Join the CEDARS Team

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.

Family Partner, CEDARS Reception Center (Lincoln, NE)

CEDARS Juvenile Justice Programs are founded on the commitment to serve youth in the least restrictive environment possible while maintaining safety at all times and promoting the most appropriate services for the youth and families. CEDARS Juvenile Justice Programs aim to prevent young people from further delinquent or criminal behavior and to support the young person's full and just participation in society. The Reception Center is a collaborative effort between Nebraska State probation, local law enforcement and CEDARS to provide youth with the least restrictive environment possible for intake screenings during high need times, as indicated by national best practice. CEDARS Family Partner will work closely with Nebraska State Probation and local law enforcement to provide a safe and comfortable environment for conducting screenings and assessments in the least restrictive manner possible. The Family Partner will initiate an individualized screening and assessment process to be submitted to the courts and used in the case management process. The Family Partner will provide assistance to the youth by connecting them to community-based resources and will work to engage and support the family in meeting their needs. Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Human Services or closely related field is required; two years of experience working with youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System and their families are preferred. A valid driver's license with a good driving record is required. The Family Partner shall have a genuine interest in working with and advocating for at risk youth and families. Overnight Awake Schedule: Monday through Friday 10:30pm - 6:30am. Rate of Pay: $14.75 per hour +.50 shift differential.