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Older Youth Consultant

Date Posted:  Jan 18, 2023
Requisition ID:  418059

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Department of Child Services:
Join a team that engages with families and children to improve lives in meaningful and significant ways. DCS engages authentically with children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers family preservation and prevention services, foster care, and child support throughout the State of Indiana. You will relentlessly pursue permanency for children and families through reunification, guardianship, adoption or support youth in making a successful transition to adulthood. While this job is difficult and may have long and sometimes unconventional hours, this is more than a job—it is a calling to improve your community and neighbors. Will you join us in supporting our Mission, Vision, and Values?

Mission: The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.
Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.
Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:
•    Respect for all
•    Racial justice
•    Diversity and inclusion
•    A culture of safety
•    A commitment to continuous improvement


This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $31,668. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.
Role Overview:

You will be responsible for conducting the statewide credit reporting process and assisting with the National Youth in Transition Outcome Survey. You will work independently monitoring the credit reporting process, Older Youth Initiatives Mailbox, and assisting with the NYTD outcome surveys. The selected candidate will submit monthly batch request to each CRA and receive reports electronically for each youth beginning at the age of 14 and each year thereafter until case closure or the youth has obtained 18 years of age. The incumbent will assist in conducting NYTD outcome surveys for in-care, following up on NYTD survey completion and incentives.

A Day in the Life:

  • Conduct Batch reporting and monitor the statewide Credit Reporting process.
  • Following up with staff and the credit reporting agencies to address discrepancies in reports.  
  • Assist with the NYTD outcomes survey statewide outcomes reporting by ensuring youth complete the NYTD outcomes survey. 
  • Monitor and respond to emails directly sent to the OYI mailbox and Credit Reporting mailbox timely.
  • Provide technical assistance to family case managers and contracted OYS providers related to youth eligibility for services as requested.
  • Complete Foster Youth Verification Forms.
  • Assist in the organization and coordination of statewide OYI training. 
  • Disseminate information related to OY policy, programs, and activities through the Chafee OY News Bulletin monthly or every other month to all MAGIK users, contracted service providers, placement facilities, CASAs, foster parents, and others working with foster youth eligible for Chafee services.
  • Assist Older Youth Initiatives Manager and Independent Living Specialist with the daily functions of the OYI programs and Initiatives. 
  • Assist with program and data tracking. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Basic knowledge of office administration functions. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to pay attention to details and prioritize work. 
  • Ability to establish cooperative work relationships. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.​ 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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