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

Home Developer

The Foster and Adoption Home Developer position is responsible for the recruitment, assessment, training and development of new foster and adoptive homes. This position will ensure these homes meet all required standards.

 

  • Essential Functions

    Recruit, assess, train, develop and verify new foster/foster-adopt/adoptive homes within established timelines and standards

    Schedule, facilitate and lead Pre-Service Training for incoming families

    Conduct and write home studies

  • Required Skills & Qualifications

    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

    Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and a reliable vehicle

Part-time Maintenance Assistant

We are looking to hire a part-time (20 to 24 hours per week) Maintenance Assistant to help out with our campus facilities. This position is responsible for assisting with the care of our buildings, grounds, vehicles and machinery.

  • Essential Functions

    Assists with day-to-day workload and preventative maintenance

    Replaces light bulbs, cleans  exhaust grills, filters, air vents

    Performs minor plumbing and  repairs , including patching and painting walls

    Responsible for emptying recycling receptacles throughout the campus

    Assists in setting up chairs and tables for general meetings and luncheons

  • Required Skills & Qualifications

    May require work outside

    Must be able to lift up to 50lb

    Must be at least 18 years of age

    Must have a current Texas driver’s license

Therapeutic Childcare Specialist

The Therapeutic Childcare Specialist provides concern, direction, supervision and assistance for the children at Helping Hand Home.

  • Essential Functions

    Teaches and role models a variety of social, problem solving, academic, recreational and self-help skills with the children

    Identifies and responds to opportunities to teach new skills

    Implements motivational and discipline plans and effective teaching techniques taught in training or as addressed in the individualized treatment plans for the children

    Effectively builds relationships with the children by: showing concern, appropriate affection and trust (when earned)

    Gives respect and positive feedback

    Actively and enthusiastically participates in activities

    Completes and leads scheduled recreational activities

    Provides constructive alternate activity when necessary

    Uses motivational system for positive reinforcement and maintains focus on children’s treatment goals

    Identifies need for and effectively uses the Assisting Process to de-escalate volatile situations

    Provides a safe environment for the children at all times

    Safely uses crisis intervention techniques to manage aggressive behavior

  • Required Skills & Qualifications

    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

    Social Services degree and experience is preferred but not required

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

Helping Hand Home for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.