Employment Opportunities 

CAPS – Child and Parents Services works to ensure that every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect. As a community staple in Elkhart County for over 40 years, CAPS impacts over 2,000 families a year. As a mission-based agency, our work is grounded in our five core values: compassion, excellence, integrity, inclusiveness, and collaboration.
A career at CAPS gives you the chance to make a lasting impact on your community and make a true difference. You’ll also enjoy a competitive benefits package, with benefits including:

  •  A generous PTO package
  • Flexible work schedule
  • 403(b) plan with employer contribution 
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Family-focused leadership 

Current Openings

 

HR Assistant

Job Qualifications:

Required:

  • Associates Degree in Business or HR
  • 1-2 years prior work in HR position
  • Understands various HR Functions
  • Ability to maintain deadlines
  • Strong communication skills- both written and verbal
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong IT Knowledge
  • Organized and detail-oriented

Preferred:

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish)

Job Duties:

  • Assist with the on-boarding of new staff, including but not limited to:
    • New hire bags
    • Paperwork
    • Benefit enrollment paperwork
    • Obtaining needed reference checks
  • Assist with posting and removing open positions on ATS, Website, other outside job boards
  • Maintains employee electronic and paper files
  • Perform agency wide safety training and drills
  • Update and record trainings and certifications for staff
  • Assist with processing background checks, MVR’s and fingerprint renewals for current staff
  • Take an active role in the organization and set-up of monthly in-services
  • Assist with cash counting, bank deposits and taking mail to post office
  • Coverage for the front desk for lunches and other events as needed.
  • Assist other Admin team members as needed
  • Have the ability to enter benefits on multiple vendor websites
  • Monitor IT tickets for trend analysis and reporting
  • Ability to answer basic IT questions and deliver solutions to staff
  • Participate in the development and implementation of employee engagement activities
  • Answer general staff questions
  • Other duties as assigned

Other duties:

  • Must participate in a minimum of one outreach or fundraising event each year.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of CAPS team by regularly demonstrating and acknowledging CAPS core values.

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Guardian ad Litem (GAL)

To provide Guardian ad Litem and Parenting Time Coordinator services to local and regional courts.  The Guardian ad Litem advocates in court for children whose parents are separated and in conflict.  The Guardian ad Litem advocates for these children by providing written and oral testimony about what is in the children’s best interest after gathering information through home visits, communication with service providers, attorneys and other relevant people.  The Parenting Time Coordinator works with separated parents to assist in determining appropriate parenting time decisions in accordance with Indiana guidelines.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or human services field OR 3 years’ experience in child welfare field. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required. 
  • Must be able to work in high conflict and high-stress situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of individuals and diverse populations.
  • Exceptional understanding of family dynamics, child development, domestic violence and child abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to work Monday-Friday with some evening hours based on court and client needs.
  • Experience using computers to manage client information.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, vehicle, acceptable insurance and satisfactory motor vehicle record. 

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Fluent in both written and spoken English and Spanish.
  • Familiarity with community-based family-centered services.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Degree in human services or criminal justice.

Key Responsibility Area: Case Responsibility

Duties:

  1. Provide Guardian ad Litem services to cases as assigned.
  2. Provide Parenting Time or Case Management Services to cases as assigned.
  3. Prepare and file fact-based reports with the court that are supported by the GAL’s investigation of family dynamics and circumstances.
  4. Testify in court hearings to support reports filed with court.
  5. Conduct home visits to gather information about family circumstances and dynamics in preparation for making recommendations to the court.
  6. Provide Ongoing Support to families such as monitoring court order, assisting with ongoing family conflict and connecting families and children with appropriate community services
  7. Assist clients with conflict resolution to minimize court involvement.

Key Responsibility Area:     Case and Billing Tracking

Duties:

  1. Maintain accurate electronic case files in line with program protocols for assigned cases.
  2. Keep accurate logs for client billing.
  3. Work with Program Director and Accounting Manager to track and manage billing.
  4. Follow procedures to notify court of delinquent payments for collections.

Key Responsibility Area:   Relationship with Courts and Professional

Duties:

  1. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the court staff and judges.
  2. Develop and maintain positive relationships with attorneys and service providers.

Key Responsibility Area:   Community Relations

Duties

  1. Participate in community initiatives and task forces as assigned by director.
  2. Participate in one CAPS outreach event annually.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work as part of CAPS team by regularly demonstrating and acknowledging CAPS core values.

