From children’s services to homelessness, The Planning Council has identified issues of regional concern and brought together the decision makers and resources to address the challenges. With expertise in community needs assessments, compliance auditing, research, and evaluation, our team partners with local governments and businesses, non-profit agencies, and the faith-based community to address the most vulnerable populations’ needs.

As a nonprofit community convener, we administer a variety of local, state, and federal programs to bring the highest quality of care to children, adults, and families in our communities and advocate for initiatives that benefit the region. Since 1941, our dedicated team reaches across geographic boundaries and organizational structures to bring together the right partners to transform ideas into reality.

We believe in serving our team and environment well and therefore we have a generous benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, ST and LT disability, life insurance, retirement, an employee assistance plan for all, a liberal PTO program and a paperless system for many of our work-related functions.

Join our team and become an integral player in making a difference. We’re hiring!

Current Job Openings

Job Title: Respite Care Specialist ( Full Time)

This program is designed to offer local military families the ability to take a much-needed break and rejuvenate while knowing their child with special needs is being well cared for. At The Planning Council, we fulfill the contractual agreement with Child Care Aware of America in hiring, training, and monitoring qualified care providers for military families who have a child or children with special needs, and exceptional family members. These families are eligible for monthly hours of respite sponsored by the Navy. This position reports to the Respite Care Team – Program Manager.


The Respite Care Administrative Support Specialist supports the activities of the Exceptional Family Member (EFM) Respite Care Team. They are responsible for the recruitment, training, and monitoring of care providers. Additionally, this individual serves as the liaison between participating families and Child Care Aware of America. They will regularly engage in verbal and written communication between partner agencies, families, and providers. This position requires strong organizational skills and critical thinking. Regular communication with Providers, Families, and Respite Team is critical to success in the position.