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The Youth Opportunity Center is a premier outpatient and residential treatment facility located in Muncie, Indiana. YOC provides treatment programs and services to over two-thirds of Indiana counties. Our uniqueness is our ability to service Indiana's most difficult youth with extreme behavioral and emotional challenges. Our multi-discipline team approach, with the client and family at the center, involves clinical, behavioral, and academic strategies to help equip the entire family with the tools necessary to be successful.

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child?

The Youth Opportunity Center provides staff with extensive training to better understand the needs of our youth and families. We provide classroom instruction, shadowing (observation), and videos as part of our core training curriculum. YOC staff have opportunities to provide feedback and ask questions with mentors and training personnel during all facets of the hiring, training and employment process.

YOC's screening process includes extensive background checks, drug screens, and reference checks. YOC staff must demonstrate positive character traits and be positive role models for our kids, during and after work hours.

The YOC accepts staff and interns who exhibit professionalism, flexibility, maturity, a strong work ethic, enthusiasm and a willingness to develop and grow within an organizational culture.  Minority, culturally diverse, and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply as well.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, here are a few opportunities that are currently available:

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Child Care Specialist

We are ALWAYS accepting applications for part-time and/or full-time Child Care Specialists and Detainee Direct Care staff to work directly with at-risk and ID/DD youth in our organization.  Applicants seeking a position should have open availability with multiple shifts including the weekends.  Applicants for a part-time position must be available to work 2nd shift (2:30p-10:30p) OR 3rd shift (10:30p-7:00a) with some weekend availability. Child Care Specialist must have a high school diploma or GED; be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid driver's license. Experience in criminal justice, psychology, social work, childcare, education and any human services related field preferred. Part-time positions without a college degree start at $9.50/hr


Mental Health Counselors:  (1) Crisis & Support and (1) Secure Unit

  • Successful candidates will hold a Master’s degree in counseling, clinical psychology, or social work. Individuals holding a valid State of Indiana LMHC, LMFT, or LCSW preferred.
  • Experience in counseling adolescents and families a must.
  • Responsibilities include facilitation of residents’ treatment plan, case management, and individual, family & group counseling. In addition, the counselor will assist in program development, implementation, and crisis management.

 Development Coordinator

PC Technician

System Analyst

  • $11-$15/hour plus benefits

Skill Builder:  full-time  12p-8p  $11.75/hour


Maintenance Assistant

Transportation Drivers:  full & part-time



Applicants for ANY POSITION must be 21 years of age or older; pass a pre-employment drug-screen and a complete criminal history background check, which includes information from the FBI, Department of Child Services (DCS), Child Protective Services (CPS), and the National Sex Offender registry.

Once hired, you must attend and pass ALL Core training sessions, which are PAID,  that will take place over a  (2) two-week period on Monday-Friday from 8:00A-5:00P.