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CASA Staff Advocate

The purpose of this position is to manage a caseload of CASA children and provide advocacy for them in the juvenile court system.  The CASA Staff Advocate will develop a relationship with the children they are advocating for, communicate regularly and professionally with other service providers who are working with the child and family and make fact-based recommendations to the local juvenile magistrate regarding what is in the child’s best interests.

Job Qualifications:

Required:

  • A bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology or related field, OR a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the field of child abuse and/or advocacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload and work independently as well as within a team. 
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office products. 

Preferred:

  • Experience in a human services organization preferred. 
  • Previous CASA volunteer experience

Other Requirements:

  • Must have use of a personal vehicle, valid driver’s license, satisfactory motor vehicle record and acceptable automobile insurance.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen. 

 Key Responsibility Area: Case Management

Duties:

  1. Assist in case matching and assignment duties, including distributing case information to volunteer.
  2. Assist in supervision of case activity to ensure compliance with program Policies and Procedures. Attend Court hearings as necessary.
  3. Assist with organization of case files, maintaining current and accurate information.

Key Responsibility Area:  Case Responsibility

Duties:

  1. Perform CASA duties for assigned cases.
  2. Attend Court for all hearings related to cases in caseload.

Key Responsibility Area:  Miscellaneous

Duties:

  1. Assist with Public Relations and recruitment for the CASA program as required.
  2. Attend additional CASA training as available.
  3. Attend supervisory, in‑service and other appropriate meetings.
  4. Perform other duties as necessary to the functioning of the agency or at the request of the CASA Director.
  5. Assist with planning and implementing continuing education for volunteer in‑service trainings.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to work as part of CAPS team by regularly demonstrating and acknowledging CAPS core values.

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Bi-Lingual Family Support Specialist; Healthy Families Elkhart County- full-time (40 hours per week)

Bachelors Degree starts at a minimum of $15.50/hour ; we offer an additional .50 for bi-lingual (Spanish)

The Family Support Specialist (FSS) provides a range of culturally competent evidence-based home visiting services to all families participating in the Healthy Families Program.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish)
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Child Development or a field the agency considers to be relevant to the position preferred.
  • Must have current driver’s license, vehicle, acceptable insurance, and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
  • Fluency with Microsoft office suite of products and data entry.
  • Demonstrates fluency in written English.
  • Demonstrates time management, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Must satisfactorily complete all mandatory trainings
  • Previous home visiting work experience preferred but not required.
  • DUTIES
    1. Provide culturally competent home-based services including (but not limited to): parenting education; developmental milestones; health and nutrition education; home management skills; crisis intervention; and social services linkage, all in partnership with the client.
    2. Assists in strengthening the parent child relationship by providing emotional support and encouragement to parents.
    3. Assists parents in improving their skills in order to optimize the home environment.
    4. Teach and support appropriate parent-child interaction and discipline.
    5. Assists families in establishing goals and plans for attaining these goals.
    6. Provide periodic developmental assessments and referrals if delays are identified according to program requirements.
    7. Identifies and refers clients to other support services in the community; assists in making and attending health and human service appointments, including, but not limited to, appointments related to educational and employment goals.
    8. Follow up on all referrals in a timely manner.
    9. Accurately completes all assessments and evaluation paperwork according to program timeframes and requirements.
    10. Accurately maintains client records and completes all necessary documentation according to program timeframes and requirements.
    11. Meets program productivity requirements.
    12. Manages assigned caseloads and related work responsibilities according to program requirements. Maintains home visits to all clients per the program requirements.
    13. Ensures compliance with all regulations regarding home visits pursuant to program requirements and Healthy Families America (HFA) best practice standards.
    14. Participates in case conferences and collaborates with other service providers working with families.
    15. Constructively utilize formal and peer supervision to evaluate and improve effectiveness
    in providing services to families. This includes active participation in weekly supervision,
    team meetings, ongoing trainings/in-services, and agency meetings.
    16. Contributes to the overall success and quality of all programs and services provided by
    CAPS by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members.
    17. Must accommodate flexible working hours, including some evenings.
    18. Reports immediately to the Department of Children’s Services any suspicion of abuse or
    neglect.
    19. Maintains confidentiality requirements of the agency.
    20. Other duties as assigned.
    21. Demonstrate the ability to work as part of CAPS team by regularly demonstrating and acknowledging CAPS core values.

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