Youth Care Worker, Safe Station Youth Shelter, Part Time

Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County

Company Overview:
Industry: Non-profit
Website:" target="_blank">
2222 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46628

Job Description:

Job Description



DEFINITION – Responsible for house management and supervision of at-risk adolescent residents during scheduled shifts.


  • Supervises residents and their daily activities.
  • Facilitates individual and group life skills development, providing daily documentation in files.
  • Screens, assesses, and documents incoming telephone calls.
  • Completes intakes of appropriate residents.
  • Develops, implements, and documents provided services and recreational programming.
  • Contacts social service agencies as appropriate.
  • Enforces rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains appropriate boundaries and acts appropriately in crisis situations.
  • Completes all necessary case notes, statistics, and reports as required.
  • Stays up to date with all training and correlated documentation expectations.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree preferred in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or related field. Experience desired.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Support agency goals and the operational functioning of the YSB programs as a whole; willingness to participate in workshops and other opportunities for professional growth; meet regularly with supervisor, maintain commitment to continual learning and quality performance, carry out job duties according to the time schedule established with supervisor, utilize a strengths based, Trauma Informed Care approach when working with youth, families, staff and members of the community at large.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY: Knowledge of basic sociological, psychological, and child development principles; familiar with child abuse and neglect issues and teen/young adult issues; knowledge of area social service agencies; ability to accurately assess situations and organize and implement care plans, ability to work independently and as part of a team and clearly communicate orally and in written form, ability to deal effectively in a sensitive manner to diverse populations; ability to climb two flights of stairs, lift 40 pounds, stand for 8 hours, and walk the equivalent of three city blocks.

Ideal candidate: Will be an integral member of the shelters daily operations. We are seeking a motivated self-starter who is ambitious, resilient, creative, enjoys multi-tasking and fast-pace work environment, excellent attention to detail, fast-learner, and ardent desire to make an impact.

LICENSE NEEDED: Valid Driver’s License

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Safe-Station Supervisory Staff

HOURS: Part-time/PRN (17-29 hours per week, primarily weekend evenings/overnight), flexible hours required. Must be available to work weekend evenings, overnight and holidays.

SALARY: $13.00 per hour

This position is non-exempt and qualifies under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.

This job description is intended to be a general summary of job content. It should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of job duties or job requirements.

The Youth Service Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.

This job may include exposure to communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $13.00 /hour

Job Requirements:

See job description

Skills/Keywords: youth care, social work
Compensation: $13.00 per hour

To Apply for this position:

Go Back | Send this page to a friend
Total Votes: 7 Avg Vote: 1