Employment Opportunities

 Job Title: Parenting Educator/Doula

General Description:

The Parent Educator provides strength-based, child-focused, family-centered services to families using various evidenced-based curriculums to educate and support the developmental needs of their children. The focus is on parent-child interactions, parent education of child development and positive responsive care-giving. This staff member will be trained and certified as a Doula and will receive cross-training as a case manager.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates parent education groups and individual parent education plans both on site, at QOPC housing facilities and in family’s home with clients
  • Facilitates staff training and helps promote an agency culture that is child focused and family-centered
  • Manages multiple family caseloads
  • Works collaboratively with the mother’s treatment team to carry out family-centered treatment goals
  • Maintains accurate and up to date records in accordance to regulations and grant reporting
  • Provides families with community resources and appropriate referrals as needed
  • Participates in implementation and data collections for grant compliance as needed
  • Bill a minimum of 25 hours per week

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences or related field
  • Two years’ experience working in an Early Childhood setting or working directly with high risk families
  • Possesses a valid driver’s license and be able to provide own transportation
  • Availability to work weeknights if needed

Supervisory Relationships:

  • Reports to Director of Education and Prevention services
  • Collaborates with agency staff

Skills, Knowledge and Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with parents, children and other professionals
  • Excellent written and oral communication, computer programs and office technology skills
  • Develops a partnership with parents through encouragement and support while acting as a role model

Amount of Travel/Special Conditions:

  • Travel as needed to carry out components described in goals and objectives of Project: HERS

Please send cover letter and resumes to Sharon Spruell, Clinical Director, at sspruell@ccstl.org.

Job Title: Behavioral Health Therapist

General Description:

Provides assessment and intake evaluation for QOPC while being co-located at SSM WISH Center. Provides parenting education and other transition services for pregnant and postpartum women (PPW) enrolled in the HFP. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team for all women enrolled in Project: HERS.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes outreach, referral, intake and assessment for QOPC while being located at SSM WISH Center
  • Responsbile for efficient delivery of parenting services to clients according to approved policies and procedures meeting DMH and CSTAR standards
  • Assists clients in establishing treatment plan, goals, objectives as well as other functional aspects of their personal planning in the recovery process
  • Maintains clients’ charts, records and files regarding goals, evaluation and updates in accordance with DMH and CSTAR standards
  • Provides individual Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling and evaluation
  • Facilitates group meetings and program components as needed
  • Pursues continuing professional development, joins appropriate professional groups and attends pertinent meetings
  • Attends all staff meetings and keeps abreast of program and client status, updates and changes
  • Provides case program consultation and make appropriate referrals
  • Assesses, updates and revises client’s progress and treatment plan per DMH and CSTAR standards or as needed

Qualifications:

  • A counselor, psychologist, social worker or physician licensed in Missouri who has at least one year of full-time equivalent experience in the treatment or rehabilitation of substance abuse. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of human services with three years’ experience in the chemical dependency field. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field, and two years’ experience in treatment of substance abuse or an alcohol, drug or substance abuse counselor certified by the MSAPCB, Inc.

Supervisory Relationships:

  • Reports to Clinical Director
  • Collaborates with agency staff

Skills, Knowledge and Personal Qualities:

  • Demonstrated ability to function as a leader in communication, decision making, planning, problem solving and facilitation
  • Team player

Amount of Travel/Special Conditions:

  • Travel as needed to carry out components described in goals and objectives of HFP

Please send cover letter and resume to Sharon Spruell, Clinical Director, at sspruell@ccstl.org. 

Job Title: Senior Manager of Perinatal Behavioral Health

Responsible To: Clinical Director

General Description:

Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Senior Manager of Perinatal Behavioral Health will be responsible for developing and overseeing perinatal behavioral health initiatives, programs and partnerships. This clinical leadership position will be charged with the oversight of Queen of Peace Center’s maternity home, perinatal clinical care including outreach, engagement and treatment, and collaborative partnerships.

