Open Positions

YOUTH, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES CASE WORKER – CHAMPAIGN
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Case Worker in Champaign. Responsibilities include providing case work services to families involved in the juvenile or child welfare systems, completing assessments, developing service plans, making referrals, and facilitating child and family teams. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a social service or human services related field, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation, and ability to pass a DCFS background check. Some evening and weekend work is required. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than July 25, 2014. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER – CHAMPAIGN
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Family Worker in Champaign. Responsibilities include transporting foster children and other agency clients; supervising visits; acting as a liaison between families, court and service providers, developing and delivering family centered services; documenting all services provided; completing integrated assessments and Client Service Plans according to policy dictated timelines; attending all pertinent meetings; conducting biological and foster family home visits; providing initial and ongoing assessments; empowering families in working toward established goals; demonstrating knowledge and competency of DCFS policies and procedures; dressing as a professional representative of The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, whether in the community or office, and appropriate for the activity; demonstrating competence in serving a culturally diverse population and demonstrating ability to work collaboratively with a diverse work force; and willingness and ability to work after hours and weekends and respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours. Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Human Services as per current DCFS Licensing standards. Must meet requirements to become Licensed Direct Child Welfare Service Provider, pass DCFS background check, possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and three years of driving experience. Child welfare experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume, three current letters of reference, and copy of college transcripts no later than July 25, 2014. EOE

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FOSTER CARE TEAM SUPERVISOR – DANVILLE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Team Supervisor in Danville. Responsibilities include overseeing day to day work of family workers and family support workers providing support, information and back-up, while ensuring quality and timely delivery of service; providing consultation and supervision to staff to facilitate problem solving on service delivery issues; working collaboratively with biological parents, foster parents, and other community resources; monitoring timeliness and quality of necessary paperwork and documentation, and providing technical assistance. Must be approved by DCFS background check, have valid driver’s license and insurance, become a licensed child welfare worker, be computer knowledgeable and provide on-call service periodically. Position requires MSW from an accredited school of social work, or an acceptable degree approved by DCFS in a human service field and two years of full time experience in the social work setting. Supervisor experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference no later than July 25, 2014. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER – BLOOMINGTON
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Family Support Worker in Bloomington. Responsibilities include assisting foster care direct service workers in service delivery by transporting clients and other agency clients to necessary visits, court dates, or other appointments to meet treatment goals; supervising parent/child visitation, acting as a liaison between the family worker, foster families and/or biological parents; communicating client concerns to assigned family worker; providing advocacy and mentoring services for children and families, as directed by family worker/team supervisors; completing necessary documentation to comply with state, federal, and agency requirements; assisting with foster parent recruitment activities. Position requires a high school diploma, previous social service experience, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation, ability to pass a DCFS Background Check and flexibility to work evenings and weekends. Preference given to applicant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. Submit cover letter, resume, and three current letters of reference no later than July 25, 2014. EOE

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FOSTER CARE LICENSING WORKER – CHAMPAIGN
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Licensing Worker in Champaign. Responsibilities include evaluating potential foster parents and coordinate licensing activities for eligible applicants; monitoring foster care homes and completing home studies; evaluating resource services delivered to ensure services are meeting long-term objectives of the agency, meeting standards of time and cost efficiencies, and are sensitive to the cultural differences in the service population; completing licensing investigations as requested by the supervisor; actively recruiting new foster care homes to the agency by attending events, taking phone calls, talking with referrals, and/or presenting speeches to raise awareness of the benefits of being a foster care home and the need for foster parents; assisting caseworkers and other staff in placement of children into foster homes; supporting foster parents through newsletter articles, support groups, and/or other necessary services; assisting in finding the most appropriate foster home for a child needing placement; and arranging respite for foster parents as needed. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or human service related field, ability to pass DCFS background check, possession of a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, and three years’ driving experience. Prior child welfare experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than July 25, 2014. EOE

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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST – MACOMB/GALESBURG
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Marriage and Family Therapist in Macomb/Galesburg. Responsibilities include providing individual, couples and family therapy to foster care, intact and community clients from a strengths-based, client-centered perspective. Position requires Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited graduate institution in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling or Psychology, or closely related human service field. Preference given to LCPC, LCSW, or LMFT. Position requires candidate to work 3 days in the Macomb office and 2 days in the Galesburg office. Traveling required. Must pass DCFS background check and possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and three years’ driving experience. Submit cover letter, resume, and three current letters of reference no later than July 25, 2014. EOE

