Bauer Family Resources has been delivering community based services to at-risk children and their families since 1929. The organization was formed as the result of one woman’s desire to keep children from becoming involved in the court system. This vision evolved over time to working with the families of at-risk children and the community.

Child-centered, family-focused prevention and intervention services are provided to families in Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. Services are designed to overcome the risk factors associated with children abuse and neglect, educate and strengthen families. Services are provided through the lens of child safety with an emphasis on the family strengths and protective factors that can be leveraged to ensure children are safe. Services are focused on the family as a whole and emphasize partnering with families to meet their individual needs.

Workers are trained to use a variety of evidence based/best practice interventions in their work with families. All staff is trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidence-based practice that elicits behavior change by helping individuals explore and resolve ambivalence. This intervention supports change in a manner that is congruent with the person’s own values and concerns versus “imposing” change.

Bauer trains staff to use evidence based/best practice interventions, such as those used in the HOMEBUILDERS® Model. These include the “Your Deal” cards that assist families in identifying values, goals and strengths; “Social Support Circle” that assists families in identifying concrete and emotional supports within their families and community; and specific interventions related to domestic violence, substance abuse and child development.

Therapists are trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT). It is a 12-16 week intervention designed to address post-traumatic stress and related emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Therapists are skilled with the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

General employee benefits:

  • Health care
  • PTO
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Licensure fee payment and reimbursement
  • Short and long term disability
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Cell phone reimbursement

Associate Degree positions:

Bachelor’s Degree positions:

  • Case Manager (Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties)
  • Recovery Specialist (Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties)

Master’s Degree positions:

  • Therapist (Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties)

 

Visit Facilitator 

Salary range: $12.47 - $14.03

Start date(s): Positions open now

Job Description: Visit Facilitator provides assistance and support within the home or community based setting with families experiencing child abuse or neglect. He or she assists the family through advocating, teaching, demonstrating, monitoring, and and/or role modeling new, appropriate skills in to address problem related to abuse and neglect including unemployment, unstable housing, substance abuse, mental health concerns, domestic violence, and lack of community/social supports.

Essential Functions: The duties identified below are the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Schedule and complete appointments at times and locations that are convenient to the client including evenings and maintaining a flexible work week that adapts as changes are needed. Involves exposure to tobacco smoke, domestic animals household pests, mold and other conditions common to domestic environments
  • Maintain regular communication with families by various means including phone contact, texting, drop-in visits, during extended business hours and by telephone and face-to-face for crisis situations
  • Requires travel to client homes and community locations
  • Refer client to community resources and research additional resources within the community as to create a working knowledge of resources within the assigned area
  • Complete client documentation
  • Develop short and long term family goals with families
  • Refer client to supportive services
  • Provide transportation to children and families
  • Independently manage work schedule
  • Facilitate intra-agency collaborations that support the Bauer mission
  • Complete predetermined number of direct service hours
  • Assist with special projects or other tasks as required

Travel expectations: Work is performed in a community-based setting and/or in families’ homes. This role may be exposed to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions common to domestic environments. Travel up to 50%.

Work Hours: Includes evenings and weekends.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 5 Years social service experience.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

 

Home Based Case Manager 

Salary range: $15.90 - $16.89

Start date(s): Positions open now

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.

Essential Functions: The duties identified below are the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Schedule and complete appointments at times and locations that are convenient to the client including evenings and maintaining a flexible work week that adapts as changes are needed.
  • Maintain regular communication with families by various means including phone contact, texting, drop-in visits, during extended business hours and by telephone and face-to-face for crisis situations.
  • Requires travel to client homes and community locations
  • Refer client to community resources and research additional resources within the community as to create a working knowledge of resources within the assigned area
  • Complete client documentation in a timely manner
  • Develop short and long term family goals
  • Refer client to supportive services
  • Provide transportation to children and families
  • Observe parent child interactions and provide parent education
  • Independently manage work schedule
  • Facilitate intra-agency collaborations that support the Bauer mission
  • Complete a predetermined set of direct service hours
  • Assist with special projects or other tasks as required

Travel expectations: Work is performed in a community-based setting and/or in families’ homes. This role may be exposed to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions common to domestic environments. Travel up to 30%.

Work Hours: Includes evenings and weekends.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly-related human service 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 heed assistance in the protection and care of their children and/or providing skills training, development, and habilitation.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
 

Recovery Specialist 

Salary range: $14.34 – 16.13

Start date(s): 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 the belief that recovery is possible and increase life skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Schedules and complete appointments at times and locations that are convenient to the client including evenings and maintain a flexible work week that adapts as changes are needed.
  • Maintain regular communication with families by various means including phone contact, texting, and drop in services during extended business hours and by telephone and face to face for crisis situations.
  • Completes client documentation in a timely manner.
  • Requires travel to client home and community locations.
  • Engages clients in substance abuse treatment
  • Provide psycho education on addition, mental health, domestic violence, and conflict management
  • Develop a Relapse Recovery Plan in collaboration with the client
  • Facilitate transportation
  • Participate in Child and Family Team Meetings
  • Assist with coordinating services
  • Assist with parent/child interactions and develop parenting skills specifically parenting sober: what that looks like through modeling &/or coaching
  • Observe parent child interactions and provide parent education
  • Completes pre-determined # of direct services hours
  • Provides transportation to children and families

Travel expectations: Work is performed in a community-based setting and/or in families’ homes. This role may be exposed to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions common to domestic environments. Travel up to 30%.

Work Hours: Includes evenings and weekends.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Certified Recovery Specialist certificate from State of Indiana.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
 

Therapist 

Salary range: $20.49 - $21.77

Start date(s): Positions open now

Licensure: Can start with pending temporary license application.

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.

Essential Functions: The duties identified below are the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide 24 hour crisis intake, intervention and consultation seven days week
  • Engage families in therapeutic process
  • Complete ongoing risk assessment and monitor family/parental progress
  • Develop short and long term family goals with measurable outcomes
  • Resolve immediate crises and teaches skills necessary for families to remain together and provide for the safety of all members of the family.
  • Participate in rotation of crisis phone and adheres to policies/procedures regarding crisis phone.
  • Complete a designated number of direct service hours
  • Secure supplementary information such as employment, medical records, or school reports.
  • Schedule sessions at times that are convenient to the client and when client problems are likely to occur including evenings and weekends maintaining a flexible workweek that adapts as changes are needed.
  • Accept new cases 24 hours a day 7 days per week upon request from a supervisor seeking to make contact and begin services within 24-48 hours of referral.
  • Travel to client homes and community locations.
  • Select and administer various tests such as psychological tests, personality inventories, and intelligence quotient tests, to identify behavioral or personality traits and intelligence levels, and records results. Reviews results of tests to evaluate client needs.
  • Attend Family Team Meetings and Court, including testimony, as requested.
  • Refer client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.
  • Collaboratively works with referral sources and other internal programs.
  • Manage schedule independently
  • Compile records in accordance with agency policies and prepares reports with their client, including assessments, treatment plans, daily case notes and monthly progress reports

Travel expectations: Work is performed in a community-based setting and/or in families’ homes. This role may be exposed to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions common to domestic environments. Travel up to 30%.

Work Hours: Includes evenings and weekends.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 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, 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 Worker, 2) Clinical Worker, within 90 days or hire and 2 years related clinical experience.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.