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At CEDARS, we recognize the value of everyone’s contributions in helping children find safe and enduring family relationships. The talent, passion, and dedication that each employee brings to our efforts increases our ability to succeed.

If you share our commitment to helping children and building stronger families, you may find that CEDARS is the right place for you. Our employees find deep satisfaction here, from our emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance to the comprehensive employee benefit program that helps our employees stay healthy and feel secure.

Basic Center Family Partner, CEDARS Pioneers Center (Lincoln, NE)

CEDARS Pioneers Center provides a safe and stable environment for youth to reside following a placement disruption or for youth experiencing homelessness or who have ran away. The program operates 24/7 for youth ages 12-18. Programming includes structured groups and recreation, school support including keeping the youth attending their home school when possible and helping strengthen relationships between youth and their families. Pioneers Center is designed to be a short-term placement for youth with a goal average length of stay 3 weeks or less. Trauma-informed staff advocate for youth in care and are focused on providing supervision and education to youth in an environment where they can feel safe, protected and can build emotional and social competencies. It is the general responsibility of the Family Partner (FP) to develop and maintain an enduring relationship with assigned families. The FP shall be responsible for performing intensive targeted services to ensure that the agreed outcomes for the youth and their families are achieved. The FP carries out assigned activities of the family, monitors and documents service delivery activities and outcomes and assists with assessment and planning. The FP is a primary contact and resource for their assigned families, service providers and community supports for ongoing and crisis-related care. The FP will develop and implement individualized service plans and safety plans, coordinate services and provide aftercare and follow-up, some work of which will occur outside of the facility in the family home. The FP will assist youth and families in accessing community resources. This position will also complete required reports and maintain accurate records. A bachelor's degree in human services or closely related field and two years of experience working with children, youth and families are required. Case management experience is preferred. A valid driver's license with a good driving record is required. Schedule: Will vary based on needs of clients and will include some evening and occasional weekend hours. Participation in an on-call rotation is required.