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Job Description for YSN Fiscal Manager

This is a full time position that manages fiscal records, data collection, fiscal and service delivery record keeping, billing, payroll, agency and grant budgets and handling confidential information. The manager reports to the Executive Director and Associate Director.

QUALIFICATIONS/:   A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/

EXPERIENCE:    Accounting/Finance or related degree. 5 years of bookkeeping/accounting practices; nonprofit/grant accounting (MIP) experience preferred.

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE:  Accounting and computer systems, fiscal regulations, audits, payroll, and grants.

SKILLS:   Expertise in fund-accounting with knowledge of state and federal funding.  Accounting with accruals and prepaids, spreadsheets, and the internet. Ability to organize and present details along with following fiscal policies and procedures.

 DESIRED ATTRIBUTES:   Interest in the work of the agency; ability to handle confidential material; initiative; integrity; ability to relate well to other staff members; and ability to work without supervision.


1. Maintains accounting system.
2. Maintains cash journal ledger.
2. Process invoices and check reimbursement requests for payment.
3. Prepares and processes payroll for approximately 100 employees.
3. Balances monthly books and completes monthly reconciliation of bank accounts.
4. Prepares and presents monthly financial reports for Board of Directors and funding sources, Workmen’s Comp.; Unemployment, IRS, State of Illinois; W 2’s and 1099’s.
5. Coordinates annual audit and submit reports.
6. New employee documentation insurance, federal and state withholding; payroll.
7. Prepares monthly grant billings, creates and monitors program budgets, and assists
with budget amendments.
8. Maintains the annual budget, forecasts and projections, and responds to budget related
questions and issues throughout the year.
9. Other duties as assigned.

Homeless Youth Staff

The Homeless Youth Staff ensure the overall safety of shelter residents, document daily activities and assist the residents in learning life skills.

The Homeless Youth Staff reports to the Homeless Youth Supervisor.

● Constant positive interaction with parents and children.
● Assist residents in gaining valuable life skills through being a positive role model.
● Daily supervision of residents and maintenance of shelter.
● Attend mandatory shelter staff and all agency meetings, in-services and trainings.
● Communicating with other shifts by entries in staff logbook.
● Cook meals and/or assist residents in cooking meals according to shift.
● Complete nutrition assessments on residents and document special dietary needs in client files. Make special dietary needs available to clients and/or children.
● Facilitate parenting life skills with residents.
● Maintain food storage.
● Dispense medications per medication protocol.
● Ensure cleanliness of the shelter per shelter protocol.
● Check residents’ rooms for cleanliness and monitor completion of chores.
● Transport residents to appointments as requested.
● Assist with donations and laundry pick-up/drop off.
● Complete paperwork including daily resident case notes, intakes, exits, and donations.
● Assist with childcare as needed.
● Answer telephone, take messages, and monitor door, assuring confidentiality.
● Assist Phase II residents (on 3rd floor) as needed.
● Other duties as assigned.

● High School Diploma or GED Equivalency is required. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree, social services field is preferred.
● Work experience or related experience with youth.
● Valid driver’s license—required if transporting personal or agency vehicle.
● Pass a DCFS background check.
● Pass a physical and TB test.
● CPR/First Aide Certified.

● The physical ability to travel to assigned locations, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and perform basic and light home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment.
● The physical ability to move and lift light objects up to 30 pounds such as mail, supplies, files, and equipment.
● The ability to operate office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.
● The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.

Job Description for MELD Case Manager

This is a full-time position to provide home and community-based services to individuals and families. Must have knowledge of and experience with youth development, resiliency, and childhood trauma.

Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human services related field.

Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience working with children/ adolescents.

Skills: Demonstrate ability in both verbal and written communication.

Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile liability insurance, and access to an automobile to make home visits and to transport clients.


1. Provide crisis intervention and stabilization services to residents in the MELD shelter and transitional living programs.

2. Participate in resident assessment and intakes, service planning and document activities.

3. Provide assessment and referrals to services.

4. Participate in monthly and quarterly resident staffings.

5. Complete and submit all necessary reports to the Homeless Youth Supervisor.

6. Participate in professional education opportunities and community meetings as necessary.

7. Provide in-home mentoring, role modeling, and out-of-home activities (i.e. job searching, tutoring, monitoring of school attendance, transportation to services, etc.).

8. Participate in shelter coverage as necessary.

9. Evenings and weekends are required and some on-call.

Youth Services Network is a community based agency located in Rockford, Illinois that provides therapy and supportive services to children and families that have experienced trauma.

The mission of Youth Services Network is to develop, provide and coordinate services to improve the physical, psychological and social well-being of youth and families. All services are trauma-informed, strength based and provided in the community.

Youth Services Network is a state licensed child welfare agency that has been in existence since 1982.

We are looking for a Creative and Team-Oriented Master’s level therapist to join our flexible, rewarding and collaborative team.

Preferred skills:
• Knowledge of community resources
• Knowledge of Trauma informed practices
• 2-3 years experience working with youth
• Good written and verbal communication skills

We offer:
• Individual and group clinical supervision
• Health and life insurance with dental and vision
• Mileage reimbursement
• 10 days paid vacation
• 11 paid holidays a year
• 2 personal days a year
• 12 paid sick days a year
• Paid holiday break between Christmas and New Years
• Many training opportunities
• Qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
• Simple IRA after 2 years of full-time employment