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.


REGISTERED NURSE

Provides general nursing care to residents in a residential treatment facility and group home for children by performing the following duties.

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

General Nursing Practices

  • Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay
  • Prepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of patient.
  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.
  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or
  • Physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.
  • Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients.
  • Prepares examination room
  • Participates in department or unit quality improvement activities.

Resident Initial Screening

  • Completes medical evaluation, records youth’s medical history and vital signs, and sets up medical chart.

Resident Care

  • Monitors health status of residents
  • Completes disease prevention, risk reduction, and reproductive health education.
  • Arranges various medical appointments (e.g. specialists, dentist, eye, etc.).
  • Ensures all physicals/check-ups are completed within standard time requirements.
  • Arranges for and monitors special dietary needs for medical conditions.
  • Reviews medication requirements with resident, providing education to the resident about the benefits and side effects of taking prescribed medications.

Coordination of Medical Services

  • Coordinates scheduling and services delivered by the Medical Doctors and Psychiatrist.
  • Coordinates necessary lab work and places pharmaceutical orders as needed.
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.
  • Discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
  • Refers patients to specialized health resources for treatment.

Medication Management

  • Monitors medication compliance with MCCA standards.
  • Consults with physician and pharmacy to confirm prescribed medications.
  • Monitors lab levels including consultation with physicians and clinical staff.
  • Monitors medication side-effects.
  • Coordinates and monitors the delivery and transfer of medications.
  • Visits resident units regularly to review MARs for accuracy and errors.

On-Call

  • Is available and provides assistance (via phone) to staff during off hours regarding medication and health issues.

Aftercare

  • Assists youth in discharge and aftercare planning.
  • Educates youth regarding medical care and continued medication management.
  • Submits discharge summary.

Staff Training

  • Presents training classes on medication administration for direct care staff, preparing them for certification.
  • Provides refresher courses to direct care staff for re-certification.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assists school personnel with medication administration.
  • Provides nursing care/assistance as needed in other programs (i.e. Early Education Center and Steppingstone)

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises one employee in the Nursing 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.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and two years related experience.

 

 

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FOSTER CARE CASE MANAGER-JEFFERSON CITY

Foster Care Case Manager

Every Child’s Hope (ECH) a not-for-profit, social services agency, serving children and families is seeking a Foster Care Case Manager to join our team. The Foster Care Case Management program is an outcome driven, permanency-based program with the philosophy that children do best when they grow up in a permanent family setting.  This position is located in Cole County, Missouri (Jefferson City).

Job Responsibilities:

Full-time position is available in ECH Family Connections, the community-based part of Every Child’s Hope. The focus of this position is to ensure a safe and healthy environment for foster children while working with the family towards a permanent placement for all children on assigned case load. All decisions and steps taken are motivated by what is in the best interest of the child.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assess family strengths and needs
  • Address identified needs with service referral and follow up to ensure completion
  • Follow all State of Missouri Child Welfare Manual policies, procedures, protocols
  • Timely entry of notes into state data entry system
  • Attend and testify at all hearings at Family Court

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work of human service field preferred or,
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or human service field and two years related experience
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UNIT SUPERVISOR

Job Description:
Full-time position available managing residential unit for adolescents ages 10-17 with emotional and behavioral challenges. Responsibilities include oversight of daily operations of unit; supervision of permanent staff and PRN pool; supervision of residents; participation in treatment meetings; and facilitating communication between treatment team members.

Requirements:
Must possess bachelors degree in one of the human services and possess 2-4 years of experience working in residential programs for adolescents.  Management experience is also preferred.

 

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APARTMENT LIFE SPECIALIST

Every Child’s Hope is seeking an Apartment Life Specialist.   This position will 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.

 Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred from a four-year college or university in the area of human service
  • Preferably two years of experience working with adolescents and young adults
  • 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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FOSTER CARE CASE MANAGER

Full-time position is available in ECH Family Connections, the community-based part of Every Child’s Hope. The focus of this position is to ensure a safe and healthy environment for foster children while working with the family towards a permanent placement for all children on assigned case load. All decisions and steps taken are motivated by what is in the best interest of the child.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assess family strengths and needs
  • Address identified needs with service referral and follow up to ensure completion
  • Follow all State of Missouri Child Welfare Manual policies, procedures, protocols
  • Timely entry of notes into state data entry system
  • Attend and testify at all hearings at Family Court

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work of human service field preferred or,
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or human service field and two years related experience such as mental health counseling or child welfare

 

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TRAINING COORDINATOR

The Training Coordinator is a professional position with leadership and growth opportunities.  The position requires a background in training, excellent organization, data management and presentation skills, and proven ability to partner with a range of staff in supporting operational and strategic goals.  Periodic travel to in-state locations is necessary.

Responsibilities Include

  • Identify internal and external training opportunities responsive to regulatory requirements and ECH’s annual and strategic needs.
  • Directly provide and/or coordinate staff training by organizing materials, recruiting instructors, scheduling and publicizing events, arranging training sites, and documenting attendance.
  • Create trainings for classroom, on-line, and on-on-one applications.
  • Lead and coordinate co-instructors in training on agency’s behavioral management system.
  • Manage training database. Maintain information about training outputs and staff status relative to requirements.
  • Conduct annual review of training activities and implement plan to address unmet needs.
  • Perform other quality improvement activities as assigned.

 

Requirements Include

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience
  • Ability to attain Safe Crisis Management instructor credential
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and spreadsheet management and other Microsoft Office utilities
  • Ability to interpret regulatory and technical standards and academic literature for applied meaning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
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COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

ECH Every Child’s Hope announces an outstanding opportunity for a skilled individual to serve as Communications Specialist in our St. Louis office.  This is a full-time, salaried position.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Writing/editing appeals, brochure/fact sheets, and annual report;
  • Spearheading events for Hope for Tomorrow, young professionals for ECH;
  • Email blast/communication and website management;
  • Volunteer coordination, including tours and work projects;
  • Media relations;
  • Auction solicitation and events.

Qualifications must include but are not limited to:

  • A minimum of three years experience in development, communications, or related field;
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited four year university or college;
  • Strong communications skills, written and verbal;
  • Must be a “people” person willing to be part of a team effort
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YOUTH CARE SPECIALIST

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

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