Employment Opportunities


HELPING INDIVIDUALS

Are you interested in helping individuals and families improve the quality of their lives and relationships? If so, Families First is the organization for you.

For 180 years, Families First has been passionately committed to family preservation and has touched thousands of families through programs that strengthen parents, repair relationships, maintain the independence of seniors and remove barriers to stable, productive lives.

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Families First has the following open positions

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Survivor Advocate Volunteer Coordinator

The person in this position is responsible for implementation and ongoing operation of volunteers for the Survivor Advocate program with the goal of enhancing the mission and vision of Families First.

Must be an energetic, creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. An extremely well organized and self‐directed individual who works independently and is a team player. An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills. Must have the ability to build mutually respectful and effective relationships with individuals and fellow employees. Effectively prioritize and complete assigned work/functions within allotted timeframes and consistent with criticality of needs. Must be articulate and have proficiency in writing and grammar. Must be able to conceptualize the agency's mission, purpose, programs, and goals. Must have ability to build and sustain positive relationships with persons from a wide variety of socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic, backgrounds found in the agency's varying constituencies. Must have a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years' experience working with domestic violence survivors. Stewards of Children training is a plus but not required. Experience with volunteer software is a plus but not required.

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Protective Order Project Advocate

This position will have the following essential duties and responsibilities:

Provide information, assistance, and emotional support to victims of domestic/intimate partner abuse in obtaining protective orders in Marion County Superior Court.

Conduct comprehensive assessment of needs and make appropriate referrals to community resources.

Help clients to identify characteristics of healthy relationships as well as warning signs of potentially abusive partners.

Provide court accompaniment and follow-up to protective order proceedings.

Assist Marion County Superior Court Intake staff with protective order petition preparation.

Maintain accurate and complete records of client contacts and referrals.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, experience, and skill required:

The person applying for this position must hold a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor's in a related field which includes a supervised practicum experience. Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships, including the professional use of self for the benefit of clients. Above average ability in oral and written communication. Ability to understand practice while fulfilling the obligations of an organizational employee. Previous experience working with victims of domestic/intimate partner abuse is preferred, but not required.

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Survivor Advocate

Families First is a looking for a full-time Survivor Advocate.

The Breaking Free program provides access to domestic violence advocates and counselors, who work in locations throughout the community to support, educate and advocate for victims of domestic abuse. Our program works to empower individuals to break free from abusive relationships, to provide resources and education for safety, healing and growth, and to promote community awareness and to end the cycle of violence.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIRED:

Must hold a Bachelor's degree in human services. Capacity to work with victims of domestic violence, ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and procedures, ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, referral sources, and the general public, ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations, ability to utilize critical thinking and crisis management skills and computer skills with contact management systems; internet software, basic spreadsheet and word processing software. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

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Paid Development/Social Media Intern

The person in this position is responsible for the support of development and social media efforts with the goal of enhancing resources for Families First and its programs by maintaining and engaging both community and corporate constituents.

    This person must be a student in good standing in year three or a master's student who has completed the first year of the philanthropic studies program or Non-Profit management program and seeking to complete an internship for academic credit as part of his/her degree.

    Candidates must have high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. A well-organized individual who is a team player and who can relate to people at all levels of an organization. Effectively prioritize and complete assigned work/functions within allotted time-frames. Must be articulate and have proficiency in editing, writing and grammar. Must be able to conceptualize the agency's mission and purpose. Capacity to use Microsoft programs. Experience with Salsa (Donor Pro) software is a plus but not required.

    Working hours generally fall between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, but may from time to time require early morning, evening, or weekend hours to accommodate events, committee meetings, and volunteer schedules. 

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    Licensed Family Therapist, full and part-time

    The person in this position will facilitate individual, couples and family counseling. Knowledge, skills, and experience in mental health, marriage therapy, and family counseling required. Must hold a Master of Social Work or other related Masters Degree and an Indiana State issued license (LCSW, LMFT, or LHMC). Experience with children and/or play therapy is preferred. Advanced counseling skills supported by experience with a wide range of client problems and needs, and in at least one area of the agency's service programs. Mastery and demonstrated skill in implementing a range of treatment modalities. Versatility in responding to the needs of greatly divergent client groups served through different agency programs, and/or specialization in one or more areas of practice, treatment modality, or in serving a particular client group. Ability to work collaboratively with professionals from other agencies and other disciplines, volunteers, community groups, and lay leadership. Ability to understand and interpret complex organizational structures.

    Must be available for evening hours and some travel to outer counties may be required.

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    Home-based Therapist

    The individual in this position will perform assessments of client needs, analyze data, formulate and implement service plans; as well as keep accurate, timely records. Additionally, this position will maintain an active caseload for individuals and/or families, and will monitor regular communication with client and other individuals or organizations which are providing service to the client, and provide limited supportive counseling service to clients under supervision.

    A demonstrated skill and mastery in implementing a range of treatment modalities is required in addition to versatility in responding to the needs of greatly divergent client groups. A Master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy is required. Must be license eligible and must apply to take the licensing exam within 90 days of employment and take the test within 9 months of employment. Prior experience in home-based family preservation helpful, but not required.

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    Substance Abuse Treatment Therapist

    The person in this position will perform assessments of client needs, analyze data, formulate and implement service plans; as well as keep accurate, timely records. Additionally, this position will maintain an active caseload for individuals and/or families, and will monitor regular communication with client and other individuals or organizations which are providing service to the client, and provide limited supportive counseling service to clients under supervision. A demonstrated skill and mastery in implementing a range of treatment modalities is required in addition to versatility in responding to the needs of greatly divergent client groups.

    A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy or have an LAC license is required. The person in this position must be available to work until 8:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in our Greenfield location.

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    Batterer Intervention Therapist

    This person in this position works with mandated clients and will perform assessments of client needs, analyze data, formulate and implement service plans; as well as keep accurate, timely records. Additionally, this position will maintain an active caseload for individuals and/or families, and will monitor regular communication with client and other individuals or organizations which are providing service to the client, and provide limited supportive counseling service to clients under supervision. A demonstrated skill and mastery in implementing a range of treatment modalities is required in addition to versatility in responding to the needs of greatly divergent client groups.

    A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy is required. Must be license eligible and must apply to take the licensing exam within 90 days of employment and take the test within 9 months of employment. The person in this position must be available to work until 8:00 pm at least two nights between Monday – Thursday each week. Ability to speak and understand Spanish preferable but not required.

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