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Make a Difference at Pathway! Join our Team

  • November 21st, 2023
  • By Pathway Caring for Children

At Pathway, individuals have a heart for working with children and families from tough situations.

Join our caring and compassionate team!

Value Driven Mission

In 1973, Jim and Velma Bridges founded Pathway Caring for Children with just 4 boys in a group home. Today, Pathway continues to live out Jim’s mission by helping children and families realize the possibilities of their lives through foster care, adoption, and mental health. Watch our mission video HERE.

You and Pathway Give Children Hope
You and Pathway Give Children Hope

Pathway staff, foster parents, board members, and volunteers uphold our 7 values (Love, Recognize, Respect, Security, Success, Responsibility, and Personal Involvement) to be agents for change. We stand next to children and families, regardless of the daily challenges being faced.

Pathway is a trauma-informed agency. All staff receive training to understand the strong impact trauma has on a person’s physical, emotional, mental, and social experiences, not just on clients but also on all of us as staff.

Our People

We at Pathway Caring for Children are advocates for all children in the constant pursuit of making them feel worthy and valued in hopes of changing any unfair or biased perceptions that have been projected on them. We are committed to ensuring that discrimination does not exist in our service delivery. This is a long-term commitment; one that requires each of us to take personal responsibility to humble ourselves in addressing the causes of injustice. We continue to learn and increase our understanding, all while growing in efforts to promote diversity.

“I count myself as one of the most fortunate people in the world because I have been able to see my dreams come true. That’s something that does not happen to most people. That long-ago vision—to provide places where children can live through their problems with people committed to them—is happening every day now at Pathway.” ~Jim Bridges, Pathway Co-Founder

Competitive Benefits Package:

  • Medical, Dental Vision & Prescription Coverage
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Licensing Reimbursement
  • CEU Opportunities
  • 403(b) Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Cell Phone Stipend

Other Perks:

  • Flexible schedule- options to work remotely, in the office, or hybrid!
  • Offer in-house trainings to complete CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) all within your work week.
  • Supportive team and supervisors who have a problem-solving approach.
  • Supervisors and Directors who are always available to answer questions and open to new ideas!
  • Reimbursement for trainings and certifications for ongoing professional development.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness benefits with YMCA membership discounts
  • Phone plan discounts with Verizon
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Rewarding work environment
  • Family-friendly atmosphere easily allows for “emergency situations”
  • Feel empowered and connected to the overall Pathway Mission to help children and families realize the possibilities of their lives

Your Career at Pathway Caring for Children

Make an impact by working with children and families to build skills for a bright and healthy future! Even on challenging days at the office, you’ll go home knowing that you positively affected someone’s life.

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Pathway Caring for Children serves 14 Northeast Ohio Counties (Ashtabula, Carroll, Cuyahoga, Columbiana, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne) through 4 Locations in Canton, OH (2), North Olmsted, OH , and Sebring, OH.

*Pathway is a smoke-free and drug-free organization. All applicants must be able to pass a background check.

*Pathway Caring for Children is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.