Children’s Bureau, Inc. is a private nonprofit that has served children and families since 1851 and we’re here because many families need help to overcome the challenges that sometimes lead to unhealthy behaviors and threaten a child’s well-being.

We offer an array of human services to Indiana children and families.  Guided by our vision of a healthy family for every child, highly-trained case managers identify and address issues that tear families apart.  They do so in different ways:

  • Prevent – Empower families with professional support and community resources to eliminate issues that lead to entry into the child welfare system.
  • Intervene – Work with families who find themselves in the “system” to accomplish the required goals to keep their children.
  • Protect – Recruit and strengthen foster and adoptive homes.
  • Support – Mentor older youth transitioning from foster care to independent living.

Mission: to preserve families and protect the future of Indiana's children. 

Children’s Bureau is built on the belief that giving kids the chance to succeed creates stronger communities.  We typically serve more than 40,000 children in over 20,000 families each year.  Check us out on Facebook  and Twitter

We are hiring BSW's and MSW's throughout Indiana (DCS regional map):

Case Manager:

  • Father Engagement/Home Based Services (full time) – Region 11 (Hamilton and Tipton County)
  • Father Engagement/Home Based Services (part time) – Region 8 (Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties)
  • Home Based services (full time) – Region 11 – (Madison and Hancock County)
  • Home Based services (full time) – Region 12 – (Fayette County)
  • Home Based services (full time and part time) – Region 14 (Johnson County and Shelby County)
  • Father Engagement/Home Based Services (full time and part time) – Region 7 (Delaware County+)‚Äč

Director - Residential Services

Specialist - Parenting Time - Region 10, 11 and 14

Therapist:

  • Home Based services (full time and part time) – Region 12 (Connersville)
  • Home Based services (part time) – Region 10 (Marion County)
  • Home Based services (part time) – Region 7 (Delaware County)
  • Home Based services (part time) – Region 8 (Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties)
  • Home Based services (part time) – Region 9 – (Hendricks County)

General Case Manager Job Description

Do you have a passion for helping strengthen families?  Are you craving a work environment where you have the autonomy and independence to directly impact important, life changing outcome for people? 

Well, this is the job for you!  

Children’s Bureau is looking to add idealistic, resourceful and motivated Home Based Case Managers to our team.  Case Managers provide services to families in their homes on a routine basis to assist them in obtaining their goals.  This position will require that you provide education and support to these families as well as transportation as needed.  You will support your clients by attending court, responding to crisis and helping to stabilize family functioning.  Case Managers maximize the unique strengths of each family and leverage the family’s social capital to develop long term stability.  A successful candidate will develop a network of relationships with agencies in the community, work with other social welfare agencies and refer the youth to those appropriate agencies.

Job requirements:

  • To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field is required. 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • A valid driver’s license and insurance.
  • Ability to travel between appointments in order to service clients within their community
  • Knowledgeable regarding social service systems within the state
  • Clear, effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of and adherence to current confidentiality practices
  • Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences
  • Ability to develop and maintain relevant networks of key contacts
  • Adept prioritization and time management abilities

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Salary: $35,568 per year plus a vigorous BONUS program
  • Excellent Benefit Package, including medical, dental and vision
  • Employer paid Life insurance as well as STD and LTD
  • 401k – Employer Match (up to 3%)
  • Generous paid time off plus 11 paid holidays
  • 2 weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Tuition reimbursement ($2000/year)
  • Referral Bonus Program
Children's Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director-Residential Services

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is critical for providing program leadership and oversight to produce positive client outcomes and desired fiscal performance in residential programs; with a primary focus on successfully maintaining oversight and staffing of the units. The Residential Program Director will also provide training, direct consultation, and certification evaluations to all Teaching Family Model program staff. The Residential Program Directors will work in collaboration with Clinical Program Director and Access Program Director to achieve desired program goals.

