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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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Crisis Intervention Specialit (Residential)

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.

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

Please send resume to lthedford@echmail.org

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience in residential programs or with troubled adolescents is a plus.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, be insurable on agency’s vehicles
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Foster Care Case Manager (Southeast Missouri)

Southeast Mo.Foster Care Case Manager 

Counties: Stoddard, Butler, Ripley, and Dunklin

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, plus reliable transportation.

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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Foster Care Case Manager Supervisor (Southeast Missouri)

Counties: Stoddard, Butler, Ripley, Dunklin

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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Foster Care Case Manager Supervisor- Eastern Region

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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Facilities Manager

Summary

Supervises and coordinates activities of the maintenance department and the workers engaged in maintaining and repairing physical structures of buildings and grounds by performing the following duties.

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

  • Directs workers engaged in painting and performing structural repairs to masonry, woodwork, and furnishings of buildings and grounds.
  • Directs workers assisting other departments as requested, including moving furniture and unloading and storing supplies.
  • Requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Inspects completed work for conformance to blueprints, specifications, and standards.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Performs activities of workers supervised.
  • Manages and plans the capital budget related to the facilities and vehicles at the St. Louis locations
  • Coordinates and facilitates local and State fire inspections and other inspections.
  • Coordinates bids and work with contractors and vendors for maintenance services.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises two employees in the Maintenance Department. 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

Minimum of high school diploma, at least 5 years experience in maintenance and 5 years of supervisory experience. Bachelors degree preferred.

Please send resume to: lthedford@echmail.org

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For additional questions you can use the following contact information:

Human Resources
ECH
8240 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63114
email HR@echmail.org