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 TCU’s 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 child development, trauma-informed care, mental health, attachment theory and practice, social work, relationship-based therapy, treatment planning, direct care, or life skills coaching.

  • Essential Functions

    • 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
    • Shifts available: Morning (6a-2p, 6:30a-2:30p, 7a-3p), Afternoon (1:30-9:30p, 2-10p, 2:30-10:30p), Overnight (10p-7a)
    • Part- or full-time hours available. Currently hiring for May and June start dates.
    • Helpful but not required: relevant degree and/or experience; experience working with children.
  • Position Requirements

    • At least 21 years of age
    • Must be physically able to use authorized crisis intervention techniques
    • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
    • Must be flexible with hours and able to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Salary and Benefits

    • Compensation: $13.00 or $14.50 per hour depending on experience, with $0.50 per hour increase after completing 90 days of employment.
    • Effective July 1, 2017: pay levels will increase to $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.

Summer School Teacher

Helping Hand Home for Children is looking for a creative, enthusiastic teacher for our summer school program.

The population this position will be working with is elementary-aged children with high behavioral and academic needs. Most have experienced education disruptions and are working hard to catch up to grade level, so the summer program is key to helping them maintain and build on the skills they gained during the school year. Teachers will be developing a curriculum that focuses on basic math and reading skills through hands-on lessons.

We’re looking for teachers with strong skills in classroom management who want to create active, participatory lessons to keep kids with short attention spans engaged. Since it is their summer, we also want it to be as fun for the kids as possible.

The position is 20 hours per week: 10 hours teaching, 10 hours lesson planning. The program runs from June 12 to August 4, and it’s important that candidates can commit for the whole period. The class size will be 10 or fewer, with two classroom support staff.

Teaching certification required. Experience with Special Education is a plus.

Pre-employment drug test and background check are required as a condition for employment.

Helping Hand Home for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.