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Youth Direct Care Specialist – Part-Time


Columbus, OH

Job Type


Posted On

June 19, 2024





Location / Chapter

Central Ohio Area

Ministry Site


Ministry Model

Other Ministry Model






Position Summary

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.  

Key Objectives

●      Responsible to build trust with Gracehaven residents

●      Responsible to establish safety for residents according to Gracehaven standards 

●      Responsible to love unconditionally

●      Responsible to offer life-giving hope

●      Responsible to empower survivors

Specific Duties

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


Responsible for Building Trust

●    Maintain Trauma-informed caring environment, 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 

●    Observe and document client behaviors, ensure client records and shift notes are up to date and according to standard

●    Uphold all Ohio Administrative Code policies, and Gracehaven Policies & 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 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

●    Assist with implementation of Individual Service Plan

●    Attend Staff meetings and trainings, as required


Responsible to Empower Survivors

●    Assist in daily life-skills and program goals

●    Make sure rooms are ready for new residents

●    Assist in transportation for events, visits and appointments

●    Distribute medication in compliance with ODJFS standards and educate youth

●    Maintain ongoing trauma informed training hours, in compliance with ODJFS

Spiritual Responsibilities

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA 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 life-long 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 an associate minister of the Gospel, YFC 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 YFC. Regularly pray for the Gracehaven residents.
  • Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps and events.
  • Model empathy, humility and care for all people.
  • Agree with and embrace the YFC Statement of Faith and Standards of Conduct

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.