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Why Work at Allendale

At Allendale, we offer opportunities to grow personally and professionally. Nothing prepares you for a career in human services better than a position on the front line. At Allendale, we are entrusted with the care of kids that come from the most difficult and devastating circumstances. When you make a career at Allendale, you help give these children the transformative experience of simply being kids – the chance to make friends, to play, to explore, to have an adventure, to make their own priceless childhood memories. You’ll be part of a team that gives kids and their families possibilities – to realign and alter the direction of their lives, to rise above their personal challenges.

You will find a positive and rewarding work culture where you can build a career – including opportunities for student loan forgiveness and subsidized continuing education credits. Working at Allendale is both rewarding and challenging. At every level, our staff shares a passion for making a difference. You can also make a difference in a child’s life!

Join our team and become part of our legacy of hope and healing. Are you ready to make a positive impact? Browse our current open positions.

“…Your purpose or calling in life is really at the intersection of your great passion and the world’s great need. It’s not just about following your passion. Spend some time looking at the world and not just yourself. Find a cause that’s greater than you.”

– Jake Wobbrock, New York Times Corner Office

Allendale Association provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs.

At Allendale, we’re committed to staff development and we offer continual staff training opportunities throughout the year.

“Allendale has provided me with many opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. I am so appreciative of the lessons I have learned and experienced that I have gained from working with our incredible staff and clients. While I am excited for my new journey ahead, it is with a heavy heart that I leave campus today. I have experienced so much joy in learning, growing, connecting, and working here. I truly believe in all that we do and feel blessed to have played a small part in Allendale’s history.”

– Maggie Sievert, Special Education Teacher

“I will be forever thankful and mindful of the graciousness, kindness, and giving nature of Allendale. My nearly eight years with Allendale have allowed for me to grow from line staff to Case Specialist, Extern, and currently to the position of Residential Therapist I. Had those working with me not allowed for and seen the potential necessary for the various positions, I am certain that I would not have the experience, knowledge, and clinical skills necessary to move onto the next chapter in my life.”

– Youth Worker, Mental Health Specialist, Case Specialist, Extern, and Therapist

“My time at Allendale has been highly productive. I have been able to accomplish my personal goal of working for a humanitarian cause, but also providing the best quality services to clients. The most I value at Allendale is that there is always room for new ideas and collaboration. With only a year’s experience in child welfare, I was able to transfer from being a Teaching Aide to a Case Specialist, guiding the transitioning process of clients, and working closely with a diverse team. I was able to succeed at Allendale Association because my professional goals were always supported. I’m thankful for the many opportunities that Allendale has given me.”t

– Dominique Crespo, Case Specialis

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