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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.corwin@ysbjc.com, or by delivering one to our office at 603 West Arch Street, Portland, Indiana 47371.

Residential Therapist

Typical Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9-5, 40 hours per week, varied hours that work between YSB staff and clients served in order to complete sessions and/or meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field and a minimum of 3 years documented experience in the human service field. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable. Must be at least 25 years old.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree with a clinical license issued by the Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Mental Health Counselor Board, as one of the following: 1) Clinical Social Worker, 2) Marriage and Family Therapist, 3) Mental Health Counselor. Certified in TF-CBT

Reports to CEO

*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
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  • Provide transformative individual, family and group therapy sessions to youth in open residential facility. Support and engage in positive milieu and culture of YSB. Review and receive referrals for placement in Emergency Shelter Care and Residential Care. Coordinate and discuss acceptance or denial of the youth with Treatment team. Develop and maintain an understanding of contractual and Indiana Code requirements of the Residential program, specifically those related to therapy.
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings providing treatment updates and progress on all youth served. Attend PI-QA meetings on a monthly basis to provide clinical insight and perspective. Typically, attend second shift fill-in Monday through Friday to apprise staff of therapeutic barriers to treatment, train staff on behavioral plans, etc. Maintain daily communication with direct care staff and Treatment Team to ensure updates to treatment plan occur as necessary. Maintain communication with parents or guardians, placing agency case managers of youth, courts, etc as needed. Increase communication with referring agents and community to promote the mission of the agency and to increase awareness and private/public support of the youth in care and the agency
  • Supervise, evaluate, and monitor the functions of the case manager. Will provide supervision to the Case Manager weekly for at least one hour per week.
  • Complete and maintain all necessary paperwork for youth in care including clinical, diagnostic, evaluation, assessment, weekly progress notes, monthly reports, behavior and safety plans, and treatment plans. Complete all Medicaid reimbursable paperwork five (5) business days before due date
  • Conduct and document individual therapy and group therapy sessions weekly with all clients in the Residential Care Program. Conduct family therapy sessions with all families willing to participate in sessions. Attend team meetings as requested by placing agencies. Provide therapeutic crisis intervention by phone or in person, as needed
  • Conduct clinical trainings for all direct care staff on topics mandated by licensing through the State of Indiana, including expectations of direct care staff on how to follow through on therapist led behavioral supports and treatment plans. Collaborate with Residential/Emergency Shelter Care Program Manager regarding creation of documentation for and implementation of trainings. Offer insight and support continued development of client centered and trauma responsive policies and procedures of the Residential Treatment Program
  • Participate in minimum of 20 hours of training each year
  • Safely operate 15 passenger van and other agency vehicles
  • Maintain certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Be an appropriate representative of the agency to the public
  • Appropriate personal appearance, demeanor as related to situation and as a role model to residents
  • Exhibits personal and professional ethics, attitudes and values
  • Review and receive referrals for placement in Emergency Shelter Care and Residential Care. Accept and coordinate placement of the youth
  • Must meet with Staff Psychologist a minimum of 2 hours per month
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Direct Care Supervisor

Typical Work Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, 40 hours per week, 8am-4pm, may require irregular work hours at times. Accompany residents during any medical emergencies, including after hours. Responsible to take after-hours emergency calls.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have two (2) years of college and two (2) years of work experience in a child-caring institution or a high school diploma with four (4) years of work experience in a child-caring institution. Must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and be insurable.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Sociology, Corrections, Social Work, Psychology, Child Development, Guidance and Counseling or other Human Service field with at least one (1) year of work experience in a child-caring institution. Documented work experience in Social Services field with knowledge of individual, group and family crisis intervention techniques.

