The Villages, Indiana’s largest private non-profit provider of Child and Family services, including Foster Care. The Villages champions every child’s right to a safe, permanent, and nurturing home. We are committed to strengthening all families and embracing the dignity and diversity of every child, youth and family served. You can find out more about our work on our Facebook pageTwitter feedLinkedIn account, or Instagram.

Current programs include:

  • Foster Care
  • Older Youth Services
  • Adoption
  • Kinship Care
  • Child Development
  • Community Based Services
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Parent Education
  • Wraparound Behavioral Health Services

General employee benefits:
  • Health/Dental/Vision - after 30 days of employment
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) – during the first 2 years = 5.54 hours per pay period (Equivalent to 18 days per year).
    • 12 Holidays 
    • 2 Employee Appreciation Days
  • Tuition reimbursement - $500 reimbursement per year
  • Retirement contribution – 5% to pension plan after 1yr of employment
High School Diploma/Equivalency Positions:
​Bachelor's Degree Positions:

Master's Degree Positions:

Family Support Worker 

Salary range: $31,200 - $34,500 based on years of experience

Start date(s): Positions currently available in Delaware and Decatur Counties

Job Description:

  • Support program for participating families, in their home, by:
    • Conducting visits on a regular basis, according to the family’s level of need
    • Build trusting relationships with families
    • Providing health and safety information, and support services to the children and families being served
    • Educating parents on everyday life skills and child development
    • Assessing client needs and linking them to community resources and following up on client progress
    • Teaching problem solving and goal setting skills using HFI requirements/tools
  • Maintain and secure filed records, correspondence and forms.
  • Understand and operate within all policies, practices, regulations, and accreditation standards as they apply to The Villages.
  • Take initiative to meet ongoing training requirements and to develop competencies to improve job performance.
  • Be dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Identify and be willing to contact the DCS hotline if concerns for the safety and well-being of the children in the home are noted (Mandated Reporters).

Travel expectations with job: Regular travel is required 

Work Hours: Typically 8:30am – 5:00pm

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in working with or providing services to children and families
  • An ability to establish trusting relationships
  • Acceptance of individual differences
  • Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations present among the site’s target population
  • Knowledge of infant and child development

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Some college coursework
  • Familiar with community agencies
  • Experience in implementing referral processes
  • Prior experience with social services, child development and home-based services
  • Infant Mental Health Endorsement Level I or II preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications Required: Criminal Check, National Sex Offender Registry, FBI Fingerprints, Child Protective Services, Drug Screen, Physical, TB Testing and Driving Record

Case Manager 

Salary range: $40,500 - $43,000 based on years of experience

Start date(s): Positions currently available in Marion, Elkhart, and Vanderburgh Counties

Licensure: Can start with pending temporary license application

Job Description:

  • Responsible for facilitating the implementation of comprehensive services for children, youth, and families.
  • Assess and monitor the needs of children, youth, and families. Provide case management or licensing services using a child, youth, and family team approach.
  • Act as a liaison between The Villages and referring agencies, schools, community resources and The Villages’ Administrative Staff
  • Identify measurable outcome goals for children, youth, and families.
  • Demonstrate cultural, trauma-informed competence in interaction with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assess and report on the safety and appropriateness of child, youth, and family living situations.
  • Interact in a positive and professional manner with internal and external stakeholders, without bias.
  • Provide accurate, timely, and professional documentation as needed to meet the requirements in the service standards.
  • Report safety concerns to supervisor, immediately, when made aware.
  • Provide evening and weekend contact with clients as required.
  • On call duties for crisis and placements as required.
  • Demonstrate an ability to support, and problem solve through, a crisis and other complex situations as they arise.

Travel expectations: Regular travel is required 

Work Hours: Typically 8:30am – 5:00pm

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelors from an accredited four-year college
    • If BSW, then LBSW needed.
  • Five years of supervised, paid case work experience
    • Two years of which should have been in an approved child-placing agency.
      • Expect that one year of graduate training in a recognized school of social work, including supervised case work in the field, may be substituted for the required five years of supervised, paid case work experience.
  • Case work and LCPA experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications Required: Criminal Check, National Sex Offender Registry, FBI Fingerprints, Child Protective Services, Physical, Driving Record and proof of auto insurance.

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Adoption Recruiter

Salary range: $40,500 - $43,000 based on years of experience

Start date(s): Positions currently available in Delaware and Decatur Counties

Licensure: Can start with pending temporary license application

Job Description:

  • Recruitment of adoptive families for a caseload of twelve to fifteen (12-15) active youth in the DCS regions assigned.  
  • Must attend the annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Summit in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Attend Child/Family Team Meetings, court hearings and other meetings as scheduled.
  • Meets with the Director of Adoption and an Adoption Program Manager from The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption on a regular basis for supervision.
  • Attends quarterly meetings with DCS to report on the progress of each child on their case load.
  • Attends meetings with the Indiana Adoption Program as scheduled.
  • Work in partnership with agency staff to identify older youth for referrals to the WWK program.
  • Review the case record, interview the youth, caseworker, other agency staff with knowledge of the case and any available family members to assist in the recruitment process.
  • Utilize internet search tools to identify and locate resources within the youth’s network.
  • Develop an initial written adoption readiness assessment describing the youth’s understanding and feelings about adoption.
  • Create child-focused recruitment plans for the youth. 
  • Meet with the youth monthly.

Travel expectations with job: Regular travel is required 

Work Hours: Typically 8:30am – 5:00pm

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field from an accredited college or university.
    • If bachelor’s degree in social work, applicant must have LBSW
  • Experience in the foster care and adoption field (preferred)
  • Flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects and cultivate relationships.
  • Expertise in providing family support/excellent customer service.
  • Computer literacy and efficiency with MS Office software

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in social work
    • If master’s in social work, applicant must have LSW/LCSW
  • Adoption related experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications Required: Criminal Check, National Sex Offender Registry, FBI Fingerprints, Child Protective Services, Drug Screen, Physical, TB Testing and Driving Record

Family Preservation Therapist 

Salary range: $43,000 - $55,000 based on years of experience

Start date(s): Positions currently available in NW Indiana

Licensure: Can NOT start with pending temporary license application; MUST have license through the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board: LSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMHCA, LMFT, LMFTA

 Job Description:

  • Provide therapeutic interventions to families and children involved with the child welfare system
  • Home-based therapists will be responsible to work as a part of a larger treatment team to assist families in developing and achieving goals that provide stability to the family system, for families to remain intact
  • Attend Child/Family Team Meetings, court hearings and other meetings as scheduled.
  • Knowledge of how to engage.

Travel expectations with job: Regular travel is required 

Work Hours: Typically 8:30am – 5:00pm

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in one of the following: Social work with an emphasis on clinical practice; Clinical or counseling psychology; Marriage and Family Therapy; or related field
  • Licenses through the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board: LSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMHCA, LMFT, LMFTA
  • On-call hours are required
  • Flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects and cultivate relationships.
  • Expertise in providing family support/excellent customer service.
  • Computer literacy and efficiency with MS Office software

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience in the foster care and adoption field

Additional Eligibility Qualifications Required: Criminal Check, National Sex Offender Registry, FBI Fingerprints, Child Protective Services, Drug Screen, Physical, TB Testing and Driving Record