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 current letters of reference no later than February 26, 2016. 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; 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 no later than February 26, 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. Send cover letter and resume no later than February 26, 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 February 19, 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, three current letters of reference, and copy of college transcripts no later than February 19, 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 February 19, 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 current letters of reference no later than February 19, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE SITE SUPERVISOR-DANVILLE
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Site Supervisor in Danville. Position responsibilities include providing supervision, information, and acts as a resource for assigned staff members. Design, develop and deliver or oversee development and delivery of Foster Care services to the Champaign service region. Act as liaison between upper management and Foster Care staff, solving problems and sharing information as necessary. Evaluates all site-related services to ensure the meeting of time and cost efficiencies, as well as sensitivity to the cultural differences in the service population. Schedules, coordinates and/or facilitates regular staff meetings to communicate important issues, policies and changes within the organization, interviews and recommends for hire new staff members. Provides field training, perspective, and support to empower staff to deliver quality services. Develop work schedules, performance evaluations, and promotional recommendations for supervised staff. As necessary, act as a back-up for supervised staff, stepping in to fulfill essential duties. Prepare necessary reports for decision making and documentation by the agency as well as state and federal agencies. Act as a liaison between The Center for Youth and Family Solutions and other agencies and community organizations, attending meetings and sharing information as needed. Provides input and feedback on issues related to the agency, as a whole, to supervisor. Provides an example of collaboration, professionalism and productive teamwork. Must be approved by DCFS background check, have a valid driver’s license and insurance. Be computer knowledgeable and provide on-call service periodically. MSW from an accredited school of social work preferred or an acceptable degree approved by DCFS in a human service field and two years of fulltime experience in the social work setting. Supervisory experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference no later than February 19, 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, three current letters of reference, and copy of college transcripts no later than February 19, 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. Send cover letter and resume no later than February 19, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE TEAM SUPERVISOR- LINCOLN
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Foster Care Team Supervisor in Lincoln. 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 February 19, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY WORKER-BLOOMINGTON
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a 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 February 19, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER II-HYBRID-BLOOMINGTON
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Family Worker II in Bloomington. 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 or complete an online application at www.cyfsolutions.org no later than February 19, 2016. EOE

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FOSTER CARE FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER-ROCK ISLAND
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions has an opening for a Family Support Worker in Rock Island. 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 no later than February 19, 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 February 19, 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, three current letters of reference, and copy of college transcripts no later than February 19, 2016. 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 February 19, 2016. EOE

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