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Careers at the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy (HYCA). HYCA staff are employees of the state of Indiana; therefore, all applications and resumes must be submitted through the state career website, without exception.

Position Descriptions

  • Cadre Team Leader

    Team Leaders are assigned to a Team of Cadets, whom they work with the majority of their shifts. The Team Leader is the direct supervisor of the Cadets and is primarily responsible for Cadet accountability, discipline and safety; enforcement of Academy rules and policies; instruction of drill and ceremony; physical-fitness training; movement of Cadets according to the training schedule; completing administrative reports; and, providing assistance in tutoring of academics. Acting as a positive role model Team Leaders also play an important role in ensuring cadet completion of the 8-core objectives, (Academic Excellence, Physical Fitness, Job Skills, Leadership/Followership, Responsible Citizenship, Service to Community, Health & Hygiene, and Life Coping Skills). Teaching the Cadets life-skills through: positive mentoring; leading by example; providing counseling; teaching basic social skills; enforcing standards; helping to build self-confidence and problem solving abilities; developing leadership and teamwork skills; and, providing instruction/facilitation of Challenge tasks.

  • Cadet Recruiter

    This position is responsible for recruitment of applicants for admission to the Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy; the recruitment and assignment of mentors; and, coordinating placement of Cadets upon graduation in the post residential phase.

  • Cadet Instructor/Teacher

    Serves as Instructor in a teamwork environment at the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy providing secondary level academic instruction in the areas of Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science to at-risk youth. The students may be educationally disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged, socially troubled and/or emotionally disturbed. Works as a team member with the assigned platoon cadre and counselors.

  • Cadet Counselor

    Serves as the Counselor providing direction to the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy (HYCA) cadets, This position primarily responsible for cadet counseling and secondary responsibility for Cadet accountability, discipline and safety; enforcement of Academy rules and policies; instruction of drill and ceremony; physical-fitness training; movement of Cadets according to the training schedule; completing administrative reports; and, providing assistance in tutoring of academics, within their platoon.

  • Nurse

    Serves as the Head Nurse supervising and performing all medical tasks in support of the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy. Responsible for HYCA medical care section through coordinating the assessment, planning, administration, and evaluation of nursing care. Provides in-house 24-hours a day, 7-days per week medical care as necessary and coordinates and schedules other medical care beyond the HYCA limited capability.

  • LPN

    Incumbent serves as an assistant conducting nursing activities and administering medical treatment for HYCA Cadets. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Administrative Assistant

    This position serves as an administrative assistant to the Director, Deputy Director, and support staff for the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy.

Open Positions

Even if there is not a current HYCA position open, you are encouraged to submit a profile. Once it is in the system, your profile will carry over into future applications.