Join the ECH family! It’s such a great place to work. You will find many staff who have worked here for 20, 30, even 40 years!

Join us as we continue caring for those who need us most. With competitive benefit plans, friendly work environments, and continuing education opportunities, ECH is a great place to grow your career.


YOUTH CARE SPECIALIST (ST LOUIS)

ECH Every Child’s Hope is looking for a qualified Youth Care Specialist – Job Summary:

This person provides behavioral intervention, overall supervision, and assists in carrying out the service plan for children and youth who live in a group setting in a residential treatment program.

  • Provide overall supervision and accountability of youth
  • Ensure safety of all children and youth
  • Be an active participant of the treatment team
  • Provide on-going assistance to children and youth
  • Provide life skills instruction to youth
  • Ensure buildings and vehicles are clean and well-maintained
  • Ensure communication of information between the unit and the treatment team
  • Demonstrate professionalism

Company Information:
ECH Every Child’s Hope is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service agency, serving troubled adolescents and their families. We provide a broad range of services including residential, day treatment, early education, group homes, transitional and independent living, and outpatient counseling.
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Experience:
Must be at least 21 years of age. Previous relevant experience required.

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Bachelors degree preferred. Previous experience in residential programs or with troubled adolescents required.

Benefits:
ECH Every Child’s Hope offers one of the highest salaries in the industry.

“EVERY CHILD’S HOPE is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.”

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YOUTH CARE SPECIALIST - (Kansas City)

Steppingstone, a transitional living program (TLP) for adolescents ages 16 – 21, is actively recruiting for current and future openings at our Kansas City, Missouri campus. As a 24/7 operation, a variety of shift schedules may be available at any given time, including evenings, overnights, and weekends.

Youth Care Specialists supervise adolescents in a highly individualized transitional and independent living program. Responsibilities include providing transportation (agency vehicle provided), administering medication; providing life skill instruction, offering support in non-crisis situations, completion of daily logs, attendance at trainings and/or staff meetings, and basic computer skills.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, or one to two years related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a strong desire to work with adolescents, a clean driving record, ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen, and be at least 21 years old.

Steppingstone pays a competitive wage, based on education and experience, offers a lucrative benefit package including three weeks’ vacation during the first year of employment, health, dental and vision insurance with low premiums, life insurance, 401(k) matching, and more.

Do you have a passion for working with at-risk youth? Do you want to make a difference in our community? Do you want to work directly with older youth by teaching them the life skills they need to be self-sufficient? If you answered yes, then Steppingstone might be the place for you. If this challenging, yet rewarding opportunity sounds right for you, please e-mail your resume to KSingleton@echmail.org for consideration.

Steppingstone is a program offered through Every Child’s Hope, a St. Louis, Missouri non-profit organization. Visit http://www.steppingstonekc.org/ and http://www.everychildshope.org/ to learn more.

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INFANT/TODDLER TEACHER

Infant/Toddler Teacher
ECH is seeking an Infant/Toddler Teacher to work in our Early Education Center.

Job Description
The Infant/Toddler Teacher provides a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. The Infant/Toddler Teacher reports to the Early Education Director.

Job Duties

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a safe, clean, care-giving environment; practice good personal hygiene and hand washing, and assure the well-being and safety of all the children in your care.
  • 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 parents 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 infants and toddlers.
  • Promote parent-child bonding and nurture 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.
  • Respond quickly and consistently in a soothing and tender manner to infants’ cries or calls of distress.
  • 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 and 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 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 report 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.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Infant/Toddler CDA
  • Associates Degree (preferably Early Childhood Education)
  • Additionally, there are professional organizations that work towards the development of children in their early days. Teachers are expected to participate in programs conducted by such organizations.  The Infant/Toddler Teacher must also be or become First Aid/ CPR certified and complete 12 clock hours per year.
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Transitional Living Specialist

