Employment Opportunities

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      • Director of Development & Communications
      • Program Coordinator
      • Residential Support Specialist


Open Positions:


Residential Support Specialist, PRN

Facilities Program Coordinator

Equal Opportunity Employment
The Haven of Grace is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Position Description

Serving women who are pregnant and homeless, the Haven of Grace provides a safe, nurturing home, educational programs, and long-term support for mothers and their children through a residential shelter and transitional apartments on one campus, and a long-term aftercare program.

Maternity Shelter:   10 rooms

Apartments:              7 apartments

Budget:                       $1.2 million

Staff:                            10 full-time

Board:                          14 members


STATUS:   Full-time, Exempt

POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director



The Therapist is responsible for providing therapy to all agency clients. This position is specifically responsible for managing the practicum/intern program. This position is a member of the agency’s program team.


  • Provide clinically appropriate treatment based on mental health assessment and treatment plans.
  • Provide therapy, counseling, intervention and/or education to clients in a professional manner.
  • Conduct home visits for aftercare clients and provide individual therapy sessions for aftercare residents on a regular basis.
  • Provide individual therapy sessions for shelter and apartment residents twice a week.
  • Provide group therapy sessions on appropriate topics for all clients.
  • Provide screenings and psychosocial assessments.
  • Create and maintain treatment plans utilizing evidence-based therapies.
  • Maintain case files on all clients and complete required documentation for the agency and its funders.
  • Create and manage the practicum/intern program.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health, Counseling, or Psychology with a minimum of two years’ experience.
  • Missouri Licensure required.
  • Experience in child, individual, group and/or family therapy required as well as knowledge and experience in trauma-focused treatment, play therapy, art therapy, etc.
  • Knowledgeable of child, adolescent, and early adult development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of family systems assessments.
  • Participate in clinical supervision, staff and/or team meetings, as necessary.
  • Willing to be on call and able to work evening, overnight and/or weekends, when necessary.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Judicial in protecting confidential information about donors and clients.
  • Culturally competent and sensitive to the issues facing low-income, urban households.
  • Maintain a professional appearance, as well as an accommodating and pleasant attitude.
  • Work effectively and collegially with all levels of internal and external contacts and maintain good working relationships with co-workers.
  • Preference for working in a faith-based environment.
  • Assist otherwise as requested in the work of the agency.
  • Conduct promotes the image of a positive ambassador for the agency.


Most of the work for this position is performed under normal office conditions.  Some activity may occur outside normal work hours.  Employee is required to have a valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable personal transportation, and will be reimbursed for mileage at current agency rate for qualifying mileage.

The agency reserves the right to modify the contents of this job description or to assign alternate and additional duties and responsibilities as needed. Nothing in this job description is intended to alter or alters the at-will nature of employees’ employment at the agency.


Please send a letter of interest and resume to carnold@havenofgracestl.org.

Residential Support Specialist, PRN


The Haven of Grace has immediate openings for Residential Support Specialists- PRN and is seeking individuals with experience in overseeing evening and overnight operations of a 24/7 residential maternity shelter and 8 transitional housing units.


Serving women who are pregnant and homeless, The Haven of Grace provides a safe, nurturing home, educational programs, and long-term support for mothers and their children through a residential shelter and transitional apartments on one campus, and a long-term aftercare program.


Reporting to the Program Director. The Residential Support Specialist, PRN provides guidance and supervision to clients by partnering with mothers, babies, and children to influence healthy relationships, positive parenting re-enforcement, in a supportive residential living environment.


  • Transfer center responsibilities at shift change (follow written protocols).
  • Administer pre and post program surveys that support life skills programs, and track results for reporting.
  • Lead and assist clients through daily chores and dinner preparation.
  • Care for infants and toddlers while mother’s attend evening classes or other program related activities.
  • Manage toward a culture of respect, safety, accomplishment, cleanliness, peace, and cooperation for all on The Haven of Grace’s Campus.
  • Ensure program guidelines, rules and agency policies are followed.
  • Actively contribute to team goals and targets.
  • Fill in to cover shift work when necessary.
  • Represent the Haven of Grace as a positivity ambassador.


  • High School Diploma. or G.E.D.
  • Training or extensive experience in child development or social services will be helpful in this role.
  • Previous experience working in a residential care facility is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be alert and able to perform physical duties (lifting, bending, walking, climbing stairs, etc.)
  • Must have a cell phone and reliable transportation.
  • Must be willing to accept holidays, evenings, overnight, and weekend schedules with short notice.

Success Indicators – Individuals able to demonstrate the following talents, skills and interpersonal characteristics will be considered for this role:

  • Highly positive and with an attitude of enthusiasm.
  • Has knowledge in de-escalation, conflict resolution, and mediation techniques, and knows when and how to apply the techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effectively and efficiently completes task without supervision, and under uncertain circumstances.
  • Works well in collaborative team settings and cooperates well with management.
  • Skilled at providing childcare for infants up to age five.
  • Culturally aware, sensitive and can respond appropriately to issues and behaviors of individuals who have experienced trauma, or have been systematically disenfranchised, and under resourced within the community at large.


All candidates must pass background and drug screening.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: pbosman@havenofgracestl.org

Facilities Program Coordinator



Serving women who are pregnant and homeless, the Haven of Grace provides a safe, nurturing home, educational programs, and long-term support for mothers and their children through a residential shelter and transitional apartments on one campus, and a long-term aftercare program.



Facilities Program Coordinator is responsible for collaborating with the Building and Grounds liaison to ensure the shelter and transitional apartments are clean, heating and cooling equipment is in good working order, major appliances are operable, etc.  This role also ensures inventory for the maternity shelter (food and baby/children, household items) is available for the operations. This position coordinates with Residential Support Staff and reports directly to the Program and Compliance Director.


Hourly rate:  $16.50

Tuesday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


General responsibilities include:

Conduct monthly inspections of transitional apartments, and weekly inspections of shelter rooms.

Manage maintenance list for shelter and apartments and ensure campus grounds and properties are in working order through coordination with building and grounds team.

Shop for groceries, manage food and household items inventory.

Purchase transportation vouchers and bus passes, furniture, hygiene, baby and client support and household items for transitional housing apartments.

Stage transitional housing units for new families.

Facilitate cleaning of transitional housing units when clients move-in and move-out.

Stock and organize food pantry and incentive closet.

Track program purchases and reconcile with Program and Compliance Director monthly.

Compile program and data reports.

Coordinate with B&G Liaison to ensure community fire and safety drills are conducted with each new move-in and on each shift as required.

Participation on the events organization team.

Substitute for Residential Support when needed.

Other duties as assigned.


Associates degree in Human Services or related social service field.

2 years case management experience.

2 years supervisory experience.

2 years’ experience and competencies working in a multiracial, multicultural residential environment.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Must have own vehicle and possess a current, valid driver’s license and meet The Haven of Grace requirements for insurance.

Must be willing to be on call on a rotating basis and able to work evening, overnight, weekends and holidays if necessary.

Pass all required background screenings.



Strong crisis counseling, de-escalation, and problem-solving skills.

Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others.

Excellent relationship management skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Meet scheduled deadlines and perform routine tasks with minimal supervision.

Comfortable serving as a role model and preference for working in a faith-based environment.

Approaches all issues with a win-win attitude that respects the dignity of all parties.

Knowledgeable in providing childcare for infants to age five.



Please send a letter of interest and resume to tdantzler@havenofgracestl.org