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Madison County Youth Center
Employment Opportunity Information

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3420 Mounds Road, Anderson, IN 46017
765 646-9268



The Madison County Youth Center (MCYC) is a public social service agency dedicated to supporting youth who, for a variety of reasons, have been referred for services through the Madison County Circuit Court, Division 2.  It is the responsibility of MCYC staff to help empower these children to become confident, productive members of their families and our community.  To accomplish this, we work to assist the youth in our care to develop functional behaviors to replace destructive ones.  We strive to nurture the individual strengths of each child.


The Madison County Youth Center (MCYC) will ensure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law, be excluded from participating in or be denied the benefit of the services of the MCYC, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the MCYC or its subcontractors receive, directly or indirectly, state or federal funds.
In accordance with IC 22-9; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12134; and all other non-discrimination laws and regulations of the United States and the State of Indiana.


Job Requirements for All Positions

  • Must be 21-years of age
  • All prospective employees are required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • All prospective employees are required to pass a drug screen prior to employment and are subject to monthly random drug screens throughout the term of employment.
  • A criminal history check will be conducted on all prospective employees.  This includes a local, state, national, and BMV and DCS (Department of Child Services) check.  In addition, all non-secure childcare employees will be fingerprinted and an FBI check will be completed.
  • All prospective employees must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Upon hire, all employees are required to have a physical exam at the employee’s expense.
  • Staff is required to maintain a minimum number of training hours per year.
  • Staff is required to obtain and maintain certification in Handle with Care (physical restraint training), First Aid, CPR and Universal Precautions.

Secure Childcare
Secure childcare staff work in MCYC’s 32-bed co-ed juvenile detention facility designed for youth either found to be, or alleged to be, juvenile offenders.  The juveniles are sight and sound monitored at all times.  The youth in secure detention are provided opportunities to develop academic and social skills.  Staff supervise the daily activities of the residents, implement a behavior management program, and serve as positive role models for youth.

Security staff monitor the entire campus to ensure the safety and security of residents, staff, and the public.  Security staff interact with other MCYC staff, residents, and the public to assist with crisis intervention, as well as general campus needs.

Day Reporting
Day Reporting provides weekday supervision, educational planning and instruction, life skills development, community service opportunities and cognitive behavioral programming to delinquent children as an alternative to Secure Detention.

Food Service
Food service employees have only minimal contact with residents.  Food service staffs prepare meals for all campus residents and ensure that the kitchen environment meets acceptable standards of food safety and sanitation.


Send applications for therapist positions to:

Madison County Youth Center
Attn:  Robin Emmons
3420 Mounds Road
Anderson, IN 46017-1873

Or Email to: remmons@madisoncounty.in.gov

All others should be sent to:

Madison County Youth Center
Attn:  Amber Phillips
3420 Mounds Road
Anderson, IN 46017-1873

Or Email to: aphillips@madisoncounty.in.gov


Currently Accepting Applications for:

Part-time Youth Care Specialist for secure detention, security and day reporting facilities. Applicant must be able to work varied shifts - evening, overnight and
weekend shifts available.  Starting pay $9.50 per hour.


Madison County Youth Center is currently seeking a Mental Health Therapist to work in our Day Reporting Program.  Interested candidates must have a Master’s Level Degree in social work, psychology, mental health counseling, or related field.  Licensure is not a requirement for this position, but preferred.  Candidate must be license eligible.  Interested candidates also must have sound knowledge of addiction in youth, knowledge of family systems, and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.  The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience providing mental health treatment and working with the at-risk youth population.

Duties include:  provide therapeutic services for at-risk youth and families including, but not limited to; assessment, individual, family and group therapy, crisis intervention, and treatment planning, conduct substance abuse groups with youth following the Seven Challenges Model, attend court hearings with youth served as necessary, work with multi-disciplinary team, complete weekly case notes and monthly court reports, provide on-call duties on a rotation schedule with other therapists, and attend individual supervision and team meetings.

The Day Reporting position is a day position with flexible hours, which requires some flexibility to work some evenings. The Secure Detention Unit position is a mid – second shift position with some flexibility.  MCYC offers a competitive salary, health insurance options, PERF plan, and other benefits.

Conditions of Employment include:

  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License
  • Agree to criminal background checks
  • Must consent to and pass new employee urinalysis test
  • Individuals in recovery from substance abuse must have at least 3 years abstinence from alcohol and drug problems

Please send resumes to:

Madison County Youth Center
Attn:  Robin Emmons
3420 Mounds Road
Anderson, IN 46017-1873

Or Email to:

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