Employment Opportunities

 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:

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.

Home-based Case Manager

This individual 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.

Domestic Violence 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.

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 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.

 Domestic Violence 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.

Chemical Dependency 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.

Part-time Child’s Haven

This position is for approximately 15-20 hours per week and will serve children at a downtown Indianapolis location. The hours for this position will be Monday - Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Friday, 7:30 am-12:30 pm. Flexibility is a plus as additional hours may be added as necessary.

Qualifications include previous employment in childcare, ability to work independently, knowledge of child development, a self-starter, and must be highly dependable.

Business Support I, Program Support

This full-time position, a 37.5 hours' work week, will support the efficient and effective delivery of agency services to clients by providing competent business, clerical and administrative services. Duties will consist of composing and typing routine correspondence and statistical reports, prepare outgoing mail and correspondence, enter client data in computerized database information system, file case records and compile and file statistical materials and records and retrieve such materials from file, when needed assist the front desk to serve as a receptionist and other administrative tasks as needed. Candidate must have good analytical and problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills; be professional and a team player; have a good working knowledge of Word and Excel; be a self-starter; and be able to plan and prioritize work activities. Candidate should also be able to work with minimal direction and supervision. High School degree or equivalent required.

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