Summary: Responsible for maintaining a healthy environment in a group setting for youth to meet their individual goals; to assist youth with self-esteem and developing independent living skills.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Provide supervision to youth who are in foster care or homeless in a group living setting in the community.
  • Provide youth with support and guidance.
  • Develop positive, professional relationships and boundaries with youth.
  • Provide instructions to youth regarding desirable health and personal habits.
  • Provide youth assistance and encouragement in their school work and other pursuits.
  • Assist youth with the following life skills: cooking, shopping, transportation, filling out job applications, budgeting, and how to upkeep living environment.
  • Provide para-counseling to youth in crisis or non-crisis situation.
  • Provide crisis intervention as necessary to include calling the police, ambulance, or fire department when needed.
  • Observe youths’ behavior and conduct reports to the team.
  • Keep written records as requested.
  • Maintain financial records and present them to the TLP Group Home Supervisor for monthly audit.
  • Purchase items for the house including food, supplies, etc.
  • Keep the house, yard and vehicle in a clean and orderly condition and see it is kept in good repair.
  • Make sure youth have proper clothing attire, plan menus and prepare meals.
  • Arrange for medical, dental and similar services and transport youth to various appointments.
  • Coordinate with the professional staff including therapist, psychiatrist, legal guardian, and others to implement and monitor the treatment plan.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, and have any combination of training and experience equal to a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in a field related to human services and have 2 years of experience working with people.  Must be of good moral character and able to serve as a positive role model for youth; to work under a great deal of stress and to seek on-the-job training.

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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Foster Care Case Manager-St. Louis

Summary: Provides case management services, with the goal of establishing permanency, to children in the foster and adoptive care system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide case management services to children and their families in foster and adoptive care system.
  • Formulate permanency goals for assigned children.
  • Formulate concurrent plans for assigned children.
  • Assess risk of child abuse/neglect and on-going safety of children.
  • Assess child and family functioning, family strengths, family needs, stressors and coping mechanisms.
  • Research and refer children and families for needed services.
  • Evaluate the impact of services.
  • Testify on behalf of assigned children in court.
  • Provide parent education.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Comply with all required contractual documentation standards.
  • Provide face-to-face meetings with assigned children and out-of-home care providers according to prescribed time frames.
  • Schedule, coordinate and facilitate FST meetings within prescribed time frames.
  • Secure appropriate and least restrictive out-of-home placements for assigned children.
  • Arrange for medical and dental exams, medications, treatment testing or routine health services for assigned children in out-of-home placements.
  • Assist families in meeting the cost of care expenses.

Qualifications:

Bachelor degree (B. A.) in social work, psychology, counseling or a related human service field. A minimum of one year of previous experience providing family and children services. Must have reliable transportation.

Job Type: Full-time

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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Teacher Assistant- School

Summary:

Assist teachers in classroom dynamics, lessons and preparation as instructed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Respond quickly and efficiently to teacher requests in the work environment
  • -Escort students to Time Out room and bathroom breaks.
  • -Substitute for teacher in their absence from school or during meetings.
  • -If desired by teacher, take up to two classes during the school day.
  • -Supervise lunch and breakfast.
  • -Remove students from the classroom that need one-on-one assistance academically or behavior support.
  • -Co-teach with teacher.
  • -Remain in assigned classroom unless otherwise directed by teacher.
  • -Participate in lessons.
  • -Grade student’s assignments.
  • -Keep track of student work and academic functioning level.
  • -Provide support to students to keep them on track while in the classroom.
  • -Work one-on-one with students while in the class.
  • -Rotate around room to ensure all students are on track.
  • -Provide crisis intervention in the classroom as an alternate to using Time Out.
  • -Implement social skills while interacting with students.
  • -Keep in close communication with teacher about student issues.
  • -Maintain student point sheet.
  • -Any and all other reasonable request by the classroom teacher.

