Bethany Christian Services strengthens and equips families to be the answer for vulnerable children, both in local communities and around the globe. We do this by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services. Thousands of children are in need of the support and safety that comes from being part of a family. Bethany is on the front line of providing solutions.

The people we support

Vulnerable kids in the U.S.

When children are in need of a family, we respond. In the U.S., we protect vulnerable children through essential services, including pregnancy counseling, foster care, emergency care, and adoption. We believe family is the essential human care structure, and we work to provide every child the support, safety, and connection they deserve.

Refugees & immigrants

For refugees fleeing danger, the resettlement process can be extremely challenging. And too often, people become numbers in a system that can feel impossible to navigate. That’s why we guide, advocate, protect, and support refugees in key resettlement locations around the globe, including the U.S.

Global families

We believe children thrive when they belong to a loving family. Rather than placing vulnerable children in orphanages, we find a family for them in their own country. We also support families struggling to stay together by providing the resources and training they need to lead their family to self-sufficiency.

BSW roles available:

  • Homebuilder’s Practitioner, Full-time in Indianapolis, IN
  • In-Home Practitioner – PACT, Full-time in Indianapolis, IN

MSW roles available:

  • Therapist - Wraparound Stabilization Services, Bilingual (English/Spanish), Part-time in Indianapolis, IN

Benefits

  • Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and Life coverage with a choice of plans to meet your individual needs
  • Retirement: 403(b) with employer match up to 8% commensurate with years of service
  • Time Off: Generous package including vacation, sick time, paid absence and 10 paid Holidays per year.

Homebuilder’s Practitioner

Salary range:  Competitive and commensurate with experience

Start date: Immediate hiring

Can start with pending temporary license application: Yes

The Homebuilders program is an evidence-based practice which has been designated as a “model family strengthening program” by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Emphasis is on child safety and keeping the family together.

As a Homebuilders - Social Worker, you will be responsible for providing crisis-oriented counseling to prevent unnecessary out-of-home placement of one or more family member(s) into foster, group, or institutional care, along with providing 24-hour response to emergencies.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct house visits to meet with families at various hours of the day and during on call
    duties as scheduled to provide crisis-oriented counseling and support;
  • Prevent the unnecessary out-of-home placement of one or more family member(s) into
    foster, group, or institutional care through therapeutic counseling and resources;
  • Conduct visits with children, parents and/or caregivers that include the on-going
    assessment of child safety, permanency and well-being;
  • Develop and implement a plan that meets the needs of the children and the family;
  • Travel on a regular basis to external parties;
  • Teach families a wide range of new skills using a cognitive-behavioral model.
  • Manage assigned caseload of families in accordance with program requirements and
    expectations;
  • Demonstrate flexibility with working hours outside of the normal business hours to meet
    the needs of the role to include some evenings and weekends, as needed;
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or equivalent field of study
    from an accredited college with at least two (2) years of experience in social services;
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or equivalent field of study
    from an accredited college, preferred;
  • Must possess the ability to engage, develop, and maintain positive community relationships
    with a diverse group of individuals;
  • Demonstrates excellent assessment, therapeutic and crisis intervention skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Work well under pressure and adaptable to change;
  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;
  • Must have an ability to work flexible work hours to include some evenings and weekends;
  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage;
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and
    Cultural Diversity Commitment.

In-Home Practitioner – PACT

Salary range:  Competitive and commensurate with experience

Start date: Immediate hiring

Can start with pending temporary license application: Yes

Provide services using the Parents and Children Together (PACT) model, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy.  Serve 8–12 families at a time. Provide services primarily in client homes. Be available to respond to client crises when they occur. Reports to the PACT supervisor.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety. Follow program guidelines and mandatory reporting statutes when responding to safety concerns.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans. Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the PACT model and tailored to each family’s values, culture, learning styles, lifestyle and circumstances.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.
  • ​Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in quality enhancement activities with supervisor and PACT consultant (home visit observations, file reviews, model fidelity monitoring, consultation, etc.).
  • ​Work with supervisor and PACT consultant to implement quality enhancement or quality improvement plans.
  • ​Complete and submit all clinical and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • ​Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed.
  • ​Travel to client homes and other locations.
  • ​Meet with families 1-2 times a week, approximately 2-4 hours per week, over a 90 day period.
  • ​Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • ​Be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Carry a cell phone or pager for 24/7 availability. Arrange coverage when unavailable.
  • ​Complete other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least two years experience working with children and families;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must live in designated service area;
  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;
  • Active motor vehicle license;
  • Maintain a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage;
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.

Therapist – Wraparound Stabilization, Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Salary range:  Competitive and commensurate with experience

Start date: Immediate hiring

Can start with pending temporary license application: Yes

As a Therapist for Wraparound Stabilization Services, you will be primarily responsible for providing therapy and clinical support to Refugee and Immigrant Adults in the Post-Release program.  This individual assists clients with a wide range of issues including trauma related issues and/or other mental health concerns in accordance with federal, state, and agency requirements.  This individual may also be responsible for providing trafficking and/or outpatient screenings as needed for clients where trafficking, torture, and/or any informed trauma are suspected. 

This position is expected to function effectively with limited supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements. 

Essential Job Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain an awareness of current trends and relevant evidence-based practices to recommend changes in agency policy and practice to advance the use of appropriate clinical interventions and training; 
  • Provide regular feedback to staff writing professional reports, including clinical depth and breadth of service and concrete clinical progress and goals; 
  • Coordinate outside professional consultations, to include psychiatric and psychological when needed while ensuring documentation for consultations is completed in a timely and effective manner; 
  • Conduct monthly education prevention groups; 
  • Conduct trafficking and/or trauma assessments for clients, while also assisting in the pre and post outcome measurements; 
  • Report on outcome measures to the national program coordinator on a weekly basis; 
  • Provide individual counseling sessions based on caseload and/or coverage needs utilizing the trauma model for Didactical Behavioral Therapy (DBT);  
  • Collaborate with the external BI Case Managers for referral follow-up and opportunities; 
  • Conduct the eligibility screening for in-person intake for potential and/or new clients; 
  • Maintain up-to-date clinical notes and records for all clients on a weekly basis; 
  • Notate the service needs and on-going service needs for all clients, while reporting on these measures weekly to the national program coordinator;  
  • Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements related to social services;  
  • Attend internal and external trainings, and apply newly gained knowledge on the job; 
  • Complete other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college; 
  • Active professional licensure in the state of the work location in accordance with therapy licensing requirements (applicable by state requirements); • At least three (3) years of post-educational experience counseling; 
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish; 
  • Demonstrated experience within a therapeutic setting while utilizing interpreters;  
  • Prior experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations; 
  • Prior experience with co-occurring disorder treatment, strongly preferred; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
  • Demonstrated clinical, therapeutic, and crisis intervention skills; 
  • Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate customer service; 
  • Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality; 
  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions; 
  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable vehicle with adequate insurance coverage; 
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries; 
  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment. 

Please see our Career Website: https://bethany.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home?c=bethany#/