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Gracehaven Direct Care Intern – Undergraduate


Columbus, OH

Job Type


Posted On

April 20, 2024





Location / Chapter

Central Ohio Area

Ministry Site


Ministry Model

Other Ministry Model


Position Summary

 JOB TITLE: Gracehaven Direct Care Intern                                               


Supervisor: Director of Community Engagement and Training


GOAL:  To provide excellent trauma-informed care directly to girls who are placed at Gracehaven group home.



  • Responsible to provide Trauma-Informed, strength-based care
  • Responsible to provide a safe and stable environment
  • Responsible to communicate and maintain good working relationships with the youth, co-workers
  • Responsible to implement and enforce Gracehaven rules, policies and procedures
  • Responsible to meet ODJFS requirements, HIPAA, and CARF Requirements
  • Responsible to be a good team-player
  • Responsible to stay awake during entire shift and also perform QA/QI tasks as assigned
  • Responsible to actively embrace spiritual responsibilities  



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


Supervision Requirements

  • Collaboratively develop a learning agreement with student intern, field liaison and field instructor
  • Attend supervision weekly and maintain documentation
  • Submit all required paperwork and timesheets in a timely manner

Direct Care Responsibilities 

  • Complete Youth Direct Care Specialist training
  • Also be under supervision of Youth Direct Care Supervisor for Youth Direct Care Specialist specific role/duties
  • Be a team player
  • Be the safe adult in charge


Community Engagement and Training

  • Observe and eventually assist with Gracehaven presentations and community events
  • Attend Gracehaven fundraising events
  • Present with professionalism in the community

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • 21 Years of Age
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Agreement with the Central Ohio Youth for Christ and Gracehaven Standards of Conduct and Statement of Faith

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.