YOUTH, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES ON-CALL ADVOCATE- ROCK ISLAND
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Rock Island has several immediate openings for part time 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 high school diploma. All positions require 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, resume and three current letters of reference no later than May 13, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER- PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a 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 and three letters of reference no later than May 13, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER-SPRINGFIELD
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Family Support Worker in Springfield. 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 letters of reference no later than May 13, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE REGIONAL LICENSING SUPERVISOR- PEORIA, LASALLE, ROCK ISLAND AND GALESBURG
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an immediate opening for a Foster Care Regional Licensing Supervisor. Responsibilities include providing supervision to licensing workers in multiple branch offices, and ensuring all compliancy based documentation is completed. This documentation includes but is not limited to monitoring visits with foster caregivers, supervising licensing investigations and renewal of foster home license. This supervisor will oversee training, recruitment and initial licensing as well as monitor relative licensing. Must be willing to travel. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends. Position requires prior supervisory experience and a Masters Degree in Social Work or related field approved by DCFS. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than May 13, 2016. EOE

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RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL -PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a full time Receptionist/Clerical position. Responsibilities include providing support to the Child Welfare Program and assisting with DCFS reporting requirements; maintaining an organized, timely and productive flow of communication with staff; greeting clients/visitors entering building, completing general office duties as assigned while maintaining confidentiality. Position requires a high school diploma and a minimum of three years office support experience with preference given to applicant who has a certificate or associates degree from a Business College. Position requires ability to pass a DCFS background check. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. 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 May 6, 2016. EOE

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PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT- PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Program Accountant in Peoria. Responsibilities include analysis of assigned programs for reporting and budgeting purposes, special contract billings, and third-party and insurance billings. Position requires a High School Diploma with 5 years’ experience. Preference given to candidate with an Associate Degree in Accounting. Must be able to pass a DCFS background check. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST-DANVILLE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Marriage and Family Therapist in Danville. Responsibilities include providing individual, couples and family therapy 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. Must pass DCFS background check and possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and three years of driving experience. Submit resume and three current letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. 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 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 and three letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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FAMILY COUNSELING SASS THERAPIST-BLOOMINGTON
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions Bloomington Family Counseling Program has an immediate opening for a SASS Therapist. 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, valid driver’s license, clean driving record and ability to pass a DCFS background check. Preference given to Master’s Degree in human service field. Submit cover letter, resume and three letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a part-time Licensed Practical Nurse. Responsibilities include providing medical consultation on specific cases, assisting with the development of treatment plans, providing medical information and training to foster parents, biological parents and staff and monitoring medical care of child in care. Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and two years of experience in foster care or related child welfare services, valid driver’s license, three years’ driving experience, clean driving record, and ability to pass DCFS background check. Travel is required. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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GUARDIAN ANGEL HOME RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR – PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an 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 Social Work or MHP with 5 years of experience in human services field. Submit cover letter, resume and three letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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CLINICAL SUPERVISOR-PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Clinical Supervisor in Peoria. Responsibilities include providing training and clinical guidance to therapists serving child welfare clients and voluntary clients in the community; maintaining a culturally sensitive, empowerment based approach to services. Position requires a Clinical License in Social Work, Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy. Supervisory experience preferred. Must be approved by DCFS background check, have a valid driver’s license and insurance. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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YOUTH, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES ADVOCATE – PEORIA
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for an on-call Youth Advocates in Peoria. Responsibilities include on-call response to families in crisis, direct contact with youth, completion of paperwork, linkages and referrals. Position requires candidate to be at least 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. Submit cover letter and resume no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST-GALESBURG
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Marriage and Family Therapist in Galesburg. Responsibilities include providing individual, couples and family therapy 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. Must pass DCFS background check and possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and three years of driving experience. Submit resume and three current letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE TEAM SUPERVISOR – ROCK ISLAND
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Team Supervisor in Rock Island. 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 services 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 May 6, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER- LINCOLN
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a 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, and three letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER-MACOMB
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Family Support Worker in Macomb. 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 letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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YOUTH, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES ON-CALL ADVOCATE – MACOMB and GALESBURG
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has openings for on-call Youth Advocates in the Macomb and Galesburg office. Responsibilities include on-call response to families in crisis, direct contact with youth, completion of paperwork, linkages and referrals. Position requires candidate to be at least 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. Submit cover letter and resume no later than May 6, 2016. 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; 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 and three letters of reference no later than May 6, 2016. EOE

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