Responsibilities:

Provide clinical leadership

  • Development and management of a high quality, evidence based, gender-specific behavioral health treatment program and cohesive clinical team
  • Contribute to and work collaboratively on program development, evidence based practice implementation, quality improvement and staff education
  • Development and management of clinical strategic planning
  • Clinical supervision of counselors, community support specialists, doula and direct support staff
  • Along with the maternity home supervisor, provide program management and leadership of the home program in accordance with state and federal regulations

Bring stakeholders together

  • Strategically engage and retain key perinatal behavioral health partners in collaborative initiatives
  • Ensure continuous communication with collaborative partners
  • Participate on strategically-aligned boards and community groups
  • Communicate program results to priority audiences

Manage collaborative action

  • Guide action and strategy planning conducted by initiative groups and staff
  • Be aware of and work within grant deliverables, budgets, reporting and regulations; support timely reports and effective communication with funder
  • Determine resource needs of projects and partnerships; coordinate with appropriate internal staff and external partners to secure resources
  • Oversee program delivery subcontracts/grants associated with collaborative projects

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Master’s Degree in social work or counseling with a license in the State of Missouri
  • Certified clinical supervisor with at least 5 years’ experience in behavioral healthcare and clinical supervision
  • Program management experience
  • Clinical experience with and comprehensive understanding of perinatal behavioral healthcare
  • Proven record of accomplishment over a minimum of 7 years in program management and working with community groups
  • Ability to engage community organizations
  • Prior experience implementing public and private grant projects
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including internet research, databases, work processing, spreadsheets, database management software, email and web

Competencies Required

  • Strategic orientation – broad knowledge and perspective of health equity in maternal and child health and community health; future oriented
  • Interpersonal savvy – relates well to all kinds of people, builds effective relationships uses diplomacy and tact, can diffuse high tension situations, steps up to conflict, find common ground and get cooperation, listens before judging, demonstrates respect for opinion of others, keeps people informed and up to date; communicates effectively verbally and in writing in a variety of settings; manages group process
  • Partnership builder – identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships internally and externally, identifies partnership needs, exchanges information with potential partners, collaboratively determines mutual goals, facilitates partnership agreements, nurtures partnership
  • Collaborative leadership –  promotes and generates cooperation among one’s peers to achieve a collective outcome, fosters the development of a common vision and fully participates in creating a unified team that gets things done
  • Innovation – challenges the status quo, creates or seizes opportunities to improve effectiveness and outcomes, applies creative problem solving; takes smart risks and learns from mistakes
  • Politically astute – tactful and attentive to the perspectives and competing interests of various internal and external stakeholders
  • Planning, organizing and measuring – sets goals and measures, tracks progress, able to handle multiple activities at one time, uses resources effectively, can marshal resources to get things done, follows up to ensure results, provides sense of priorities, knows how to organize people and activities; knows what to measure and how to measure it
  • Continual and active learner – grasps new information, seeks new sources of information to expand knowledge, skills and abilities, integrates knowledge into work, seeks improvement, makes complex understandable
  • Diversity – supports and promotes environment that holds opportunities for all; actively seeks opinions and ideas from people of varied background, experience, values, and enthusiastically works with all employees, partners and clients

For immediate consideration, please send cover letter and resume to Sharon Spruell and sspruell@ccstl.org. 

 Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager

Responsible To: Clinical Director

General Responsibilities:

Working closely with the Director, he/she is responsible for supporting the quality improvement of both operational and program activities. Leading by example with the Director, he/she acts as a change agent who fosters an environment for continuous improvement and innovation that guides the performance improvement throughout the organization.

