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Parent Coach

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
Available Date: Immediately

Qualifications: Bachelor’ s degree in Social Work or related field. Two years’ experience in community based child welfare service or an advanced degree in a social service field. Thorough understanding of issues relate 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.
Job Description: The Parent coach provides parenting support, education and case management to families with young children at risk of child abuse and neglect. Provide service to caseload of no more than 25. Parenting education using the Nurturing Skills curriculum is delivered within individual sessions using a home visiting approach. This position provides all services in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Pay Range: Salary is competitive based on experience

To Apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to:
Teresa Hayner
Director of Community Services
1340 Partridge Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63130




Foster Care Specialist

Available Date: Immediate opening

The position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, an ability to work with a diverse client population, a desire to work as part of a team, a sense of humor, a working knowledge of community resources and a passion for the right of every child to be part of a permanent, loving family. Minimum requirements include at least 2 years child welfare experience and a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling. Prior Child Welfare Practice training and knowledge of Jefferson County community services preferred.
Job Description: The service area for this position is Jefferson County. Primary responsibilities include providing assessment, service planning and case management to families with the focus on connecting children with families and keeping families connected. Advocate for children and families within the systems impacting service delivery i.e. educational, legal, medical, mental health systems. Conduct activities in a manner to facilitate the fundamental goals of achieving permanency for children; placement stability, safety of children and reduction of residential utilization. Document all activities related to case management in the state information system.
Pay Range: Competitive based on education and experience.
To Apply:
Submit a resume and cover letter to:

Mary Thome
Director of Foster Care
1340 Partridge Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63130
Fax: 314-854-5750

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services provides a caring and compassionate environment for staff, clients, and volunteers. In response to the call of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, to help those in need, we connect children with families and keep families connected.

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