Career Opportunities

Current Openings as of June 2021

Home-Based Case Manager

General Statement of Duties:

The Home Base Case Manager works under the supervision and direction of the Program Director for the purpose of providing the highest quality of care to children and families.  The Home Base Case Manager provides in-home and community based family services, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, and advocacy.  Maintains a flexible work schedule of 40 hours a week.  Available to families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Job Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor Degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly-related human service field from an accredited college and two years social service experience. MSW/MA welcome to apply.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Commitment to the vision, values and mission of the agency.
  • Knowledge of child abuse and neglect, and child and adult development.
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to work as a team member.
  • Belief in helping clients change their circumstances not just adapt to them.
  • Belief in adoption as a viable means to build families.
  • Understanding regarding issues to are specific and unique to adoptions such as loss, mismatched expectations and flexibility, loss of familiar surroundings, customs and traditions of the child’s culture, entitlement, gratification delaying, flexible parental roles and humor.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and confidentiality of all agency records and information.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention, communication, parenting skills, and cognitive and behavioral interventions.
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and Internet. Able to write reports and treatment plans.
  • Must live in designated service area.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and policies governing home-based programs, with the ability to uphold such accordingly.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisor, clients/families, personnel, and officials from referring agencies.
  • Exhibit an ability to effectively predict, recognize and/or assess potentially dangerous situations and/or persons, with ability to take appropriate action and resolve conflicts that can be violent and physical in nature.
  • Ability to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the job requirements.
  • Demonstrate personal integrity and sound judgment.

Competitive salary, health coverage benefits and life insurance, flexible work schedule, laptop, cell phone, and .51/mileage provided.

 

Home Study Specialist

General Statement of Duties:

The Adoption/Home Study Specialist will assist with licensing foster homes according to State and Child Placing Agency regulations and provide family support and resources to the families served. The Adoption/Home Study Specialist will conduct Family-Prep home studies utilizing the SAFE model. The Adoption/Home Study Specialist will maintain a caseload of 8-10 Family-Prep and/or Child-Prep cases (equivalent to 25 billable hours per week.) The Adoption/Home Study Specialist will act as a liaison between the Department of Child Services and other school/medical/community organizations and will advocate for the needs of the resource families and children placed in their care. Extensive driving is required and mileage is reimbursed at Whitington’s established rate. The Adoption/Home Study Specialist will assist with pre-service and on-going training to ensure resource family retention and high quality of care for children in placement.

Job Qualifications:

  • The Adoption/Home Study Specialist must be committed to supporting resource families that are devoted to establishing a healthy home environment through the use of Trust-Based Relational Interactions (TBRI) and the Teaching-Family Model.
    – The Adoption/Home Study Specialist must possess strong communication skills; have the ability to organize, prioritize, and implement work activities independently; strong team building skills; and desire to grow professionally.
    – The Adoption/Home Study Specialist must have direct experience working within community based case management field and direct foster care experience is preferred.
    – The Adoption/Home Study Specialist must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The Adoption/Home Study Specialist must have a valid driver’s license in the state they reside.
    Competencies:
    – Experience working with youth with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families.
    – Strong writing and verbal communication including presentation skills.
    – Excellent time management and organization skills.
    – Ability to work with minimal direction as well as when required collaboratively in a team setting.
    – Active listening and problem solving, judgment and analysis skills.
    – Strength-based approach to service delivery and flexibility (e.g., trauma-informed approach to care).
    – Respond appropriately to cultural differences among the Agency’s service population.
    – Demonstrate creativity around marketing techniques and activities.
    – Empathetic, non-judgmental, persistent and creative human services professional.
    – Maintain the standard of ethics for the adoption profession, licensing, accrediting bodies, federal, state and local laws.
    – Stay current on issues related to child development, family dynamics, early childhood trauma, adoption and child welfare.
    – Effective problem solving and creative resolution skills.
    – Possess strong organizational strategies to manage own work flow and prioritize.
    – Strong capacity to build positive relationships with community stakeholders and market the Foster Care/Adoption program to appropriate sources within the state.

 

Home-Based Therapist

General Statement of Duties:

The therapist is responsible to provide strength-based and trauma-informed services to individuals, couples and families. The therapist provides structured, goal-oriented, time-limited therapy to families who need assistance recovering from physical, sexual, emotional abuse, neglect, substance abuse, mental illness, personality/behavior disorder, developmental disability, dysfunctional family of origin, and current family dysfunction. Services are provided in-home or in-office.

Responsibilities:
• Provide therapy services to individuals, couples, and families of various ages with various presenting problems
• Provide therapy services in the client’s home, in office, or school-based
• Utilize evidence-based treatments in treatment
• Completion of accurate, timely documentation of 1) all client contacts, 2) treatment plans, and 3) contract required reporting
• Value multiculturalism and diversity and integrate it into client conceptualization and treatment
• Maintains a flexible work schedule of 40 hours a week. Available to families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with ability to work evenings and weekends
• Demonstrate respect for client’s sociocultural values, personal goals, and lifestyle choices, and deliver services in a culturally competent manner
• Maintain strict confidentiality to protect client’s privacy
• Attend required staff meetings and training

Benefits Package:
• 403(b) Retirement Plan (up to 6% match, immediate vesting) • Mileage Reimbursement • Licensure Reimbursement • Supervision for Licensure
• Paid Vacation Days • Paid Sick Days • Holidays • Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account • Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents • Mileage Reimbursement • Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements

Job Qualifications:

  • Hold a clinical license in the state of Indiana (LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, LSW, LMFT-A, LMHC-A) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in child welfare.• Valid state driver’s license in good standing
  • Appropriate automobile insurance (at least state minimum)
  • Certificates and licensure must be consistent with State and Federal requirements

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Whitington’s policy is to offer equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender or veteran status.  The company also complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  We will take positive action to ensure fulfillment of this policy in all areas, including hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, recruitment, employment ads, wage rates or other forms of compensation, benefits, recommendations, and selection for training, layoffs, and termination.

We seek to obtain individuals qualified or trainable for a position by virtue of job-related education standards, training experience, and personal qualifications.