This position reports to the Residential and Emergency Shelter Care Program Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct new-hire training for all supervisees and ensure training is properly documented on training forms and filed in personnel folder. Conduct monthly supervision, 6 month field observations, and annual performance evaluations of all supervisees. Assist staff with responding to residents to cope with out-of-home placement (i.e. address separation issues). Instruct and guide staff in supporting residents in basic skills such as personal hygiene, proper attire, eating habits, care of clothing, effective management of structured and unstructured time and completion of all personal and household chores. Inform staff of proper procedures to implement appropriate disciplines as needed for resident infractions. Ensure all supervisees reach 20 hours of training yearly.
  • Follow-up on incident reports for all staff under your supervision within 24 hours and report findings to the Residential Program Manager. Daily review of logs including chores, recreation participation, and assessments to ensure accurate documentation, as applicable and in accordance with state regulations. Daily review of medication distribution documentation and respond appropriate to errors. Daily review of pain assessments to ensure proper procedures and follow-up are being accomplished. Create and maintain every resident’s files – file all documentation in resident files and audit for accuracy and completeness. Ensure staff follow through with scheduled work hours and coordinate with Program Manager as needed.
  • Assemble medical binders for residents. Responsible for all medical, dental, optical, and mental health appointments for residents (scheduling, transporting, documenting). Monthly review of red files of all residents to ensure all resident forms and trainings have been completed in a timely manner. Fill all prescriptions through use of Safe Dose or CVS. Account for and count all medications when nurse is unavailable. Complete Medical Passports to send with residents upon discharge.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, PI-QA meetings, Residential Work Group meetings, and any client related meetings as applicable. Responsible for advocating for staff in meetings and for relaying information from meetings to staff. Address staff discipline issues with direct reports and reprimands in consultation with the Residential Program Manager as well as Director of Human Resources. Enroll all applicable residents in educational programming, including public school and HSE. Coordinate educational needs of applicable youth with their school of record. Facilitate resident’s use of computer for educational needs (i.e. Plato, E-learning, credit recovery, etc.) Print copies of resident’s report cards (Copies sent to parents, placing agencies and YSB case manager)
  • Ongoing collaboration with the treatment team in order to fulfill the expectations of each resident’s care plan or treatment plan.
  • Ensure professional, efficient, and organized completion of documentation and the correct filing of documentation based on licensure, accreditation, and agency policy.
  • Serve as an appropriate role model in physical appearance, social skills and daily interactions with staff and residents at all times.
  • Provide appropriate, professional guidance to both residents and staff. Obtain placement request information from placing agencies and when necessary relay information to the Treatment Team to assess appropriateness of referral. Maintain general supervision of residents and related activities at all times to ensure cohesiveness among all residents, staff, programming, scheduling, etc. Be able to speak and train on each resident’s history, diagnosis, treatment and plans for services to be able to train staff appropriately to respond in appropriate, therapeutic, trauma responsive and person centered techniques.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the Direct Care Workers
  • Safely drive 15 passenger van and other agency vehicles
  • Must have certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of training each year
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 to $20.00 /hour

Residential Care Worker (2nd Shift)

Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 11:00pm or Monday – Friday, 4:00pm – 12:00am

All positions require irregular work hours and modified workdays on occasion, in addition to being scheduled for holidays as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 21 years old. Prefer Bachelor Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Corrections, Sociology, or related field with thorough knowledge of techniques. Will consider candidate with a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of childcare or related work experience. One year of college may be substituted for work experience requirement. Valid driver’s license.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain general supervision of residents and related activities at all times to ensure cohesiveness among all residents
  • Assist in preparation of meals and snacks, as prepared by third shift personnel.
  • Instruct and guide residents in basic living skills such as personal hygiene, proper attire, eating habits, care of clothing, money management, dealing with structured and unstructured time, completion of all personal and household chores
  • Assist residents in coping with out of home placement (i.e. addressing separation issues)
  • Attend weekly staff meeting
  • Assist in implementation of individualized treatment program per therapist’s instructions
  • Maintain accurate documentation with regard to daily log, medication records, telephone and contact logs, daily chores inspection, daily assessment forms, incident reports, grievance forms and all other records noting each resident’s behavior and attitude while in residence, as applicable and in accordance with state regulations and accreditation standards
  • Provide appropriate disciplines as needed for infractions of immediate nature or as necessitated
  • Supervise residents and document room check log every 10 minutes starting at residents bed times
  • Safely drive 15 passenger van and other agency vehicles
  • Must have certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Serve as an appropriate role model in physical appearance, social skills, and daily interaction with co-workers and residents
  • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of training each year
  • Assist in orientation and direct training of new personnel as applicable
  • Take information on telephone calls from placing agency on potential placements, relaying information to case manager for approval
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour

3rd shift Residential Care Worker

Typically, Monday – Friday, 12:00 midnight – 8:00am

(Position requires irregular work hours. May be scheduled for holidays as needed)

