Current Openings

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The current job opportunities for FamilyForward (the newly merged entity of Children’s Home Society of Missouri and Family Resource Center) are listed below. To apply for a position, please submit a cover letter and resume to the email address provided.

Resource Development Specialist

FamilyForward has an opening for a Resource Development Specialist in our Foster Care and Adoption program. The Resource Development Specialist performs services to ensure that foster/relative/kinship parents are trained, licensed, and re-licensed. Finds foster homes or residential placements for children case managed by Children’s Permanency Partnership (CPP) with a primary focus on permanency and safety for the child. Develops community resources to assist foster and adoptive parents. Trains prospective kinship/relative parents following the Missouri State Stars for kinship/relative guidelines which pertain to training, assessments, and licensure. Maintains on-going data entry, narratives/documents, and case activity. This position is based at our South St. Louis City site.

Education and/or Experience: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with major specialization (24 hours) in such areas as social work, family and child development, special education, psychology, sociology, gerontology, or related behavioral sciences. Minimum of one year of professional employment in the delivery of proactive social services, family preservation services, or targeted case management services in a public or private agency. Demonstrated experience as a positive contributor in a close team and community relationship, and with community resource mobilization.

Transportation: Possession of a valid driver’s license, a personal automobile and valid automobile insurance required.

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Family Support Partner

FamilyForward (the newly merged entity of Children’s Home Society of Missouri and Family Resource Center) is seeking a full-time Family Support Partner with social work or counseling licensure or provisional licensure in the State of Missouri to join our team. FamilyForward moves vulnerable children in the direction of hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster, and adoptive families. The agency provides therapy, coaching and education, foster care and adoption, trauma assessment and psychological evaluation, therapeutic preschool, and care for children with developmental disabilities.

The position provides counseling, psychoeducation, coaching, and case management for families of children from birth through age 19, who have experienced or are at high risk for abuse, neglect or trauma, and who have an eligible Missouri Department of Mental Health developmental disability diagnosis. The Family Support Partner will meet with families in their homes or preferred location, and use trauma-informed approaches to increase knowledge of positive parenting, improve relationships between children and caregivers, reduce mental health symptoms, and promote resiliency. An ideal candidate will have two to three years experience working with children and families, particularly with developmental disabilities, and be able to handle multiple clients while meeting agency goals and deadlines. Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or other relevant helping profession required.

FamilyForward offers an excellent working environment, comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability (LTD) insurance. Other perks include 403(b) match, paid holidays and vacation, education assistance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), disability programs, and a flexible full-time work schedule.

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Foster Care Case Manager

FamilyForward has an opening for a Foster Care Case Manager in Jefferson County. The position provides case management services for children who are entering, re-entering or currently are in out-of-home care through the successful placement, stabilization, and utilization of services for the children and their families, with a primary focus on permanency and safety for the child. This position is based at our Hillsboro site.

Education and/or Experience: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with major specialization (24 hours) in such areas as social work, psychology, counseling, or criminology. Minimum of three years of professional employment in the delivery of protective social services, family preservation services, or targeted case management services in a public or private agency. Demonstrated experience as a positive contributor in a close team and community relationship, and with community resource mobilization.

Transportation: Possession of a valid driver’s license, a personal automobile and valid automobile insurance required.

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Family Reunification Specialist

FamilyForward has an opening for a Family Reunification Specialist. The position works as part of a multi-disciplinary public child welfare team and provides direct, intensive in-home services to children and families when children are transitioning from foster care or other out-of-home placements. The Family Reunification Specialist works within the family and team system using a comprehensive, strengths-based approach that addresses safety and well-being. The position completes risk assessment, crisis intervention, parenting education, assists families with access to community resources in order to reduce barriers and promote safe, healthy relationships for children living within their family system. Due to the intensity of services provided by the Family Reunification Specialist, the case load is smaller and intensive services are provided for a limited time as designated by contract. This position is based at our South St. Louis City site.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or a comparable human services field and three years experience working with children and families required or Master’s degree in social work, counseling or human services (MSW preferred) and two years experience working with children and families.

Transportation: Possession of a valid driver’s license, a personal automobile and valid automobile insurance required.

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Therapeutic Preschool Teacher

The Therapeutic Preschool Teacher provides psychoeducational treatment services to preschool age children who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems, and who have experienced trauma such as abuse/neglect or family violence victimization. Work as a member of FamilyForward’s Therapeutic Preschool program team to provide a structured therapeutic milieu to promote remediation of developmental delays and resolution of children’s behavioral problem, which have resulted from their victimization or neglect. Methodology of the treatment approach involves a highly structured therapeutic classroom based upon trauma informed cognitively oriented early child education and behavior skills training, and individual play therapy. This position is based at our South St. Louis City site.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social work, or related discipline. Professional knowledge of child therapy, child development, early childhood developmental problems, parent-child relationships, and child abuse/neglect victimization and family dynamics. Professional experience communicating therapeutically with young children to resolve emotional and behavioral problems, and with parents/families to strengthen healthy parenting relationships.

