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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.

DIRECT CARE WORKER (2ND SHIFT)

Work Schedule:

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

Summer Hours: 4:00pm – 12:00 am

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. 

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • 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
  • 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

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 – $15.00 per hour

RESIDENTIAL & EMERGENCY SHELTER CARE CASE MANAGER

Schedule: Typically, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, may need to flex time in order to meet with residents when they are available

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.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • 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
  • Maintain appointments with youth a minimum of 3 hours per week
  • 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

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $19.00 per hour

Direct Care Worker (Part-Time)

Job 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 appropriate and effective rapport with the youth in care. Minimum starting pay of $13 per hour.

Work Schedule: Typically,

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.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT 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 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. (Failure to attend a staff meeting at least ten months out of the year or not attending two months in a row results in voluntary termination of employment unless arrangements have been made with immediate supervisor.)
  • 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 telephone call from placing agency on potential placements. Relay information to case manager for approval. Complete intake paper work on any new placement.
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Please submit the application found at http://www.ysbjc.com/careers.html in addition to your resume. EOE.

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

The Youth Service Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer