Embark on a career where you can make a difference while making a living. As an employee of SOS Children’s Villages Illinois you’ll be part of the solution—helping to provide a viable alternative to traditional foster care for children who need an extra boost to thrive.
Looking for a college or graduate school internship? Working for SOS Illinois while in school can help you gain valuable, transferrable experience in your field of study while also learning about the importance of the nonprofit workforce. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities that may not be listed.
The professional Foster Parent sits at the center of our model of care and is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a healthy, positive, long-term living environment. You can read full details about this role on our Foster Parenting page.
Relief Parents are a part of our special model by providing assistance and support to our Foster Parents during their absence. This might include taking care of children for several hours at a time in a Village home or assisting with picking the children up from school and activities. If you are someone who is interested in child welfare and want to make a difference, consider becoming a part-time Relief Parent with us.
The Training and Licensing Specialist will report to the Licensing Supervisor. He or she will be responsible for the licensing of professional Foster Parents and Home-of-Relative Parents. The Training and Licensing Specialist will be responsible for leading required training sessions, coordinating licensing and certification processes, and completing all required DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) 402 licensing documentation, reports, and requests.
The Child Welfare Supervisor provides direct supervision to the case management staff in order to ensure the delivery of quality services to SOS children, Foster Parents and biological families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan.
The Child Welfare Specialist provides services to SOS Illinois children and their families in order to achieve the particular case goal as outlined and explained in the client service plan. They report to the Child Welfare Supervisor and are located at one of our villages in Lockport, Roosevelt Square, or Chicago Village.
The Director of Behavioral Health Services at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois is responsible for supervision, oversight, and direction of the Clinical Therapist team in at all SOS Illinois Villages and the In-Home Family Services provided through our CASA Tepeyac site, in a manner that effectively utilizes these resources and meets all contractual requirements as well as the needs of program clients. The Director of Behavior Health Services oversees and coordinates clinical therapeutic services offered to assigned clients, including the provision of individual, group, and family therapy.
The Clinical Therapist is responsible for providing professional clinical services including assessments, interventions, consultations, crisis intervention and psycho-social-educational therapeutic services to children, youth, families and caregivers served by SOS Children’s Villages Illinois (SOS Illinois).
The (Part-Time) Maintenance Assistant works to assist the Organization’s Maintenance Supervisors with the maintenance and equipment need of the buildings and grounds in a manner consistent with quality and long-term preservation of the facilities.
PPO or HMO plans for healthcare are offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, which you may qualify for after 90 days of full-time employment.
Vision Care and Dental Care are offered through Guardian.
Paid Time Off, including Vacation Time, Sick Time, and Personal Time. Vacation Time is accrued depending on the length of service — the longer you are with SOS Illinois, the more vacation time you earn!
SOS Illinois also offers Life Insurance covered by employer (with optional add-on’s for employees). A&D, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability, and more.
Ability to contribute to a 403B Retirement Savings Plan (similar to a 401K but for nonprofits), which you can contribute to yourselves out of your paychecks immediately if you choose to do so and after 12 months, the company will contribute 4% on your behalf.
The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. More information can be found here. SOS Illinois qualifies as a registered 501(c)3.
Partial tuition remission is available for employees after 18 months of service, with relevant coursework prioritized to better equip our community to serve others through their departments.