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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.
Must be at least 21 years of age. Previous relevant experience required.


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

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


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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 for consideration.

Steppingstone is a program offered through Every Child’s Hope, a St. Louis, Missouri non-profit organization. Visit and to learn more.

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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.


  • 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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Crisis Intervention Specialit (Residential): Overnights

Summary: Full-time position working in residential programs for children ages 6-18 with emotional and behavioral challenges.  Responsibilities include working as a member of an interdisciplinary team and providing immediate crisis intervention support for children. This staff member is responsible for fulfilling the role of “Campus Supervisor” for the residential treatment programs when unit supervisor is not available.

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

-Responsible for immediate crisis child intervention support for all facets of programming during scheduled shift.

-Coordinates and implements intervention strategies with the child and youth care staff and on-duty administrators.

-Arranges staff coverage during an unexpected staff shortage with the assistance of the Unit Supervisor.

-Aware at all times of schedules.

-Spends time on every unit and in group homes interacting and observing staff and children, and introduces shift to all new children.

-Makes suggestions to child and youth care workers re: techniques to utilize for effective interactions as the need arises.

-Maintains log entries of incidents throughout shifts.

-Communicates to the in-house supervisor and/or programs coordinator any concerns about workers not following established procedures in an acceptable manner.

-Assists with the supervision of family visits when necessary.

-Supervises meals, and transportation as needed.

-Implements any continuous quality improvement procedures requested by the Continuous Quality Improvement Director.

-Whenever possible, meets any reasonable need that direct care staff has during a shift to ensure quality services to the children.

-Serves as a liaison within the police department and other community groups as the need arises.

-Completes police reports.

-Responsible for communication with on duty worker.

-Visits house to house at various periodic intervals to check in with staff at least once every 2 hours of a shift.

-Contacts on duty administrator when further crisis intervention assistance is required.

-Prepares and/or reviews any incident reports that they are involved in during the shift.

-Meets training requirements.

Four years’ experience in residential treatment and certified at or above the Senior Level Child and Youth Worker through the Missouri Child Care Association.

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Foster Care Case Management 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.


Master’s degree (M.A.) in social work, counseling, psychology or related field; or Bachelor’s degree (B.A) with four to ten years related experience and/or training with variance approval from contractor.

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Foster Care Case Manager Administrative Assistant-Cole County


The individual in this position will serve as office support to Foster Care Case Management in Cole County.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greeting clients and directing to appropriate person
  • Back office for Foster Care Case Management including; filing, preparing cases for return to Children’s Division, copy court orders, maintain schedule for court hearings
  • Manage and stock paperwork (fax cover sheets, informed consent, client satisfaction surveys, etc.)
  • Keep CD forms updated and organized
  • Maintain file room
  • Maintain case files according to ECH and CD specifications
  • Car scheduling/Key fobs/desk and door keys
  • Inventory and order supplies
  • Keep resource table organized and up to date
  • Update FCCM Cole County phone list
  • Keep Fax and phone #’s updated
  • Update weekly visitor lists
  • Organize mail room, updating mail slots, etc.
  • Distributing mail, readying outgoing mail, Certified mail
  • Keep paper in fax and copy machines
  • Errands to Missouri Alliance, post office, etc. for mail and supplies as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


High school diploma and one year office experience.

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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.


  • 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.

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For additional questions you can use the following contact information:

Human Resources
8240 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63114