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SASS THERAPIST – BLOOMINGTON
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a SASS Therapist in Bloomington. Responsibilities include providing therapy, case management, and crisis intervention services, as well as on-call duties to provide pre-hospitalization screenings to children, youth and young adults and their families in the community. Position requires bachelor’s degree in human service field and significant experience in child and adolescent mental health and welfare. Preference given to candidate with master’s degree in human service field. Must be able to pass a DCFS background check. Submit cover letter, resume, and three current letters of reference no later than July 18, 2014. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER – GALESBURG
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Family Support Worker in Galesburg. Responsibilities include assisting foster care direct service workers in service delivery by transporting clients and other agency clients to necessary visits, court dates or other appointments to meet treatment goals; supervising parent/child visitation, acting as a liaison between the family worker, foster families and/or biological parents; communicating client concerns to assigned family worker; providing advocacy and mentoring services for children and families, as directed by family worker/team supervisors; complete necessary documentation to comply with state, federal and agency requirements; assisting with foster parent recruitment activities. Position requires a high school diploma, previous social service experience, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation, ability to pass a DCFS Background Check and flexibility to work evenings and weekends. Preference given to applicant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. Submit cover letter, resume, and three current letters of reference no later than July 18, 2014. EOE

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MARKETING ASSISTANT – PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a part time Marketing Assistant in Peoria. Under the direct supervision of the Communications Director, the Marketing Assistant will aid in designing, writing, and editing marketing materials, including flyers, direct mail pieces, newsletters, brochures, website content, etc.; provide marketing assistance to branch offices for local fundraisers and attend events to provide day-of management when needed; assist with planning and implementation of agency marketing strategies; support execution of all activities related to marketing communications; and serve as key liaison between Communications Department and internal and external partners. Position requires proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; strong command of Microsoft Office applications; excellent verbal and written communication skills; Associate’s Degree in Graphic Arts, Communications, or Marketing required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred; 1-2 years’ work experience in marketing setting. The ideal candidate will also possess the following: professionalism to represent the Communications Department at various staff and public events; ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment; exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and ability to be adaptable and flexible in a changing, fast paced environment. Additional qualifications: WordPress CMS experience; experience with social media tools and techniques; and experience with coordinating events. Must be able to pass DCFS background check, possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and three years’ driving experience — some local and regional travel may be necessary. Submit cover letter, resume, one professional writing sample, one print material example, and three current letters of reference no later than July 18, 2014. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER – DANVILLE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Family Worker in Danville. Responsibilities include transporting foster children and other agency clients; supervising visits, acting as a liaison between families, court and service providers; developing and deliver family centered services; documenting all services provided; completing integrated assessments and Client Service Plans according to policy dictated time lines; attending all pertinent meetings; conducting biological and foster family home visits; providing initial and ongoing assessments; empowering families in working toward established goals; demonstrating knowledge and competency of DCFS policies and procedures; dressing as a professional representative of The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, whether in the community or office, and appropriate for the activity; demonstrating competence in serving a culturally diverse population and demonstrating ability to work collaboratively with a diverse work force; and willingness and ability to work after hours and weekends and respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours. Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Human Services as per current DCFS Licensing standards. Must meet requirements to become Licensed Direct Child Welfare Service Provider, pass DCFS background check, possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and three years of driving experience. Child welfare experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume, three current letters of reference, and copy of college transcripts no later than July 18, 2014. EOE

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FOSTER CARE LICENSING WORKER-DANVILLE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Danville has an opening for a Foster Care Licensing Worker. Responsibilities include evaluating potential foster parents and coordinate licensing activities for eligible applicants, monitoring foster care homes and completing home studies, evaluating resource services delivered to ensure services are meeting long-term objectives of the agency, meeting standards of time and cost efficiencies, and are sensitive to the cultural differences in the service population, completing licensing investigations as requested by the supervisor, actively recruiting new foster care homes to the agency by attending events, taking phone calls, talking with referrals, and/or presenting speeches to raise awareness of the benefits of being a foster care home and the need for foster parents, assisting caseworkers and other staff in placement of children into foster homes, supporting foster parents through newsletter articles, support groups, and/or other necessary services, assisting in finding the most appropriate foster home for a child needing placement and arranging respite for foster parents as needed. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in social work or human service related field, ability to pass DCFS background check, possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and three years driving experience. Prior child welfare experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference, no later than July 18, 2014. EOE

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ADOPTION SPECIALIST: INFANT, EMBRYO, WAITING CHILD – CHAMPAIGN
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Champaign has a part time opening for an Adoption Specialist. Responsibilities include recruiting, training, evaluating and supporting potential adoptive parents for the Domestic Infant, Embryo and Adoption Waiting Children in the Champaign area, licensing and monitoring homes during pre and post adoption period, conducting parent trainings, support groups and workshops on adoption related topics, writing home studies and report of investigations for the court, providing outreach in the communities to increase awareness of adoption related issues. Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Human Service field, prior child welfare experience, strong organizational skills, ability to pass a DCFS background check, flexibility and willingness to travel. Must possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and three years of driving experience. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than July 18, 2014. EOE

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