The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
  • 07-Mar-2023 to 30-Mar-2023 (CST)
  • Child Welfare
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • 71400 per year
  • Full Time

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions (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. We are committed to supporting children and families who have experienced life-changing trauma, abuse and neglect, and other significant life challenges by providing strengths-based, family-centered, and trauma-responsive programs, services, and interventions. Join our team and help develop solutions for those who need them most.

Benefits of working at CYFS:

  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Accrual of 15 vacation days and 8 sick days, plus 5 personal/wellness days
  • Flexible Work Schedule, with the ability to work remotely on occasion
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Ability for advancement
  • Supportive atmosphere with the ability to be yourself while learning and developing
  • Employee Assistance Program to help with Work-Life Balance and other potential well-being challenges
  • 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

About the Job:


  • Design, develop and oversee the quality of foster care and intact services to designated service region.
  • Act as a liaison between upper management and site supervisors, solving problems and sharing information as necessary.
  • Evaluate all Foster care and Intact family services to ensure they 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.
  • Supervise assigned staff, assisting them with job-related issues and provide performance feedback no less than every 3 months utilizing internal and external tools which measure performance.
  • Schedule, coordinate and/or facilitate regular site supervisor meetings to communicate important issues (internal/external) which are/will impact the agency, policies, changes within the organization, review of site/foster care budget, Strategic Plan and semi-annual training.
  • Oversee and remediate deficiencies associated with any existing service contracts to ensure compliance and that provided services are in-line with contract requirements.
  • Provide training, perspective, and support to empower supervisees to deliver quality services.
  • Conduct performance evaluations, institute professional development plans and promotional recommendations of supervised staff.
  • Act as back-up for site supervisor, stepping in to fulfill essential duties.
  • Prepare necessary reports for decision making and documentation required by the agency as well as state and federal agencies and other funders or stakeholders
  • Provide input and feedback on issues related to the agency as a whole, and make decisions as part of appropriate Agency and/or Foster Care Leadership Teams.
  • Assess the need for and assure that foster home recruitment activities are occurring in conjunction with the Licensing coordinator.
  • Serve as a representative of the organization, maintaining and developing relationships with key external contacts and the community at large.
  • Provide after hours "on-call" back-up as needed.
  • Oversee the Bloomington Morris and LaSalle Site Supervisors

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Social Work or another acceptable degree approved by DCFS (Required)
  • Five or more years of supervisory experience in Foster Care and/or related programs (Preferred)
  • Must pass a DCFS background check
  • Must obtain an insured vehicle, clean driving record, and three years driving record with a valid driver's license

For information on The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at or check out our video campaign here.

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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