Career Opportunities at Easter Seals Midwest



Easter Seals Midwest is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities learn, live, work and participate in their community. We believe that every person needs the support of others, and we look for very special people to support individuals with developmental disabilities. As an employee of Life Skills you'll be one of those special people.


Our staff provides the link to the community for those they serve and are one of the most exemplary reflections of the mission driven work we do every day. The people that carry out this rewarding, care giving support play an integral and crucial role in the success of our organization. For some, they may be the eyes of those unable to see, or the voice for those who can't speak. For others, they are friend, cheerleader and subtle support on the path to one's true potential.


Whether you have previous experience in this field or this just sounds like the type of career path you would like to pursue…we want to hear from you! 


Below are listed our four service areas and a sampling of positions in each area.  To search open positions please click on the search current open positions link.  

Community Living Positions


Easter Seals Midwest's Community Living Division helps individuals with developmental disabilities live in homes of their own in the community.  We currently offer these services in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.  We are seeking Direct Support Professionals to provide assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities in a community-based setting.  

Community Living Instructor - Community Living Instructors can be full-time or part-time and work in a variety of settings throughout St Louis.   Our staff provides assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning; medication administration; and personal care. Staff may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. In addition, staff support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support.

Community Living Management positions - The CLIs are supported in the homes by various leaders and supervisors.  Team Leads are a subject matter expert in the house or work site, Supervisors directly work with 2-3 homes doing scheduling, doctor appointments, working with families and guardians. Managers oversee 4-6 homes developing the PCP, supervising staff, etc. 

Nurses - Our nurses are responsible for the medical oversight and coordination of care for the clients on their caseload.  For Life Skills the nurses that carry out this rewarding, care giving support play a crucial role in the successes of our clients and the organization as a whole.


Learn more about our Community Living Division



Employment Services Positions


Easter Seals Midwest's Employment Services Division helps individuals with developmental disabilities find competitive, meaningful employment in the community.  We currently offer employment services in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.  We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:


Employment Services Recruiter - Employment Recruiters not only support the people we serve but also represent Life Skills to the community in building partnerships with businesses who will employ our customers. 

Community Skills Instructor
- CSIs are the link to the community for those they serve and are responsible for supporting adults with developmental disabilities in the community.  Outgoing, energetic and creative planners should take a look!


Employment Consultant - Consultants ensure the effectiveness of employment services both for our clients as well as the employers. Consultants will help to identify  both the immediate and long-term performance goals and support needs with employers and employees to ensure continued success on the job.


Employment Access Specialist - this position supports clients' efforts to access community resources, utilize public transportation, develop positive relationships and develop pre-vocational skills.


Learn more about our Employment Services Division


Autism Services Positions

Our Autism Services division supports more than 2,800 clients in 95 counties across the state of Missouri, including St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.  Our qualified team of autism specialists works with individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families to help develop communication and social skills while addressing problem behaviors. If you would like to support individuals on the autism spectrum please read further about our opportunities available throughout the state of Missouri.


St. Louis Office - Our main office in St. Louis provides parent training, clinical, in-home services and more to families impacted by autism in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

Statewide Offices - We have offices in Columbia, Springfield, Joplin, Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff, MO.  They typically provide in-home services to families with children on the Autism Spectrum. 

Sample positions for which we are currently hiring include:

Individual Support Assistant - The responsibilities of the Respite Provider are to work directly with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Center, within the community, and at the homes of the individuals.

ABA Implementers - Implementers are responsible for carrying out the important part of our mission by successfully conducting Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and therapy with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. 

Clinical Professionals - OT, PT, SLP provide therapy after-school and weekends


Learn more about our Autism Services Division



Administration & Support Positions

There are a variety of teams that support the mission of Life Skills behind the scenes.  Those teams include:  Human Resources, Accounting, Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, and Development.


Learn more about our agency