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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Food Service Manager

Join our passionate, committed team at Helping Hand Home for Children!

This position manages all kitchen functions for our on-site residential program, and manages food services to children, adhering to the standards established by Helping Hand Home, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).

Job Responsibilities:
  • Hires, schedules, and supervises all kitchen staff to ensure quality food services to children and staffers of Helping Hand Home.
  • Plans varied and nutritious meals to ensure children receive sufficient nutrients needed for proper growth and development, according to NSLP guidelines.
  • Prepares and serves attractive and nutritious meals and snacks, according to NSLP guidelines and in accordance with policies of the Home; serves freshly baked goods regularly; ensures there is a balance between processed and fresh foods; introduces the children to unfamiliar foods; serves traditional holiday meals and ethnic foods representing the cultural backgrounds of the children in the Home.
  • Shelves food and kitchen supplies in an organized fashion; ensures adequate food supplies are available in the event of an emergency; disposes of food according to health department standards.
  • Maintains the highest standards of sanitation in the kitchen, pantry and dining areas; ensures any staff or children who assist in the preparation of meals maintain the same high standards of sanitation.
  • Purchases food, kitchen supplies, paper goods, cleaning supplies, towels and linens.
  • Processes monthly and yearly paperwork for the NSLP and commodity food programs.
  • Conducts monthly inventory of food supplies. This includes completing the yearly Texas Department of Agriculture contract, filling out the survey to receive commodities, securing bids from the Texas 20 Coop for milk, bread, paper and produce companies.
  • Posts weekly and monthly menu plans for staff and children.
  • Maintains all kitchen equipment in good working condition. The Food Service Manager is responsible for submission of work orders related to all kitchen equipment and work areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or related area preferred or equivalent food service experience in accordance with current Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Education Agency and DFPS guidelines.
  • Current food service manager’s certification.
  • Prior experience with the National School Lunch Program is preferred.
  • First Aid and CPR or become certified within 90 days of hire.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must hold a current Texas driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Current TB test or chest x-ray.

$60,000-65,000 depending on experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have experience working in a K-12 educational setting?
  • How many years of experience do you have in managing employees?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Food service management: 1 year (Required)


  • Food Safety Certification (Required)
  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: In person


Therapeutic Childcare Specialist

Job Summary:

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 three-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.

Salary and Benefits

  • Minimum of $19 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.


Job Responsibilities:
  • 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 Spring training class.


Required Skills & Qualifications:


  • 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

Helpful but not required: Social Services degree and/or experience; experience working with children.