Building A Thriving Culture




How You Will Benefit From Our Culture

At EmberHope, we deeply value the unique talents and abilities of individuals dedicated to our collective mission of serving others. When you join our team, you become part of a nurturing environment where we acknowledge and celebrate your unique contributions. We firmly believe each one of us can serve as leaders, regardless of their role.

We are committed to fostering the success of our staff, clients, and stakeholders through a culture deeply rooted in our core values, which enable us to make a meaningful difference together.

Our Core Values

  • Accountability | Achieve agency outcomes efficiently with fiscal responsibility and sustainability
  • Cultural Sensitivity | Recognize and integrate cultural differences
  • Excellence | Perform all work and services with exceptional standards
  • Faith | Commitment to nurturing the heart and soul of others
  • Integrity | Maintain high ethical standards with honesty and reliability
  • Respect | Honor the dignity and basic rights of all people
  • Trauma-Sensitive | Commitment to support and acknowledge how trauma affects self and others

Support a Spiritual Framework 

Our spiritual framework enriches our culture, enhancing compassion, mindfulness, and a sense of purpose among employees. Our inclusive approach fosters a more fulfilling, innovative work environment. We promote leadership from within, reducing stress, and increasing loyalty and job satisfaction. All with the goal of driving both personal and organizational success.

Recruit and Retain Talent 

We cherish the diverse talents of anyone eager to contribute their skills and talents toward our mission of serving children and families. We create a nurturing environment for our employees, by offering professional development and success through our Supervision for Success program. We strongly uphold our commitment to diversity and inclusion, recognizing the strength and innovation that arise from a wealth of perspectives. Additionally, our leadership program is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders. Our success culture guides our work and ensures a supportive, impactful environment for everyone.

Build Agency-Wide Resiliency 

We are building a resilient culture by integrating Restorative Practices with the 7 C’s of Resiliency, fostering community-based conflict resolution and promoting competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control. This approach empowers individuals, enhances well-being, and improves community productivity through open communication and understanding.

Connecting Through Parallel Practice

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Becoming trauma-responsive starts with how we interact and build relationships with our staff. We encourage self-care, discuss individual needs in supervision, and foster a working environment that supports safety, open communication, and empowerment. 

As a result, a culture of parallel practice occurs where our employees build relationships by interacting and creating the same open and safe environment for children and families served. Jeff Bormaster, a leading expert in child welfare, states:

“Parallel processes have been defined as what happens when two or more systems—whether these consist of individuals, groups, or organizations—have significant relationships with one another. They tend to develop similar effects, cognition, and behaviors, which are defined as parallel processes …. Parallel processes can be set in motion in many ways, and once initiated, they leave no one immune from their influence.”

At the heart of our trauma-responsive practices is the power of connection. We believe that all change and healing occur through connections and relationships. By prioritizing these connections, we can create a workplace culture that not only supports our staff but also mirrors the safe and open environment we strive to create for the children and families we serve.

Our Success Stories

Our team is the heart of what we do, and we’re proud to share their stories with you. Join Bill, Deandrea, and Olivia as they share why EmberHope is not just a workplace, but a community where they thrive.

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Your Success Grows Through Our Culture

When you join our team, you’ll use Supervision for Success©, which is designed to enhance team performance and well-being. Through targeted support and guidance, you’ll become part of an organization fostering a culture of continuous improvement and professional development.

Supervision for Success© is not just a practice model but a transformative tool that fosters a culture of believing in your success through engagement and empowerment.

It aligns all supervisors philosophically, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and tools to unite our workforce towards our mission, values, and purpose. By investing in your success through modeling appreciation, constructive conversations, and solution-focused ongoing individual supervision, supervisors pave the way for a more effective and efficient workplace.

The model encourages supervisees to find their solutions to problem-solving and to utilize supervision for regular check-ins and feedback. Supervision for Success© is a trauma-informed model that helps to create a trauma-responsive workplace. The model teaches the importance of parallel practice; as our supervisors interact with you in this solution-focused model, they will do the same when working with the children, youth, and families they supervise.

You’ll thrive under leadership that focuses on leveraging your strengths and supporting your professional development, fostering an environment of growth and excellence.  

Our supervisors optimize team performance through effective supervision plans, ensuring they provide the best possible support to those committed to the welfare of children.

"Since implementing Supervision for Success© I've noticed an improvement in our team's commitment to success. Our open communication and discussions have led to feedback and growth in individual and group performance. It's truly transformed our culture."
Sheli Glover InTake at EmberHope
Sheli Glover
VP Intake and Admissions

CARF International Accreditation

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EmberHope Youthville is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
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