Are you interested in making a difference with children and families?  At YSB, our staff work hard to make kids matter every day! Take a look at our current opportunities! Interested applicants can submit a resume and application to humanresources@ccysb.com.

Open Positions:

Position Title: Parent Educator
Open Date: 07/08/2019
Close Date: Until Filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-time, hourly
Requirements: Position requires a Bachelors Degree in related field or substantial related work experience; training and working knowledge of children and families, extensive education in parent education methods, casework methods, crisis intervention techniques, excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Provides parents with a comprehensive, individualized in-home program of instruction relevant to effective parenting including: infant stimulation relevant to development, nurturing, child development, communication, discipline, safety, nutrition, anger management, and self-esteem as well as the development of skills relevant to time, money and household management.
  • Organizes and carries out parent education and support groups throughout the service area.
  • Provides on-going case management services to families on their caseload.
  • Identifies parents and/or children in need of specialized services and makes referrals to appropriate community agencies.
  • Maintains comprehensive case records, summaries and statistics related to families served.
  • Provides court testimony related to client services as requested by Centre County Children & Youth Services.
  • Maintains interagency linkages and cooperative relationships among collateral agencies through collaborative community projects and attendance at interagency meetings.
  • Participates in staff meetings, supervisory sessions, and agency staff meetings as well as ongoing training and personal skill development.
Position Title: Mobile Outreach Counselor
Open Date: 07/08/2019
Close Date: Until Filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Part-time, hourly
Requirements: Position requires two years of experience working with children, youth, and families, the ability to work effectively with groups of children, youth, and families, and the ability to work independently.
Description: This is a part-time position working throughout Centre County. The Mobile Outreach Counselor is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive program of youth development services to children, youth and families.

Some responsibilities include:

        • Assisting with developing, implementing, and maintaining street-based programming for sexual abuse education and prevention; drug and alcohol abuse education, prevention, and intervention; interpersonal skill development, literacy improvement, recreation, community volunteering opportunities, and other youth development activities.
        • Providing direct street outreach services including educational and prevention groups and adventure-based activities for children, youth, and families.
        • Providing community education concerning program services through the distribution of public relations materials and presentation to educators, youth groups, and community groups.
Position Title: Family Counselor
Open Date: 02/04/2019
Close Date: Until Filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-time, hourly
Requirements: Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in related field.   Excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work in a team are critical.
      • Utilizing available history, team input and early interaction with family, assesses and plans for a course of reunification services.
      • Provides intensive in-home services to further the goals of the reunification plan. Services typically include: individual and family sessions, sessions with caregivers and / or extended family, supervising visits, and engaging with families in day-to-day activities to teach and model.
      • Increase safety for children through observation and intervention in the home and community, drug testing as indicated, and role modeling.
      • Utilizes appropriate evidence-based curriculum following extensive training.
      • Manages all aspects of assigned cases including extensive case management through gathering information, phone contacts, follow up, and accompanying and supporting clients in various arenas.
      • Develops and maintains ongoing professional relationships within the community related to children, youth, and families including, but not limited to, County CYS and JPO staff, school personnel, treatment providers.
      • Testifies in court for assigned cases.
      • Maintains up-to-date case records, statistics and service plans.
      • Seeks out and utilizes consultation to increase professional skill level and translates that skill into day-to-day family work.
      • Participates in all staff meetings and all in-service training sessions or training deemed appropriate and necessary for proper or increased job performance.
Position Title: Residential Youth Advocate
Open Date: 02/07/2019
Close Date: Until Filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-time, hourly AND Part-time, hourly
Requirements: Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in related field.   Excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work in a team are critical.
  • Assists in interview process and decision making for youth coming into the RHY apartments.  Interview process may require  travel.
  • Assesses youth abilities and needs initially and on an ongoing basis, using assessment information to create goal plan.
  • Maintains case files on all youth living in RHY apartments.
  • Meets with youth for formal weekly review of goal plan, providing assistance to meet goals.  Assistance takes many forms including, but not limited to, providing resources, providing instruction, accompanying youth to learn to negotiate resources, referral to other service providers, shopping, and budgeting.
  • Provides assistance with soft life skills which may or may not appear on the goal plan.  Examples include solving roommate conflicts or negotiating dating relationships.
  • Checks in on all apartments, without notice, on at least a weekly basis.  Checks occur at varied times of day and evening and must include at least two overnight checks per month.  Checks are to ensure safety and compliance with residential agreement.
  • Actively participate in weekly staff meetings and required trainings, including agency staff meetings and any assigned readings.
  • Attend and maintain all required certifications such as: First Aid/ CPR, Safety Crisis Management (SCM), Medication Administration, as well as other trainings requested by Program Director.
  • Maintains professional interagency link ages at the local, county, state, and federal levels; coordinates services with referral and aftercare agencies.
Position Title: Residential Child Care Worker
Open Date: 02/07/2019
Close Date: Ongoing
Full-Time / Part-Time: Part-time, hourly
Requirements: The position requires you to be at least 21 years of age and have at least a high school diploma and practical experience with youth, or significant related coursework.
  • Care for and supervise youth, ensure safety, mediate conflicts, provide meals, administer medication as needed, and transport youth to appointments and/or school as necessary
  • Provide assistance to program residents to improve or enhance skills in areas such as anger management, problem solving, decision-making, time management, strengthening peer relations, increasing employ ability, and goal setting and achievement
  • Assisting in individual, family, or group counseling
  • Participating in recreational activities