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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:

Parenting Educator: This position is located out of the Rockford office.

Master’s degree in Social Work or BSW/BA in related social work area required. Responsibilities include providing training to parents struggling with the issues of parenting, understanding each individual’s current situation. The ideal person must understand the sensitivities surrounding cultural and the dynamism that can be involved. Must be willing to work with socioeconomic groups.

Foster Care Caseworkers. Openings at our Aurora and Rockford 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.
Please send resume to

Intact Caseworkers. Opening at our Rockford and Aurora offices.

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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Therapist working with kids in the Juvenile Justice system. La Salle and Bureau County area

Requirements: MSW Degree or a Master’s Degree in a related field. Experience in working with children, adolescents and families; Experience in individual, family, and group therapy. Full-time salaried position with full benefit package.

Foster Care Case Aides and Visitation monitors. Openings at our Aurora and Rockford offices.

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.
Please send resume to

Therapist – Aurora office

Requires MSW or Master’s in Counseling. Licensure preferred but not required. Fulltime position.

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