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 21 years old. Prefer Bachelor Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Corrections, Sociology, or related fields. Will consider candidate with a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain general supervision of residents and related activities at all times to ensure cohesiveness within the environment and among all residents
  • Assist residents in coping with out of home placement (i.e. addressing separation issues)
  • Preparation of meals and snacks for residents
  • Coordinate menu planning/dietary needs of residents with Medical Coordinator
  • Maintain storage room, ensure proper storage of all food and supplies
  • Complete weekly inventory of all supplies and food items
  • Complete inventory worksheet each week and turn into housekeeping Monday morning by 8am
  • Complete grocery list by Monday at 8am each week and turn into housekeeping
  • Complete bed checks on each resident every 10 minutes throughout the shift
  • Check all washers and dryers each night, complete laundry as necessary
  • Supervise and instruct residents in basic living skills such as personal hygiene, proper attire, eating habits, care of clothing, and completion of all personal and household chores
  • Attend weekly staff meeting
  • Assist in implementation of individualized treatment program per therapist’s instructions
  • Maintain accurate documentation with regard to daily log, medication records, daily chores inspection, daily assessment forms, incident reports, grievance forms, and all other records which note each resident’s behavior and attitude while in residence, as applicable and in accordance with state regulations and accreditation standards
  • Provide appropriate variety of disciplines as needed for infractions as necessitated
  • Safely drive 15 passenger van, other agency vehicles, and personal vehicle
  • Have current certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Serve as an appropriate role model in physical appearance, social skills, and daily interaction with co-workers and residents
  • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of training each year
  • Assist in orientation and direct training of new personnel
  • Take information on telephone call from placing agency on potential placements and relay information to Case Manager for approval
  • Responsible to clean inside and outside cabinets and refrigerator each week
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour

Residential Program Manager

Typical Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, typically 8am-4pm, may require irregular work hours at times. Responsible for on-site crisis support and to take after-hours calls from staff as needed.

Qualifications: Must possess a master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a human service area of study from an accredited school OR a bachelor’s degree in social work or a bachelor’s degree in a human service area of study from an accredited school plus four (4) years of experience in a professional capacity in a child welfare agency or therapeutic setting that serves children. Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and be insurable.

Preferred Qualifications: a master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling from an accredited school plus one (1) year of experience supervised by a person with a master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for overall development, implementation, and supervision of the residential and emergency shelter care treatment programs. Maintain involvement in and understanding of some specific, clinical and financial aspects of the program and agency. Will serve on the leadership team directed to achieve organizational vision, mission, and purpose.
  • Effectively manages and delegates all daily residential care operations. Implements, practices and holds staff accountable of best practices of trauma-informed, client-centric care. Trains well equipped staff through daily hands on experiences, mentoring and support. Demonstrates hands on leadership and is proactively present to support staff and youth in the program.
  • Assures compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements including but not limited to: state licensing (IAC), Residential Provider Contract, State Board of Health, State Fire Marshal, CARF Accreditation and YSB policies and procedures. Oversees, completes, and reviews for approval of accuracy, timeliness and consistency in all program related documentation including incident reports, shift assessment and reports. Conduct Monthly PIQA and Compliance Reports
  • Committed to deliver high quality residential program services and data driven program evaluation and outcomes. Works with community partners to improve program services and reviews, monitors, and signs off on referrals for youth to be placed in care. Devoted to develop transformative approaches in providing residential services to the youth in care. Teaches, directs and guides staff on improved practices during weekly staff meetings for more effective services, interactions and improved results.
  • Involvement in financial management including budgeting, forecasting, and tracking residential care revenues and expenses. Meets monthly with the financial team to discuss and monitor residential care budget and ensuring sustainability. Establishes annual department goals including census management and direct care recruitment and retention.
  • Prepares all staff schedules and on call rotations, approves days off, overtime, and training requests along with weekly staff logs/timesheets.
  • Works effectively and efficiently with the YSB and residential leadership teams to monitor customer service, census, and strategic planning and track progress toward achieving residential treatment service goals. Collaborates with the leadership teams to identify future strategic initiatives and implement plans toward sustainable growth. Accurately reports program activities in monthly compliance meetings to address issues relating to standards, customer service, program components, and census management
  • Responsible for hiring, staff development, and performance of all leadership and direct care workers. Ensures development and implementation of all training programs for staff. Develops and promotes a positive residential care culture with all personnel and builds strong teamwork and collaboration. Conducts weekly supervision with the Direct Care Supervisor and *Case Manager. Maintain up to date annual performance evaluations and direct field observations. Ensures supervisors complete annual evaluations and direct field observations for all staff under their supervision. In conjunction with Director of Human Resources, provide guidance and direction to supervisors on staff performance issues and disciplinary action in accordance with YSB policies.
  • Assures that YSB’s mission and programs are consistently presented in a strong, positive image internally and to the community. Possesses excellent verbal and written skills and communicates well with staff and community partners. Communicate effectively with parents, placing agencies, courts and schools. Builds relationships and networks with placing agencies and develops new referral sources. Understands the mental health community needs and identifies potential opportunities for organizational growth. Increase communication with referring agents and community to promote the mission of the agency and to increase awareness and support of the youth in care and the agency.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of the Direct Care Supervisor and Case Manager (*only able to supervise Case Manager if “preferred qualifications” have been attained)
  • Must be certified in First Aid and Community CPR.
  • Safely drive 15 passenger van and other agency vehicles.
  • Serve as an appropriate role model, in physical appearance, social skills, and daily interaction with co-workers and residents.
  • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of training each year.
  • Must pass all required background checks
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Residential Care Worker (Weekend, part-time)

