The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
  • 01-Mar-2021 to 16-Apr-2021 (CST)
  • Foster Care
  • Springfield, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Family Support Worker

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 these sentiments, we encourage you to apply to be a Support Worker in the Foster Care Program. A support worker delivers strengths-based, client-centered and trauma informed services to families experiencing abuse or neglect. Responsibilities would include assisting team members with client-serving activities such as transporting parents to visits with their children and supervising that visitation. Supervising visitation includes supporting and coaching parents on parenting techniques with their children. Additional support to families includes providing transportation to services to make critical life changes. Communication skills between team members are important in order to provide quality services to families. Other important qualities include: working with diverse populations, strong writing skills and the ability to respond well to a fast paced work schedule.

Requirements include:

  • Position requires a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must pass DCFS background check
  • Valid driver's license, insured vehicle, clean driving record, and three years of driving experience


  • Competitive compensation
  • Choice of 4 medical plans including PPO and high deductible plans with HSA
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation, sick and personal days
  • Employer paid life insurance and LTD
  • Flexible spending plan and dependent care plan
  • 401(k) with employer match


To view a video about working in our Child Welfare Program click here

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