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YSB is continually accepting applications for part-time Residential Coordinators & Residential Specialists.


The Binkley House Emergency Youth Shelter is continually looking for part-time staff members who would be able to fill in on an as-needed basis, particularly on overnight shifts from 10:00pm to 6:30am.  Ideal people for this opportunity would find it acceptable to not have a regular set of weekly shifts.  Rather, these staff members would be plugged into the schedule based on their availability as submitted ahead of time.  It would also be ideal for these staff members to be available to occasionally fill in on short notice for staff members who become ill.  Contact Executive Director Mark DeLaney at 812-349-5013or mdelaney@co.monroe.in.us for more information.

Residential Specialist Job Description


The role of Residential Specialist is to work with at-risk youth in the Youth Shelter.  The Residential Specialist is responsible for implementation of our Behavior Modification System and supervision of residents (aged 8-17) placed in the Youth Shelter.  Other duties include: transporting residents to/from school or appointments, light cooking, light cleaning, assisting Residential Coordinator with documentation of residents’ behaviors and assisting with crisis intervention when necessary.

Residential Coordinator Job Description

The role of Residential Coordinator is to work with at-risk youth in the Youth Shelter.  The Residential Coordinator is a shift supervisor and supervises residents and other staff members.  Duties include: administrative tasks such as conducting intakes for new residents, documenting necessary information in shift reports, administering medication to residents, communicating with schools and youth service agencies, answering telephones, and other tasks.  The RC also has a good deal of interaction with the residents in the shelter, and is responsible for implementing the shelter program and daily schedule.

Requirements

Must be at least 21 years of age.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Must be able to pass a physical examination, TB test, and drug screen.  High school diploma or G.E.D. is required.  Experience working with troubled/at-risk youth preferred.  A Bachelor’s Degree in the social services field is preferred for a full-time position. Must have or be willing to obtain certification in First Aid and CPR and undergo a criminal background check.

Undergraduate Internships

YSB is continually accepting applications for undergraduate internships.

These internship opportunities are for undergraduate level students in the field of social services, including Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. Must be 21 years of age and willing to take a physical examination. Interns perform a wide variety of tasks and gain a solid understanding of how YSB functions and provides services to youth and families. The majority of the experience will take place in the Youth Shelter, where the primary tasks are supervision of residents, daily documentation of resident behavior, and implementation of the Behavior Modification Program. If you are interested in learning more about the undergraduate internship opportunities available, please contact Mark DeLaney at the contact information below.

Mark DeLaney
Executive Director
Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County
615 South Adams Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47403
(812) 349-5013
mdelaney@co.monroe.in.us

 
Graduate Level Internships

Practicum Placement

  1. Orientation to agency personnel, policies, procedures, and documentation.  (First one to two weeks)
  2. Orientation to counseling services provided and related paperwork completed by the agency observation, shadowing, and processing.  (Next two weeks)
  3. Assignment of one to three Shelter cases sharing responsibility with the site supervisor and completing all required responsibilities reviewed by site supervisor.  (One to three weeks)
  4. Assignment of Shelter cases with sole responsibility for duties but completed under direct observation and input from site supervisor.  (Remaining practicum semester)
  5. Student will receive a minimum of one hour per week supervision with site supervisor.
  6. Attendance at weekly staff meetings and weekly counselor meetings required.

Times are approximate based on comfort level and skill level of students. Participation in on-site training left to the discretion of the student and site supervisor.

Internship Placement

First Semester
 

  1. Orientation to agency personnel, policies, procedures, and documentation.  (First one to two weeks)
  2. Orientation to counseling services provided and related paperwork completed by the agency through observation, shadowing, and processing.  (Next two weeks)
  3. Assignment of one to three Shelter cases sharing responsibility with the site supervisor and completing all required responsibilities reviewed by site supervisor.  (One to three weeks)
  4. Assignment of a Home-Based client sharing responsibility with the site supervisor and completing all required responsibilities reviewed by site supervisor.  (One to three weeks)
  5. Assignment of one to two Shelter cases and one to two home-based cases with sole responsibility but completed under direct observation and feedback from site supervisor. (Remainder of first semester)


Second Semester
 

  1. Carry over of home-based cases from first semester with sole responsibility of duties and occasional observation of sessions and continued feedback from site supervisor.
  2. Increased number of Shelter and home-based caseloads with sole responsibility of duties with occasional observation and continued feedback from site supervisor.
  3. Increased number of home-based sessions occurring outside of the agency (i.e. at school or the family's home)
  4. Participation in observation ad/or co-facilitating group counseling offered by the agency.
  5. Attendance at on-site training will be required as schedule allows.

Throughout the internship placement the intern will receive a minimum of one hour direct supervision per week with site supervisor, and attendance at weekly staff and counselor meetings is mandatory.


Advanced Internship Placement

(Orientation as outlined above will be the same if advanced placement is not a continuance of internship placement at YSB.)
 

  1. Carry over of home-based or Shelter cases from the internship with sole responsibility of duties with occasional observation when needed and continued feedback from site supervisor.
  2. Case conceptualization to be presented at counselor meetings.
  3. Assist in the orientation of the practicum student to facilitate adaptation into agency and provide feedback and recommendations for training curriculum.  (As applicable)
  4. Develop and strengthen more advanced counseling techniques (i.e. play therapy) and share this learning with agency counseling staff at weekly counselor meetings.
  5. Assist in the development and implementation of on-site training for direct care staff.
  6. Student will receive a minimum of one hour direct supervision with site supervisor.
  7. Attendance at weekly staff and counselor meetings is required.
  8. Attendance at on-site and off-site training will be required as schedule allows.

 

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