YOUTH, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES CASE WORKER
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has open positions for part-time and/or full-time Caseworkers for the Macomb/Galesburg offices. 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 social service or human services related field, 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 or complete an online application at www.cyfsolutions.org no later than September 11, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER-BLOOMINGTON
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for Foster Care Family Worker in Bloomington. 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; demonstrating competence in serving a culturally diverse population and demonstrating ability to work collaboratively with a diverse workforce; and a 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 a human services degree 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 September 4, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER- BLOOMINGTON
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a part time 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. Work schedule for this position includes evening hours and some weekends. 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, and copy of college transcripts no later than September 4, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER-PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for Foster Care Family Worker in Peoria. 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; demonstrating competence in serving a culturally diverse population and demonstrating ability to work collaboratively with a diverse workforce; and a 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 a human services degree 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 September 4, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER-LINCOLN
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for Foster Care Family Worker in Lincoln. 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; demonstrating competence in serving a culturally diverse population and demonstrating ability to work collaboratively with a diverse workforce; and a 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 a human services degree 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 September 4, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE LICENSING WORKER-PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Licensing Worker in Peoria. Responsibilities include evaluating potential foster parents and coordinating 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 family workers 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 a human service related field, ability to pass DCFS background check, and possession of a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and three years of driving experience. Prior child welfare experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume, and three current letters of reference no later than September 4, 2015. EOE

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CASE MANAGER GUARDIAN ANGEL HOME-PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Peoria has an opening for a Case Manager in the Guardian Angel Home. Responsibilities include developing and delivering family centered casework services to children and families, transition services for residential clients entering foster care or returning to biological families and to meet mutually established goals that promote stability and permanency in the best interest of the child, completing reports, attend child and family staffings, court hearings or other activities necessary to coordinate client services and ordering psychotropic medication, consents and scheduling psychiatric appointments. Position requires a Bachelor degree in Human Services, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation, ability to pass a DCFS Background Check and flexibility to work evenings and weekends. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than September 4, 2015. EOE

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YOUTH, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES ON-CALL ADVOCATE-GALESBURG
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Galesburg has several immediate openings for on call Youth 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 or complete an online application at www.cyfsolutions.org no later than September 4, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE TEAM SUPERVISOR-ROCK ISLAND
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Rock Island has an opening for a Foster Care Team Supervisor. 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. Provide consultation and supervision to staff to facilitate problem solving on service delivery issues. Work collaboratively with biological parents, foster parents and other community resources. Monitor timeliness and quality of necessary paperwork and documentation, and provide 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 September 4, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER – SPRINGFIELD
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for Foster Care Family Worker in Springfield. 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; demonstrating competence in serving a culturally diverse population and demonstrating ability to work collaboratively with a diverse workforce; and a 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 a human services degree 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 September 4, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER II-HYBRID-SPRINGFIELD
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Family Worker II in Springfield. Responsibilities include transporting foster children and other agency clients, supervise visits, act as a liaison between families, court and service providers, develop and deliver family centered services, documents all services provided, complete social histories and Client Service Plans according to policy dictated time lines, attend all pertinent meetings, conduct biological and foster family home visits, provide initial and ongoing assessments, practice in an empowerment fashion towards families and service providers, demonstrate knowledge and competency of DCFS policies and procedures, act in a professional manner as a representative of The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, 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 degree 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 driving experience. Child welfare experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume, and copy of college transcripts, motor vehicle report, and three letters of interest no later than September 4, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER-ROCK ISLAND
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for Foster Care Family Worker in Rock Island. 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; demonstrating competence in serving a culturally diverse population and demonstrating ability to work collaboratively with a diverse workforce; and a 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 a human services degree 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 September 4, 2015. EOE

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YOUTH, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES ON-CALL ADVOCATE-MACOMB
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Macomb has several immediate openings for on call Youth 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 or complete an online application at www.cyfsolutions.org no later than September 4, 2015 . EOE

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THERAPIST in RESIDENTIAL CENTER – PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Guardian Angel Home for boys has an immediate opening for a full time Therapist. Responsibilities include providing individual, group and family counseling with behavior disordered children age 6-17 in a residential facility; documenting services to comply with state/federal/DCFS/Medicaid regulations, and completing and implementing mental health assessment and treatment plans. Position requires Master’s Degree in social work, counseling or related field. Experience in child welfare system and licensed (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT) candidate preferred. Salary commensurate with credentials. Submit resume, cover letter and three current letters of reference, no later than September 4, 2015. EOE

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FOSTER CARE TEAM SUPERVISOR-DANVILLE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Danville has an opening for a Foster Care Team Supervisor. 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. Provide consultation and supervision to staff to facilitate problem solving on service delivery issues. Work collaboratively with biological parents, foster parents and other community resources. Monitor timeliness and quality of necessary paperwork and documentation, and provide 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 September 4, 2015. 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 MHP with 5 years’ experience in human services field. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than September 4, 2015. EOE

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