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

Summary Maintains and repairs physical structures of buildings, maintains grounds, and maintains agency vehicles by performing the following duties.


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

Receives written work orders or verbal instructions from supervisor.

Paints interior and exterior walls and trim.

Repairs parking lot and sidewalks with asphalt, cold patching materials, and concrete.

Operates snow removal equipment to maintain stairs and sidewalks.

Maintains and repairs buildings’ plumbing and electrical systems, including replacing worn or defective parts such as switches and fuses.

Repairs or replaces building brick, stone, and concrete.

Maintains and repairs wood parts of buildings.

Replaces worn or damaged parts such as hoses, wiring, and belts, in machines and equipment such as truck, street sweeper, and riding mower.

Assists other departments with moving furniture and unloading and storing supplies.

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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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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ECH is seeking a Youth Care Specialist to work at our Steppingstone program in Kansas City. The Youth Care Specialist reports directly to the Youth Care Supervisor.  The goal of the Youth Care Specialist is to provide life skills instruction, supervision, and assist youth, ages 16 – 21 in achieving their service plan objectives while supporting program expectations.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct verbal and/or hands on individual and group life skill learning opportunities to youth.
  • Partner with youth to ensure all basic needs are being met
  • Provide transportation to youth consistent with their service plan
  • Maintain program documentation



  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the agency automobile insurance.


Every Child’s Hope is an EEOE, a drug free workplace, and utilizes E-Verify.


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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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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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Teachers Assistant (School Floater)

Teachers Assistant (School Floater)

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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For additional questions you can use the following contact information:

Human Resources
8240 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63114