Part-time weekend position available working in a residential setting, position covers Friday 11pm to Saturday 6am, Saturday 6pm to Sunday 6am, and Sunday 4pm to Monday 12am. Will be working with youth ages 10-19. Applicant must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be insurable. Prefer a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other related human service field, but will accept resumes with a high school diploma or GED.

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, and follow specific rules/guidelines. 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. EOE.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour

Caseworker

The Youth Service Bureau of Jay County has a part-time, potentially leading to full-time, position available providing Home-based Casework services in and around the Randolph and Delaware 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, the 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.EOE.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $14.00 to $16.00 /hour

Relief Residential Care Worker

Multiple 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. Prefer a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or other related human service field, will accept resumes with a high school diploma or GED.

Residential Care 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, and follow specific rules/guidelines. Residential Care applicants should expect to be on their feet for the majority of shifts worked attending to the numerous responsibilities of the position. Residential Care applicants must be able to role model appropriate behavior and socially accepted interaction 100% of the time. Residential Care 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.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour

Home-based Therapist

The Youth Service Bureau of Jay County, Inc. has a full-time position available providing Home Based Family Centered Therapy to children, youth, and adults in and around Jay and Blackford County. EOE.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s or Doctorate degree with a current license issued by the Indiana Behavioral

Health and Human Services Licensing Board as one of the following: 1) Social

Worker, 2) Clinical Social Worker, 3) Marriage and Family Therapist, 4) Mental

Health Counselor 5) Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and 6) Mental Health

Counselor Associate.

OR

Master’s degree with a temporary permit issued by the Indiana Behavioral Health and

Human Services Licensing Board as one of the following: 1) Social Worker, 2)

Clinical Social Worker, 3) Marriage and Family Therapist and 4) Mental Health Counselor.

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

  • Knowledge of family of origin/intergenerational issues
  • Knowledge of child abuse/neglect
  • Knowledge of child and adult development
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Belief in helping clients change, to increase the level of functioning, and knowledge of strength-based initiatives to bring about change
  • Belief in the family preservation philosophy
  • Knowledge of motivational interviewing
  • Skillful in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Skillful in the use of evidence-based strategies

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year

Behavioral Specialist
The Youth Service Bureau has a full-time Behavioral Specialist position available working with youth 10-19 in a Residential Treatment Program. Typically, Monday-Friday, 2pm-10pm with irregular work hours and modified workdays on occasion, in addition to being scheduled for holidays as needed. Prefer a Bachelor’s Degree in in Counseling, Social Work, Corrections, Sociology, or related field with thorough knowledge of techniques. Will consider candidates with a high school diploma or equivalent and two years’ experience in social work field. Documented work experience in the Social Services field with thorough knowledge of how to access community resources and implement independent living skills preferred. Responsible to Case Manager. Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and be insurable.

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 build effective rapport with community resources. Applicants must be able to role model appropriate behavior and socially accepted interaction 100% of the time. Applicants must be able to mentor, and develop appropriate and effective rapport with the youth in care, in addition to their family as applicable. EOE

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Provide crisis intervention for staff and residents at the Residential Facility (this would include but is not limited to directing staff with resident discipline issues, verbal de-escalation, talking with residents’ parents on telephone to defuse issues, etc.)
  • Responsible for directing staff and assisting in the handling of emergency situations (this would include but is not limited calling appropriate persons regarding run aways, and assisting residents with health emergencies)
  • Meet with assigned resident on a weekly basis for 2 hours and 25 minutes for Independent Living activities.
  • Maintain all forms and documentation pertinent to all aspects of the Independent Living program. Including Ansel-Casey Skills testing, Kids Traks, progress notes and monthly progress reports
  • Keep Residential Clinical Director, and Case Managers informed of all aspects of Independent Living program
  • Coordinate any needed services for youth including but not limited to, employment, extracurricular activities and education
  • Possess a clear understanding of the Safe Place Program and processes
  • Assist in orientation and direct training of new personnel as applicable

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 to $16.00 /hour

Homemaker

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 Randolph and Delaware 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. EOE.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour

The Youth Service Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer