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.

Position Title: Family Counselor
Open Date: 09/12/2022
Close Date: Until filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-time
  • Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work in a team are critical.
  • Utilize available history, team input and early interaction with family to assess and plan for a course of reunification services.
  • Provide 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.
  • Utilize appropriate evidence-based curriculum following extensive training.
  • Manage all aspects of assigned cases, including extensive case management through gathering information, phone contacts, follow up, and accompanying and supporting clients in various arenas.
  • Develop and maintain 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.
  • Testify in court for assigned cases.
  • Maintain up-to-date case records, statistics and service plans.
Position Title: Parent Educator
Open Date: 09/08/2022
Close Date: Until filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-time and Part-time
  • 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.
Position Title: Family Services Support Staff
Open Date: 08/18/2022
Close Date: Until filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-time, hourly
Requirements: Position requires a Bachelors Degree in human services; practical experience working with children, youth, families or significant related coursework. Working knowledge of casework methods, case management, crisis intervention techniques and excellent organizational and time management skills along with the ability to work independently and in a team are critical. Understanding of the juvenile justice system and BARJ principles is preferred.
  • Supports full-time program staff as they implement services to families. This includes in-home meetings with families, as well as visits and activities that take place in the office or community settings.
  • Assists full-time program staff with the transportation of children, youth, and families to necessary appointments and program activities.
  • Supervises youth during program activities.
  • Documents contact with children, youth, and families in program case files.
  • Participates in program-related training opportunities available internally, as well as outside training in order to build necessary skills relevant to YSB’s family services programs.
  • Attends staff meetings for family services programs.
  • Alerts program supervisors of any concerns that may arise, including a need for possible referrals for specialized services.
  • Meets regularly with the Reunification/JUMP Program Director for supervisory meetings.
Position Title: Residential Child Care Worker
Open Date: 08/17/2022
Close Date: Ongoing
Full-Time / Part-Time: Part-time and Full-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