This position will have, or has the potential to have direct contact, on a regular and continuing basis, with children who are under the direct supervision of the agency.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership / Management (55 %)
  • Provide the overall strategy and goals for the program
  • Ensure grantor / customer satisfaction
  • Ensure staff are meeting work product expectations
  • Hire, develop, hold accountable and if necessary, terminate Program staff
  • Provide training, mentoring, coaching, and motivation  to program staff regarding the Teaching Family Model
  • Periodically observe staff practice and provide direct consultation to program staff regarding compliance with Teaching Family Model principles
  • Provide semi-annual certification evaluations for all program staff
  • Hold staff accountable to contractual service standards and ensure the processes and procedures are followed according to program standards
  • Ensure program compliance with Teaching Family Model principles and accreditation expectations
  • Respond to crisis calls from program staff
  • Work within the structure of DCS Region and Teaching Family Model
Relationship Development (25 %)
  • Build and maintain a strong network of relationships– DCS, foster parents, biological families, mental health agencies, schools and community agencies
  • Regularly collaborate and communicate to maintain and establish a strong referral network
  • Deliver educational presentations throughout the community to support recruitment
  • Proactively market and sell the program through one-on-one interactions

Financials (10 %)

  • Responsible for billing, budgets and contractual relationships within the program

Reporting (10 %)

  • Compile and analyze the data for recruitment and retention goals and outcomes
  • Compile and report Teaching Family Model data/outcome expectations
  • Maintain case and agency paperwork according to standards

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a related Social Services field is required, Masters Degree is preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Previous leadership experience in a residential setting preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective organization & time management skills
  • Candidates must be at least 21 years of age

COMPETENCIES:

Core Competencies

  • Compassionate – Genuinely cares about others and believes all people have the capacity to learn and grow. 
  • Client-focused - Accessible and service-oriented. Communicates in a way that builds trust and establishes rapport with others.
  • Commitment to excellence - Takes personal accountability to pursue high standards, ethical practice, focus on meaningful results, and drive/implement necessary changes.
  • Collaborative - Works collaboratively internally and externally in pursuit of the best solutions for clients.
  • Passionate – Deeply committed to our mission of preserving and protecting the future of Indiana’s children

Position-specific Competencies

  • Ensure program and staff compliance with Teaching Family Model principles
  • Strategic visioning, planning and results-orientation
  • Creation and maintenance of systems for talent management, fiscal accountability and relationship building
  • Organizational discipline and execution
  • Ability to quickly reprioritize tasks and address emergent situations

CRITICAL FUNCTIONAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge regarding the Teaching Family Model
  • Knowledge  regarding social service systems within the state
  • Knowledge of personal computers and mobile devices
  • Expert technology skills with mastery of entire Microsoft Suite including Internet and email
  • Financial acumen including budgeting, billing and vendor management
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Performance management and coaching
  • Respect for confidentiality practices
  • Appreciation for and ability to respond to cultural differences

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Office environment
  • Heavy exposure to PC and phones
  • Weekly, monthly and annual deadlines
  • On-call responsibilities
  • Travel

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Parenting Time Specialist is responsible for providing supervision, direction and documentation of visitation.  Some interaction with DCS Case Managers and the courts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Family Progress - Monitoring and Coaching (70 %)

  • Responsible for completing all required documentation and meeting documentation deadlines
  • Supervise visits between children and their parents in our visitation offices  or community
  • Assist in scheduling of visits
  • Attend all required meetings
  • It is understood that each employee follows and adheres to the professional standards as outlined by your perspective professional degree, license or agency policy
  • Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor
  • Communicate with various institutions related to youth/family matters
  • Provide transportation to youth/families as needed
  • Attend court with clients and render recommendations

Service Plans / Goal Development (15 %)

  • Create visitation goals for each family
  • Review and update goals when needed
  • Work collaboratively with other social welfare agencies

Reporting (15 %)

  • Maintain case and agency paperwork according to standards
  • Prepare written reports for the Department of Child Services / Probation office within identified timeframes

COMPETENCIES:

Core Competencies

  • Compassionate – Genuinely cares about others and believes all people have the capacity to learn and grow. 
  • Client-focused - Accessible and service-oriented. Communicates in a way that builds trust and establishes rapport with others.
  • Commitment to excellence - Takes personal accountability to pursue high standards, focuses on meaningful results, and drive/implement necessary changes.
  • Collaborative - Works collaboratively internally and externally in pursuit of the best solutions for clients.
  • Passionate – Deeply committed to our mission of preserving and protecting the future of Indiana’s children

