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


The Homebuilders Supervisor is responsible for providing support, supervision, training and development, and oversight to the HOMEBUILDERS program.He or she is responsible for the implementation of the HOMEBUILDERS model and program fidelity. He or she monitors DCS service standard, licensing, internal policy and procedure compliance and responds to client and practitioners crises as they occur.


Essential Functions:

The duties identified below are the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ensure service delivery is consistent with the HOMEBUILDERS, Department of Child Service, Licensing, and Accreditation Standards:

Adhere to all supervisor components in the HOMEBUILDERS, Department of Child Services, licensing, and accreditation standards and requirements.

Receive referral inquiries, screen for eligibility, gather referral information, and manage the assignment of referrals to maintain practitioner caseloads. When applicable, be available to accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Facilitate weekly team consultations, and individual consultations with HOMEBUILDERS practitioners as needed (typically several contacts each week), to assess progress on goals and help structure time and activities during an intervention. Ensure every family is staffed at least weekly.

Provide individual supervision with Family Centered Services Supervisors, Clinical Supervisor, and Administrative Assistant. Provide clinical consultation.

Consult with practitioners, HOMEBUILDERS consultant, and Clinical Services Director regarding safety issues to help identify risks, promote safety, and implement safety plans; respond to family crises and consult with practitioners regarding safety concerns if and when they occur, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Increase the amount of consultation when serious safety risks or concerns exist.

Ensure practitioners utilize the following components in their work with families: engagement and motivation enhancement strategies; research-based cognitive/behavioral strategies; a variety of teaching methods; a comprehensive, strength-focused assessment process; a collaborative goal setting and service planning process; provision of concrete goods and services (including transportation); advocacy; assessment of goal progress and needs.


Provide initial and ongoing training, supervision and support for practitioners and supervisors:

Work with HOMEBUILDERS Consultant and Clinical Services Director to develop and implement training plans for new practitioners and supervisors. Engage new practitioners and supervisors in initial on-the-job training activities planned with the HOMEBUILDERS consultant and Clinical Services Director. Conduct an Initial Professional Development Assessment to identify initial training needs; develop a Professional Development Plan outlining how the needed training will be provided.

Provide practitioners and supervisors with constructive performance-based feedback, helping them utilize critical thinking skills to evaluate their own performance and to assess the effectiveness of their teaching methods.

Model and develop in practitioners and supervisors behaviors that emphasize recognition, encouragement, collaboration, team participation, effective problem solving, accountability, and respect for cultural differences; promote the view of mistakes as learning opportunities; use cognitive/behavioral approach in supervision; offer emotional and technical support; assist in advocacy efforts as needed.

Monitor quality of interventions: accompany HOMEBUILDERS practitioners regularly on home visits; ensure practitioners' behavior with clients facilitates problem-solving and progress toward goals; review and provide feedback on written goals, service plans and assessments; review safety plans where applicable; conduct clinical record reviews and provide feedback to practitioners; utilize data to routinely evaluate and improve individual and team performance.


Ensure team participation in quality enhancement components of the HOMEBUILDERS model, DCS Service Standards, licensing, and accreditation requirements:

Participate in all required components of QUEST, the quality enhancement component of the HOMEBUILDERS model.

Participate in Quality Service Review

Monitor model fidelity and program outcome data.

Assist practitioners and supervisors with analyzing and interpreting performance data.

Work with the HOMEBUILDERS consultant and Clinical Services Director to implement Quality Enhancement and Quality Improvement Plans as needed.

Work with practitioners and supervisors to develop individual Professional Development Plans related to model implementation.


Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:

Ensure all clinical documentation is completed and submitted in a timely manner.

Collect, review and approve agency paperwork according to agency guidelines.

Review, revise and approve all clinical documents sent to parties outside the office.

Ensure compliance with contract requirements.

Assist the team in assessing its relationships with others in the organization.

Participate in community groups and build strong relationships within the local community.

Maintain positive working relationships with referring agency staff and others in the community.

Participate in required training.

Compile monthly and quarterly reports to the Board of Directors, local DCS office, and DCS Central Office

Attend internal CAST and Leadership Development Institute meetings and trainings



Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or closely related field and at least 4 years' experience as a Homebuilders Specialist

Masters or doctorate degree in social work, human services, psychology, counseling or other related field service field

Current licensure issued by Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board in Clinical Social work, Marriage and Family Direct work or Mental Health Counselor preferred

Valid Driver License


Experience Required:

2 years working with child and families

3-5 years previous supervisory experience preferred


Knowledge and Skills Required:

Ability to coach and mentor others

Strong math skills

Attention to detail

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Organization and time management

Strong connection with the community


Bauer Family Resources, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Bauer Family Resources has been delivering community based services to at-risk children and their families since 1929. The organization was formed as the result of one woman's desire to keep children from becoming involved in the court system. This vision evolved over time to working with the families of at-risk children and the community.

 Competitive pay, benefits, leave time, mileage allowance and cell phone reimbursement are provided.

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