The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
  • 15-Sep-2017 to 29-Sep-2017 (CST)
  • Adoption-Licensing
  • Springfield, IL, USA
  • Full Time


At The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, we pride ourselves in believing in the enduring strength, creativity, and perseverance of the human and community spirit. We feel very strongly about: 

  • Achieving solutions in collaboration with those that have been touched by trauma, grief and loss, abuse and neglect, and other significant life challenges
  • Acknowledging, embracing and utilizing the diversity of those we serve and serve with;
  • Treating everyone with dignity, compassion and respect.

If you feel equally strong about those sentiments, we encourage you to apply to be a Foster Care Licensing Worker. This team member will:

  • Recruit new foster care homes 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
  • Evaluate potential foster parents and coordinate licensing and compliance with DCFS Rule and Procedures 402 for eligible applicants
  • Assist relative or fictive foster parents with DCFS licensure
  • Complete home studies and provide foster parents with individual and group trainings
  • Monitor and supervise foster care homes to ensure understanding of and compliance with strength based, family centered, trauma informed, culturally sensitive foster parenting
  • Complete license investigations
  • Assist in finding the most appropriate foster home for a youth in care
  • Support foster parents through support groups and foster parent advisory boards to create foster parent networks and community awareness
  • Arrange respite for foster parents as needed.

 Requirements include: 

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited graduate institution in social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, or a closely related human service field.
  • Preference given to LCPC, LCSW, or LMFT.
  • Must pass DCFS background check
  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record, and three years of driving experience



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