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Job Title:

Foster Parent

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Posted Until:







All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, and loving homes for children in Foster Care. We do this by keeping brothers and sisters together in an individual home in the care of a full-time, professional Foster Parent. Our innovative approach to traditional Foster Care is redefining our communities. More specifically, the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago.

Our Chicago Village is a hidden gem in the South Side of Chicago. Established in 2004, we are the first urban village in the entire world. Our Chicago Village offers educational and recreational programs for Village residents and community members. This highly supportive setting provides children a sense of safety, security, and community.

As a Village, we work hard to bring in dedicated individuals willing and able to provide opportunity and vision for our youth in a loving and nurturing home environment. Our professional Foster Parents are mission driven individuals committed to preserving the spirit of community.

Together, we understand that rebuilding a community begins with our children.
If you are someone who is passionate about child welfare and wants to bring hope to the community of Auburn Gresham we encourage you to consider becoming a professional Foster Parent with us!

Job Requirements:


SOS Illinois is looking for mission driven and nurturing individuals, domestic partners, or married couples interested in being a part of the solution, who are:

1. Experienced with children, either as parent or by working with children in another environment.

2. Experience supporting the needs of behaviorally complex children with a history of mental, emotional, or physical trauma is preferred, but not required (training is provided).

3. Able to discipline fairly and willing to learn behavior- management skills.

4. The skill set to manage a household and a budget.

5. Self-sufficient thinkers with a collaborative spirit and positive outlook on life.

6. Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a clean driving record.

7. DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) background and medical clearance.

8. Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment.

9. Must be at least 25 years of age.

10. Must have a high school diploma equivalent, or higher.

11. If applicable, must adhere to the policy of bringing only one biological or adopted child (under the age of 18) into the Village home.

12. Must be willing to commit to a minimum of 2 years of service.


1. Paid room and board, company vehicle, cell phone, and internet in the home
2. Health Care benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield after 90 days of employment
3. 403(b) retirement and savings plan options
4. Accrued paid time off and weekly time off
5. May qualify for Federal Student loan forgiveness

ADA STATEMENT: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Position responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job. This position description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties requested by management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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