 

Requirements:  
Associates Degree (A.A.) or equivalence of two years of college credit earned

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

 

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Youth Care Specialist Supervisor -Kansas City

Summary:   Responsible for the supervision of full-time and PRN Youth Care Specialists and Lead Youth Care Specialist. Areas of supervision include employee supervision, employee orientation and training, employee performance management, day to day operations of housing and monitoring YCS (Youth Care Specialist) life skills instruction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensures YCS are trained in the policies and procedures of Every Child’s Hope as it relates to their positions.
  • Monitors YCS in the implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Monitors and approves YCS timesheets through ECH payroll system in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Manages YCS schedule to ensure proper coverage.
  • Completes performance appraisals as indicated.
  • Completes and submits routine written documentation of supervision provided.
  • Assists in the screening and interviewing of applicants. Provides hiring recommendation to Associate Director.
  • Maintains training expectations of self and YCS. This includes maintaining minimal annual training requirements and attending all mandatory trainings. Maintain current OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogens, Medication Administration Certification and Medication Administration Re-Certification and CPR/First Aid.
  • Provides coaching to YCS on effective strength-based techniques including demonstrating a trauma sensitive approach.
  • Supports the mission statement, code of ethics, Agency core values are evident and adheres to the policies and procedures of the Agency.
  • Provides training to all YCS and PRN’s on completing Emergency Readiness and Safety Evaluations.
  • Ensures Emergency Readiness and Safety Evaluations are submitted on a monthly basis to Associate Director.
  • Ensures YCS petty cash is replenished no less than once a month and receipts are submitted and reconciled in a timely manner to Business/HR Manager.

Qualification/Experience                                                   

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training.

Please send resume to: Ksingleton@echmail.org

 

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FSK Therapist - Franklin County

Summary: Provides assessment, treatment planning, therapy, case management and community connections to children and families that have been accepted into the Family Solutions for Kids program.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides thorough Family Assessment in the home, school environment or other community environment.
  • Completes all outcome measure tools as required.
  • Assesses safety issues and develop safety plan as needed.
  • Develops Treatment Plan specific to the needs of the family and updates Plan monthly.
  • Provides individual, family or couple’s counseling specific to the needs of the family.
  • Provides education related to family functioning, i.e. child development, parenting skills and coaching, communication skills, assertiveness training, etc.
  • Supports and acts as advocate for the child in the school.
  • Develops linkages with needed community supports, medical insurance, etc.
  • Helps family develop natural supports, self-regulation skills and crisis plans.
  • Completes all paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Prepares Termination Summary and Aftercare Plan.
  • Completes follow-up reports as required.
  • Attends weekly staffing with FSK team.
  • Completes all required training.
  • Maintains effective communication and relationship with external agencies related to the case, e.g. Franklin County Family Court.

Education and/or  Experience                                                                                                     

  • Master’s degree (M. A.) degree in Social Work or Counseling and two years in-home therapy experience preferred.

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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Training Coordinator

Every Child’s Hope provides a multitude of services to support youth and families that have been endured multiple traumatic experiences throughout their life time. ECH’s mission is “Partnering with the community to assist children, youth and families in their unique pursuit of health and wholeness through quality, professional, and faithful services”. ECH recognizes that well-trained staff is essential to meeting the agency’s goals of assisting youth and families on their journey to healing.

ECH seeks a trauma informed, enthusiastic, caring professional to serve as Training Coordinator. The training coordinator plays a central role in providing and/or coordinating relevant and effective staff training to employees of all levels throughout the organization while maintaining current curriculum. Public speaking and presentation skills are central to the role; successful candidates will have a proven track record of effective communication and organizational skills.

Relevant work experience in behavioral health and experience training/presenting required.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience training trauma informed care and evidenced based interventions
  • Administration of Learning Management Systems
  • Experience in developing and designing e-learning content
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Understanding of adult learning theory
  • Proficient in MS Power point, Word, Outlook, Excel. Zoom video conferencing, audio visual equipment

Qualifications:

  • Interviewees will be expected to demonstrate training to a small group.
  • Fingerprinting/background check, drug testing required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in human services preferred.

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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Case Manager- Kansas City

Case Manager

Provide case management services to youth ages 16-21 and their families living in a transitional living program for those who are homeless, runaway, and/or in the custody of the State. These youth live in group settings and in apartments. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver’s license and insurable through Agency insurance company.

Do you have a passion for working with at-risk youth? Do you want to make a difference in our community? Do you want to work directly with older youth by teaching them the life skills they need to be self-sufficient? If you answered yes, then Steppingstone might be the place for you. If this challenging, yet rewarding opportunity sounds right for you, please e-mail your resume to KSingleton@echmail.org for consideration.

