Cummins Behavioral Health Systems
  • - Montgomery Outpatient
  • Crawfordsville, IN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Cummins Behavioral Health Systems, a stable private non-for-profit community based health services provider is seeking to provide qualified person a full time or part time position as Parent Homemaker Aid serving families in Montgomery County.

Job Summary:

The DCS Homemaker/Parent Aid provides assistance and support for parents who are unable to appropriately fulfill parenting and/or homemaking functions. Paraprofessional staff assists the family through advocating, teaching, demonstrating, monitoring, and/or role modeling new, appropriate skills for home management, basic parenting, child nutrition and child development in an effort to build self-sufficiency. This service also includes transportation and supervised visitation.

Essential functions of this job may include, but may not be limited to:

  • Time management
  • Care of children (Life Skills Training not the provision of Child Care)
  • Child development
  • Health care
  • Community resources (referrals)
  • Transportation *
  • Supervise visitation with child(ren)**
  • Identify support systems
  • Problem solving
  • Family reunification/preservation
  • Resource management/Budgeting
  • Child safety
  • Child nutrition
  • Home management
  • Parenting skills
  • Housing
  • Self-esteem
  • Crisis resolution
  • Parent/child interaction

Additional Responsibilities:

May need to be available to work evening and weekend hours to assure consumer need is met.
All other duties as assigned by clinical management.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent and either
  • one or more years of experience in a social services or mental related field or
  • one year (2 semesters) or more years of coursework in a social services or mental health related field.

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Must possess competent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills;
  • Must be able to document in an electronic clinical record; and,
  • Will be able to thoroughly understand and execute the coaching approach to service delivery;


  • Ability to maintain ethical behavior in relationship with the consumer;
  • Ability to work efficiently and as a team member;
  • Ability to form a collaborative partnership with the consumer;
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and decision-making independent of the need for direct supervision (although subject to review) and written protocols;
  • Ability to apply knowledge and demonstrate effectiveness when working with consumers (and their family members) with severe and persistent mental illness, significant behavioral issues, addictions, and/or severe emotional disabilities; 
  • Must demonstrate an ability to work in a performance improvement environment as a member of a high performance work team; 
  • Ability to provide courteous customer service to consumers, community partners and other staff members; and,
  • Must demonstrate ability to teach and model daily living skills.

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