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
Community Partners Home Based Family Specialist

Location: 330 Fountain Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
United States of America
Years of Experience: 0-3 Years
Department: Community Partners Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Full/Part Time: Full Time Job Type: Regular


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.

Child-centered, family-focused prevention services are provided to families at no cost and on a voluntary basis in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Warren, White and Tippecanoe counties. Services are designed to address risk factors associated with children and abuse/neglect and to educate and strengthen families. Services are provided through the lens of child safety with an emphasis on the family strengths and protective factors that can be leveraged to ensure children are safe and thriving. Participation may include supportive services with goal setting with the family to drive services offered, referrals to community resources and counseling, Staff must meet a monthly productivity goal. Position is an hourly full time position (40 hrs/week). Optional overtime may be offered periodically. Competitive pay, benefits, leave time, mileage allowance and cell phone reimbursement are provided.


Must be 21 years of age or older.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology or a directly related human service field from an accredited college OR Other Bachelor’s degrees will be accepted in combination with a minimum of three years experience working directly with families in a human service field.

Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organizations.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Abiltiy: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills: Ability to use Work Processing software; Spreadsheet software and database software.

Licenses: Must have or obtain a valid Indiana driver’s license.



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.

Travel Required: Up to 50% Pay Range: Salary
Benefits:  Dental Insurance
Medical Insurance
Tuition Assistance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Vision Insurance

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