The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
  • 03-Mar-2023 to 31-Mar-2023 (CST)
  • Adoption-Licensing
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • 40560 per year
  • Full Time

See yourself achieving solutions. Join our team!

About The Center for Youth and Family Solutions (CYFS):

(CYFS) is seeking compassionate, committed, and culturally competent individuals who align with our mission of helping children and families in need with dignity, compassion, and respect to resolve life challenges. CYFS is one of central Illinois' largest, nationally accredited social service agencies, serving over 20,000 individuals in 37 counties.

Our family-centered, inclusive, trauma-responsive, and strength-based interventions help bring about lasting positive change.

Perks of Working at CYFS:

  • Supportive, inclusive, and strengths-focused culture
  • Opportunities for advancement and professional development! As we grow, you grow with us!
  • Flexible Work Schedule, with the ability to work remotely on occasion
  • Employee Assistance Program to help with Work-Life Integration and other potential well-being challenges
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Accrual of 15 vacation days and 8 sick days, plus 5 personal/wellness days
  • Paid 3 weeks parental leave
  • "Dress for your day" dress code
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for mileage
  • Agency issued cell phone


Starting at $40,560.00 (Non-exempt)

About the Position:

Monitor and supervise foster homes to ensure practice of family-systems, inclusive, trauma-responsive, and strengths-based foster parenting, while ensuring foster homes meet and maintain compliance with DCFS licensing standards.

A Typical Day as a Child Welfare Licensing Worker:

  • Complete home studies and provide foster parents with individual and group trainings
  • Complete license investigations
  • Arrange respite for foster parents as needed.
  • Assist caseworkers and other staff in placement and placement stability of children into foster homes.
  • Monitor foster care homes to ensure compliance with all agency, state, and federal licensing standards and other applicable laws and regulations


2610 W. Richwoods Blvd. Peoria, IL with willingness to travel and spend several hours in the field visiting client's homes. This office provides services to the following counties: Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Mason, and Fulton

Work Hours: Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served

Does the Following Apply to You?

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or Human Services related field
  • Child Welfare Experience (preferred)
  • Child Welfare Licensure (preferred)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Completion of DCFS criminal background check and fingerprinting
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Obtain an insured vehicle
  • At least three years of driving experience with a valid driver's license
  • Successful completion of DCFS Foundations Training to obtain Child Welfare Licensure

Additional Benefits:

  • Choice of 4 medical plans including PPO and high deductible plans with HSA
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Plan and Dependent Care Plan

For information on The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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