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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.

Staffing Coordinator

Summary: Advancing safer, healthier relationships for children and families by ensuring each shift is fully staffed at our 24-hour residential homes. Work with temporary agency to fill any staff gaps in the schedule. Manage and maintain confidential personnel records of all contracted staff, ensure all files are up to date and in compliance with various requirements. Maintain a neat and orderly file room, process various documents in a timely and accurate manner. Must be highly detailed, possess excellent organizational and customer service skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Carries out the vision, mission, and values of FamilyForward by completing the following functions:

  • Develop a work schedule for all residential staff at the Brentwood and St. Charles Children’s Homes.
  • Liaise with medical temporary agencies to fill schedule vacancies in a timely manner.
  • Ability to track, analyze, and adjust processes as necessary.
  • Assume responsibility for timekeeping and time off requests.
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external policies and regulations.
  • Prepare and submit reports on staffing operations.
  • Create, gather, and process pre-hire paperwork for all new contracted staff.
  • Create files for new contracted staff.
  • Follow up with appropriate contact if required new hire documents are missing.
  • Conduct daily audit trail of required documents by the state; correct and communicate problems according to established procedures.
  • Retrieve contract staff when needed.
  • Must have data entry and computer skills.
  • Maintain and update contracted staff medical records.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Provide administrative support to the Program Director and Manager of the Children’s Homes.
  • Additional duties assigned as needed.

Core Competencies: Core Competencies identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for workers to perform the job successfully.

  • Dependability – Responds to requests for service and assistance; follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; commits to doing the best job possible; keeps commitments.
  • Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; resolves problems in early stages; works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Planning and Organization – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; integrates changes smoothly; sets goals and objectives; works in an organized manner.
  • Attendance and Punctuality – Schedules time off in advance; begins working on time; keeps absences within guidelines; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Basic Computer Skills – Must know how to operate a PC.

Education: Must have a high school diploma or GED, with at least two years of staffing experience.

Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Employee will frequently be required to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. (Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%)

Job Relationships: Reports to Program Director, Residential and Respite Services.

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

EOE

Organizational Development/Benefits Administrator

Summary: The Organizational Development/Benefits Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing programs that align workforce with key business strategies and initiatives. This position is also responsible for administering employee benefits throughout the agency.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Carries out the vision, mission, and values of FamilyForward by completing the following functions:

  • Create and implement programs at work that connect employees with business goals.
  • Identify and evaluate business initiatives to ascertain appropriate programs that meet company goals.
  • Develop methods for data file formatting, data analysis methodologies, and management reporting.
  • Create effective strategic planning methods.
  • Identify data collection tools, data sources, benchmarks, and performance targets.
  • Implement organizational effectiveness interventions.
  • Develop team-building exercises and workshops.
  • Implement major changes in all aspects of operation.
  • Talk with management to identify specific work situations requiring employees to better understand changes in policies, procedures, regulations, and technologies.
  • Develop methods of measuring if performance management aligns with organizational goals.
  • Diagnose potential organizational problem areas.
  • Recommend training and development systems.
  • Create definitions of desired individual or group performance.
  • Develops learning activities, audio-visual materials, instructor guides and lesson plans.
  • Reviews evaluations of training courses, objectives and accomplishments.
  • Trains employees on HR issues and practices. Presents course materials.
  • Oversees group benefits programs (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, worker’s compensation, life insurance, travel and accident plan, flexible spending plan, 403(b) plan and retirement plan). The benefits administrator also provides excellent customer service.
  • Administer FMLA and COBRA.

Core Competencies: Core Competencies identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for workers to perform the job successfully.

  • Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in HR or closely related field with two to five years of organizational development/benefits experience, or a master’s degree in HR management and one year of experience in the HR field, or seven years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience. SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred but not required.
  • Technical Skills: Basic working knowledge of any HRIS System.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate sensitivity and respect the opinions, perspectives, customs, and individual differences of others. Value diversity of people and ideas. Must be able to deal with a wide range of people with flexibility and open-mindedness. Listen to and consider others’ viewpoints.
  • Communication: Practice meaningful two-way communication (i.e. communicate clearly, pay close attention and seek to understand others, and clarify information). Demonstrate good listening by summarizing or repeating communication back to other speakers. As appropriate, effectively use eye contact, posture, and other nonverbal cues.
  • Relationship Management: Must be able to build trust with all employees within the organization.
  • Critical and Analytical Thinking: Possess sufficient logic, inductive and deductive reasoning ability to perform job successfully. Critically review, analyze, synthesize, compare, and interpret information. Draw conclusions from relevant and/or missing information. Understand the principles underlying the relationship among facts and apply this understanding when solving problems. Differentiate between fact and opinion. Effectively and efficiently present logic, reasoning, and analysis to others.

Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Employee will frequently be required to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. (Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%)

Job Relationships: Reports to Chief Human Resource Officer.

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

EOE

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 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 based at our 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 based at our Brentwood and St. Charles sites.

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

EOE