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.
RESIDENTIAL CARE MANAGER
The Residential Treatment Department at Every Child’s Hope has an immediate, full-time position available for a Care Manager. The ideal candidate will work under the direct supervision of the Lead Care Manager.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
- Coordinates and monitors the treatment and general care of children from the day of admission until discharge
- Collaborates with the treatment team in service planning.
- Works closely with the child’s therapist
- Facilitates intake and discharge planning with ECH screener, insurance companies, families, court representative and CD workers
Requirements to qualify include:
- Masters in Social Work or equivalent
- Knowledge of residential treatment and care management experience preferred
- Ability to work effectively under stress or in stressful situations
- Effective communication skills and time management
- Valid Driver’s license and proof of auto insurance
FOSTER CARE CASE MANAGER
ECH 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.
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
- 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
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
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Every Child’s Hope (ECH) is seeking a Special Education Teacher to join our school team.
Great opportunity for teachers who would love to be part of a team that serves children ages 7 to 21 with learning disabilities, behavioral difficulties, and psychiatric disorders. On-site therapists work with students. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, and collaborative work environment.
As a Special Education Teacher you will:
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests to kindergarten or elementary students with special needs
- Collaborate with other teachers or administrators to develop, evaluate, or revise kindergarten or elementary school programs
- Confer with other staff members to plan or schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula
- Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, or other professionals to develop individual education plans (IEPs)
- Confer with parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, or administrators to resolve students’ behavioral or academic problems
- Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes
- Develop individual educational plans (IEPs) designed to promote students’ educational, physical, or social development
- Develop or implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities
- Employ special educational strategies or techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, or memory
- Encourage students to explore learning opportunities or persevere with challenging tasks to prepare them for later grades
- At least 2 years’ experience
- Possess cross-categorical special education certification
ECH is seeking an Infant/Toddler Teacher to work in our Early Education Center.
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.
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.
Are you looking for that perfect summer job? Individuals needed to work in residential program with youth ages10-18 for the summer (mid June through mid August 2016). Responsible for assisting with a fun, organized Summer Program.
Hours are 11:30 am to 7:30 pm. Candidates must be 21, have high school diploma or equivalent, driver’s license, and enjoy working with young people. Relevant experience a plus! Salary is commensurate with experience.
Hiring the following positions:
- Individuals with social work experience to work with youth in residential programs
- Certified Lifeguard (25 hours per week at $12 per hour)
- Individual with recreational or physical education experience to administer sports program
- Individual with experience in art or art therapy to administer arts and crafts activities
FOSTER HOME LICENSING SPECIALIST
Family Connections, the community-based programming department of Every Child’s Hope, is recruiting for a new position performing foster home development. This includes recruiting, training and licensing new foster homes as well as kinship homes. This individual will also be oversee adoption/guardianships for our Foster Care Case Management team in the Eastern Region. The Specialist will report to the Foster Care Case Management Director.
The candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in social services field. 1+ years’ experience in Foster Home Licensing/ Permanency preferred.