Specific Duties:

  • Serve as the agency HIPAA Privacy Officer who manages and monitors agency compliance with HIPAA and state/federal regulations
  • Develop and deliver trainings to staff for HIPAA, COA, Quality and other areas deemed appropriate
  • Ensure the agency’s ongoing compliance with accreditation standards
  • Establish strong working relationships with leadership team and key program staff
  • Participate in Quality Workgroup and assist in implementing changes
  • Facilitate Process Improvement meetings
  • Analyze operation for systems quality
  • Assist in data collection and participate in outcome reporting and development of annual impact report
  • Develop new policies and procedures as needed to maintain quality in conjunction with contracts, COA, HIPAA and 42CFR compliance
  • Lead quality and/or outcome meetings with program staff to improve data input, data quality, data collection and delivery of services
  • Assist grants and research staff as needed for reporting and/or research needs
  • Attend Quality Improvement meetings for Catholic Charities
  • Act as the point person for the agency for reaccreditation

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in business, health care, human services, or related field
  2. Two years of Quality Assurance experience
  3. Superb communication skills, both oral and written
  4. Demonstrate problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills
  5. Competent with computer programs including Excel spreadsheets, Access databases and other software systems
  6. Ability to manage time well and finish tasks in an efficient manner
  7. Ability to work well under pressure with frequent deadlines

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to sspruell@ccstl.org, attention Sharon Spruell.  

 Job Title: Parent Educator

Reporting Relationship: Director of Education and Prevention

General Description:

The Parent Educator provides strength based, child focused, family centered services to families using various evidenced based curriculums to educate and support the developmental needs of their children The focus is on parent-child interactions, parent education of child development and positive responsive caregiving.

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and monitor implementation of the curriculum and services provided through the parenting education program
  2. Facilitate parent education groups and individual parent education plans both on site, at QOPC housing facilities or in a family’s home with clients
  3. Facilitate staff training and help promote an agency culture that is child focused and family centered
  4. Manage multiple family caseloads
  5. Work collaboratively with the mother’s treatment team to carry out family centered treatment goals
  6. Maintain accurate and up to date records in accordance to regulations and grant reporting
  7. Provide families with community resources and appropriate referrals as needed
  8. Bill a minimum of 25 hours per week
  9. Other duties as assigned by the department director

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge

Qualifications
  1. Sincere dedication to the mission of Queen of Peace Center
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education Elementary Education, Child Development, family and Consumer Sciences or related field
  3. Two years of experience working in an Early Childhood setting or working directly with high risk families
  4. Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to provide own transportation
  5. Availability to work weeknights and weekends if needed
Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  1. Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence based practices
  2. Experience working in crisis setting with individuals and families
  3. Highly skilled in developing interpersonal relationships in a highly professional manner
  4. Strong knowledge of principles of child development and developmentally appropriate practices
  5. Knowledge of substance use and trauma centered care
  6. Knowledge of Disease Concept of Addiction/Stages of Change
  7. Highly skilled in motivational interviewing
  8. Creative and proactive problem solver
  9. Superb oral and written communication skills
  10. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Outlook

 Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to swilliams@ccstl.org, attention Sarah Williams.  

Job: Teacher Assistant

Agency: Peace for Kids

Status: Part Time

Position Description:

The Archdiocese of Saint Louis has an opportunity for a teacher assistant in our infant classroom at Peace for Kids, a child development program under Queen of Peace Center. Queen of Peace Center is a substance abuse treatment center for women and their families. Peace for kids is a licensed child care center that provides care to children in the community as well as clients of Queen of Peace Center.

Position Summary:

  • Provide safety and supervision of all children in care
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate lesson plan
  • Create a safe, supportive learning environment
  • Assist with cleanliness and organization of the classroom environment
  • Establish relationships with the children using positive, responsive, care-giving interactions

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older with high school diploma and completed a minimum of 2 college credit classes in ECE and working towards an Associate Degree in Early Childhood or related field.
  • Experience in a licensed and accredited child development center preferred.
  • Must be able to sit, bend and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to life 30 lbs.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to qopchr@ccstl.org, attention Toni Muhammad.  

Job Title: Counselor

General Description:

Provides evidence based, face-to-face, goal-oriented counseling and group counseling, and participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.

