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.


Job Description:

Seeking full-time individual to coordinate and lead psychoeducational groups for young men age 11-14. Curriculum consists of positive male development. Groups are designed to guide participants to explore their views and make positive decisions about what it means to become a man. (individual will model positive male development)

Company Information: ECH 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.

Requirements: Master’s degree in social service discipline preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in Social Service discipline with two years’ experience required.

Benefits: ECH one of the highest salaries in the industry. Rates are negotiable. Full benefits including health, dental and retirement are offered for full-time employees.


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Responsible for maintaining a healthy environment in a group setting for youth to meet their individual goals; to assist youth with self-esteem and developing independent living skills.  Provide supervision to youth who are in foster care or homeless in a group living setting in the community.



  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Have any combination of training and experience equal to a bachelor’s degree from a college or university in a field related to human services
  • Have 2 years of experience working with people.
  • Must be of good moral character and able to serve as a positive role model for youth
  • Must be able to work under a great deal of stress and to seek on-the-job training.



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Direct the on ground school. Responsible for the educational planning for all the residents and day treatment students of ECH

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Functions as principal of the on grounds school.
  • Performs as liaison between the on grounds school and the schools in the community.
  • Plans the year’s activities and curriculum.
  • Aids all residents in school planning.
  • Determines the needs of the on grounds school.
  • Orders curriculum and other equipment and supplies.
  • Manages the function of the classes in the absence of staff.
  • Oversees to maintaining the school in all aspects in accordance with licensing and accreditation.
  • Fills out needed reports for the state department of education and other agencies as needed.
  • Keeps adequate records.
  • Participates in the budget process as requested in addition to preparing necessary budget information required by the Normandy School District.
  • Function as member of children’s treatment teams and IEP meetings etc.



Master’s degree (M.A) or equivalent or four to ten years related and or/ training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Special Education certification and administrative experience required.



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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
  • Demonstration of 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
  • Demonstration of 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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Job Description

Reports To: Educational Director

 Summary:  This part-time position is available, and its goal is to assist in the organization and operation of the In-School Suspension Room.  This position helps carry out small group activities, monitors students, responds to emergency situations, and attends meetings and workshops.  This position will also substitutes in the case a staff member is absent in certain areas.

Job Requirements

Experience and/or a equivalence of two years of college credit earned, a bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university is preferred.


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Job Description

Reports To: Educational Director

 Summary:  This full-time position is available, and teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, and individual, dual, or team sports.  This position instructs pupils in citizenship, provides individualized and small group instruction, safety instruction, establishes and maintains standard or pupil behavior, evaluates each student, communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress, and participates in curriculum and program development.  The goal of this position is to develop each pupil in accordance with each pupil’s ability.


Job Requirements

Bachelor’s in physical education/health and MO certification to teach.


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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.


  • 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