• Child Welfare Specialist

    Regular Full-Time
    Marion County Home Based
    Work Schedule
    10-6p; some evenings and weekends
  • Overview

    Adult and Child Center provides therapeutic services to families involved  with  Department of Child Services (DCS) and court-involved youth in central Indiana, helping to develop healthy homes where children are safe, supported and well-cared for. As a member of the Home-Based Team, the Child Welfare Specialist is responsible for supervising visits between children and their caregiver(s), attending court hearings and DCS/Probation team meetings, providing case management, and empowering adults and children to reach their full potential while effectively and efficiently managing community and center resources. This individual collaborates with the multidisciplinary team including their supervisor, team psychologists, schools, employers, and DCS/Probation staff to assist each family in meeting their treatment goals.


    • Developing key skills with families (children and adults)
    • Linking family members to needed mental health services and community resources
    • Case management
    • Supervising children and caregiver(s) visits
    • Attending court and DCS/probation meetings
    • Accurate, timely progress notes and reports/documentation


    • Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Psychology, Counseling, or closely related field required  OR a combination of child welfare experience and one of the following bachelor degrees: Criminal Justice, Nursing, Psychiatry, Sociology, Special Education
    • Previous experience in child welfare and/or community based services preferred
    • Ability to maintain professional relationships with a variety of individuals (staff therapists, psychologists, DCS/probation staff)
    • Knowledge of child abuse and neglect; child and adult development; community resources
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Must hold a valid driver's license with acceptable driving record and provide own, insured, transportation


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