Crisis Nursery Saint Louis
Saving babies' lives..
keeping kids safe..
building strong families

24-Hour Helpline - 314-768-3201

For Administrative Assistance - (314) 292-5770

  • “We need to help prevent child abuse and neglect in any way we can, including equipping families with the resources
    St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger
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The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery has been providing rewarding careers for great employees for more than 30 years!

We are Saving Babies Lives, Keeping Kids Safe and Building Strong Families!

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is a recognized leader in the prevention of child abuse and neglect in the region through the provision of a safe haven for children and premier services to families. This is no easy task; to provide the best service, we only hire the best staff!

Are YOU a caring person with a positive outlook and a passion for child abuse prevention? The Crisis Nursery may be your next step to a fulfilling career!

Employment Positions:

The Crisis Nursery has five Nurseries employing Intake Counselors and Children’s Program Assistants. Our staff do not provide daycare; rather they provide around-the-clock nurturing with lots of love and hugs in a calming and therapeutic environment. We provide Art and Play Therapy as part of our holistic care to minimize the adverse effects of a stressful situation or traumatic experience for children using the Nursery services.

The Nursery also has Community Outreach Locations in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties that serve as a home base to our Family Empowerment Counselors, who support and assist families in creating a stable environment for their children. Our counselors affect change in family dynamics, intervening early to minimize risk factors for children.

Our Nurseries are located in St. Louis and St. Charles County, and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

  • Crisis Nursery Centene Center, located in South St. Louis City
  • Crisis Nursery North, located near Christian Hospital
  • Crisis Nursery West, located in St. Charles City
  • Crisis Nursery St. Charles, located near St. Joseph’s Health Center in St. Charles
  • Crisis Nursery Wentzville, located near St. Joseph’s Health Center in Wentzville

LEARN MORE ABOUT CRISIS NURSERY POSITIONS:

  • FAMILY EMPOWERMENT POSITIONS
  • CHILDREN’S PROGRAM ASSISTANT (CPA) – PART TIME / FULL TIME
  • INTAKE COUNSELOR - PART TIME / FULL TIME

Professionals on the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Family Empowerment Team provide crisis intervention to families at high risk for child abuse and neglect.

Our Family Empowerment Professionals provide in-home counseling and advocacy to families in crisis. Our outcomes indicate that families graduating from our program have improved self-esteem and more effective parenting skills as a result of our therapeutic interventions, strength-based parent coaching and goal setting. We are proud of our ability to help the family regain safety and stability and prevent child abuse and neglect while keeping the family intact whenever possible.

Family Empowerment Professionals also facilitate both parenting and children’s groups as well as provide community outreach and support to various community agencies, organizations, and neighborhoods.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • Master’s degree in social work or counseling, license preferred.
  • Minimum of three years paid experience working with children and families in a social service setting.
  • Minimum 1 year Home Visiting Experience
  • Community Outreach experience preferred

Benefits of Full Time Staff Include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance and up to 24 days Paid Time Off per year

Work details:

  • Schedule: M – F days, some flexible scheduling available.
  • Office: Just down from the Fox Theater

TO APPLY: Visit our website at www.crisisnurserykids.org and click on the careers tab for an application and where to return the application.

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to diversity, and is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at the Crisis Nursery is based upon individual merit and qualifications. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy status, gender, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by law or ethics. We will also make all reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.

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EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: Must have at least one year of verified paid child care work.
SHIFTS: Varied: 7a.m.-3p.m. / 3p.m.-11p.m. / 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. includes some weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide primary care for the physical needs of the children: feeding, toileting, dressing and washing
  • Provide for the emotional and social needs of the children
  • Develop and lead children’s play group activities; keeping the children positively engaged in developmentally appropriate activities
  • Write descriptive and comprehensive progress notes, phone call logs, activities
  • Pass medication administration course, and pass medications accurately
  • Attend 40 hours of paid training each year to refresh/enhance skills
  • Assist with developmental/ therapeutic assessments
  • Assist with intakes and discharges
  • Answer the 24-hour crisis helpline
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers, children and families
  • Share in housekeeping and laundry duties
  • Attend paid trainings and staff meetings that may be required outside the typical schedule
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SHIFTS: Varied 7a.m.-3p.m. / 3p.m.-11p.m., includes weekends
EDUCATION: Must have BA/BS in psychology, social work, education, or related field.
EXPERIENCE: At least one year working in a licensed child care facility, or equivalent
informal paid experience through child care work involving direction, supervision and care of children. Must be able to verify experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer 24-hour crisis helpline
  • Provide assessment and crisis counseling to families
  • Complete intakes and discharges
  • Complete developmental assessments
  • Complete relevant treatment plans with children
  • Supervise practicum students as needed/appropriate
  • In the absence of the supervisor, act as resource to CPAs
  • Pass medication administration course, and pass medications accurately
  • Attend 40 hours of paid training each year to refresh/enhance skills
  • Provide care for the physical, social and emotional needs of the children
  • Develop and lead children’s play group activities; keeping the children positively engaged in developmentally appropriate activities
  • Assist with housekeeping and laundry duties
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers, children and families, document activities
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings that may be outside the typical schedule
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How to Apply

  • Download and complete our application HERE
  • Email application, resume and cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:
    • Saint Louis Crisis Nursery ATTN: Employment
      11710 Administration Dr., Suite 18
      St. Louis, MO 63146

Please let us know your preferred area or location!

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to diversity, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment at the Crisis Nursery is based upon individual merit and qualifications. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy status, gender, age, marital status, disability, genetic medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by law or ethics. We will also make all reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.

What Happens When You Apply

The Crisis Nursery is blessed to have many, many more applications than we have positions. For this reason, the first ‘round’ of review simply looks for evidence that an applicant meets all requirements. For example, most positions require that the applicant have at least one year paid experience caring for children. If the experience is NOT evident on your resume, application or mentioned in your cover letter, you will not be provided further consideration.

If the minimum requirements are met and there is an opening that matches your location preference and availability, you will be placed in a group to be considered for a phone screening. If a phone screening is completed, qualified applicants are placed in a pool for consideration. Hiring supervisors then contact the applicants whose skills and experience best fit the needs of their position opening. Applicants under serious consideration will be subject to at least two face-to-face interviews before a hiring offer.

Please note: We are smoke and tobacco-free on all premises operated by the Crisis Nursery. The Crisis Nursery requests that body art be covered, and body piercings (except in the ear lobes) be removed during working hours. Minimum of One-Year caring for children is required for all positions unless otherwise stated.

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