Working at Pathway

Are you a committed professional or student with a heart for the children and families we serve?

See if any of our employment or internship positions are right for you. Click below to view current opportunities and to submit an application.

Watch the video and check out what some of our staff have to say about why they enjoy working at Pathway, and their favorite memories on the job!

Be part of the Pathway Family, be a Foster Parent!

We're Recruiting!

Your choice can make a world of difference for a child in your community who's in need of a safe and loving home. We provide you with all the tools, training and support you need as you prepare to open your heart and your home for a child.  

We walk you through every step of the foster care journey!
Foster Parents:

The successful applicant for this position should have a heart for children from broken places and a desire to provide them with a safe, caring home.

Foster parents provide an important role in the life of a child. This position is full time and in your own home. Placements are variable; flexibility is a must.

Applicants will be required to pass a background check, home assessment and complete 43 hours of paid training provided by Pathway. This is achieved in 14 sessions; about a 3-4 month process.

Once licensing is achieved you will work with our Intake Coordinator to match you and your home with the needs of a child who is in custody of the county agency. Pathway staff including case workers, direct care mentors, and therapists will be a part of your team to provide the child/children the additional support needed.

Pay is Per Diem

 

Respite Foster Parents:

The successful applicant for this position should have a heart for children from broken places and a desire to provide them with a safe, caring home for a limited period of time, offering the full-time foster parent a chance to rest and refresh.

Respite parents provide an important role in the life of a child. You choose what schedule works for you and Pathway will place a foster child/children in your home for a weekend, week or more, depending on the circumstances and your availability.

Applicants will be required to pass a background check, home assessment and complete 43 hours of paid training provided by Pathway. This is achieved in 14 sessions; about a 3-4 month process.

Once licensing is achieved you will work with our Intake Coordinator to match you and your home with the needs of a child who is in foster care. Pathway staff including case workers, direct care mentors and therapists will be a part of your team to provide the child/children the additional support needed.

Pay is Per Diem

Inquire! Fill-out the form below or give us a call at 330.493.0083

Pass all necessary background checks.

Complete pre-service trainings- Now ONLINE!

Complete your home study.

Begin your foster care journey.  

Pathway Caring for Children was founded in 1973 by Jim and Velma Bridges. Jim passed in 2009, but Velma remains here on staff at Pathway. Read on for Jim’s mission upon starting this agency. This is the foundation of what we do, and while they have evolved over the years we still seek to incorporate these seven values into our everyday work. 

This mission of my life is to actualize the following principles in my day-to-day interaction with myself, my family, the children who come to Pathway, the staff who work at Pathway, my church, and my friends:

 

· To love each person, helping to bear burdens and rejoicing in successes.

· To recognize progress, growth, and achievement, however small, and to encourage it in whatever ways possible.

 

· To offer respect to myself and all persons, as the precious, unrepeatable gifts from God that we are.

 

· To provide to others the security of knowing that I am here for them.

 

· To facilitate success in achieving goals that contribute to making our world a more beautiful, loving place.

 

· To take responsibility for myself and to encourage others to take responsibility for themselves.

 

· To become personally involved with others in their struggle for meaning and purpose in life, and in their movement toward a relationship with God.

~ Jim Bridges

Pathway Caring for Children

Canton/Administrative Office 

4895 Dressler Rd NW Suite A

Canton, OH 44718

Phone: 330.493.0083

Brook Park Office

5131 West 140th Street

Brook Park, OH 44142

Phone: 216.267.7070

Get Monthly Updates

Toll Free: 1.800.838.7284

Email: info@pathwaycfc.org

Website: www.pathwaycfc.org

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Pathway is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Pathway is funded in part by United Way of Greater Stark County, and is a Stark Mental Health Addiction Recovery provider www.StarkMHAR.org Pathway is also a member of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.

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