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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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Family Connections Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)


The individual in this position will serve as office support to all the programs in ECH Family Connections.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greeting clients and directing to appropriate person
  • Intake for all Family Connections programs
  • Front office for Outpatient Psychiatric Services including; scheduling, height and weight, triaging messages, manage prior authorizations, facilitate prescription refills, etc.
  • 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 for various programs (fax cover sheets, informed consent, client satisfaction surveys, etc.)
  • Keep CD forms updated and organized
  • Filing
  • Car scheduling/Key fobs/desk and door keys
  • Inventory and order supplies
  • Keep resource table organized and up to date
  • Update Family Connections 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
  • Daily runs to main campus and Missouri Alliance for mail and supplies as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Computer and Mathematical Skills:

Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, and Word a plus.


Ideal candidate will have high school diploma and one year office experience.

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Resource Development Specialist

STLResource Development Specialist  


Provides foster home development through recruiting, training and licensing kinship and new foster homes and oversees the adoption and guardianships for the FCCM team.

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

  • Recruits potential foster, kinship, adoptive and respite parents.
  • Trains individuals interested in foster care, kinship care, adoption and respite care in both the Stars and Spaulding training.
  • Completes home studies and conducts home visits.
  • Coordinates completion of all background checks for providers.
  • Assists families with tasks needed to complete licensure.
  • Keeps case managers informed as to timelines for kinship providers licensure.
  • Maintains all contract files and documentation including annual foster home visits and updated paperwork for re-licensure.
  • Functions as ‘resident expert’ for ECH FCCM on adoptions and guardianships.
  • Assists case managers in the adoption and guardianship process as needed.
  • Assists case managers in completing the adoption assessments and home studies for potential families.
  • Assists case managers in writing the long and short summary for the child.
  • Recruits adoptive families and assists with the Adoption Staffing process to ensure all protocols are followed.
  • Assists with the negotiation and completion of required paperwork to finalize adoption and guardianship subsidy contracts.
  • Maintains case records according to policy including, but not limited to, copies of CD forms, reports, daycare authorizations, payment for legal fees and case narrative.
  • Coordinates timely return of case records with case management and CD as required by contract and policy.


Master’s degree (M.A.) in social work, counseling, or other human service areas Preferred or  Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in the social services field.

 Hours are as follows: Full-Time

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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