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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:

Family Finding: Crystal Lake – Full-Time position – Rockford Office

This position will do research to find kin homes for foster children. This will include going out into the public and asking the children questions to get as much information as they can in effort to find a relative. Responsible for extensive research, investigation, and outreach in locating absentee parents/guardians. This role also utilizes a family-centered approach that focuses on positive strengths, as well as being able to engage the youth, birth parents, family and social connections, foster parents, and staff to facilitate and support the stability and permanency for youth. Works closely with permanency achievement specialist and the assigned case worker. Must have bachelor’s degree in social work or other human service-related field.

Permanency Achievement Specialist – Full Time – Crystal Lake Office

Experience working with children with special needs preferred, as well as experience or training in Reunification, Adoption and Sub-Guardianship. This person will provide consultation regarding permanency issues and be responsible for identifying and removing barriers to permanency in effort to secure appropriate placements. Assists with facilitation of community resources to prepare the home of the parent. Attention to detail and strong computer skills required as job requires assisting Case Manager with post adoption, Guardianship connection and following the DCFS Guidelines. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and an ability to pass a background check and be able to pass State of Illinois written examination on Licensing Standards for Foster Family Homes (402), the Child Care Act. Bachelor’s degree in social work or another related field required.

Foster Care Case Manager – Full-Time – Aurora Office (2) Rockford Office (1)

Case Managers carry cases for foster care. They must possess the ability to engage with diverse families, obtain good oral and written communication skills, a valid driver’s license, be able to pass all background checks, maintain professional and working relationships with service providers, court personnel, and DCFS staff. Must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure at times. Have knowledge of computer skills and the ability to be on call at times. Including evenings, nights, and some Saturdays, in potentially high-risk neighborhoods. Maintaining up-to-date documentation per agency and DCFS requirements and the ethical/professional standards. Bachelor’s degree in human services or another related field.

Child Welfare and Visitation Monitor – Full-Time – Aurora, Rockford, Princeton and Crystal Lake Offices

Both Part-Time and Full-Time positions open. Provides transportation for clients and supervises family visits as directed by the Foster Care Supervisor. Contacts parents/foster parents regarding appointments and visits and contacts other parties as necessary for transportation and visits. This role requires a clean driving record. Must be able to maintain a sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural differences of individuals and families’ in-groups outside of one’s own. High school Diploma required.

Licensed Therapist – Full-Time – Aurora Office

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. Master of Social Work or Master’s Degree in related field required.

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