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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Substance Use Treatment Therapist - Full and Part-time

Families First is a looking for a full-time or part-time Substance Use Treatment Therapist.

This 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. This person must be a licensed therapist with a LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAC or Lac. A Master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy is required. The person in this position must be available to work until 8:00 pm at least three nights between Monday - Thursday each week.

As a full-time employee at Families First, the person in this position will receive an annual salary, quarterly bonus opportunities and a robust benefit program that includes but is not limited to vacation, sick and holiday pay, health, dental and vision insurance, a pension and retirement plan, long-term disability and short-term disability, bereavement time, and free parking.

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Administrative Support/Clerical Support

Families First is a looking for a full-time, Administrator willing to work two evenings a week until 8:00 pm Monday - Thursday.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Compose and type routine correspondence, prepare outgoing mail and correspondence, including email and faxes.

2. Enter client, referral, and additional data into computerized database.

3. Facilitate proper cash handling procedures, GAAP, and balance cash sheets.

4. Facilitate client scheduling and tracking via telephone, through computerized database, and in person.

5. Maintain electronic case records as needed for all departments.

6. Participate and successfully complete all assigned in-service and internet based training. Avail self of career development opportunities.

7. Participate in supervision with direct supervisor as scheduled or needed.

8. Participate in self-evaluation procedures and the setting of individual performance goals.

9. Work no fewer than 37.5 hours per week on a schedule assigned by the agency or direct supervisor.

10. Operate copying, duplication, and other office equipment.

11. Maintain supplies, copies, and needed items for specified areas.

12. Participate in agency quality improvement initiatives.

13. Carry out all duties within the framework of agency policy.

14. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Associate's Degree or 2+ years administrative experience required. Knowledge of and competency in operating general office machines and equipment, including personal computers. Knowledge of and competency in operating Microsoft office programs including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of general office procedures and techniques. Ability to perform mathematical and accounting duties of medium difficultly level. Ability to relate positively with agency clients and other employees. Ability to retain composure and work efficiently under pressure. 

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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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Parent Education Coordinator

Families First is looking for a full-time Parent Education Coordinator

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

Develop with Outreach & Education Director and management the goals, objectives and measurements of results for Parent Education, Great Families 2020, and Community Education Programs

Work with the Family Services Team of Great Families 2020 to provide coordination of services for the project to ensure there is appropriate and consistent communication

Provide screen tools and screening tool training to all appropriate staff from the Family Services Team.

Plan, coordinate, and seek additional opportunities for parent and community education programs.

Work with the Outreach & Education Director to coordinate the work of child and family education with other programs in the agency.

Inform administration and others as appropriate, of the activities, problems, needs, and opportunities of the program. Recommend new policies and/or changes in current policies and programs to better serve the needs of clients and the community. Develop plans and recommend actions to meet identified needs.

Carry out all duties within the framework of agency policy

Other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Exceptional reliability.

Excellent presentation/public speaking skills

Excellent interpersonal communication and strong networking skills. Marketing skills a plus.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Positive attitude.

Creativity.

Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Self-starter requiring minimal supervision.

Strong computer skills.

Ability to work with diverse audiences and volunteers.

Sensitivity to the needs of persons with mental illness and their families.

Ability to be flexible and work at a fast pace.

Weekend, evening, and spontaneous work occasionally required.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIRED:

Individual in this position must have a bachelor's degree in communication, education or related field plus two years' experience. Must be an energetic, creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. An extremely well organized and self‚Äźdirected 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 and speaking 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 have experience defining target audiences, goals, strategies and outcomes. 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. Knowledge of the mental health field, counseling or therapy background a plus.

Please upload a cover letter and resume.

All candidates must be prepared to give a 10-minute presentation on a family related topic.

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Licensed Family Therapist, full and part-time

Families is looking for a full and a part-time licensed FAMILY COUNSELOR

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIRED:

The individual 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 2-3 evenings.

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Home Based Case Manager

Families First is looking for a full-time Home-based Case Manager

This person in this position with work with clients referred to Families First by the Department of Child Services (DCS). This person will work with the clients in a home-based environment and will provide assessments, analyze data, formulate and implement service plans; as well as keep accurate, timely records. In addition, this position will maintain an active caseload for individuals and/or families, 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.

Individual needs to be available some evenings and occasional weekends depending on the client needs.

A Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology or other Social Service field. Experience working in a home-based environment preferred but not required if the candidate has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work.

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Home-based Therapist

Families First is a looking for a full-time Home-based 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 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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