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Gracehaven – Youth Direct Care Supervisor


Columbus, OH

Job Type


Posted On

June 19, 2024





Location / Chapter

Central Ohio Area

Ministry Site


Ministry Model

Other Ministry Model


Position Summary

JOB TITLE:  Youth Direct Care Supervisor

Supervisor: Director, Residential Services

GOAL: To provide high quality, trauma-informed, direct care to youth living in the Gracehaven group home and to facilitate positive interactions with all individuals related to a youth’s placement.  


  • Responsible for Building Trust
  • Responsible to Establish Safety  
  • Responsible to Love Unconditionally 
  • Responsible to Offer Life-giving Hope
  • Responsible to Empower Youth Direct Care Specialists
  • Embrace and fulfill COYFC spiritual responsibilities


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

Responsible for Building Trust

  • Maintain Trauma-informed environment by staying ODJFS compliant  
  • Establish good rapport with youth through client focused individualized attention
  • Build trust by maintaining a posture of learning from the youth

Responsible to Establish Safety  

  • Observing and documenting client behaviors, ensuring client records and shift notes are up to date and according to standard
  • Uphold all OAC policies and Youth Handbook procedures 
  • Share information about resident care with oncoming shift for continuity of care
  • Ensure a safe and stable environment of trauma-informed care 

Responsible to Love Unconditionally 

  • Love unconditionally by showing Gracehaven youth healthy relational attention and demonstrating to them they are worthy of adults who care for them
  • Participate in and supervise community outings and events for youth
  • Maintain professionalism with custodial agencies, families and county workers

Responsible to Offer Life-Giving Hope

  • Encourage the girls towards their goals
  • Implement Individual Service Plan
  • Attend Staff meetings and trainings as required 

Responsible to Empower Youth Direct Care Specialists

  • Hold bi-weekly one-on-one supervision with full-time staff 
  • Make sure Staff are maintaining a trauma-informed ethos
  • Ensure Staff are keeping policies and ODJFS compliant
  • Interview referrals and establish intake process for residential staff
  • Maintain ongoing trauma informed training hours, in compliance with ODJFS 
  • On-call one week a month, responsible for sending all CIRS that week. 

Spiritual Responsibilities

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ, USA, including Gracehaven, is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage lifelong disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel.

As an employee of Youth for Christ and a minister of the Gospel, COYFC/Gracehaven expects all employees to:

  • Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within Gracehaven.
  • Regularly share the gospel message with students who come into contact with COYFC ministries
  • Regularly pray for and with other group home staff as a part of your ongoing supervision and coaching

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.