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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: $60,000+
  • Organization Type: Other

St. Louis Arc

Be Part of our Circle.

We empower people to live their best life. That is our mission—not only to those we serve, but to those we employ. This mutually shared sense of purpose drives our decisions and actions. Come as you are and achieve better lives as part of the St. Louis Arc family of individuals in this vital role of Early Childhood and Family Therapist ($60,000+ DOE). This full-time (40 hours/week), salaried role will typically work Monday – Friday during standard business hours in early childhood centers located in the Normandy, MO area.

What you will do:

  • Support children with developmental disabilities/delays and their families in St. Louis area early childhood centers.
  • Provide counseling services to children identified with developmental disabilities and/or delays and their families (with 10+ session hours per week)
  • Provide services to children in person (at childcare centers) to develop plans to correct or adjust personal, social or emotional maladjustments related to their educational, developmental or social progress.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans that represent evidence-based, insight-oriented, behavior modifying, supporting and/or interactive therapeutic counseling.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans that are planned, structured and provided using the psychological, psychiatric or interpersonal method most appropriate to the needs of the child and/or family member(s) according to current professional, ethical, and legal standards of mental health practice.
  • Develop and implement treatment directed to accomplish measurable goals and objectives specified in the recipient’s individual treatment plan.
  • For adult and parent-focused services, implement treatment directly related to the caregiver’s capacity to maintain and/or improve the well-being of the child or children.
  • Maintain a caseload of 24+ children in up to 12 early childcare centers with 10+ session hours per week.
  • Review child’s progress on an ongoing basis with formal written reviews weekly or as dictated by individual funding sources
  • Report and discuss child’s progress with family and/or primary caregiver
  • Keep accurate session records; prepare reports in accordance with policies of St Louis Arc, including assessment/evaluation, incident reports, monthly progress reports, data collection, and Parent-Teacher meetings.

What you can expect from us:

  • We’ll celebrate and empower your unique gifts and contributions.
  • We’ll help you help others. You’ll be embraced and uplifted in our inclusive circle of support.
  • You’ll have a voice and the autonomy to put into action your ideas for doing your job better—and serve others better.
  • Hands-on leadership that empowers team member innovation.
  • You’ll enjoy work-life balance with a 40 hour workweek, smaller caseloads and fewer session hours.  Hybrid work environment combining onsite, office based and home office (remote) work.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow, plus benefits to support your personal and professional well-being such as health insurance, retirement, and time off.

What we expect of you: 

The flexible, relationship-focused therapist we are seeking is professional and compassionate with these qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling
  • Three or more years’ experience directly working with birth to 5 years old with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families
  • Experience in early childhood and special education settings
  • Knowledge of treatment modalities used with children and families, including trauma informed care practices
  • Ability to use database systems and computers effectively and efficiently to maintain records
  • Reliable transportation with valid driver’s license and auto insurance at time of hire
  • Ability to build rapport with families, children, teachers and staff
  • Willingness to adhere to Arc Core Values of Respect, Collaboration and Empowerment.

Join others with your impeccable interpersonal skills, good intentions, and compassion to help people.

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About St. Louis Arc:

Since 1950, people with disabilities and their families have been placing their trust with the St. Louis Arc. Today, our 400+ team members serve more than 4,500 children, teens, and adults with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, intellectual and other developmental disabilities.