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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
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.
“EVERY CHILD’S HOPE is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.”
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.
ECH is seeking an Infant/Toddler Teacher to work in our Early Education Center.
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.
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.
Foster Care Case Manager
STL– Foster Care Case Manager
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.
- 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.
Hours are as follows:
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Solutions for Kids Therapist (FSK)
FSK is seeking a Therapist to provide in-home therapy and case management services to St. Louis County children and families.
The Therapist in the Family Solutions for Kids program will:
- Provide a thorough assessment in the home, school environment, or other community setting;
- Perform Individual and family therapy specific to the needs of the family and children
- Help the family develop natural supports through wraparound services.
- Candidates must have 1-2 years of experience with providing therapy to children and families.
- Some evening hours required
- Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
- Licensed or provisionally licensed in Missouri
Please send resume to email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Director of Development
The Director of Development is responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising, communications and volunteer engagement plans for ECH that align with the agency’s strategic direction. Duties include overseeing and managing annual fundraising, PR/Marketing and volunteer program efforts; building strong and successful relationships; maintaining communications with donors and other constituents; and collaborating with staff to effectively execute fundraising events
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Supervise the day-to-day management of development, communications and office – including the supervising the positions of Communications Specialist, Volunteer and Community Relations Manager and Data Entry Manager.
• Work in conjunction with Chief Development Officer to set and achieve Annual Fund revenue goals, while staying within budgeted expenditures.
• Coordinate writing/editing/mailing for donor appeals and publications.
• Identify prospective individual, foundation and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships.
• Work with volunteers, donors, management and development staff to achieve development, communications and volunteer goals for the agency.
• Develop, maintain and implement an annual plan and calendar for all fundraising, PR and community relations activities, which includes e-mail fundraising campaigns, direct mail, grants, special events, social media, speaking engagements, donor and volunteer recognition, etc.
• Coordinate, manage and implement all special events.
Personal Qualities: Collaborative, Enthusiastic Leader, Creative and Curious, Methodical, Reliable, Flexible, and Driven.
Qualifications must include, but are not limited to:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university or college.
• Five or more years’ experience in development or related field
• Strong communication skills, written and verbal
• Experience supervising employees
• Must be a “people” person willing to be part of a team effort.
Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends and minimum travel required.
Job Type: Full-time
Please send resume to: email@example.com
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following. Other duties may be assigned.
-Plans and prepared lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual need of students, considering state and school requirements, physical, emotional and educational levels of development.
-Works with students to provide consistent reinforcement to learning, continuous assessment of level of functioning and continuous feedback to student for all learning activities.
-Teaches a class or classes of children who are LD or BD or both and who are not able to function in traditional school programs off campus.
-Will work as a member of the treatment team to promote the growth of the children.
-Will maintain discipline in the classroom.
-Will keep adequate records.
-Submits necessary reports to the Educational Director.
-Must have a genuine concern for troubles children and their families and have a desire to work in an organization dedicated to Christian ideals and principles.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org