Specific Duties:

  1. Responsible for efficient delivery of services to clients according to approved policies and procedures meeting DMH and CSTAR standards.
  2. Assists clients in establishing a treatment plan, goals and objectives, as well as other functional aspects of their personal planning in the recovery process.
  3. Maintains clients’ charts, records and files regarding goals, evaluation and updates in accordance with DMH and CSTAR standards.
  4. Assists in communicating with outside agencies, such as treatment centers, AA and Catholic Charities agencies.
  5. Provides individual behavioral health counseling and evaluation.
  6. Facilitates group meetings and program components as needed.
  7. Pursues continuing professional development, joins appropriate professional groups and attends pertinent meetings.
  8. Attends all staff meetings and keeps abreast of program and client status, updates and changes.
  9. Provides case program consultation and makes appropriate referrals.
  10. Assesses, updates and revises clients’ progress and treatment plan per DMH and CSTAR standards as needed.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or closely related field, and two years’ experience in behavioral health and/or criminal justice. Certification through the MCB recommended.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement to qopchr@ccstl.org attention Toni Muhammad.

Job Title: Community Support Specialist

General Description:

Community support consists of specific activities with or on behalf of a particular client in accordance with an individual rehabilitation plan to maximize the client’s adjustment and functioning within the community while achieving sobriety and sustaining recovery, maximizing the involvement of natural support systems, and promoting client independence and responsibility.

Specific Duties:

  1. Participate in the interdisciplinary team meeting in order to identify strengths and needs related to development of the individual’s rehabilitation plan.
  2. Attend periodic meetings with designated team members and the client, whenever feasible, in order to review and update the rehabilitation plan.
  3. Contact clients who have unexcused absence from the program in order to re-engage the person and promote recovery efforts.
  4. Arrange and refer for services and resources and, when necessary, advocate obtaining the services and quality of services to which the person is entitled.
  5. Monitor service delivery by providers external to the program and ensure communication and coordination of services.
  6. Locate and coordinate services and resources to resolve crises.
  7. Provide experiential training in life skills and resources acquisition.
  8. Provide information and education to an individual in accordance with the person’s rehabilitation plan.
  9. Plan for discharge.
  10. Bill a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  11. Transport clients in employee’s vehicle.
  12. Provide group education.
  13. Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  14. Assist client in establishing treatment goals.
  15. Must have Class E Missouri driver’s license.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or closely related field or four years relevant experience in human service delivery field. Valid Missouri driver’s license, vehicle, and current automobile liability insurance (including coverage to transport clients) is required. CSS must own or lease their own vehicle for use in transporting clients. Exceptional communication skills (oral and written); this includes proper grammar, punctuation and clarity. Ability to use computer for charting and familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement to qopchr@ccstl.org attention Toni Muhammad.

Title: Maintenance Assistant

Position Description:

Queen of Peace Center has an opportunity for a Maintenance Assistant. This position is for servicing all of Queen of Peace Center properties. We are a non-profit charitable organization which encompasses 11 counties in eastern Missouri, including the City of St. Louis.

Position Summary:

  1. Performs a wide variety of building and equipment repair and maintenance work, including painting, drywall repairs, electrical repairs, equipment testing and maintenance, HVAC repairs and maintenance, plumbing, carpentry, appliances, etc.
  2. Performs a wide variety of duties upon the guidance/request of supervisor.
  3. Keep time and material records of all work orders, as well as supply inventory.
  4. Assist in overseeing outside contractors and make sure their work is satisfactory.
  5. Respond to requests from management.
  6. Respond immediately to all emergencies when called by the supervisor.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, and paint overhead.

  1. Experience in the custodial and service fields
  2. Some experience in skilled trades, such as plumbing, electrical, painting or carpentry
  3. Knowledge of acceptable trade practices and building standards
  4. The ability to understand and follow directions
  5. The ability to prioritize
  6. Must be a team player
  7. Will frequently deal with people of varying ages and races, and must be able to respond to requests by staff members in an appropriate manner
  8. Must pass background check and drug test

All interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to qopchr@ccstl.org, attention: Toni Muhammad.

General Understanding and Equal Opportunity Employer

These position descriptions have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classifications. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the roles.

The Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Queen of Peace Center are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability, or other categories protected by laws which are not inconsistent (which do not conflict) with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

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