Join the ECH Every Child’s Hope 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.


Every Child’s Hope is seeking a Human Resource Director to join its team.  The Human Resource Director develops and coordinates human resources activities, such as employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits and employee services. The Human Resource Director also ensures compliance with federal/state labor laws, state licensing rules and accreditation standards related to personnel.  This position also manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within the department.

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

  • Serves as a member of the Senior Executive Staff
  • Supervises the staff of the human resource department
  • Assists with the onboarding process regarding benefits and enrollment
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation. Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the CEO, on personnel matters
  • Provides guidance and expertise to employees and management in resolving personnel problems.
  • Manages human resource administrative functions including personnel files, and all other personnel actions and administrative responsibilities of the human resources function.
  • Oversees the maintenance and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies and ensures agency’s compliance
  • Plans and directs implementation and administration of employee benefit programs such as health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, workers’ compensation, employee assistance, retirement and other plans
  • Provides information for salary and recruitment surveys
  • Replies to unemployment claims.
  • Responds to reference letter request
  • Works directly with department supervisors and administrative staff to mediate and resolve employee issues
  • Assists with employee grievances in consultation with administrative personnel
  • Maintains and updates agency salary grids
  • Directs and leads the agency annual benefits open enrollment process
  • Maintains and updates agency Benefit Manual as required
  • Responsible for employment policy development and implementation
  • Manages and maintains positive relationships with all insurance brokers that work on behalf of the agency
  • Delegates responsibility to appropriate staff members to ensure that the day-to-day human resource functions are carried out and provide guidance and consultation
  • Encourages the professional growth of human resource staff.
  • Attends and completes training as established by ECH
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Human Resource Management is preferred.


A minimum of five years experience in a similar position is required. Experience supervising and managing human resources staff. Experience in the not for profit environment.

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ECH is seeking a Life Skills Specialist  to provide life skills services to youth ages 16-21 who are living in a transitional living program.  The youth served are either in foster care, are homeless, or at-risk of becoming homeless.  This position requires afternoon and evening hours.

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

  • Demonstrate ability to be courteous, empathetic, and tactful with clients, families, referral sources, and other team members.
  • Develop positive, professional relationships and boundaries with youth.
  • Keep confidential all information collected and shared regarding clients and families.
  • Assist youth with the following life skills: cooking, shopping, transportation, filling out job applications, budgeting, and how to upkeep living environment.
  • Assist and counsel youth with developing educational and vocational plans.
  • Assist youth with developing resumes, filling out job applications, preparing for interviews, etc.
  • Work effectively and professionally while under pressure.
  • Document through case notes all direct and indirect contacts regarding youth within Agency standard timelines.
  • Provide supervision to youth who are in foster care or homeless in a group living setting in the community.
  • Provide youth assistance and encouragement in their school work and other pursuits.
  • Coordinate with the professional staff including therapist, psychiatrist, legal guardian, and others to implement and monitor the treatment plan.
  • Provide instructions to youth regarding desirable health and personal habits.
  • Provide assistance in the event of a crisis or emergency.
  • Maintain minimum Agency standards for continuing education and training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in the area of human services
  • Two years of experience working with adolescents and young adults is preferred.
  • Must be of good moral character and able to serve as a positive role model for youth; sometimes work under stressful situations and seek on-the-job training.
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These rewarding positions are within residential programs serving children with moderate to severe behavioral challenges. Full and part-time positions are available.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background screen including a clean driving record and drug screen
  • Must also be willing and capable of becoming Safe Crisis Management (SCM) certified
  • Must possess high school diploma or equivalency
  • Experience in social work, child welfare, mental health or working with youth is helpful

Full time benefits include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition assistance through Bachelors degree
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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 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.

Job Duties
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.
  • 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; 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.

The Infant/Toddler Teacher must possess the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Infant/Toddler CDA
  • Associates Degree (preferred Early Childhood Education)

Additionally, there are professional organizations which 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; complete 12 clock hours per year of training; keep all credentials current; and be aware of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) code of ethics.

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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