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Listed below are the current positions that are available. Click on any of them to display the job description, and a link to an application to download and fill out.

Childcare Worker | Posted: February 4, 2020, 10:28 am

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Childcare Worker Qualifications:

(1) The staff member responsible for the daily direct care and supervision of the children shall be at least 21 years of age and shall have at least a high school diploma or equivalency diploma, 465 IAC 2-10-50, 2-12-50).

The staff person shall be of adult maturity with a flexible, tolerant and cooperative personality. The Child Care Worker shall have a capacity to be warm and affectionate with the children and also an ability to set limits and maintain a parental role.

(2) The Child Care Worker shall provide service to the children as both a teacher and a child care staff. As a teacher the staff person shall be equipped by education, training, skill and experience to provide for the child’s proper training and development.

(3) Current training in first aid procedures, particularly control of bleeding, treatment of shock, artificial respiration, poisoning, choking and seizures, prior to giving care.

(4) Staff person must meet all health and background requirements as promulgated by the Indiana Department of Child Services.

(5) Staff person must participate in staff training. Full-time staff must obtain a minimum of 20 clock hours of training during each full year of employment. Part-time staff must obtain 10 clock hours of training during each full year of employment. (465 IAC 2-10-54, 2-12-54)

With training and supervision staff shall demonstrate competency in the following areas:

• Administrative procedures and program goals • Principles, practices of child care

• Family relationships - the impact of separation • Behavior management

• Emergency and safety procedures • Basic first aid techniques

• Identification and reporting of child abuse

Responsibility: The Child Care Worker has responsibility for the day-to-day care and supervision of the children. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Participation as a team member • child rearing and child care responsibilities

• individualized care • helping in the treatment of a childs problem

• Participation in group activities • providing discipline and guidance

•record keeping • housekeeping as required.

Accountability: The unit Childcare Supervisor supervises The Child Care Worker.

**These responsibilities will apply depending on the shift you are assigned to work

Direct child care

  1. Provide direct care to children as needed
  2. Wake children up in the AM / Prepare children for bed in the evening
  3. Supervise shower/bath time
  4. Be attentive to all children’s needs (clothing, shoes, food, personal hygiene, etc.)
  5. Before children go to school, visits or outings please ensure children are properly clothed in regards to the weather (ie. Coats in the winter) and appropriate, modest attire.
  6. Inter act with all children


  1. Perform general housekeeping duties as needed and supervise children to learn to complete these duties when applicable
  2. Wash, dry, fold, and put away a load of clothing before the end of assigned shift. 
  3. Cleanup/ supervise children after mealtime including washing chairs, tables, sweep and take out garbage.
  4. Assist and teach children to make beds.
  5. Check and supervise and assist children in all areas (indoor and out) including rooms, vans and yard for any toys or garbage that needs to be cleaned up before leaving the area.

Other Responsibilities

  1. Assist children with school work and projects.
  2. Provide first aid as needed.
  3. Supervise all activities of children indoor and outdoor.
  4. Assist supervisor and co-workers with any new admissions
  5. Label children’s items upon admission and when new items/clothing as they are acquired
  6. Take children to doctor or emergency room as needed
  7. Must be able to drive a 10 passenger van
  8. Be aware of medical needs/limitations/allergies
  9. Dispense and record medication (after being trained by RN)
  10. Record and verbally relay any incidents to supervisor
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Must be flexible to work in other areas of the home and for different shifts
  2. Must work with treatment staff to promote mental/social/emotional/physical health
  3. Check visit schedules daily
  4. Treat all children and families with respect
  5. Maintain confidentiality (HIPPA) 

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Director | Posted: February 4, 2020, 10:25 am

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Director Qualifications:

The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus seek an individual to help lead their Christian ministry to provide care to children and families in crisis.

Residential Care for Children

The St. Joseph's Carmelite Home is owned and operated by the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus. The Home was established in East Chicago, Indiana and services to children and families has been provided continuously since 1913. The Carmelite Sisters and staff provide emergency shelter care; residential care and teen mom and baby care for youth from birth through age 18. Boys from birth through age 14 are provided service.

