Foster Parent

SOS Children's Villages Illinois

About the organization

At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes. We do this by keeping brothers and sisters together in an individual home in the care of a full-time, professional Foster Parent. In doing so, we lay the foundation for rebuilding trust, confidence, and hope for each child in our care.



• Provide a healthy, clean, safe and secure home environment for the children.
• Develop, in conjunction with the child's Case Manager, and implement individual progress plans.
• Ensure that the children receive proper medical, dental and emotional care.
• Administer prescribed medications as needed, and document all such interactions. Complete all required documentation related to medical incidents/reports, and medication management as required by the Agency and DCFS.
• Ensure the educational growth of their children. A pro-active attitude and response is required which requires: active participation in the school; setting expectations for attendance and performance; active participation in homework and enrichment programs; advocating for children’s needs; willingness to serve as a surrogate parent for special education needs.
• Ensure the child's participation in mental health services as required.
• Attend court, Administrative Case Reviews and related conferences as required.
• Maintain timely and accurate records such as household budget, children's progress records, health records, and periodic evaluations.
• Maintain household budgets at or below designated levels for all budgeted line items.
• Participate in on-going training and maintaining current certifications such as first aid and CPR, TCI, Med. Administration, etc.

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Successful Foster Parents must meet the following minimum criteria in order to move forward in the application process.

• Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and clear driving record
• DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) background clearance
• DCFS medical clearance
• Must be at least 25 years of age
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
• If applicable, must adhere to the policy of bringing only one biological or adopted child (12 and under) into the Village home
• Must be willing to move to any one of our three Villages (Lockport Village, Chicago Village, and Roosevelt Square Village)
• Must be willing to commit to three years of service as a full-time, professional Foster Parent
• Valid Illinois driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and proof of automobile insurance coverage.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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