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

Current Opportunities

Residential Case Manager

Qualifications

Requires at least a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Sociology, Corrections, Social Work, Psychology, Child Development, Guidance and Counseling or other directly related Human Service field. Documented work experience in the Social Services field with thorough knowledge of individual, group and family crisis intervention techniques preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable. Must be at least 21 years old.

Typical Work Schedule

Typically, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, flex time

Essential Functions:

  • Review and receive referrals for placement at Emergency Care/Residential Care
  • Complete and maintain all necessary documentation and paperwork for youth in care, including –  INTAKE: Point of Entry, Intake and Care Plan,CANS: intake, 6 month and discharge on DARMHA database, EON: intake and discharge on EON database,Weekly Progress Notes and Non-billable Contact Notes, Monthly Progress Reports, Weekly Independent Living Progress Notes, Monthly Independent Living Reports, Court reports for placing agencies and parents, Discharge Plan, Any other documentation as directed by immediate supervisor and to meet contract and licensing criteria.
  • Complete CANS certification within 6 weeks of hire via Praed Foundation training website
  • Complete DCS online “Reasonable and Prudent Parent” training within 2 weeks of hire
  •  Send intake packets to placing agencies
  • Maintain case management appointments with youth a minimum of one hour per week
  • Coordinate services for youth in care including being a liaison for courts, parents, friends, school, etc.
  •  Attend court hearings and provide testimony, recommendations, discharge summary and/or concerns to referring courts, placing agency and family
  • Provide crisis intervention and respond in person as needed
  • Assist with direct care as needed
  • Backup for the program manager when off work or unavailable
  • Maintain all forms and documentation pertinent to all aspects of independent living programming. Including Ansel-Casey Skills testing, KidTraks, progress notes and monthly progress reports
  • Coordinate any needed services for youth, including employment, and education
  • Maintain resident’s work schedules in the digital calendar and check on each resident’s work performance weekly at their place of employment
  • Develop public relations to promote the independent living program
  • Consult with placing agency, therapist, and program manager as needed or as directed
  • Maintain resident’s IL binders to keep track of needs that were worked on with each resident
  • Taking residential kids on store runs
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Complete on-calls according to established rotation
  • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of training each year
  • Safely drive 15 passenger van and other agency vehicles
  • Increase communication with referring agents and community to promote the mission of the agencies, and to increase awareness and private/public support of the youth in care and the agency
  • Have current certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Meet with immediate supervisor on a weekly basis to discuss clients and review documentation and therapeutic direction
  • Assist in annual review and revision of client manuals and other necessary documents related to the operation of the YSB
  • Be an appropriate representative 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

Direct Care Worker 2nd shift

Qualifications

Full-time position is available working with families/individuals in Jay. Must be at least 21 years old. Prefer Bachelor Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Corrections, Sociology, or a related field with thorough knowledge of techniques.

Will consider a 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 the work experience requirement. Valid driver’s license.

Typical Work Schedule

Typically, Tuesday – Saturday, 3:00pm – 11:00pm or 4:00pm – 12:00am

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

Job Type

Job Type: Full-time

Salary:$13.00 – $15.00 per hour

Duties Include But Are Not Limited Too:

  • Maintain general supervision of residents and related activities at all times to ensure cohesiveness among all residents
  • Assist in the 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
  • Manage Gold Star Program or recreation schedule as assigned
  •  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

Family Support Specialist

Description

Full-time position is available working with families/individuals in Jay, Blackford, and Randolph County. 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 /GED and 2 years documented experience working with at-risk children and families. Prefer bi-lingual applicants fluent in Spanish.

Applicants must be willing to participate as a member of a team, have strong communication skills, possess skills in crisis intervention, and follow specific rules/guidelines. Applicants should expect to be in the field meeting with families the majority of the time worked. Applicants must be able to role model appropriate behavior and socially accepted interaction 100% of the time. Applicants must be an effective support person, and develop appropriate and effective rapport with families/individuals receiving services. EOE.

Job Type

Job Type: Full-time

Salary:$13.00 – $15.00 per hour

Duties Include But Are Not Limited Too:

  • Responsible to meet weekly with Program Supervisor for supervision and paperwork oversight.
  • Responsible for making initial contact, engaging, and completing assessments with families.
  • Responsible to meet weekly and/or more often with program families
  • Responsible to attend and participate in weekly staff meeting
  • Advocate for families
  • Work with assessment worker at hospitals, WIC sites, Pregnancy Care Center to obtain appropriate information on referrals
  • Work with families on obtaining appropriate immunizations connecting with medical home
  • Stay committed and focused on program goals including: enhancing family functioning, enhancing family support systems, assure appropriate growth and development
  • Assist families in developing goals through the Family Goal Plan (FGP) and review progress. Complete ASQ3, ASQSE, EPDS, NCFAS, HFPI and HOME Inventory as directed by Healthy Families Indiana
  • Responsible to attend and participate in yearly Healthy Families Indiana training as directed by Healthy Families Indiana
  • Complete weekly paperwork
  • Responsible to carry a cellular telephone

Homemaker / Parent Aid

Qualifications

A high School diploma or GED and be at least 21 years of age. Must possess a valid driver’s license, have the ability to use private car to transport self and others, and be insurable.

