More than a beautiful 75 acre campus, and beyond an accredited program or diplomas on office walls, the Youth Opportunity Center is about people helping people. Not just in small ways, but in life changing ways. Since the early 90s, the YOC has provided a safe place for troubled children and families. Now, almost two decades later, hundreds of individuals have been helped by the YOC staff members who dedicate themselves each day to making a difference in a child's life.

How does this happen? At the YOC, everyone brings their talents and gifts to the table, whether it's a winning smile, broad shoulders, strong backbone, helping hands or a heart for kids. We all know and believe in the mission of the YOC. And everyone has personally accepted the challenge to help those who are in crisis situations get back on their feet. A difficult task, but it can be accomplished together. Because if we can help save a child, then why couldn't that child save the family, the neighborhood, the community, the world. Learn more about how we do our work on our Facebook page.

BSW jobs available:
MSW jobs available:
Associate’s level or High School diploma job(s) available:
HOME BASED CASE MANAGER 

Position Summary: 
The Home-Based Case Manager is the first point of contact for all assigned families.  This position is responsible for working collaboratively with the family, the home-based services team and the Child and Family Team (CFT) to develop and implement a treatment/service plan for all assigned families.  The Home-Based Case Manager will coordinate services, assist with conflict management, provide parent education and life skills training, serve as an advocate for families, assist with emergency/crisis situations, and provide general case management over all assigned cases. The Home-Based Case Manager will be responsible for consistent communication with the family and placing agent, and will participate as a member of the CFT.   

Salary range: Competitive salary

Start date: Positions open now

License: Can start with pending temporary license application

Job Description:
  • Case management
  • Skills Development
  • Administrative/Supervisory duties
Travel expectations with job and Work Hours: Travel may be expected within any of the counties in Region 7 of Indiana. Typical work week is Monday-Friday 40 hours.  It is expected that the Home-Based Case Manager will regularly travel to the clients’ homes, attend Child and Family Team meetings, attend court hearings, etc. therefore working hours can be flexible.  The Home-Based Case Manager will have regular contact with youth/families, placing agents, community agencies, etc. by phone, email, and in person. 
  
Candidate Qualifications:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counselling or related area of study. 
  • Experience in home based services preferred. 
HOME BASED THERAPIST 

Position Summary:
The Home Based Counselor provides outpatient mental health services to clients living within the community. The primary responsibilities include providing individual and family counseling, communicating with juveniles and their family court system (as applicable), facilitating treatment team meetings (as applicable), and completing case notes and other documentation in accordance with HIPAA, APA, DCS and COA requirements.  

Salary range: Competitive salary

Start date: Positions open now

License: Can start with pending temporary license application

Job Description:
  • Psychotherapy and Documentation of Treatment
  • Consultation and Collaboration
  • Professionalism
Travel expectations with job and Work Hours: Travel will be expected within any of the counties in Region 7 of Indiana.  Typical work week is Monday-Friday 40 hours.  Position requires additional hours when necessary to complete special projects or meet specific deadlines. 

Candidate Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family, or Human Service related program.   
  • License by the state of Indiana as an LMHC, LMFT or LCSW preferred.  

RESIDENTIAL COUNELOR

Position Summary: 
The Residential Counselor provides mental health services to a caseload of 10-11 clients in YOC’s residential programs.  The primary responsibilities include providing individual, family, and group counselling, communicating with the juvenile and family court system, facilitating treatment team meetings, and completing case notes and other documentation in accordance with HIPAA, APA, DCS and COA requirements. 

Salary Range: This position is full-time, and compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits plan.

Primary Job Expectations:

Psychotherapy and Documentation of Treatment
  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy.
  • Utilize empirically supported treatment practices and demonstrate fidelity of practice.
  • Screen and monitor clients for suicidal ideation, runaway, and self-injurious behaviour and provides follow up recommendations to the treatment team.
  • Document client’s treatment progress by completion of case notes, treatment plans, monthly reports, court reports, discharge planning, and other clinical documentations as needed.
  • Attend and actively participate in Individual and group supervision, clinical case presentations, and other treatment team meetings as needed.
  • Participates in a rotating on-call system for crisis intervention to assess or re-evaluate client status.
Consultation and Collaboration
  • Provide guidance and training to youth support specialist staff to aid in the treatment of clients.
  • Maintains consistent, professional communication with parents, placing agents and other service providers regarding treatment planning, discharge planning, and treatment recommendations.
  • Educate and empower the treatment team about clinical issues, treatment progress, and clinical services.
Professionalism
  • Adhere to the Ethical Standards set forth by the American Psychological Association, American Counselling Association, and National Association of Social Workers.
  • Maintain licensure, certifications, continuing education, and Medicaid credentialing.
  • Demonstrate sound clinical judgement.
  • Comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Follow the organizational policies and compliance procedures.  
  • Maintain a professional demeanour including accountability, reliability, attendance, and dress.

Candidate Qualifications: 

  • A Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family, or Human Service related program.   
  • License by the state of Indiana as an LMHC, LMFT or LCSW preferred. 

Fundamental Qualifications:
Must be able to demonstrate awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic differences of our clients as well as value a nurturing family as the ideal environment; a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems and a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; the ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence by maintaining a helping role and appropriately intervening to meet service goals; the ability to set appropriate limits.

Knowledge and Skills Needed:
  • Good working knowledge of Theoretical and Clinical practices
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to support multiple work assignments simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and formulate a course of action to accomplish goals
  • Adaptable and flexible when working with a variety of people and situations
  • Able to identify problems and resolve them in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Strong computer application skills  (Microsoft Office experience required)
  • Able to prioritize and organize tasks to maximize efficiency


Working Conditions:
Typical work week is Monday-Friday 40 hours.Position requires additional hours when necessary to complete special projects or meet specific deadlines.

Position Summary
The Homemaker/Parent Aid is responsible for working collaboratively with the family, the home-based services team and the Child and Family Team (CFT) to develop and implement a treatment/service plan and safety plan for all assigned families.  This position is responsible for teaching and role modelling skills relating to household management, nutrition, health care, budgeting, resource management, parenting skills, parent/child interactions, child safety, etc.  This position will also help connect the family to community resources.  The Homemaker/Parent Aid will be responsible for consistent communication with the family and placing agent, and will participate as a member of the CFT.  

Salary range: Competitive salary.

Start date: Positions open now

License: No license required

Job Description:
  • Skills Training/Development
  • Administrative duties
Travel expectations with job and Work Hours: Travel will be expected within any of the counties in Region 7 of Indiana. Typical work week is Monday-Friday 40 hours.  It is expected that the Homemaker/Parent Aid will regularly travel to the clients’ homes, attend CFT meetings, attend court hearings, etc. therefore working hours can be flexible.  The Homemaker/ Parent Aid will have regular contact with youth/families, placing agents, community agencies, etc. by phone, email, and in person.    

Candidate Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • Associate’s degree in social work, human development and family studies, family and consumer sciences, or related area of study is preferred.
  • Experience in home based services preferred.