Open Positions

YOUTH, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES ON-CALL ADVOCATES-GALESBURG
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Galesburg has several immediate openings for on-call Advocates. Responsibilities include on-call response to families in crisis, direct contact with youth, completion of paperwork, linkages and referrals. Position requires candidate to be 21 years of age, and possess a minimum of high school diploma. Position requires on call availability, valid driver’s license; clean driving record, reliable transportation and ability to pass a DCFS background check. Evening and weekend work is required. Send cover letter and resume no later than October 31, 2014. EOE

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YOUTH, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES ON-CALL ADVOCATES- MACOMB
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Macomb has several immediate openings for on-call Advocates. Responsibilities include on-call response to families in crisis, direct contact with youth, completion of paperwork, linkages and referrals. Position requires candidate to be 21 years of age, and possess a minimum of high school diploma. Position requires on call availability, valid driver’s license; clean driving record, reliable transportation and ability to pass a DCFS background check. Evening and weekend work is required. Send cover letter and resume no later than October 31, 2014. EOE

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GUARDIAN ANGEL HOME RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR- PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an immediate opening for full time, second shift Residential Counselor. Responsibilities include the capacity to accept supervision within the child care program and to relate constructively to authority, ability to respond to client concerns with empathy, demonstrate responsible behavior and reliability, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, ability to multi-task, strong understating of cultural differences, ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing with diverse populations, and possess basic computer skills. Candidate must be a minimum of 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, proof of insurance, and three years driving experience. Must be able to pass a DCFS Background Check. Preference given to candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in a social work or other human service field as per current DCFS licensing standards. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than October 24, 2014. EOE

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INTACT FAMILY WORKER – LASALLE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions LaSalle has an opening for an Intact Family Worker. Responsibilities include providing family preservation services to families involved in the Child Welfare System including: engagement, in-home monitoring, assessment of safety and service needs, service referral, parenting education and homemaker services, transportation and documentation. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a human services related field, a minimum of two years’ child welfare experience, professional interpersonal and engagement skills, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation, and flexibility for after hours and weekend responsibilities. Must be able to pass a DCFS background check. Submit resume, cover letter and three current letters of reference no later than October 24, 2014. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER – LASALLE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Family Worker in LaSalle. 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, and possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and three years’ driving experience. Child welfare experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume, three current letters of reference, and copy of college transcripts no later than October 24, 2014. EOE

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FOSTER CARE TEAM SUPERVISOR – LASALLE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Team Supervisor in LaSalle. 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, become a licensed child welfare service provider, 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 October 24, 2014. EOE

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News & Updates

<ul> <li><strong>Oct</strong> <a href="http://cyfsolutions.org/events/month">trainings </a>for foster parents in various offices.</li> <li><strong>Oct 31 -</strong> Come by to learn about CYFS at the <a href="http://cyfsolutions.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Lincoln-Fall-Open-House-Flyer.pdf">Lincoln Fall Open House</a></li> <li><strong>November</strong> is National Adoption Awareness Month, check out a <a href="http://cyfsolutions.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/National-Adoption-Month-Flyer.pdf">list of activities</a> in your area!</li> <li><strong>Dec 19</strong> - <a href="http://cyfsolutions.org/blues-for-a-cause/index.php">Blues for a Cause </a>presented by Howard &amp; Howard</li> </ul>