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work independently
  •  Patience
  •  Nonjudgmental
  •  Emotional maturity
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Belief that change is possible
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exercise sound judgment
  • Belief in family preservation philosophy
  • Knowledge of child abuse and neglect
  • Thorough and empathetic communication skills

Typical Work Schedule

Typically Monday – Friday, Hours and days vary due to variability of schedule with the clients we serve, flexible time as needed.

Job Type

Part-time

Pay: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour

Duties Include But Are Not Limited Too:

  • Complete and maintain all necessary documentation and paperwork for youth and families enrolled in program. Including Intake, Consent for Release of Confidential Information, Progress notes, Monthly Progress reports, Discharge Summaries, etc., as directed by immediate supervisor, or required by service standard.
  • Full Time Staff – Minimum 26 hours of Face-to-Face weekly. Part-Time (hours vary per week) – Minimum 65% Face to Face hours for total hours worked. Maintain appointments with youth and families weekly, with appointments set up one week in advance. Face-to-Face time is direct time meeting with the client to accomplish goals, in person or by telephone. Direct communication with Department of Child Services or Probation officers counts towards Face-to-Face hours if it is client specific and the contact is a minimum of 8 minutes long.
  • Provide 24-hour on-call to clients and families for crisis intervention. Crisis Intervention includes, but is not limited to, crisis assessment, planning and counseling specific to the crisis. Most interventions are expected to be in the home.
  • Coordinate services for youth and family in program. Including being a liaison for courts, schools, referring agency, therapist, and psychologist. Attend court hearings of clients in the programs and provide testimony, recommendations, and discharge summaries.
  • Consult with Circuit Court, Probation, Department of Child Services, on a regular basis and additionally as necessitated.
  • Collaborate and communicate with clients’ therapist, psychologist, and psychiatrist as necessary.
  • Consult with immediate supervisor on a bi-weekly basis to discuss clients and review documentation, and receive therapeutic direction.
  • Meet with Psychological Consultant a minimum of two hours per month.
  • Consult with school personnel to enhance educational concerns, problems, attendance, and behaviors as applicable.
  • Assist in the continued development of the home-based program in designated counties in our service region.
  • Maintain and participate in the completion of necessary outcomes measures to evaluate the home-based program.
  • Participate in periodic bi-weekly Staff Meetings and In-Service Training Programs. Under no circumstances is supervision/consultation to be less than one (1) hour of supervision/consultation per 25 hours of face-to-face direct client services provided, nor occur less than every two (2) weeks.
  • Participate in a minimum of 10 hours of training each year for part-time, 20 hours for full-time. First Aid and CPR is offered at YSB, but not required for this position.
  • Increase communication with referring agents and the community to promote the mission of the agencies, and to increase awareness and private/public support of the youth in the programs and the agency.

Home-based Caseworker

Description

The Youth Service Bureau of Jay County has a part-time, possibly leading to full-time, position available providing Home-based Casework services. 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. EOE.

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

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour

Essential Functions

  • Receive and enter referrals into the database for Home-based Casework Services.
  • Complete and maintain all necessary documentation and paperwork for youth and families enrolled in program. Including Intake, Consent for Release of Confidential Information, Progress notes, Monthly Progress reports, Discharge Summaries, etc., as directed by immediate supervisor, or required by service standard.
  • Full Time Staff – Minimum 26 hours of Face-to-Face in your 40-hour workweek. Part-Time (hours vary per week) – Minimum 65% Face to Face hours for total hours worked. Maintain appointments with youth and families weekly, with appointments set up one week in advance. Face-to-Face time is direct time meeting with the client to accomplish goals, in person or by telephone. Direct communication with Department of Child Services or Probation officers counts towards Face-to-Face hours if it is client specific and the contact is a minimum of 8 minutes long.
  • Provide 24-hour on-call to clients and families for crisis intervention. Crisis Intervention includes, but is not limited to, crisis assessment, planning and counseling specific to the crisis. Most interventions are expected to be in the home.
  • Coordinate services for youth and family in program. Including being a liaison for courts, schools, referring agency, therapist, and psychologist. Attend court hearings of clients in the programs and provide testimony, recommendations, and discharge summaries.
  • Consult with Circuit Court, Probation, Department of Child Services, on a regular basis and additionally as necessitated.
  • Collaborate and communicate with clients’ therapist, psychologist, and psychiatrist as necessary.
  • Consult with immediate supervisor on a bi-weekly basis to discuss clients and review documentation, and receive therapeutic direction.
  • Meet with Psychological Consultant a minimum of two hours per month.
  • Consult with school personnel to enhance educational concerns, problems, attendance, and behaviors as applicable.
  • Assist in the continued development of the home-based program in designated counties in our service region.
  • Maintain and participate in the completion of necessary outcomes measures to evaluate the home-based program.
  • Participate in bi-weekly Staff Meetings and In-Service Training Programs. Under no circumstances is supervision/consultation to be less than one (1) hour of supervision /consultation per 25 hours of face-to-face direct client services provided, nor occur less than every two (2) weeks.
  • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of training each year. (10 hours for part-time)
  • First Aid and CPR is offered at YSB, but not required for this position.
  • Increase communication with referring agents and community to promote the mission of the agencies, and to increase awareness and private/public support of the youth in the programs and the agency.
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Direct Care Worker (Part-Time)