Steppingstone is a program offered through Every Child’s Hope, a St. Louis, Missouri non-profit organization. Visit http://www.steppingstonekc.org/ and http://www.everychildshope.org/ to learn more.

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Foster Care Case Manager- Southeast Missouri

Summary: Provides case management services, with the goal of establishing permanency, to children in the foster and adoptive care system.

Counties: Stoddard, Butler, Ripley, and Dunklin

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide case management services to children and their families in foster and adoptive care system.
  • Formulate permanency goals for assigned children.
  • Formulate concurrent plans for assigned children.
  • Assess risk of child abuse/neglect and on-going safety of children.
  • Assess child and family functioning, family strengths, family needs, stressors and coping mechanisms.
  • Research and refer children and families for needed services.
  • Evaluate the impact of services.
  • Testify on behalf of assigned children in court.
  • Provide parent education.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Comply with all required contractual documentation standards.
  • Provide face-to-face meetings with assigned children and out-of-home care providers according to prescribed time frames.
  • Schedule, coordinate and facilitate FST meetings within prescribed time frames.
  • Secure appropriate and least restrictive out-of-home placements for assigned children.
  • Arrange for medical and dental exams, medications, treatment testing or routine health services for assigned children in out-of-home placements.
  • Assist families in meeting the cost of care expenses.

Qualifications:

Bachelor degree (B. A.) in social work, psychology, counseling or a related human service field. A minimum of one year of previous experience providing family and children services. Must have reliable transportation.

Job Type: Full-time

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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Foster Care Case Manager - Central

Summary: Provides case management services, with the goal of establishing permanency to children in the foster and adoptive care system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide case management services to children and their families in foster and adoptive care system.
  • Formulate permanency goals for assigned children.
  • Formulate concurrent plans for assigned children.
  • Assess risk of child abuse/neglect and on-going safety of children.
  • Assess child and family functioning, family strengths, family needs, stressors and coping mechanisms.
  • Research and refer children and families for needed services.
  • Evaluate the impact of services.
  • Testify on behalf of assigned children in court.
  • Provide parent education.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Comply with all required contractual documentation standards.
  • Provide face-to-face meetings with assigned children and out-of-home care providers according to prescribed time frames.
  • Schedule, coordinate and facilitate FST meetings within prescribed time frames.
  • Secure appropriate and least restrictive out-of-home placements for assigned children.
  • Arrange for medical and dental exams, medications, treatment testing or routine health services for assigned children in out-of-home placements.
  • Assist families in meeting the cost of care expenses.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in social work, psychology, counseling or a related human service field. A minimum of one year of previous experience providing family and children services. Must have reliable transportation.

Job Type: Full-time

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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Campus Operations Director

Every Child’s Hope provides various social services to support local youth and families in several sites throughout Missouri. ECH is seeking a Campus Operations Director for our St. Louis location who will oversee our Early Ed Center, School, Residential Treatment program and Transitional Living program that in all serve over 160 children each day and employee over 100 staff. This person will also oversee the Maintenance department and contracted food and custodial services. Candidates must have experience in directing social service programs. The Campus Operations Director reports directly to the ECH Chief Operations Officer.

Duties include:

· Supervises 5 program/department directors and is responsible for the general operations of these programs and departments.

· Assumes responsibility for the administration of standards and procedures related to personnel, staff development, budget, and physical facilities.

· Assists program directors and in conjunction with the QA Department, ensures compliance with licensing, accreditation, and contractual standards and regulations.

· Participates as a member of the Senior Management Team and Executive Team of the Agency.

· Works with the ECH Administrative team to establish policies and procedures.

· Works with the CFO to develop annual budgets for each program/department.

Qualifications:

Masters degree in a human services field and hold a Missouri clinical license. Four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Maintenance Tech I

Every Child’s Hope is a local social services agency that provides programing to youth on a campus that includes an Early Ed Center, School, Residential Treatment program and Transitional Living program that in all serve over 160 children each day and employee over 100 staff. This person will work directly with the Maintenance Director in managing the physical care of the buildings on campus. Candidates must have experience in all aspects of maintenance such as electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.

