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Job Title:

Licensing Supervisor

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1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:


Working manager and supervisor, providing direct supervision to SOS Illinois licensing staff in order to ensure the delivery of quality services to SOS Illinois children at all SOS Illinois Villages following all DCFS Rule 402 Licensing Standards.


Provide direct supervision of the licensing staff.
Facilitate regular team meetings for the licensing program staff.
Ensure case documentation meets agency, DCFS and COA requirements.
Ensure licensing staff collect accurate documents and information to process foster home license applications.
Hire and train licensing staff.
Responsible for the Foster Parent Implementation plan due annually in November. Plan and coordinate with foster parents and staff on a regular schedule throughout the year.
Responsible for the Annual Foster Parent Appreciation celebrations in May.
Responsible for all audits associated with licensing, DCFS, A&I and ensure that all foster parents obtain 16 hours of training annually.
Assist with entire recruitment cycle as directed - to source for Foster Parents and Relief Parents.
Assist with agency trainings as needed.
Provides detail reports as needed.
Maintain order and security of foster care case records.
Develop, modify and monitor internal policies and procedures for assigned programs.
Evaluate assigned programs and implement service delivery changes to ensure ongoing quality.
The Licensing Supervisor may be involved in areas of recruitment, screening, licensing, monitoring, and investigating complaints directed at foster homes.
Assume principal authority for duties and responsibilities delegated to all SOS licensing staff and licensed foster homes.
Maintain order and security of licensing records
Participate in all administrative team meetings (examples: licensing meetings, operation meetings, placement meetings, 14 day notice meetings) and decision making.
Maintains an accurate list of all licensed and pending foster homes.
Must attend all training as prescribed or indicated by supervisor.
Participate in all administrative team meetings and decision making.
Work a flexible schedule in order to meet family needs.
Access, maintain familiarity, and keep updated with federal laws, DCFS policy/procedures regarding licensed foster homes, i.e. Rule 402, Rule 385, Rule 383, Rule 431, SOS Illinois internal policies, Child Care Act.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

MSW or other relevant DCFS approved Masters Degree.
Must have eight - plus years of DCFS Foster Care Licensing experience.
Supervisory experience - a plus.
DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required; 402 Licensure required.
Computer knowledge including proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and SACWIS).
Ability to pass DCFS required criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS.
Valid Illinois driver's license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.
Ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.
Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and superior interpersonal abilities.
Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment.
Commitment to SOS Illinois philosophy and mission.
Commitment to preserving families and ensuring children are protected and maintained in their homes.
Ability to establish a mutually respectful relationship, in which the foster parent is a full partner with the agency.
Ability to work flexible hours with includes weekend hours.
Ability to provide required DCFS Medical Report/TB test.
Ability to collect and analyze data and develop appropriate reports.
Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.


Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.
Ability to read, write and speak Spanish is helpful.


1. Paid time off
2. Health and Dental Insurance
3. Retirement Savings Plan
4. Student load forgiveness

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