on position, must be flexible and possess excellent interpersonal skills. The following is a list of responsibilities, it is not all inclusive:

    • Oversight of personnel policies and procedures. Assist supervisors and staff in the interpretation of policies.
    • Recruitment and hiring of all exempt and non-exempt level positions
    • Manages all employee benefits, working closely with brokers on an annual basis, including; health and 401(k) retirement plans
    • Manage all leave of absences, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
    • Responsible for the oversight of worker’s compensation management
    • Develop and continually work on programs to promote employee satisfaction/engagement
    • Excellent knowledge of Human Resources processes and best practices including but not limited to performance management and employee training programs
    • Ability to effectively communicate with staff at all levels within the organization

    The position reports to the Executive Director.


    A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field and 5+ years’ experience in an exempt position, with progressive HR responsibilities. 
    Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, 401(k) and paid-time off benefits. The position pays commensurate with experience.

     All interested candidates please respond with resume and salary history to Barbara Olson Center of Hope via fax (815) 964-9607 or email pcarey@b-olsoncenterofhope.org.  


  • Direct Support Professional Aide - Full Time

    May 30, 2018
    Caring hands-on support staff needed to work directly with developmentally disabled participants of all levels of functioning.  Responsibilities include toileting, daily care, eating, transportation and assisting with activities of daily living. Candidates who apply need to be versatile and have the ability to change as the needs of the Center require on a daily basis.  Barbara Olson Center of Hope is an innovative and fast paced environment and is looking for individuals that can grow with the Center. DSP Aide positions require a High School diploma or equivalent. Valid Illinois Driver's License.
It is the policy of Barbara Olson Center of Hope (BOCOH) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person is to be discriminated against because of race, color, age, sex, national origin, or disability.