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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Manager of Family Support Services

The Manager of Family Support Services will be responsible for the support services program provided to the foster and adoptive families of Helping Hand Home for Children. The person in this role will work closely with the Director of Foster and Adoption Services to develop policies and practices for these therapeutic services.

Details of Position:
  • Provides assessment of needs for the family and children placed in the home; creates and implements action plans; utilizes variety of interventions and resources to help support the family.
  • Tracks measurable outcomes in order to assess effectiveness of programs and interventions used with clients.
  • Develops innovative ways to continue improvement and growth in the program by identifying and adapting to the evolving needs of our clients.
  • Assists with hiring and supervising Family Support Services employees.
  • Provides in home parent coaching and feedback to pre-service and current foster/adopt families that are receiving Family Support Services. Ability to provide constructive and developmental feedback in a professional manner that demonstrates the concept for change and gives suggestions to the parent receiving feedback.
  • Facilitates family therapy sessions or check-ins, if needed.
  • Attends weekly team meetings in the Foster Care department. Also attend TPR meetings (when applicable) to hear from residential team about a child’s readiness for possible integration to an HHH family and to learn about that child’s needs.
  • Facilitates child and family readiness by exchanging information including document sharing, treatment plans, trauma assessments, daily schedules or behavior plans with future family pre and post-placement.
  • Knowledge and at least three years of experience required, five years preferred, with foster care and/or residential treatment as well as knowledge of community resources available for foster children and their families.
  • Knowledge of HHH RTC program, HHH Foster and Adoption and/or foster care and adoption transitions a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or other related field required. Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Experience leading support groups, family sessions preferred.
  • Ability to grow professionally and learn new skills; to accept constructive feedback and make changes as needed.
  • Ability to lead others in working in a stressful and sometimes unpredictable environment; skilled in handling crisis situations without overreaction or loss of objectivity.

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.
  • Two-week paid training is provided.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Minimum of $18.00 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.


  • 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