Description

Multiple part-time positions available, potentially leading to full-time work, primarily covering openings on weekend shifts in a residential setting. One or two 8 hour shifts available every weekend or every other weekend. 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.

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

Typical Work Schedule

First Shift: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Second Shift: 3:00pm – 11:00pm or 4:00pm – 12:00 midnight

Third Shift: 12 midnight to 8:00 am

-Regular shifts may occur on an every weekend or every other weekend rotation

 

Job Type

Part-time

Pay: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour

Duties Include But Are Not Limited Too:

  • Maintain general supervision of residents and related activities at all times to ensure cohesiveness within the environment among all residents.
  • Complete preparation of meals and snacks. Third shift personnel complete as much of meal as possible during shift. First and second shift complete and serve meals.
  • 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.
  • Supervise residents and document room check log every 10 minutes throughout the night (third shift is awake staff).
  • Assist residents in coping with out of home placement (i.e. addressing separation issues).
  • Attend at least one monthly staff meeting each month occurring every Wednesday morning at 8:30am.
  • Assist in the implementation of an individualized treatment program per the therapist’s instructions.
  • Maintain accurate documentation with regard to daily log, medication records, bank statements, telephone and contact logs, daily chores inspection, daily assessment forms, incident reports, and all other records, which note each resident’s behavior and attitude while in residence, as applicable.
  • Provide an appropriate variety of discipline as needed for infractions of an immediate nature or as necessitated.
  • Safely drive 15-passenger van and other agency vehicles.
  • Certified 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 10 hours of training each year.
  • Orientation and direct training of new personnel as assigned.
  • Take information on a telephone call from placing agency on potential placements. Relay information to a case manager for approval. Complete intake paperwork on any new placement.

Direct Care Worker (PRN)

Description

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.

Direct 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. Direct Care applicants should expect to be on their feet for the majority of shifts worked attending to the numerous responsibilities of the position. Direct Care applicants must be able to role model appropriate behavior and socially accepted interaction 100% of the time. Direct Care applicants must be able to mentor the youth in care and develop an appropriate and effective rapport with the youth in care. Minimum starting pay of $13 per hour.

Typical Work Schedule

First Shift: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Second Shift: 3:00pm – 11:00pm or 4:00pm – 12:00 midnight

Third Shift: 12 midnight to 8:00 am

-Regular shifts may occur on an every weekend or every other weekend rotation

-Relief Direct Care Workers are scheduled for holidays when needed

-All Relief Direct Care Workers are expected to work at least one 8-hour shift per month.*

*Note: Failure to work at least one 8-hour shift per month or to receive approved accommodation from your direct supervisor will be taken as notice of voluntary termination of employment.

This position reports to Residential Program Manager.

Job Type

Part-time

Pay: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour

Duties Include But Are Not Limited Too:

  • Maintain general supervision of residents and related activities at all times to ensure cohesiveness within the environment among all residents.
  • Complete preparation of meals and snacks. Third shift personnel complete as much of meal as possible during shift. First and second shift complete and serve meals.
  • 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.
  • Supervise residents and document room check log every 10 minutes throughout the night (third shift is awake staff).
  • Assist residents in coping with out of home placement (i.e. addressing separation issues).
  • Attend at least one monthly staff meeting each month occurring every Wednesday morning at 8:30am.
  • Assist in implementation of individualized treatment program per therapist’s instructions.
  • Maintain accurate documentation with regard to daily log, medication records, bank statements, telephone and contact logs, daily chores inspection, daily assessment forms, incident reports, and all other records, which note each resident’s behavior and attitude while in residence, as applicable.
  • Provide appropriate variety of discipline as needed for infractions of an immediate nature or as necessitated.
  • Safely drive 15-passenger van and other agency vehicles.
  • Certified 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 10 hours of training each year.
  • Orientation and direct training of new personnel as assigned.
  • Take information on a telephone call from placing agencies on potential placements. Relay information to a case manager for approval. Complete intake paperwork on any new placement.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Home-based Therapist

Description

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.

Job Type

Job Type: Full-time

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

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

The Youth Service Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer