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Habitat seeking build teams

Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County is seeking build teams for the upcoming Build.  We will be building on Fridays and Saturdays starting April 5 through mid-June.  This is a great opportunity for businesses to do some team-building while providing a service to a family in need of affordable housing.  Please contact Joe Mills at (765) 349-9003 ed@morgancountyhabitat.org.

Sycamore Services is hiring!

Job information and applications can be found at http://www.sycamoreservices.com/current-open-positions/.

Current Open Positions – Sycamore Services
www.sycamoreservices.com When applying online, Internet Explorer is the optimal browser for our online job application. If you experience any problems using the application, please contact our Human Resource
department at 317-664-7068.

Team Lead

The candidate will assist persons with disabilities in pursuing their personal futures and goals through residential supports and community integration. Assist with the design, implementation and monitoring of support plans to ensure meaningfulness. Act as a mentor and support to ensure successful outcomes for people served through programs. Maintain case records and documentation for persons/locations assigned. Uphold and promote the agency’s mission statement.

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Full Time positions available in Hendricks & Morgan Counties.
Non Standard Hours / Flexible Schedule.

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Direct Support Professionals (DSP) / Community Consultant

Direct Support Professionals assist individuals with disabilities live self-directed lives, realizing dreams and enjoying the daily liberties and human rights others take for granted. DSP’s assist consumers in developing daily living, self-help and social skills through individual-specific supports and community integration opportunities. Responsibilities vary based on the work setting.  Community Consultants provide direct supports and flexible assistance in community and residential settings.

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent competency required.
  • 18 Years of age or older.
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities in the community preferred.
  • Excellent people and communication skills required.
  • Ability to work flexible/non-standard hours.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 35 pounds; upper body leverage strength required.
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
  • Ability to keep accurate documentation.
  • Knowledge of community and community activities preferred.
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Full Time positions available in Hendricks, Marion, Morgan, and Vanderburgh Counties.
Non Standard Hours / Flexible Schedule.

Recreational Therapist

Works in collaboration with other members of the IST, designs and implements a recreational intervention plan which is tailored to each individual and his/her daily activities. Utilizing the APIE standards, the Therapist will consider input from other IST members as well as the individual served, conduct a standardized assessment and develop a therapeutic program targeted towards each individual’s needs and identified goals. The Therapist will provide treatment services and recreation activities for individuals using a variety of techniques in an effort to improve and maintain the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their clients so that they can enjoy greater independence. Techniques can include arts and crafts, sports, games, dance and movement, drama, music, and community outings. The Therapist will document the consumer’s progress during activities. Therapists will uphold and promote the agency’s mission statement.

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Must possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in Therapeutic Recreation or a major in recreation or leisure with an option in Therapeutic Recreation; or Bachelor’s degree or higher in any major with a minimum of five years full-time paid work experience in Therapeutic Recreation services; or Bachelor’s degree or higher in any major with a minimum of one year of full-time paid work experience in Therapeutic Recreation services under the supervision of a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).
  • Have a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
  • Minimum of 1 years experience working with persons with disabilities required.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach others.
  • Knowledgeable in the development of Individual Service Plans. Must demonstrate sound understanding of Community Integration, and the ability to work effectively within human service systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work non-standard/flexible schedule
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 35 pounds; upper body leverage strength required.

Full Time positions available in Hendricks, Marion, Morgan, and Vanderburgh Counties.
Non Standard Hours / Flexible Schedule.

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Van Driver

Transport individuals as assigned, providing assistance as necessary. At all times, ensure the safe operation of the vehicle, including safe boarding and unloading of passengers. Drivers must have the ability to complete daily pre-trip inspection and accurately complete service logs. Good driving record, valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a public passenger chauffeur’s license required.

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Positions available at this time in Morgan and Hendricks Counties.

