Helping Hand Home employs over 90 full-time and part-time staff to work with the 41 children in residence. Positions range from Therapeutic Childcare Specialist and professional clinical staff to administrative and support staff. Helping Hand Home offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

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Current Openings


Foster and Adoption Case Manager

Helping Hand Home for Children is currently hiring a Foster and Adoption Case Manager. A genuine desire to work with children and ability to handle stressful situations are required.

Details of the Position:

  • Develops and maintains treatment and service plans that address identified needs and ensures the comprehensive implementation of the plan. Ensures that plans are updated as necessary with proper notice to all participants.
  • Meets regularly with children placed in care and foster parents to assess level of progress and satisfaction with the program/placement.
  • Ensures assigned families meet agency policies, LOS standards and TDFPS minimum standards.
  • Transports children to visits and appointments as needed.
  • Assist with scheduled chart reviews to ensure compliance with State licensing, and contract standards of regulating/accrediting bodies.
  • Responsible for timely completion of assignments and ability to adapt to changing workloads to include work in evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Intervene in crisis situations as needed (assisting with a combative child, potential suicide attempts, runaway, angry family, etc.).
  • Participate in on-call coverage system.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other human services field
  • One year of child placing experience under direct supervision of a person fully qualified as a Child Placement Management Staff is preferred
  • Experience writing home studies preferred
  • Bilingual (English / Spanish) preferred
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and have own vehicle that is safe to transport children
  • Must maintain a working cell phone at all times

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Therapeutic Childcare Specialist

The Therapeutic Childcare Specialist works to provide a stable, safe, and healing environment for the children in our care. HHH uses the TCU Trust-Based Relationship Intervention model as the foundation of our program. A two-week paid training program is provided.
This role might be a good fit for people interested in direct care, child development, trauma-informed care, mental health, attachment theory and practice, social work, relationship-based therapy, treatment planning, or life skills coaching.

Details of Position:

  • Teach and role-model a variety of social, problem solving, academic, recreational, and self-help skills
  • Implement motivational and discipline plans and effective teaching techniques taught in training or outlined in individualized treatment plans for the children
  • Build relationships with the children through mutual respect, positive feedback, and consistency
  • Actively and enthusiastically lead and participate in activities
  • Safely use crisis intervention techniques to manage aggressive behavior
  • Complete required regular forms and reports accurately
  • Contribute to building a home-like, therapeutic environment
  • Set boundaries in a nurturing, supportive way
  • What we look for: patience, empathy, emotional resilience, flexibility, punctuality
  • Part- or full-time hours available. Currently hiring for our next training class.
  • Helpful but not required: Social Services degree and/or experience; experience working with children.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Minimum of $14.50 per hour, depending upon experience.
  • Full-time employees receive paid health insurance, subsidized dental and vision, 401(k), tuition assistance and 26 days of PTO annually.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be physically able to use authorized crisis intervention techniques
  • Valid drivers license with clean driving record
  • Must be flexible with hours and able to work weekends, holidays, and occasional overnights as needed

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Kitchen Cook- Part Time

Helping Hand Home for Children is currently hiring a Part-Time Kitchen Cook to maintain the highest standards of kitchen sanitation and nutrition. 

Details of the Position:

  • Prepares meals according to menu plans ensuring the children receive adequate portions according to NSLP guidelines.
  • Prepares freshly made food products regularly with a minimum of processed foods.
  • Introduces unfamiliar foods to the children in a positive manner.
  • Serves traditional holiday meals, ethnic foods representing the cultural backgrounds of the children, and prepares for special school functions for the children.
  • Shelves food and supplies in an organized manner, disposes of expired food products, and rotates food stock regularly.
  • Maintains the highest standards of sanitation while preparing the meals and keeps the kitchen in compliance with health department standards of sanitation.
  • Cleans all kitchen, dining room, and coffee area equipment according to the posted monthly cleaning schedule.
  • Adheres to safety procedures with the children.
  • Has the ability to work responsibly without direct supervision.
  • Uses authorized management of aggressive behavior techniques as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Helping Hand Home for Children and the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services Minimum Standards for residential treatment facilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of nutrition and state standards in storing, preparing, and serving food.
  • Thorough knowledge of proper sanitation methods and safety measures in a kitchen.
  • Skill in planning and preparing quality meals which provide children with sufficient nutrients needed for proper growth and development.
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model for children at the Home; to interact therapeutically with the children and to ensure their emotional well being and physical safety; to follow the Home’s policy on confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect as well as related state laws.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with supervisors and co-workers; to work effectively as a member of an inter-disciplinary team; to maintain professional relationships; and to resolve conflict appropriately.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally uses proper chain of command.
  • Ability to grow professionally and learn new skills; to accept constructive feedback and modify behavior accordingly.
  • Ability to work in a stressful and occasionally unpredictable environment; skill in handling crisis situations without overreaction or loss of objectivity.

Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A current TB test or chest x-ray. 
  • Experience in food service is preferred. 
  • Ability to attend and qualify for the food manager’s certification is required.

Join our team! To apply please email rbrittton@helpinghandhome.org