Bauer Family Resources
  • Social Services
  • Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Position Summary:
The Community Partners Home Based Case Manager provides supportive case management services to families within the home or community-based setting with the goal of preventing child abuse or neglect.
He or she helps to address underlying problems to abuse or neglect including unemployment, unstable housing, substance abuse, mental health concerns, domestic violence, and lack of community/social supports by teaching families new skills and connecting the family to resources within the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Schedule and complete appointments at times and locations that are convenient to the client including evenings and maintaining a flexible work week that adapts as changes are needed. Involves exposure to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, mold and other conditions common to domestic environments.
  • Maintain regular communication with families by various means including phone contact, texting, drop-by visits, and mail during extended business hours and by telephone for crisis.
  • Requires travel to client homes and community locations.
  • Refer client to community resources and research additional resources within the community as to create a working knowledge of resources within the assigned area
  • Complete service records and enter intake paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Develop short and long term family goals
  • Refer client to supportive services
  • Independently manage work schedule
  • Facilitate intra-agency collaborations that support the Bauer mission
  • Reach out to a minimum of one community resource per month
  • Complete predetermined number of direct service hours
  • Assist with special projects or other tasks as required


  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly-related human service field from an accredited college.
  • Other Bachelor's degrees will be accepted in combination with a minimum of 3 years of experience working with families in the human services field
  • Valid driver's license

Experience Required: None

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Strong connection with the community and ability to maintain positive relationships
  • Ability to resolve conflict and difficult situations peacefully
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization and time management

Physical Requirements:

To accomplish the essential functions of the position, one must be physically able to operate or work with computers, calculators, reference books, computer software applications, phones, and other standard office equipment. The physical activities of the position include talking, reaching, grasping, light lifting, bending, squatting, and other repetitive motions.

  • Provide transportation in own car as necessary

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a community based setting and/or in families' homes. This role is exposed to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
  • Minimal safety hazards with general office working conditions
  • Travel up to 30%


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