CFMC announces 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to Jared Poston and Grace Allman for earning the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship! Both Jared and Grace learned their good news in late December at “surprise announcement” gatherings at Monrovia High School (Jared) and the Martinsville Candy Kitchen (Grace). This scholarship pays full tuition and required fees for four years at any accredited public or private four-year college or university in Indiana. In addition, recipients receive a $900 book stipend every year. Read more to learn about the Lilly finalists.

Human Trafficking – What is it, really?

Youth Connections is hosting a community educational workshop on Human Trafficking -Tuesday, January 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn South, 5255 Noggle Way, Indianapolis. 46327 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This free workshop will define Human Trafficking, identify the Risk Factors, Red Flags and indicators that identify a potential victim and trafficker.  Keeping your children safe and internet safety will also be covered.

Youth Connection’s is a 43-year-old nonprofit working with youth ages 7-17 and their family members in Johnson, Morgan and Brown Counties.  Youth Connections links youth, families and communities.

For more information, contact: Dawn LaPlante, Associate Executive Director, Youth Connections 317-738-3273

Youth Connections receives 2018 Indiana Safe Place Award

Youth Connections received the 2018 Indiana Safe Place Program award from Indiana Youth Services Association. Chief Operations Officer, Robin Donaldson presented the award on Friday, December 7 at the IYSA annual meeting.

Donaldson said, “The Indiana Safe Place Program award is presented to the Safe Place agency excelling in quality program implementation in the areas of outreach, youth served, community support and involvement and program evaluation.  The agency selected surpasses the implementation standards of National Safe Place Network, provides consistent quality services to young people and is a respected and well-known program in the service area.”

Youth Connections demonstrated their commitment to the Safe Place program by expanding their service are despite significant loss of funding.  Their tireless efforts to educate their communities about Safe Place has resulted in high community buy-in and support.  Even with challenges in place, this agency met and surpassed the Safe Place outcomes established for the Indiana programs.” Donaldson said.

Youth Connections has been serving youth between ages 7-17 in Johnson, Morgan and Brown Counties since 1976 with their six unique programs.  www.youthconnections.org

Guidelines approval holds accountability for future city purchases

Martinsville, Ind. – The City of Martinsville Board of Works approved purchasing guidelines in Monday night’s Board of Works meeting.

Purchasing guidelines, which were not in place previously, were approved in Monday’s Board of Works meeting to set the standard for future purchases done by the City of Martinsville.

While the City did not have guidelines in place in the past, Mayor Shannon Kohl finds they will be essential in running the City responsibly and transparently moving forward.

“We inherited poor practices and unwritten guidelines, but we’re taking steps in the right direction to improve our City and the way it runs,” she said. “Thanks to our City Attorney and Taft Law, we’re able to ensure all purchases go through the correct channels for approval in the future.”

The purchasing guidelines, titled Resolution No. 18, were a result of a City Report done by City Attorney Anne Cowgur and Taft Law. The findings of the report revealed a lack of good practices for purchases and contracts within the City, which was uncovered last year.

During the summer of 2017, an incident was brought to the attention of the City, showing that purchases had been made by a now-former employee who did not have the authority to sign off on.

“We’ve learned from past matters, and we want to move forward in a strong, positive manner,” Mayor Kohl said. “Putting guidelines in place that weren’t there previously holds accountability for all departments and City personnel to be responsible in how to handle purchases and contracts.”

Resolution No. 18, outlined in the attachment below, will place purchasing responsibilities on the Board of Works and department heads, with approval guidelines varying based on the purchasing or contract dollar amounts.

Guidelines approval resolution 12-3-18

South Central Indiana REMC celebrates employee anniversaries

Congratulations to 5 of SCI REMC’s employees who were honored at the Indiana Electric Cooperatives Annual Meeting.

25 years of service: Stacey Sauer & Judy Barnes

30 years of service: Doug Arthur, Nancy Morgan & Bob Brouse

Thank you for your service to the co-op and the membership!