Careers

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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 ffmo.jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

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 ffmo.jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

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.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ffmo.jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Clinical Assessment Coordinator

FamilyForward is seeking a full-time LCSW or LPC to become part of our multidisciplinary team providing assessment and treatment for highly vulnerable children and their families. Experience working with children and families is required. A successful candidate for the Clinical Assessment Coordinator position will have experience in completing thorough clinical interviews, making treatment recommendations, providing consultation to community partners (schools, residential treatment facilities, etc.), well developed writing skills, and a strong interest in team collaboration. Experience working school systems is highly beneficial to the candidate. Training and supervision will be provided to aid in expanding professional knowledge of developmental trauma including certification in completing the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Functional Brain Mapping. A background working with children who have experienced complex trauma is necessary.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ffmo.jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Parent Coach

FamilyForward is seeking a Parent Coach. The Parent Coach provides parenting support, education, and case management for a caseload of up to 25 families with young children at risk for child abuse and neglect. Parenting education using the Nurturing Skills for Families curriculum is delivered within individual sessions using a home visiting approach. The primary focus is on promoting healthy families by enhancing parenting to ensure a safe, stable environment for the child/children.

Primary Responsibilities: Parent Coaches must demonstrate a thorough understanding of issues related to parenting and child development; knowledge of community resources; an understanding of family systems; the impact of abuse and neglect; substance abuse; mental illness; poverty; grief and loss; and trauma on children and their families.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’ s degree in social work or related field. Two years experience in community-based child welfare service or an advanced degree in social work or counseling.

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Non-judgmental attitude.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Ability to develop effective treatment plans.
  • Ability to advocate for clients.
  • Flexible schedule including evening and weekend availability, according to client needs.
  • Independently arrange a weekly work schedule to accommodate client and agency needs.
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention.

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

Community Services Supervisor

FamilyForward is seeking two full-time Community Services Supervisors. The position will be a member of a multi-agency team utilizing evidence-based practices that were specifically selected for use with families who have a history of or are at risk for child maltreatment. These practices draw heavily on crisis intervention, system family theory, behavioral skills, training, parent and family life education, and resource services coordination.

The Community Services Supervisor provides clinical and case management supervision of no more than seven staff, who carry a caseload of families in varying levels of crisis and in need of varying levels of intensity of interventions. Emergency availability of the Community Services Supervisor is provided to staff via a cellular phone.

The position should have knowledge and skills in the needs and identification of abused and neglected children and adults; child development; individual/family functioning; working with hard to reach or resistant individuals/families; and collaborating with other disciplines and services.

Education and/or Experience: Missouri LCSW in good standing, an advanced degree in social work from an accredited institution, a minimum of two years experience in direct services or case management, and five years experience in providing social services for 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

Family Support Partner

FamilyForward is seeking a full-time Family Support Partner with social work or counseling licensure or provisional licensure in Missouri to join our team. 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.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ffmo.jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

Foster Care Case Manager

FamilyForward is seeking 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

Clinical Psychologist

FamilyForward is seeking a Clinical Psychologist. 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.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ffmo.jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

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.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ffmo.jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

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 located at FamilyForward’s Brentwood and St. Charles sites.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ffmo.jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE

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 located at FamilyForward’s Brentwood and St. Charles sites.

Please submit cover letter and resume to ffmo.jobs@familyforwardmo.org.

EOE