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ECH Every Child's Hope has many positions caring for the children we serve. 

Following is a list of our current openings:

 

INFANT/TODDLER TEACHER

The Infant/Toddler Teacher reports to the Early Education Director.  The goal of the teacher is to provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self- concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected.  Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a safe, clean, care-giving environment, practice good personal hygiene and hand washing, and assures the well- being and safety of all the children in that are in the environment. 
  • Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family.
  • Maintain a positive, calm attitude and a pleasant, soothing voice.  Model this attitude and voice for parent and others working or volunteering in the program. 
  • Encourage each child’s family to be actively involved in the Early Head Start program.
  • Promote feelings of security and trust in infant and toddlers.
  • Promote parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships.
  • Assure that: each infant and toddler is warmly greeted upon arrival; each infant is held; and each child is assisted to gradually become part of a small group.
  • Talk, sing, and read to infants frequently.
  • Respond quickly in a soothing and tender manner to infants’ cries or calls of distress.
  • Respond consistently to infants’ needs for food and comfort.
  • Implement individualized feeding plans for children; respect individual preferences and eating styles; sit with toddlers and share family-style meals; model manners and good nutrition.

  • Tend to children’s personal hygiene needs, remaining especially attentive to them during routines such as diaper changing, cleaning, feeding, and changing soiled or wet clothes.
  • Respects infants’ curiosity about each other; ensure that children treat each other gently.
  • Organize each day’s activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem solving skills, and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.
  • Complete daily health checks, feeding logs, diaper changing log, daily activity log for parents, and other documentation as may be deemed necessary for providing quality service.
  • Provide for the physical safety of each child from arrival time until departure time.
  • Observe children to detect signs of illness, injury, abuse, neglect, emotional disturbance, or other special needs, and reports these signs immediately to the Center Director or person in charge.
  • Plan activities for children with special needs, with training and technical assistance from disabilities and mental health specialists; implement individual education plans, behavior management plans, and/or individualized services or activities outlined for these children.
  • Attend staff meetings, conferences and the required training programs.
  • Supervise children at nap and outside play. 

Must possess Associates Degree, preferrably in Early Childhood Education as well as CDA.

 

 

 

FAMILY SOLUTIONS FOR KIDS SUPERVISOR

Every Child’s Hope (ECH) a not-for-profit social services agency, serving children and families; is seeking a Family Solutions for Kids Supervisor to join our team. The Family Solutions for Kids program provides intensive, in-home services to families with children ages 4-19 residing in St. Louis County.  Must possess Masters degree in social service field, full licensure, and at least 2 years of experience.  Supervisory experience is preferred.

 

FOSTER CARE CASE MANAGER

ECH is seeking a full-time Foster Care Case Manager to join our team. The Foster Care Case Management program is an outcome driven, permanency-based program with the philosophy that children do best when they grow up in a permanent family setting.  The focus of this position is to ensure a safe and healthy environment for foster children while working with the family towards a permanent placement for all children on assigned case load. All decisions and steps taken are motivated by what is in the best interest of the child. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assess family strengths and needs; address identified needs with service referral and follow up to ensure completion; follow all State of Missouri Child Welfare Manual policies, procedures, protocols; timely entry of notes into state data entry system;and attend and testify at all hearings at Family Court.  Position requires Master’s Degree in Social Work of human service field preferred or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or human service field and two years related experience.

 

 

FOSTER CARE CASE MANAGER-Mid Missouri

ECH is seeking a full-time Foster Care Case Manager to join our team in Cole County. The Foster Care Case Management program is an outcome driven, permanency-based program with the philosophy that children do best when they grow up in a permanent family setting.  The focus of this position is to ensure a safe and healthy environment for foster children while working with the family towards a permanent placement for all children on assigned case load. All decisions and steps taken are motivated by what is in the best interest of the child. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assess family strengths and needs; address identified needs with service referral and follow up to ensure completion; follow all State of Missouri Child Welfare Manual policies, procedures, protocols; timely entry of notes into state data entry system;and attend and testify at all hearings at Family Court.  Position requires Master’s Degree in Social Work of human service field preferred or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or human service field and two years related experience.


YOUTH CARE SPECIALISTS

Rewarding full and part-time positions available within residential programs serving children with moderate to severe behavioral challenges.  Position offers one of the highest salaries in the industry, excellent benefits, and team environment.  ALL SHIFTS AVAILABLE.  Must be 21 years of age and able to pass an extensive background screen including a clean driving record and drug screen.   Must be willing and capable of becoming Safe Crisis Management (SCM) certified.

  

FAMILY SOLUTIONS FOR KIDS CASE THERAPIST

Case Therapist position is available within our Family Solutions for Kids program which provides in-home therapy and case management services to St. Louis County children and families.  Candidate must have a master's degree in counseling, social work or related field and be either licensed or provisionally licensed in the State of Missouri.  Evening hours are required.   

 

To apply for any of the above positions, please send resume and cover letter to:

ECH Every Child's Hope

Attention: Human Resources

8240 St. Charles Rock Road

St. Louis, MO 63114

Fax: 314-426-0764

Email: HR@echmail.org

 

Please, no phone calls regarding open positions and application status.

  

Thank you for your interest in ECH Every Child's Hope!