Join Our Team

FamilyForward offers an excellent working environment, competitive salary, 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.

FamilyForward has such a comprehensive collection of innovative programs. We can help children and families go from hardship to healing.

Ben Keil

Foster Care Lead Supervisor, FamilyForward

Current Openings

The current job opportunities for FamilyForward are listed below. To apply for a position, please submit a cover letter and resume to

Foster Care Case Manager

FamilyForward is seeking a full-time Foster Care Case Manager based at our Hillsboro site. The position provides foster care case management and direct services to children, their foster parents, and biological families.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling. Minimum of three years work experience, preferably in child welfare services. Candidates must also have strong computer and time management skills.

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

Please submit cover letter and resume to


Family Therapist

FamilyForward is seeking a full-time Family Therapist. The position will provide individual and family therapy to children and their parents/caregivers in-home, in-office, or in school settings. Presenting problems include both families where child abuse/neglect or violence has occurred or, when not performing duties for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) clients, there may be no abuse/neglect or violence, but problems exist which result in some risk factors for family members. The position involves working as a member of an agency clinical team, utilizing evidence-based practice models of treatment including, but not limited to, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems; Parenting Wisely; and/or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. These family-based treatment approaches provide trauma treatment, behavioral skills training, parenting education, and relationship building.

The Family Therapist carries a caseload of approximately 15-20 families. The position will provide direct services of crisis intervention and professional individual and family therapy to all clients, as well as provide indirect client services. For a minimum of 40 hours each week, the Family Therapist will serve clients involving the treatment of child and adolescent victims of abuse and their non-offending family members.

The Family Therapist makes every effort to provide services in whatever setting is most conducive of the client’s needs and provides services in a setting that takes into account the child’s/families’ needs (e.g., in-home, other agencies, or one of FamilyForward’s sites). Emergency availability is provided to families via our 24-hour answering service.

Supervisory Responsibilities: May provide field instructor supervision to a graduate-level social work/counseling student.

Education and/or Experience: Minimum of Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or other relevant helping profession. Experience in areas such as crisis intervention, family therapy, community resource mobilization, and treatment/prevention. Work experiences with social services, school systems, juvenile courts, public and private agencies. Demonstrated experience as a positive contributor in a close team and community relationship.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Social work, counseling, or psychology licensure in Missouri.

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

Please submit cover letter and resume to


Assistant Network Administrator

FamilyForward is seeking an Assistant Network Administrator. The position will assist the Information Systems Manager in installing, monitoring, and maintaining network hardware, software, upgrades, disaster recovery and business continuity procedures and equipment, including servers, workstations, laptops, peripherals, network nodes, terminals, wireless access points, and wiring.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide end-users with workstation, laptop and Chromebook software, hardware, and peripheral technical support, including installation, maintenance, and repair of end-user software, hardware, peripherals, network connectivity and security.
  • Respond to needs and questions of end-users concerning their access of network resources.
  • Perform day-to-day administration of network users, user environments, directories, security, printing, and backups.
  • Perform day-to-day monitoring and maintenance of network devices, servers and security, report problems to the Information Systems Manager, and help effect or perform repairs.

Education and/or Experience: Degree in computer science or information technology from a nationally accredited two-year or four-year college or technical school, or equivalent education, work experience, and certifications from accredited technical programs.

Transportation: Possession of a valid driver’s license, a personal automobile and valid automobile insurance required. Must be available to work at all FamilyForward sites.

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Resource Development/Adoption and Foster Care Unit Secretary

FamilyForward is seeking a full-time Unit Secretary. The position will provide administrative assistance to the Licensing/Resource Development, Foster Care, and Adoption teams. 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.

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Direct Support Staff

FamilyForward is seeking full-time and part-time Direct Support Staff. 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 based at our Brentwood and St. Charles sites.

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

FamilyForward is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. 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 based at our Brentwood and St. Charles sites.

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