Employment Opportunities

Please contact our HR Director, Cora Hughes for more details about current employment opportunities.

Apply in person or leave your résumé with the front switchboard located at 1237 W. Monroe St. Springfield, IL 62704.

Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois is an equal opportunity employer.  Pre-employment background check is mandatory.   Questions? Contact our HR Director, Cora Hughes

Current Openings:


Part-Time Groundskeeper


Under the supervision of the Director of Maintenance, the part-time groundskeeper works outside in all seasons and provides grounds maintenance to the Motherhouse and to Sacred Heart Griffin’s main complex. The job tasks are subject to change related to the needs of the Department.



  • Cut and maintain lawn
  • Weeding of landscape beds, mulch, prune shrubs and small trees, water turf as needed and remove and dispose of trash and debris


  • Basic knowledge of lawn equipment
  • Basic problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to uphold Dominican Sisters mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to verbally communicate with coworkers, leadership, and with Sisters
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to operate and control grounds keeping equipment
  • Ability to work in all-weather conditions
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines


  • Must be 16 years old or older


    Works outdoors much of the time and is exposed to changes in weather and temperature; is exposed to hazards of mechanical equipment and is expected to follow safe practices.



CNAs and LPNs
All Shifts

Join our team in this caring, collaborative, and safe environment!

  • Plenty of PPE

  • Continual sanitation

  • Great benefits

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Part-time and full-time positions

Questions? Contact our HR Director, Cora Hughes, for information about current openings.


Contractual Registered Dietitian


This individual will be able to develop a dietary plan that meets nutritional requirements as a whole, and remains flexible enough that it does not resemble an institutional cyclic menu plan. This individual will collaborate with the Dietary Department Director on food and nutrition plans that promote a healthy nutritional life style by providing dietetic education to Sisters and coworkers in the dietary and nursing departments; assessing individual Sisters’ nutritional needs; and developing individualized diet plans.



  • Consultation with sisters, to help them understand their specific nutritional needs as recommended by their health care providers.
  • Create a diet plan for those in need of a diet plan or special diet; to include consultation with medical providers if necessary.
  • Help assist with menu planning, utilizing farm to table products as they are available.
  • Help plan special request menus making sure that all dietary requirements are being met.
  • Train Sisters and coworkers in proper serving sizes for protein, starches, carbs, etc.
  • Help train dietary coworkers to understand nutrition.
  • Meet with Sisters, as a group, or individually to discuss seasonal healthy nutrition options.
  • Assist with data collection and per meal cost reports for the Annual Report.


  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess Active Listening skills
  • Possess good time management and organizational skills
  • Be able to adapt schedule to the needs of the individual Sister and organization as a whole


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Certification in the state of Illinois in foods and nutrition, nutrition and education, dietetics and nutrition counseling at a minimum.
  • Maintain 30 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) during each two –year licensing period
  • 2+ years of experience as a dietician
Job Opening for a full-time evening shift CNA

Full-time Evening Shift CNA


Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, the Certified Nurse Assistant provides quality nursing care to Sisters, at all times maintaining a Person-Directed focus, reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor, responds to inquiries or requests for assistance.  The job tasks are subject to change related to the needs of the Department.



  • Provides quality nursing care to Sisters in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality
  • Attends to the individual needs of the Sisters which may include assistance with all aspects of daily living.
  • Knows the Sister’s preferences and includes in the plan of care; documented in the Kardex
  • Promptly reports to the charge nurse any incidents/accidents, evidence of abuse, or violations of Residents’ Rights
  • Observes the Sisters for changes in condition or behavior and promptly reports these changes to appropriate Nursing personnel
  • Provides care that maintains Sisters skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears and other damage by providing incontinent care, turning, repositioning, etc.
  • Lifts, moves and transports Sisters, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention
  • Answers Sisters calls promptly and courteously
  • Performs various tasks assigned by the charge nurse including vital signs, weights, etc.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies such as lighting or equipment problems to the charge nurse or Maintenance
  • Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures
  • Protects the personal belongings of the Sisters, promptly reporting missing items and
  • participates in efforts to locate missing items
  • Assists and escorts Sisters to the dining area, chapel, etc.
  • Completes certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information according to department policies


  • Knowledge of the individualized plan of care for the Sisters
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Resident Rights
  • Skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate the following equipment and machines:  telephone, mechanical lifts, electronic scales, bather equipment, adjustable chairs/beds, wheel/geri-chairs, nurse call system, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and humidifiers
  • Ability to uphold the mission, vision and values of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois
  • Ability to assist with lifting, positioning, and transferring of the Sisters
  • Ability to uphold and maintain confidentiality


  • High school graduate or equivalent and/or vocational training
  • Certification as a nurse assistant in a recognized program and successful completion with ‘PASS’ on the State Competency Examination within 4 months of hire date
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Part-time Dietary Aide


Under the supervision of the Director of Food Services, the dietary aide will provide assistance to the cooks with preparation of service and foods.  All dietary job tasks are subject to change related to the needs of the Food Services Department.



  • Prepares food carts and unload dish carts; takes food carts to nursing department and Sienna Hall.  Also assist with nursing staff.
  • Prepares breakfast and supper cold section
  • Maintains and replenish drink dispensers
  • Restocks condiments, package containers, and salt and pepper shakers
  • Sets up industrial dishwasher, records dishwasher temperatures, and up-keeps maintenance
  • Washes cooking equipment
  • Assists Sisters with food trays
  • Maintains rotation of inventory and fulfill stocking needs
  • Maintains rotation of glassware and plates
  • Cleans floors and takes trash out at the end of the day.
  • Updates evening and weekend check lists as necessary


  • Knowledge of knives
  • Knowledge of dry and wet cup measurements
  • Knowledge of basic kitchen supplies
  • Knowledge of dietary restrictions
  • Knowledge of basic food products
  • Skills of basic math concepts and to compute fractions
  • Ability to uphold Dominican Sisters mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to verbally communicate with coworkers, leadership, and with Sisters


  • High school diploma or equivalence required or GED within 6 months of hire date or to be current within a school work program
  • Sanitation Certificate preferred
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