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Clinical Psychologist

FamilyForward is seeking a Clinical Psychologist. FamilyForward moves vulnerable children in the direction of hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster, and adoptive families. The agency provides therapy, coaching and education, foster care and adoption, trauma assessment and psychological evaluation, therapeutic preschool, and care for children with developmental disabilities.

The full-time provisionally licensed or provisionally licensed eligible Clinical Psychologist will join our multidisciplinary team, providing comprehensive assessment for and treatment to highly vulnerable children and their families. A successful candidate will have experience in evaluating children and adolescents, well developed writing skills, and a strong interest in team collaboration. Training and supervision will be provided to aid in expanding your knowledge of the assessment and treatment of developmental trauma. Additional opportunities to participate in a variety of activities to enrich your post-graduate experience are also available based on individual interests. This position is based at our Creve Coeur site.

FamilyForward offers an excellent working environment, comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability (LTD) insurance. Other perks include 403(b) match, holidays, paid time off (PTO), vacation, education assistance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), disability programs, and a flexible full-time work schedule. FamilyForward’s flexible scheduling will be particularly helpful if you are currently studying for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP).

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Therapeutic Preschool Educational Therapist

The Educational Therapist position involves program coordination of the classroom duties and supervision of the classroom staff of FamilyForward’s Therapeutic Preschool program. The program is designed to provide psychoeducational treatment to preschool age children (three to five years of age) who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems, and who have experienced child abuse/neglect victimization and/or are at-risk. Methodology of the treatment approach includes a highly structured therapeutic classroom milieu based upon the evidence-based classroom curriculum, HighScope; cognitively oriented early childhood education; behavior skills training; and individual and group play therapy. Implementation of HighScope curriculum is on-going, with fidelity to the model. This position is based at our South St. Louis City site.

Education and/or Experience: Minimum of Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or other relevant helping profession. Crisis intervention, family therapy, community resource mobilization, and treatment/prevention. Work experiences with social services, school systems, juvenile courts, and public and private agencies. Demonstrated experience as a positive contributor in a close team and community relationship. Experience/skills in providing clinical supervision and program management functions. Trained in the HighScope curriculum.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: State of Missouri Licensure as Counselor, Social Worker, or Licensed Psychologist required.

Driver’s License: A valid driver’s license is required at the time of application. A valid Missouri Class E driver’s license is preferred at time of appointment.

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Resource Development/Adoption and Foster Care Unit Secretary

FamilyForward has an opening for a full-time Unit Secretary. The Unit Secretary will provide secretarial assistance to Licensing/Resource Development, Foster Care, and Adoption teams. This is a full-time position that splits time between the Foster Care team and Resource Development team. Responsibilities include maintaining inventory supplies, compiling monthly statistics, maintaining current versions of internal and state forms, generating reports, and assisting in the creation and updating of a newsletter. This position is based at our South St. Louis City site.

Qualifications: Minimum typing speed of 50 words per minute. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Excel). Good people skills and ability to handle deadline situations. Detail oriented and production of high quality materials.

Education and/or Experience: High school education or GED. One year of secretarial experience.

Transportation: Must be available to work at all FamilyForward sites.

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Direct Support Staff

FamilyForward (the newly merged entity of Children’s Home Society of Missouri and Family Resource Center) is seeking full-time and part-time Direct Support Staff. The agency provides therapy, coaching and education, foster care and adoption, trauma assessment and psychological evaluation, therapeutic preschool, and care for children with developmental disabilities.

Certified Nurse Assistant preferred but not required. High school diploma required and experience in customer service or the healthcare field. Duties include providing personal care, which includes bathing, diapering, dressing, undressing, feeding and hygiene of residents; turning or re-positioning bedfast patients to prevent bedsores. Records vitals, observations, visitors, and any other information requested by the Charge Nurse on each shift. Immediately reports resident health care problems to the Charge Nurse. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and complete a background check and drug screening. The Direct Support Staff positions are located at FamilyForward’s Brentwood and St. Charles sites.

FamilyForward offers an excellent working environment, comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability (LTD) insurance. Other perks include 403(b) match, paid holidays and vacation, education assistance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and disability programs.

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

FamilyForward (the newly merged entity of Children’s Home Society of Missouri and Family Resource Center) is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. The agency provides therapy, coaching and education, foster care and adoption, trauma assessment and psychological evaluation, therapeutic preschool, and care for children with developmental disabilities.

Duties include but are not limited to: assessing the health and medical needs of children, performing all medical procedures and treatments (such as G-tube and NG-tube feeding, tracheotomy care, dressing changes, PPD, PROM, application and removal of splints, etc. Reviewing, administering, and charting all medications ordered. Preparing written reports, nursing notes, client charts, and goal charts. Experience working with children with developmental disabilities is preferred but not required. FamilyForward provides integrated and coordinated care to children and their families struggling with issues related to childhood abuse and neglect. The Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse positions are located at FamilyForward’s Brentwood and St. Charles sites.

Please submit cover letter and resume to FFMO.Jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE