Bauer Family Resources has been serving the Tippecanoe County area since founder Grace Bauer started the agency in 1929 to serve the troubled "youngsters" in our community. Throughout the years, Bauer has changed names, buildings, and staff, but one thing remains the same: we are committed to serving the youth and families in our communities. With programs ranging from early childhood education to youth services to emergency relief for families in crisis, Bauer either has a program or knows where to go. We invite you to learn more about Bauer and our rich history! Check us out on Facebook

  • Mission: “Creating Brighter Tomorrows by Strengthening Children and Families Today”
  • Values:
    • Integrity: “What we do, what we say and what we say we do.” – Don Goler
    • Service: “Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.” -Beau K. Ly
    • Innovation: “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” – Albert Szent Gyorgyi 
  • Pillars:
    • People: Create a company that focuses on meeting the needs of the employees.
    • Service: Children and families are satisfied with the services they receive at Bauer.
    • Quality: Services provided are life changing for children and families.
    • Finance: Finances allow for strong compensation packages and increased services to families.
    • Growth: Effectively reach more children and families.
  • Population Served: Children and families
  • Training Opportunities: Monthly continued education opportunities are provided by Bauer. Additional training opportunities offered by partners are made available to staff.

BSW jobs available, including region:

MSW jobs available:

General employee benefits:

  • Health care: plans offered for individuals and families
  • Time off: generous PTO package
  • Tuition reimbursement: available for career advancement

Homebased Case Manager

Salary range: $15.58 to $16.56

Start date: Expect positions to open in July

Job Description: The Home-Based Family Case Manager provides support services to families within the home or in a community-based setting to families experiencing child abuse or neglect. He or she is responsible for preventing child abuse or neglect in the future. He or she helps to address underlying problems to abuse or neglect including unemployment, unstable housing, substance abuse, mental health concerns, domestic violence, and lack of community/social supports by connecting the family to resources within the community.

Travel expectations with job: up to 30%

Work Hours: flexible

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly related human services field from an accredited college.
  • Other Bachelor’s degrees will be accepted in combination with a minimum of 2 years of experience providing a service to families that need assistance in the protection and care of their children and/or providing skills training, development, and rehabilitation.
  • Valid driver’s license

Certified Recovery Specialist

Salary range: $14.04 to $15.81

Start date: Positions open now

Job Description: The Recovery Specialist provides supportive services to families experiencing substance abuse that are involved with the Department of Child Services. Services are provided in the home or community-based setting. He or she provides a strength-based approach, in assisting the client in connecting with recovery community supports and community resources, building on the client's strengths, abilities and resources. He or she works to decrease or stop substance use and increase that recovery is possible and increase life skills.

Travel expectations with job: up to 30%

Work Hours: flexible

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or directly related human service field from an accredited college. Other Bachelor's degrees will be accepted in combination with a minimum of five years' experience working directly with families in the child welfare system. 
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to use private car to transport self and others and must comply with the contract requirements concerning minimum car insurance coverage.
  • Certified Recovery Specialist training, testing and certification, including addiction certification preferred.

Community Partners Case Manager

Salary range: $14.01 to $15.81

Start date: Position open now

Job Description: The Community Partners Home Based Case Manager provides supportive case management services to families within the home or community-based setting with the goal of preventing child abuse or neglect. He or she helps to address underlying problems to abuse or neglect including unemployment, unstable housing, substance abuse, mental health concerns, domestic violence, and lack of community/social supports by teaching family’s new skills and connecting the family to resources within the community.

Travel expectations with job: up to 30%

Work Hours: flexible

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology or a directly related human service field from an accredited college OR Other Bachelor's degrees will be accepted in combination with a minimum of three years’ experience working directly with families in a human service field.
  • Must have a valid Indiana driver's license.

Family Engagement Worker

Salary range: $14.04 to $15.81

Start date: Positions open now

Job Description: The Family Engagement Worker is responsible for engaging families in program services through meaningful relationships. This includes assisting families in identifying strengths and needs, connecting them to agency and community resources, and fostering their confidence as parents and community members.   

Travel expectations with job: up to 25%

Work Hours: flexible

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Associates degree in social work, human services, counseling or another related field
  • Valid Driver's license
  • Bilingual preferred
  • 1-2 years previous experience required

Homebuilder Specialist

Salary range: $15.58 to $16.56

Start date: Position open now

Job Description: The Homebuilder Specialist provides home-based services to families involved with DCS or Juvenile Probation when either the children have been removed from the home or return to the home after removal is planned within 30 days. The Homebuilder Specialist works with families to align their goals with the goals established by DCS or Juvenile Probation and work towards those goals with the family.  Homebuilders provide a multi-disciplinary approach that combines active listening, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral and rational emotive therapies. Building rapport and trust is vital to the success of the intervention.

Travel expectations with job: up to 40%

Work Hours: flexible

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, human services, or another related field
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 2 years previous experience working with children and families with a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Social Work, psychology counseling or closely related field

Home-based Therapist

Salary range: $20.10 to $21.34

Start date(s): Positions open now

Can start with pending temporary license application: Yes

Job Description: The Therapist provides structured, goal-oriented, time-limited therapy primarily in the natural environment of families who need assistance recovering from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, or other issues.

Travel expectations with job: up to 30%

Work Hours: flexible

We are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • Master's or Doctorate degree with a current license issued by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board as one of the following: 1) Social Worker, 2) Clinical Social Worker, 3) Marriage and Family Therapist, 4) Mental Health Counselor 5) Marriage and Family Therapist Associate or 6) Mental Health Counselor Associate.
  • Master's degree with a temporary permit issued by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board as one of the following: 1) Social workers, 2) Clinical social worker, 3) Marriage and Family Therapist, 4) Mental Health Counselor, 5) Marriage and Family Therapist Associate or 6) Mental Health Counselor Associate within 90 days of employment and:
    • 2 years related clinical experience, or
    • completion of the DCS approved training program