Position-specific Competencies

  • Conviction about the capacity for all people to grow and change for the better.
  • Independence and proactivity in taking action and resolving problems.
  • Ability to maintain composure in the face of unexpected challenges, surprises and trying circumstances.
  • Respect for confidentiality.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma or GED required OR A non-human service related Bachelor's degree and 2 years of social service experience OR Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly related human service field.  
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance

CRITICAL FUNCTIONAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Excellent written skills required
  • Good computer skills
  • Good verbal and communication skills are required
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all clients and staff
  • Proven/experience/ability to respond appropriately to cultural differences present among organization’s staff and service population
  • The ability to be pro-actively and responsively sensitive to community, staff, and client cultural differences
  • Ability to work in partnership with other team members
  • Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in which they are helped to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they may face
  • Has the ability to set limits and maintains the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or family members.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, some evenings and weekends
  • Heavy exposure to PC and phones
  • Travel

General Therapist Job Description

Do you enjoy working independently to achieve results that improve others’ quality of life?  Are you known for your ability to juggle priorities in a fast-paced environment? Do you have an aptitude for analyzing the big picture and making acute therapeutic decisions? Do you want to be a part of an organization changing the lives of children and families every day by sharing the skills you enjoy? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading because at the Children’s Bureau, that’s what we are all about.  The families and kids we serve are treated with respect and compassion through the provision of life changing services. We relentlessly pursue our Vision of developing a healthy family for every child, every day.  If you feel called to join us in our mission of preserving and protecting the future of Indiana’s children, then, read on to learn more about Therapist position.  

Job description
   
The Therapist is responsible for providing family focused therapeutic interventions in order to allow for improved family functioning as a whole and within their community.

There are a lot of non-profit organizations out there.  What sets this Therapist position apart is the opportunity to join an organization with a remarkable 160-year history of community leadership.  In addition, our forward-thinking team has a collective drive for excellence in all aspects of family and children’s services that makes the work environment ideal for an individual with a high-level of expertise in screening and recruiting well-qualified candidates.

Here’s what you can expect in the way of specific job responsibilities as well as time allocation estimates:  

Therapy (50%)  
  • Analytically provide counseling support to a caseload of individuals, families, and groups working to achieve successful adoption, foster care, or other family preservation services
  • Proactively guide clients through clear, beneficial counseling methods to accomplish client-set goals as well as the goals of the organization
  • Maintain the high integrity of the therapeutic standards outlined by professional degrees and licenses

Therapy Support (50%) 
  • Efficient and timely communication with schools, Department of Child Services and other various institutions related to clients
  • Thorough completion of monthly reports and documentation of all contacts with family and related familial contacts

Job requirements

  • To be successful in this role, you need to have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 3 + years of experience working in adoption and knowledge of the adoption process preferred
  • Current Indiana Licensure preferred
  • Experience in child development, attachment issues, attachment specific treatment and trauma informed care
  • Knowledge of working with special needs children with abuse and neglect issues as well as family dynamics and basic skills in family counseling
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization & time management skills
  • Valid driver’s license with valid insurance‚Äč
Our ideal Therapist would carry out their responsibilities while displaying the following key behavioral competencies:
  • Strategic Focus – Therapy decisions are made with a big picture perspective of how to best serve the whole family in the larger community environment.
  • Clear Communicator – Communication with families and service providers is focused on serving needs in a clear, factual, direct way.
  • Rapid Responder – Quickly adapts and achieves results for multiple clients in a fast paced environment.
  • Analytical – Carefully thought out decisions focused on achieving a high quality of life for client families.
Benefits:
  • Excellent Benefit Package, including medical, dental and vision
  • Employer paid Life insurance as well as STD and LTD
  • 401k – Employer Match (up to 3%)
  • Generous paid time off plus 11 paid holidays
  • 2 weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Tuition reimbursement ($2000/year)
  • Referral Bonus Program
Children's Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.