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: Residential Child Care Worker
Open Date: 5/9/18
Close Date: Until Filled
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
Position Title: Youth Advocate (Residential)
Open Date: 7/12/18
Close Date: Until Filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Part-Time, hourly
Requirements: Job requires at least a Bachelor’s level of education, practical experience working with youth or significant related coursework. Proven track record working successfully with youth and staff at varying levels is necessary.
  • Completes intake and manages immediate crisis components of intake.
  • Assesses youth abilities and needs initially and on an ongoing basis, using assessment information to create goal plan.
  • Maintains case files on all youth.
  • Meets with youth on a daily basis to facilitate reunification or move to another safe, permanent option.
  • Meets with family members and other support people to facilitate reunification or other safe, permanent option. Meetings may occur at the shelter or in family homes.
  • Completes follow up calls with youth exiting, and provides aftercare sessions as assigned.
  • Completes assigned administrative tasks including, but not limited to, data collection, report compilation, filing, etc.
  • 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: Family Services Support Staff
Open Date: 11/29/18
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. This includes becoming trained in evidence-based curriculum, such as ART, and co-facilitating groups as needed.
  • 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.
  • Carries a small caseload of families as needed to support programs experiencing a waiting list, as time allows.
  • Performs other job related responsibilities as requested by the Reunification/JUMP Program Director in so far as they comply with the corporate policy of the Board of Directors.
Position Title: Parent Educator
Open Date: 11/29/18
Close Date: Until Filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Part-Time, hourly (20 hours/week)
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: Program Manager
Open Date: 12/4/18
Close Date: Until Filled
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-Time
Requirements: Job requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a related field
  • Assists the Program Director in administering the program in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations for implementation of group homes, assuring health and safety in every facet of program delivery and professionalism in the delivery of services.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with Department of Human Services (DHS) regulations.
  • Participate in annual DHS licensing visit.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of a variety of regulations related to paperwork in regards to the DHS group home regulations and internal policy manuals.
  • Ensures that all elements of the intake and assessment process are completed
  • Regularly review client files to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and the Program Director’s expectations.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance of time sensitive client services by scheduling, attending, and documenting client physicals, dentals and service plans.
  • Prepares and submits required monthly, quarterly, and annual report to federal, state county and local funding sources and licensing agencies.
  • Maintains statistical logs and records in accordance with DHS and other contractual services.
  • Counsel youth and families and offers support as needed.
  • Maintains interagency linkages and cooperative relationships with referring agencies.
  • Ensure that follow-up and client satisfaction surveys are done consistently and in a timely manner.
  • Participate in required program team meetings.
  • Care for youth; provide three nutritional meals daily; provide access to clean, weather-appropriate clothing; monitor house schedule assign and monitor completion of daily chores and practice jobs; advise youth on personal hygiene; administer medication as prescribed; transport youth to appointments and to/from school as necessary.
  • Meet with the Program Director for supervision.
  • Monitor appropriate medication administration and ensuring all medications are documented and obtained from the pharmacy in a timely manner.
  • Meet with the Program Director for supervision.