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Careers with the Youth Service Bureau

Looking to start a career with the Youth Service Bureau? Below you will find our current job postings. You can apply by completing our online application, or download, print, and email a completed application along with a copy of your resume to heidi.bouse@ysbjc.com. You may also deliver your application to our office at 603 West Arch Street, Portland, Indiana 47371.

Current Opportunities

KEEPING AT-RISK STUDENTS IN SCHOOL (KARSS)/SAFE PLACE COORDINATOR

Qualifications

Prefer a bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or related human service field. Will accept candidates with a high school diploma or equivalent and youth work experience. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

Typical Schedule

 Typically Monday – Friday, flexible times typically between 8am-4pm (may require some irregular hours)

Job Type

*Prefer applicants that live in or near Jay County because of the response time required for Safe Place calls

Pay:  $15.00 to $18.00 per hour

Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Receive and review referrals for entrance into the KARSS Program
  • Complete and maintain all necessary documentation and paperwork for youth and families enrolled in KARSS Program. Including Intake, Discharge, Follow-up, Plan for Service, Consent for Release of Confidential Information, Transportation consents, Quarterly Reports, Evaluations, etc., as directed by immediate supervisor, and meeting accreditation criteria.
  • Maintain appointments with youth daily or as often as schedule will permit. Meet with the family as needed, but at least monthly, with appointments set up one week in advance. 
  • Organize, schedule, transport to and from, and assist youth with community service activity. Introduce youth to and help them to connect with positive members of the community.
  • Provide youth with academic assistance through tutoring and helping them with homework, as needed, to insure improved academic success.
  • Coordinate services for youth and family in program including being a liaison for courts, probation, and schools. Attend expulsion hearings and/or court hearings of the youth to provide testimony, recommendations, and participation summaries as requested.
  • Consult with the school of record, on a regular basis and additionally as necessitated.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Consult with immediate supervisor monthly or more often as needed to discuss clients and review documentation.
  • Maintain and participate in the completion of necessary statistics to evaluate the KARSS Program.
  • Provide follow-up services to youth in order to insure a successful transition back into the traditional classroom setting.
  • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of training each year.
  • The KARSS Coordinator will maintain certification in First Aid and Community CPR.
  • 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 programming and the agency.
  • Enter KARSS data into the IYSA database daily and provide all required reports to IYSA in a timely manner
  • Enter all data related to the four core roles into the IYSA database at least monthly
  • Responsible for all Safe Place Program activities, including data entry, presentations, and responding to Safe Place calls.
  • Responsible for maintaining and recruiting safe place sites throughout the county
  • Educate community about Safe Place through presentations and outreach
  • Attend quarterly meetings for Safe Place throughout the year
  • Present Safe Place trainings to proposed/interested sites
  • Conduct Safe Place presentations in schools to students
  • Be available 24/7 for safe place calls or insure a back-up person is in place

Outpatient Counselor

Qualifications

Master’s degree in social work, psychology,
marriage and family therapy, or related human service field, with a
preferred 2 years of related clinical experience or a 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.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to use a
private car to transport self be insurable, and have the flexibility to
maintain a varying work schedule.

In addition, employees must 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
  • Knowledge of motivational interviewing
  • Skillful in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Skillful in the use of evidence-based strategies

Typical Work Schedule

Typically, 40 hours Monday – Friday, Hours and
days vary due to variability of schedule with the clients we serve,
flexible time as needed.

Job Type

$37,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Flexible schedule, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, Parental leave, Professional development assistance, Retirement plan, Vision insurance

Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Be respectful of all clients and their families
  • Must work well with co-workers
  • Must intervene to meet the need of client’s serviced, when appropriate
  • Must be sensitive to the cultural differences of client’s served
  • Develop working relationships, showing sensitivity and acceptance of clients/staff
  • Maintain proper perspective on client relationships
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Provide individual/family/group counseling as required/applicable
  • Demonstrate appropriate social skills with all clients, colleagues,
    and referral agencies including but not limited to ability to establish
    and maintain a positive rapport; establish appropriate boundary
    setting; demonstrate respectful, professional, and appropriate
    communication skills
  • Trouble shoot any problem areas in program implementation
  • Be able to form a diagnostic impression per the DSM 5
  • Knowledgeable of Medicaid documentation guidelines
  • Knowledge of Counseling Theories and techniques
  • Awareness of insurance billing guidelines
  • Understand structure and function of the team
  • Knowledgeable of background, dynamics and direction of treatment for clients
  • Understands the importance of and uses for group to aid individual clients
  • Complete and maintain all necessary documentation and paperwork.
    Including Intake, Treatment Plan, Consent for Release of Confidential
    Information, Progress notes, Discharge Summaries, etc., as directed by
    immediate supervisor
  • Progress notes contain an appropriate amount of accurate, factual, and measurable information
  • Maintain and assure quality standards, time lines and evaluations,
    providing outcome measures (if applicable), completing statistics to
    meet licensing and agency policies
  • Communicate as needed with referral sources, and coordinate
    services with other providers/agencies to assure open communication
    between agencies occurs to affirm that appropriate interventions with
    families/individuals are occurring
  • Receive and enter referrals into the database for Outpatient Counseling
  • Help clients and their families gain skills and confidence to meet their goals

RESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATOR/ OUTPATIENT COUNSELOR

Qualifications

Must possess a master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a related human service area of study from an accredited school. In addition, applicants must have 4 years of supervisory and administrative experience in a child welfare agency or therapeutic setting that serves children OR 1 year of supervisory experience in a supervisory capacity and a current license issued by the behavioral health and human services licensing board as a clinical social worker, a marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, a social worker with a master’s degree or a related field as determined by Department of Child Services licensing. Must be at least 25 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and be insurable.

Typical 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.

Job Type

Job Type: Full-time

Salary:$40,000 – $55,000 per year

Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:


  •  At least half of time spent providing Outpatient Counseling (See duties outlined above)
  • Responsible for overall development, implementation, and supervision of the residential and emergency shelter care treatment programs
  • Provides daily leadership to Program Director and Case Manager, along with weekly supervision.
  • 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
  • Conduct Monthly PIQA and Compliance Reports
  • Attend, present, and participate in monthly compliance committee meetings
  • 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.
  • Make contact with referrals family within two business days of placement

  •  Complete and maintain all necessary paperwork for youth in care including clinical/diagnostic/evaluation/assessment, weekly progress notes, and treatment plans.

  •  Complete all Medicaid reimbursable paperwork five (5) business days before due date
  •   Conduct individual sessions each week with all clients in Residential Care 
  • Conduct group sessions each week with all clients in Residential Care
  •  Conduct family sessions with all families willing to participate in sessions
  •  Provide crisis intervention by phone or in person, as needed
  • 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.
  •  Conduct trainings for all Residential and Emergency Shelter Care employees on specific topics mandated by licensing through the State of Indiana.

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

Full-time

Pay: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour

Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • 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 one of the following:

  • a)Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree from an accredited university.
  • b)High School Degree, GED, or Associate Degree and have at least 4 years full time employment experience providing direct casework services to children & families that includes providing services to families that need assistance in the protection and care of their children

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.
  •  

Direct Care Worker (part-time)

Description

Part-time fill in positions available covering openings on various shifts as needed, and as applicant is available. 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.

Work Schedule

Possible 12 hour, 8 hour, and 6 hour shifts. If interested, regular weekly hours available.

 

Job Type

Part-time

Pay: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour

Duties Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • 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 15 minutes throughout the night (third shift is awake staff).
  • Attend at least one monthly staff meeting each month.
  • Maintain accurate documentation with regard to daily activities
  • 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.

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