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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

Direct Care Worker, part-time 2nd shift

Qualifications

Part-time position available, potentially leading to full-time work, primarily covering openings on second shift in a residential setting. 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.

Work Schedule

Rotating shifts; Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday 1pm

to 9pm one week. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday
1pm to 9pm the next week. Open to candidates interested in working part
of this schedule as well.positions require irregular work hours and modified workdays on occasion, in addition to being scheduled for holidays as needed.

Job Type

Job Type: Part-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
  • 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 10 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

Front Desk Receptionist

Description

Typically, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 27 to 30 hours per week, ability to flex time as needed and coverage is available.

QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer two years documented experience in secretarial and bookkeeping work but will consider a trained applicant without experience. Must know how to operate calculator, typewriter, copy machine, computer, and fax machine. Must be at least 21 years old, possess a valid driver’s license, and be insurable. Reports to Business Manager

Job Type

Job Type: Part-time

Salary:$10.00 – $13.00 per hour

Duties Include But Are Not Limited Too:

  •  
·    Must work well with co-workers and be respectful of all clients and their families
·         Must intervene to meet the need of client’s serviced, when appropriate
·         Must be sensitive to the cultural differences of client’s served
·         Maintain proper perspective on client relationships
·         Duties include greeting visitors, answering telephone, recording and disbursing messages.
Job Knowledge, Duties and Accuracy
·         Knowledgeable of all emergency procedures and Emergency Preparedness Plan
·         Manage
·         Manage accounts receivable and payable; filing, stamping, mailing, and providing to financial officer
·         Print letterhead envelopes
·         Responsible for receiving and distributing staff and client mail
·         Retrieve and distribute emails
·         Typing and copying as required for correspondence, manuals, and reports
·         Inventory office supplies, prepare documentation and purchase office supplies
·         File for staff as requested and as necessitated.
·         Assist in documentation and records related to Children In The Middle courses and other applicable programs as offered.
·         Open and close office
·         Manage and implement postage updates
·         Manage and balance Petty Cash, Cash Drawer & Kids Bank
·         Prepare communication inserts/calendars
·         Update, create, print, and put together promotional folders
·         Update, create, and print brochures
·         Familiarize self with files, agency programs, etc.
·         Record all donations and prepare applicable paperwork, maintain receipts for donations, and provide information to CEO
·         Create Medicaid packets and file each client file
·         Create blank intake packets for Home-Based Services
·         Complete new personnel files, audit personnel files for missing documents, and maintain the documentation of used leave time by staff

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 one of the following:

  • a)Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree from an accredited university.
  • b)High School Degree, GED, or Associate Degree (1)If the Direct Worker possesses an Associate Degree, High School Diploma, or GED, they must also have:(2)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.
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Direct Care Worker (PRN)

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, weekly hours available every Sunday from 5am to 1pm.

 

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.
  • 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.

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