Bauer Family Resources

Bauer Family Resources’ rich heritage traces back to 1929 when a probation officer, Grace Bauer, saw the need to provide services that would divert youth from trouble with the law. Though our agency has undergone significant challenges, growth and changes throughout the years, Grace’s original passion, mission and resilience remains at the very heart of Bauer Family Resources. Today, with just 150 employees, Bauer Family Resources is able to impact the lives of over 10,000 individuals every year.

Founded:  1929 Headquartered:  Lafayette, IN
Phone:  (765) 742-5046

Location: 330 Fountain Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
United States of America
Years of Experience: 0-1 Years
Department: Home Based Clinical Level of Education: High School Diploma
Full/Part Time: Full & Part Time Shift: Other
Job Type: Internship


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.

Internship opportunities are available in various programs of the agency, including working with infants and young children, youth, and families. This includes providing home based case management and skill building to families at risk and/or involved with the Department of Child Services; working with youth in an after school program promoting the 40 Developmental Assets; working with the schools and juvenile justice system in preventing further disciplinary action and punitive sanctions; and providing comprehensive educational experiences for children and their parents that promote the growth and development of each individual child.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes Administrative tasks such as copies, organizing resources, enter information into databases, filing documents and referrals, scanning resources to database, and keeping work spaces usable.
  • Field shadows current staff to observe client care, interventions, court/legal proceedings, and other aspects of working with clients.
  • Attends supervisions (group and individual) weekly or as schedule allows
  • Completes file checks on staff to ensure accurate record-keeping
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality
  • Assists with special projects or other tasks as required.

Advanced Skill Duties of Internships may include:

  • Engage and assess clients with problems such as personal and family adjustments, finances, employment, food, clothing, housing, and physical and mental impairments to determine nature and degree of problem.
  • Secures information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client's situation and evaluates these and clients capacities.
  • Encourages clients to become self-sufficient to retain feeling of independence and self-esteem
  • Resolves immediate crises and teaches skills necessary for families to remain together and provide for the safety of all members of the family
  • Refers clients to community resources and other organizations
  • Compiles records in accordance with agency policies and prepares reports with their clients.
  • Reviews service plan with clients and performs follow-up to determine quantity and quality of service provided client and status of client's case
  • Accesses and records client and community resource information
  • Secures supplementary information such as employment, medical records, or school reports.
  • Determines client's eligibility for financial assistance
  • Provides transportation in own car as necessary
  • Completes number of direct service hours, as set forth in program standards
  • Agrees to work variable days/hours to provide adequate services to the family. This includes evenings and weekends
  • Maintains communication with referral sources, collateral contacts, and other service providers.
  • Participate in case conferences and provide court testimony as needed
  • Facilitates inter-agency and intra0agency collaborations that support the Bauer Family Resources mission
  • Assists with events as assigned


Pending Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in human services, social work, psychology or related field.


Must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.






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.

Career Level: Internship

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