Duties include:

· Makes repairs to both interior and exterior of buildings.

· Ensures buildings are safe and secure.

· Assists with program staff requests for moving furniture, unloading and storing supplies, painting, etc.

· Provides routine maintenance to a fleet of six agency vehicles.

· Coordinates bids and work with contractors and vendors for maintenance services.

· Facilitates building inspections by local and State fire marshals.

· Works with Quality Assurance department in ensuring the physical safety and security of all residents and staff.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, be drug-free and pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have experience in all aspects of maintenance such as electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.
  • Bachelors degree preferred ; 5 years experience in maintenance and 5 years of supervisory experience.

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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Foster Care Case Manager Supervisor - Eastern

Summary Responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of all treatment, care, and the Wraparound process for all children and families served through the case management contract. Provide guidance, supervision, and evaluation of assigned Case Managers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for the overall care of the children in the Foster Care Case Management.
  • Supervises Case Management team focusing on overall treatment.
  • Responsible for ensuring all policies, procedures, protocols, Plan of Care development and implementation, paperwork, data entry and practices allow for the smooth delivery of services to children and their families.
  • Provide scheduled supervision with Case Managers, helping them assess permanency goals and monitor progress toward said goals.
  • Assign new referrals to Case Managers and enter start up information in client management system.
  • Attend FST/PPRT meetings with assigned Case Managers as necessary.
  • Assist Case Managers in researching and referring children and families for needed services.
  • Manage on-call process; be on-call or back-up on-call as scheduled.
  • Facilitate Case Management team meetings and keep team informed of Agency goals, objectives, policies, accomplishments and concerns.
  • Monitor Case Managers’ attendance and compliance with training.
  • Monthly auditing of Case Managers’ compliance with client management system entry and budget.
  • Review and sign court reports.
  • Attend court hearings as needed.
  • Maintain contact with CD Oversight Specialists.
  • Track and return cases to Children’s Division upon completion of services.
  • Attend Leadership Team meetings at Missouri Alliance for Children and Families.
  • Attend contractor meetings.
  • Send out monthly reports to external entities as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 6 to 10 employees in the Foster Care Case Management. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree (M.A.) in Social Work. Have a minimum of one year supervisory experience and three years of experience in the human services field. Must have reliable transportation.

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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Clinical Case Manager

Summary:

Clinical Case Managers are responsible for directing, coordinating and monitoring the treatment, utilization and general care of children within the residential program. Directs the treatment team in treatment planning. Facilitates intake and discharge planning with the ECH Screener, insurance companies, families, court representatives, and CD workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

· Completes admission process with the child, referral source, family/legal guardian on the day of placement

· Completes administrative functions associated with placement. Receives consents, collects documents and receives releases

· Completes Admission Assessment, Initial Service Plan and visitation and phone privileges

· Convenes and directs micro meetings and oversees service plan implementation

· Monitors and evaluates treatment team, child, family and legal guardians progress towards desired outcomes

· Schedules and directs Service Plan Reviews

· Communicates relevant information to all concerned parties between reviews

· Responsible for discharge planning

· Represents Agency and service team at judicial hearings, IEP meetings, psychiatric appointments, and other administrative meetings

· Primary contact for CD, DMH, DJO, and other managed care entities

· Primary contact for families and visiting resources. Develops and oversees visitation plans

· On Duty expectations—Due to the significant level of mental health issues experienced by our clients, a clinician is required to be available 24 hours a day to make therapeutic decisions to improve mental health status. Additionally, clinicians determine the need for psychiatric hospitalization when warranted

· Functions as a team leader

· Safe Crisis Management (SCM) competency

· Responsible for school registration, parent/teacher conferences

· Coordinates educational services with on-ground school staff, Normandy School staff, and/or Special School District school

· Complete progress notes in a timely manner

· Attend and complete trainings as established by ECH

· Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Education and/or Experience:

A Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work (M.A. or MSW) is required for this position. This person should have a minimum of 900 hours clinical practical experience.

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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St. Louis, MO 63114
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