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Employment Opportunities

YSB’s greatest asset is its staff. The people we serve depend on compassionate professionals committed to YSB’s mission. We welcome you to email your resume (please put the word resume and the position including office in the subject line) to or by mail Attn: Human Resources, 424 W. Madison St., Ottawa, IL. 61350. Resume attachments must be formatted in the following extension types: .doc, .docx, .pdf.

Youth Service Bureau is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Open Positions:

Executive Director

Master’s degree in social work, business or comparable required. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in social service setting. Reports directly to the Board of Directors. Position oversees a non-profit child welfare agency with a yearly budget of 14M, 150 employees, covers a 20-county area including 8 locations in the northern Illinois area. Required to oversee all aspects of the agency including fiscal, Human Resources, DHS programs with a large emphasis on foster care.

Payroll Specialist – Ottawa office

Full time with benefits, Bachelor’s degree in business or finance preferred plus 5 years’ experience working with payroll, in particular ADP. Computer knowledge of Microsoft office needed. Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.

Marketing/Development Associate – Ottawa office

Experience in marketing and fundraising, must be 21 years of age or older, High School Diploma or GED required, must be able to pass a background check and work occasional nights and weekends, be able to lift minimum of 50 lbs. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office. Update program brochures, create marketing materials, brochures, flyers, invitations, signs, etc. Organize fund raisers and much more.

Foster Care Caseworkers. Opening at our Rockford and Princeton offices.

Must possess a bachelor’s degree and experience working with children. Must be able to pass a background check and receive a child welfare license. Will carry a caseload of foster children. Duties includes visiting the client on a required number of times per month, attending court, involved in reviews of documentation, and accurate and timely documentation. Must be detail oriented, organized, have computer skills (specifically word) and the passion to help children.
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Intact Caseworkers. Opening in our Crystal Lake office

Must possess a bachelor’s degree and experience working with children. Must be able to pass a background check and pass a child welfare license. Will carry an assigned number of families. All services are conducted in the client’s homes. Job provides individual, parent, and family support services to clients that include education, teaching and modeling of skills in parenting, child care, communication, household management and other needed skills.
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Solutions Therapist. Will cover LaSalle and Bureau Counties

Must possess a master’s degree in social work or related field. Must be eligible to sit for licensing if not licensed already. Experience in working with children, adolescents and families; experience in individual, family, and couples therapy; skills in interagency relations; good time management and organizational skills; maintain up to date case file documentation per agency requirements; interest and background to work with general mental health issues and victims of trauma. Sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural differences of individuals and families in groups outside one’s own.
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Foster Care Case Aides and Visitation monitors. Opening at our Aurora Office.

Must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, clean driving record and reliable fully insured automobile. This position is responsible for transporting foster children and supervising visits between biological parents or guardians. Travel time is paid along with mileage if using own vehicle. Some company vehicles are available.
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