Family Partner II - Reception Center, (Lincoln, NE)

Reports To: Assistant Program Director

Classification: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Awake Overnight: Sunday-Thursday 10:30p-6:30a

Rate of Pay: $17.25/hour base with additional $1.50 pay differential for overnight and holiday hours. *Overnight/awake hours consists of all hours worked between 10:30p-6:30a* 


At CEDARS, our mission is to help children achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships. For nearly 75 years, thousands of kids and families have found refuge and a new beginning at CEDARS. As one of Nebraska’s most trusted child-service organizations, we make sure that kids feel safe and secure. At the same time, we’re giving parents, foster families, and partnering agencies the support they need to care effectively for kids.


The CEDARS Reception Center Program offers a safe, community based environment for probation officers and law enforcement to conduct initial assessments and access expanded intake assessments, as well as support and referrals for youth and their families. The center operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week with immediate intervention services conducted on-site as needed. 


  • 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
  • Initiate an individualized screening and assessment process to be submitted to the courts and used in the case management process
  • Provide assistance to the youth by connecting them with community-based resources
  • Support the family in meeting their needs


  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, human services, or a related field
  • Experience working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families
  • Must have a genuine interest in working with and advocating for at risk youth and families
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record


  • Knowledge and experience providing trauma-informed care
  • Autonomous worker who can manage time wisely
  • Excellent documentation and computer skills


As a full-time active employee, you are eligible to participate in the following benefits:

  • medical, dental, and vision coverages
  • flexible spending accounts and health spending accounts
  • personal leave, emergency leave, paid holidays, and floating holidays
  • retirement plan with 5% company match
  • life & long-term disability insurance
  • employee assistance program
  • wellness and engagement program
  • early childhood childcare discount
  • opportunities to collect overtime hours if desired
  • shift differentials for overnight hours worked and holidays
  • mileage reimbursement
  • extensive training and professional development opportunities


At CEDARS, we embrace diversity, and we know the journey towards belonging never ends. Click (here) to learn more about our journey.

If you are passionate about helping children and youth and building stronger families, CEDARS may be the right FIT for you!