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.

Current Openings

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 the 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 wayWhat 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:

  • $14.00 or $15.50 per hour depending on experience, with $0.50 per hour increase after completing 90 days of employment.
  • Full-time employees receive paid health insurance, subsidized dental and vision, 401k, partial tuition reimbursement options, 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

Foster and Adoption Home Developer

The Foster and Adoption Home Developer will recruit, assess, train, and develop new foster and adoptive homes.

Details of the Position:

  • Recruit, assess, train, develop and verify new foster/foster-adopt/adoptive homes within established timelines.
  • Ensure that all new foster/foster-adopt/adoptive homes meet Minimum Standards of TDFPS, Contract Standards, YFT/LOS indicators, and HHH Policy and Procedural guidelines prior to verification.
  • Schedule, facilitate and lead Pre-Service Training for incoming families.
  • Manage files for new families, including auditing all incoming paperwork.
  • Utilize various screening and selection tools during pre-service process for new families.
  • Review new foster/foster-adopt/adoptive parent applications with the Director of Foster and Adoption Services prior to acceptance into the program.
  • Conducts home study interviews and writes home study in a timely manner.
  • Identify, plan and attend various recruitment opportunities – HHH monthly information meetings, CPS information meetings, match parties. etc.
  • Advocates for foster parents and foster children during selection staffing meetings
  • Assist with foster care/adoption support groups and ongoing foster/adopt parent training.
  • Assists in orientation foster/adopt parents, interns and other employees.
  • Responsible for timely completion of assignments and adapts to changing workloads to include work in evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Facilitate and participate, as needed, in the intake/placement and admission process.
  • Intervene in crisis situations as needed (using emergency behavior techniques to assist with a combative child, potential suicide attempts, runaway, angry family, etc.).
  • Prepare and maintain department reports as assigned.
  • Supportive of the program philosophy, goals and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships between CPS staff, law enforcement officials, judicial officials, legal resources, medical professionals and other community resources.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full-time employees receive paid health insurance, subsidized dental and vision, 401k, partial tuition reimbursement options, and 26 days of PTO annually.

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Possess knowledge and proficiency in emergency behavior techniques, SAMA (Satori Alternative to Managing Aggression).
  • Basic proficiency utilizing personal computers, including basic word processing and menu driven applications.
  • Ability to use up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or a small amount of force continuously to move objects.
  • Ability to receive verbal instructions, answer phones, etc. with some background noise.
  • Ability to access and coordinate services.
  • Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize duties/responsibilities efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both in written and spoken form.
  • Maintains CPR/First Aid certification, if applicable.
  • Presents and maintains professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to adhere to the Helping Hand Home for Children’s policy and procedures including but not limited to the confidentiality policy.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision; exercise good judgment and professionalism.

Required Qualifications

  • 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 required
  • Bilingual (English / Spanish) preferred
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Obtain a recent tuberculosis test
  • Must maintain a working cell phone at all times

Part-Time Weekend Housekeeper

Details of the Position:

  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of living and administrative areas of the Helping Hand Home for Children.
  • Responsible for laundering clothing and linens for the Home.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required by the Facilities Manager.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $13.50 per hour starting rate.

Requirements:

  • Housekeeping and laundry experience preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • TB test or chest x‐ray with negative results
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification are desirable.