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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Recovery Coach - Indianapolis Office

This position will provide peer recovery support to clients with substance use disorder (SUD). The person in this position will maintain ongoing client support regardless of relapse and will serve as a motivator, ally, role model, problem solver and advocate. Should possess a thorough understanding of community culture and be able to identify barriers to successful recovery. Will assist in planning of goals, conduct educational and motivational groups which initiate change in behaviors, link individuals and families with support services, and provide training to families and others.

Education and Experience

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.

Completion of state-approved training programs and passing score on certification exam (certification in process is acceptable).

Must be able to identify with Substance Use Disorder.

Must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to use private car to transport self and others and must comply with the contract requirements concerning minimum car insurance coverage. 

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Batterer's Intervention Program (BIP) Counselor - Part-Time

Families First is a looking for a part-time Batterer's Intervention Program Counselor.

The person in this position will facilitate group counseling under the Batterer's Intervention Program on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm. Knowledge, skills and experience in Batterer's Intervention Programs a must. 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 a BIP Certified Facilitator. The person in this position must be available to work until 8:00 pm on Thursdays and as a PRN as needed.

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Protective Order Project Advocate - BiLingual (Spanish & English)

Families First is a looking for a full-time Protective Order Project Advocate who is bilingual in Spanish and English.

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. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Previous experience working with victims of domestic/intimate partner abuse is preferred.

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Recovery Coach - Greenfield office

Families First is looking for a full-time Recovery Coach for the Greenfield office.

Job Summary:

This position will provide peer recovery support to clients with substance use disorder (SUD). The person in this position will maintain ongoing client support regardless of relapse and will serve as a motivator, ally, role model, problem solver and advocate. Should possess a thorough understanding of community culture and be able to identify barriers to successful recovery. Will assist in planning of goals, conduct educational and motivational groups which initiate change in behaviors, link individuals and families with support services, and provide training to families and others.

Education and Experience

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.

Completion of state-approved training programs and passing score on certification exam (certification in process is acceptable).

Must be able to identify with Substance Use Disorder.

Must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to use private car to transport self and others and must comply with the contract requirements concerning minimum car insurance coverage

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