Careers

Lincoln Prairie is a place for new beginnings! We opened in 2008 and are the only freestanding behavioral health hospital in central Illinois. Here you will be able to work with dynamic and energetic employees who love helping children from all over Illinois. Lincoln Prairie is affiliated with SIU School of Medicine Psychiatry as well as area nursing schools. We offer competitive salaries and full benefits package.

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Why should I consider a career at Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center?
What is your why? Our why is our kids! Our mission is to promote the healing of children and their families through compassionate and supportive care, and our employees pursue that mission every day through our Service Excellence culture. Our culture is based on three main understandings:

  • Treating everyone as a guest
  • Demonstrating professionalism and excellence in the things we do
  • Practicing teamwork

In addition to our inspiring mission and offering meaningful work, we provide competitive pay and benefits to our employees, including  RN sign on and retention bonuses, tuition reimbursement, CEU and licensure reimbursement, medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k with company match, life insurance, short- and long-term disability plans, pet insurance, and much more!

Lincoln Prairie offers invaluable experience to those seeking to expand their skillset and gain experience working with children/adolescents and with the behavioral health population.  There are several ways Lincoln Prairie promotes career development for our employees, including tuition reimbursement, CEU and licensure reimbursement, integrated nursing preceptor program, career development ladders, CEU events, online learning library, and monthly training sessions.

How do I apply for a position at Lincoln Prairie?

In order to be considered for employment with Lincoln Prairie, you must first apply to a position. Lincoln Prairie only accepts applications through the online Career Center. When you find a position for which you want to be considered, click on the position, scroll down, and click “Submit Application.” A new page will load, prompting you to create a profile or log in. If you are new to the system, you must create a new profile.

A webpage will load to allow you to create a profile by entering basic contact information and then uploading a resume. After uploading a resume, you will be prompted to answer pre-screening questions, and then have a final opportunity to review your submission. Please ensure you fully submit your submission after the final review or it will remain as a drafted submission and Lincoln Prairie will not be able to view your information.

It generally takes 5-10 minutes to create and submit an application. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 217-585-4711.

Resumes mailed to Lincoln Prairie will be returned to the address listed on the resume with instructions on how to complete an application online.

When am I considered an applicant?

To be considered an applicant, you must apply to a specific position with a complete online application and meet the qualifications for that position.

When can I expect to be contacted about the progress of my application?

Once you submit your application, the system sends an acknowledgement email. If you meet the pre-screening questions, your application will be forwarded to the Human Resources (HR) department. The HR department will review your application, and if HR determines your skills and qualifications best match the needs of the position, HR will contact you for further screening and consideration.

Lincoln Prairie HR attempts to review applications on a daily basis. However, some applications may not reviewed immediately. Please be patient as we work through applications.

How do I check on the status of my application?

For the most up-to-date status of your application, please log into the Career Center. Once logged in, click on the “Career Center’ dropdown menu, and select “Resume submission history.” The status will be listed there.​ Please be patient as we work through applications. HR will contact qualified candidates if positions are available.

What happens to my application once a position has been filled?

Some applications may not be reviewed before a position has been filled. If a position has been filled prior to your application being submitted, you will be notified via email if your application has been closed. If you do not receive an email and your application status continues to show “resume reviewed,” you are still a potential candidate for future employment consideration. Please be patient as we work through applications.

Your information will always be stored in our system for future opportunities that may match your skillset. Lincoln Prairie may contact you for any future opportunities if you match that required skillset.

What is the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy?

It is the policy of the Facility to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment on the basis of their race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or local law.

The Facility shall not discriminate against physically and/or mentally disabled individuals in any employment matter where they meet the minimum qualifications and are capable of completing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  In considering disabled individuals for employment, the Facility, as necessary, may provide additional training and consider reasonable accommodations that do not pose an undue hardship on the Facility.

What does the interview process look like?

The interview process varies based on the position which is being recruited. All candidates must meet with Human Resources first. Candidates will also meet with the hiring manager, individually or concurrently with HR, and may complete a tour, visit with the department team members, or complete other interview steps prior to completing the process.

May I apply for multiple positions at the same time?

Yes. Once you’ve created an online Skills Profile, your information is saved in our system. If you find additional jobs you are interested in and qualified for, you can complete a new job search and submit your resume for that role.

Is my application kept confidential?

Yes, all information submitted through the pre-employment process is confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of the application process. Information gathered is only used for employment purposes.

How do I request a reasonable accommodation?

The Facility is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other applicable state and local laws to ensure equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Qualified individuals with disabilities are employees or applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the job they are seeking or hold with or without reasonable accommodations. All facility employment practices are conducted without regard to the applicant’s or employee’s race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or local law.

Reasonable accommodations are modifications to applicants’ or employees’ work environment or schedule that allows them to perform the essential functions of the job they seek or hold unless the accommodations create an undue hardship for the Facility. Each request for an accommodation is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

An individual requesting an accommodation for a disability should make a written or verbal request to Human Resources.  Verbal requests should be documented and the individual may be asked to confirm the request in writing.  The request should describe that (s)he needs an accommodation at work for a reason related to a disabling medical condition where the individual may be unable to perform an essential job function(s).

In order to make a determination about the nature of an individual’s medical condition, and whether an individual might be considered a qualified individual with a disability under the ADA, the Facility may request information from the individual and the individual’s licensed healthcare provider. This information is treated confidentially, is maintained in the individual’s employee health file, and will be used only by authorized facility representatives with direct need to know and/or evaluate the information.

How do I create an online Skills Profile?

To create an online Skills Profile, you must first apply to a position. If you are interested in a position and match the qualifications, you can follow the “Apply to this job” link on the webpage. You will be asked to create a new account if you are a new user, or log in if you are a returning user. Once you complete your submission, your profile will be saved for future purposes.

How does creating an online Skills Profile benefit me?

Once you are a user in the system, you will increase your value to recruiters searching for a specific skill set. You are able to set up a Job Search Agent, which will notify you automatically when a job meeting the indicated search criteria is posted.  In addition, the system will match our resume to open jobs, listed under the link “Jobs that match your resume.” You will also be able to quickly apply for jobs without re-entering all of your information.

How do I create a Job Search Agent?

In order to set up a Job Search Agent, click on the “Career Center” dropdown menu once you log into the system. You will enter search criteria, and once you submit the criteria, a list of open positions will populate. At the bottom of the page, click the link “Save Search as an Agent.” You will be required to click both boxes and enter a Search Agent Name.  Once saved, the system will automatically notify you when a job is posted matching that criteria.

How do I update my profile?

Once you log in, under the “Career Center” dropdown menu, select ‘Resume.’ From there, you will be able to update your resume and profile with additional information.

What happens if I forget my password to the Career Center?

If a candidate forgets or misplaces their password information to access the Career Center, the candidate can click on the “Forgot my password” link available on the Career Center log in page.  The system will generate a password reset email. Please follow the instructions included in the email.

What should I do if I experience technical problems with the Career Center?

If you experience a technical problem with the Career Center, please contact Lincoln Prairie at 217-585-4711 or email [email protected].

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

If a candidate has a question not listed above, the candidate can contact Lincoln Prairie at 217-585-4711 or email [email protected].