License and Accreditation

The Carmelite Home is licensed by the Indiana Department of Child Services and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Services – CARF.

Professional License Requirement

An active Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services License in one of the following areas; Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work (Masters level) or Mental Health Counseling.


Management experience required.

General Responsibilities

  1. Oversee supervision of direct childcare services and clinical treatment services.
  2. Management and development of information database.
  3. Assure compliance with Indiana administrative codes, Department of Child Services Contract and CARF standards.
  4. Develop and maintain policy and procedure documentation.
  5. Conduct program management staff meetings and activities.
  6. Oversee Performance and Quality Improvement activity to maintain quality care and program improvement.
  7. Produce monthly operations report for Board of Directors and help achieve strategic plan objectives.
  8. Maintain and develop staff training material and provide staff training.

Collaborate with Carmelite Sisters, childcare, health care, financial and maintenance supervisors.

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Kitchen Staff | Posted: October 12, 2020, 8:27 am

Kitchen Assistant

Qualifications:  The staff member must be at least 21 years of age and must have a matrure character.  A basic knowledge  in the area of food preperation and in the area of the proper care of utensils and equipent is necessary.

Repsonsibilities:  The duties of the Kitchen Assistane include but are not limited to the following:

     *  assisting in food preoaration

     *  assisting in food cooking

     *  cleaning of equipment

     *  general kitchen cleaning

     *  dish and utensil cleaning 

Accountability:  The Kitchen Assistant is supervised by the Head Cook.





Therapist | Posted: October 15, 2020, 12:16 pm


Qualifications:  As descibed in Title 470, Indiana Administrative Code, 2-9-49, 2-10-49.

Possess an active LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC


The staff person responsible for counseling children and their families shall have:  

(1) a master's degree in social work or a master's degree in social work, psychology, or counseling an accredited school


Responsibility:  The Therapist shall have the responsibility for implementing and supervising the individualized service plan for children under his or her care.  Duties include but are not limited to:

     * the development of treatment plans for the children

     * trained in the Mindlinc Electronic Record System

     * CANS/ANSA Certification

     * trained in Evidence Base Therapy Models - Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Qualified Behavioral Health Provider) and Positive Behavioral Interventions  

        and Supports    

     * facilitation of admission, service review and discharge conferences

     * the provision of direct services such as individual, group and family treatment

     * scheduling and management of family visitation

     * the maintenance of a caseload with related responsibilities such as home visits, school conferences, administrative reviews and court reviews

     * the maintenance of all case related written documents such as admissions assessments, service plans and monthly review reports

     * written documents shall be done utilizing the computerized client information system


Accountability:  The Therapist is accountable to the Chief Administrator and DIrector




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Current Needs

In addition to needed dollars, suggested perfume free, hypoallergenic/unscented items include:
  • Eatery Gift Cards Ex: McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell
  • Shopping Gift Cards Ex: Walmart, Target, Visa
  • Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Latex Powder Free Gloves-Large Size
  • Bottles of Hand Sanitizer & Sanitizing Wipes
  • Lysol Spray & Lysol Sanitizing Wipes
  • Tide Laundry Detergent
  • 18 Gallon Bins With Lids
  • Call 219.397.1085 for additional inquiries
All items dropped off at the Carmelite Home are best delivered to 4840 Grasselli in East Chicago at the front door between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Monday through Friday to be documented.

100% of donations supports services

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Please Help the Children at St. Joseph's Carmelite Home. Your love, support and prayers make it happen.


Your volunteerism is cherished. The most precious gift you give may be your time. Contact us to discuss how your talents may be best used.


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Get in Touch

The Carmelite Home will accept referrals from Indiana Department of Child Services case workers every day of the year and 24 hours a day. We open our Home whenever there is an emergency and a child needs a safe place to stay.

Contract Number: 71-08-GR-3109
License Number: 300286

To place a referral for care call one of the following numbers:

Main Number during the Day: 219-397-1085
24/7 Numbers: 219-201-1084 | 219-588-8079 | 219-614-8554

Contact Info

St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home
4840 Grasselli Ave.
East Chicago, IN 46312


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