Youth Service Bureau - 603 West Arch Street - Portland, Indiana 47371

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Careers with the Youth Service Bureau

Looking to start a career with the Youth Service Bureau? Below you will find current job postings, you can apply by filling out an application, and emailing it along with a copy of your resume to pj@ysbjc.com, or by delivering one to our office at 603 West Arch Street, Portland, Indiana 47371.



Homemaker/Parent Aid  (Jay and Adams County)


The Youth Service Bureau of Jay County has a part-time, potentially leading to full-time, position available providing Homemaker/parent aid services in and around the Jay and Adams County area.

Homemaker/parent aid services provide assistance and support for parents who are unable to appropriately, fulfill parenting and/or homemaking functions. Staff assists the family through advocating, teaching, demonstrating, monitoring, and/or role modeling new, appropriate skills for coping in multiple areas in an effort to build self-sufficiency.

Applicants must have a high School diploma or GED, and be at least 21 years of age. Must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to use private car to transport self and others, and must be insurable. Applicants must possess the ability to work as a team member and the ability to work independently. Applicants must be open to having a flexible work schedule with frequently varying work times. $13 minimum starting pay.


Tutoring/Literacy Specialist


The Youth Service Bureau of Jay County, Inc. has a full-time opening providing tutoring/literacy services to school age youth in and around Jay, Blackford, and Randolph County. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree or at least 60 hours of post-secondary credit hours in education, social work, psychology, or a related field. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, the ability to use private car to transport self and others, and must be insurable. Applicants must be open to having a flexible work schedule with frequently varying work times. Minimum starting pay is $13.50 per hour.


Applicants must possess the ability to:


Applicants must be knowledgeable about:



Residential Care Worker (Full-time, weekend shift)


Full-time weekend position available working in a residential setting, position covers two 12-hour shifts, 6am to 6pm Saturday and 6am to 6pm Sunday, in addition to two 8-hour shifts, Tuesday and Thursday, 2pm-10pm. Will be working with youth ages 6-19. Applicant must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and be insurable. Will accept resumes with a high school diploma or GED, but prefer a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other related human service field.

Applicants must be willing to participate as a member of a team, hold youth accountable for behaviors, possess skills in re-direction and crisis intervention, follow specific rules/guidelines, and be able to think quickly on their feet. Applicants should expect to be on their feet for the majority of shifts worked attending to the numerous responsibilities of the position. Applicants must be able to role model appropriate behavior and socially accepted interaction 100% of the time. Applicants must be able to mentor the youth in care and develop appropriate and effective rapport with the youth in care.



Residential Care Worker (Full-time, weekend shift)


Full-time weekend position available working in a residential setting, position covers two 12-hour shifts, Friday 6pm to Saturday 6am and Saturday 6pm to Sunday 6am, in addition to two 8-hour shifts, Sunday 4pm-12am and Monday 2pm-10pm. Will be working with youth ages 6-19. Applicant must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and be insurable. Will accept resumes with a high school diploma or GED, but prefer a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other related human service field.

Applicants must be willing to participate as a member of a team, hold youth accountable for behaviors, possess skills in re-direction and crisis intervention, follow specific rules/guidelines, and be able to think quickly on their feet. Applicants should expect to be on their feet for the majority of shifts worked attending to the numerous responsibilities of the position. Applicants must be able to role model appropriate behavior and socially accepted interaction 100% of the time. Applicants must be able to mentor the youth in care and develop appropriate and effective rapport with the youth in care.


Home-based Caseworker

The Youth Service Bureau of Jay County has a full-time position available providing Home-based Casework services in and around the Wayne County area. Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly related human service field from an accredited college. Other Bachelor’s degrees will be accepted in combination with a minimum of five years’ experience working directly with families in the child welfare system. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to use private car to transport self and others, and must be insurable. Minimum starting pay is $14 per hour.

Applicants should possess knowledge related to child abuse and neglect, child and adult development, community resources, ability to work as a team member, and a belief in helping clients change their circumstances, not just adapt to them. Applicants should possess an understanding regarding issues that are specific and unique to adoptions such as loss, mismatched expectations and flexibility, loss of familiar surroundings, customs and traditions of the child’s culture, entitlement, gratification delaying, flexible parental roles and humor. Applicants must be open to having a flexible work schedule with frequently varying work times.

Residential Care Worker (Part-Time)

Part-time positions available, potentially leading to full-time work, covering openings on all shifts in a residential setting as needed, consistent weekend hours available weekly or bi-weekly. Will be working with youth ages 10-19. Applicant must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and be insurable. Will accept resumes with a high school diploma or GED, but prefer a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other related human service field.

Applicants must be willing to participate as a member of a team, hold youth accountable for behaviors, possess skills in re-direction and crisis intervention, follow specific rules/guidelines, and be able to think quickly on their feet. Applicants should expect to be on their feet for the majority of shifts worked attending to the numerous responsibilities of the position. Applicants must be able to role model appropriate behavior and socially accepted interaction 100% of the time. Applicants must be able to mentor the youth in care and develop appropriate and effective rapport with the youth in care. Minimum starting pay of $13 per hour. Part-time staff are given preference when filling full-time openings.


Homebased Therapist

The YSB has multiple full-time and part-time positions available providing Home Based Family Centered Therapy to children, youth, and adults. We are currently looking to fill positions working in and around each of the counties listed below.


The Home Based Family Centered Therapy Position requires a Masters or Doctorate degree with a current license issued by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board as one of the following: Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, and Mental Health Counselor Associate.

Applicants for Home Based Family Centered Therapy are also eligible if they possess one of the applicable degrees mentioned above and acquire a temporary permit within 90 days of hire. In addition, non-licensed Home Based Family Centered Therapy applicants must either possess 2-years related clinical experience or participate in a DCS approved training program. Home Based Family Centered Therapy applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to use a private car to transport self and others, be insurable, and have the flexibility to maintain a varying work schedule.


In addition, Home Based Family Centered Therapy applicants should have/possess:



The Youth Service Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer