Youth Opportunity Center
  • - CSEC
  • New Castle, IN, USA
  • 42k - 52k
  • Salary
  • Full Time
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TRU Harbor Counselor (CSEC) 

FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt 
Department: Clinical Services

Location: New Castle, IN

More than a beautiful 75 acre campus, and beyond an accredited program or diplomas on office walls, the YOC is about people helping people. Not just in small ways, but in life changing ways. Since the early 90s, the YOC has provided a safe place for troubled children and families. Now, almost two decades later, hundreds of individuals have been helped by the over 450 YOC staff members who dedicate themselves each day to making a difference in a child's life. How does this happen? At the YOC, everyone brings their talents and gifts to the table, whether it's a winning smile, broad shoulders, strong backbone, helping hands or a heart for kids. We all know and believe in the mission of the YOC. And everyone has personally accepted the challenge to help those who are in crisis situations get back on their feet. A difficult task, but it can be accomplished together. Because if we can help save a child, then why couldn't that child save the family, the neighborhood, the community, the world.

The Mental Health Counselor (CSEC) provides mental health services to a caseload of approximately 10 clients. Clients will be adolescent female survivors of human trafficking (ages 11-17), also known as commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) population. The primary responsibilities include providing individual, family, and group counselling, developing and implementing the treatment plan, collaborating with the treatment team, , providing crisis consultation (as needed) and completing documentation in accordance with HIPAA, APA, DCS and COA requirements.


Psychotherapy and Documentation of Treatment

  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy.
  • Utilize and demonstrate fidelity of empirically supported treatment practices.
  • Screen and monitor clients for suicidal ideation, runaway, and self-injurious behaviour and provide follow-up recommendations to the treatment team.
  • Document treatment progress by completion of case notes, quarterly treatment plans, monthly progress reports, court summaries, discharge planning, and other clinical documentation as needed.
  • Participate in the intake process by completing admission documents (i.e. CPA and objective measures).
  • Attend and actively participate in individual and group supervision, which will include clinical case presentations and other clinical meetings as needed.
  • Participate in a rotating on-call system for crisis intervention to assess or re-evaluate client status.

Consultation and Collaboration

  • Provide guidance and training to Youth Support Specialists to aid in the treatment and behavior management of clients.
  • Attend weekly staffing meetings to review safety plans and treatment concerns.
  • Maintain consistent, professional communication with guardians, placing agents and other service providers regarding treatment planning, discharge planning, and treatment recommendations.
  • Educate and empower the treatment team about clinical issues, treatment progress, and clinical services.
  • Work with external agencies to link clients with extracurricular activities and aftercare services.


  • Adhere to the Ethical Standards set forth by the American Psychological Association, American Counselling Association, and National Association of Social Workers.
  • Maintain licensure, certifications, continuing education, and Medicaid credentialing. 
  • Demonstrate sound clinical judgement.
  • Comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Follow the organizational policies and compliance procedures. 
  • Maintain a professional demeanour including accountability, reliability, attendance, and dress.

A Master's degree in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy. Must also be licensed or in pursuit of license by the state of Indiana as an LMHC, LMFT or LCSW. Experience working with youth who have endured complex trauma is preferred.

Must be able to demonstrate awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic differences of our clients as well as value a nurturing family as the ideal environment; a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems and a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; the ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence by maintaining a helping role and appropriately intervening to meet service goals; the ability to set appropriate limits.


  • Good working knowledge of theoretical and clinical practices
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to support multiple work assignments simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and formulate a course of action to accomplish goals
  • Adaptable and flexible when working with a variety of people and situations
  • Able to identify problems and resolve them in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Strong computer application skills (Microsoft Office experience required)
  • Able to prioritize and organize tasks to maximize efficiency

Typical work week is Monday-Friday 40 hours. Position requires additional hours when necessary to complete special projects or meet specific deadlines, as well as participate on an on-call rotation. Courtesy and professionalism are expected at all times.

This position is full-time, and compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits plan.

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