Jobs

Currently available positions are listed below.  For more information or to apply for a position, contact Cindy Stephens at 806-762-0481, or contact us by email.
 
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All employees are required to be a minimum of 21 years of age (per State contract requirements), have a clean driving record, have a valid Texas driver’s license, meet the requirements of licensing standards in regards to a criminal background check, be physically, mentally and emotionally capable of performing assigned tasks, and have the skills necessary to perform assigned tasks.
 
An Employment Application is available for download. The application, along with an Affidavit for Applicant, are both required and may be returned to The Children's Home by mail or fax:
 
Human Resources                                  Email: contact us by email 
The Children's Home of Lubbock              Phone: (806) 762-0481
PO Box 2824                                          Fax: (806) 767-0571
Lubbock TX  79408
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PositionHouse Parents (Full-Time)
PurposeProvide direct care and work with the treatment team to implement programs designed to meet the physical, developmental, and emotional needs of children (basic through specialized levels of care).
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide twenty-four (24) hour care and supervision of children.
 
Provide basic physical needs and emotional security for children in care.
 
Provide child care services for each assigned child.
 
Be aware of and accountable for each child’s ongoing activity.

Provide the level of supervision necessary to ensure each child’s safety and well-being, including auditory and/or visual awareness of each child’s ongoing activity as appropriate.
 
Be able to intervene when necessary to ensure each child’s safety.
 
Be aware of the children’s habits, interests and any special needs.
 
Provide a safe environment.
 
Cultivate developmentally appropriate independence in children through planned but flexible program activities.
 
Positively reinforce children’s efforts and accomplishments.
 
Ensuring continuity of care for children by sharing with incoming caregivers or relief caregivers information about each child’s activities during the previous shift and any verbal or written information or instructions given by the managing conservator or other professionals.
 
For children receiving treatment, must maintain daily progress notes that are signed and dated.
 
If a child is allowed overnight visits with staff (in accordance with appropriate policies and procedures), the child must be properly fed, lodged and supervised and his/her health, safety and well-being protected.  The person responsible for the child must be given information about obtaining emergency medical care.
 
Assist the children in formulating goals and objectives that would improve their behavior and implement the behavioral program outlined.
 
Fully implement individualized service and/or treatment plan goals and objectives for children in care.
 
Observe and chart the children’s behavior and progress of goals on a daily basis through well documented plus sheets, progress notes, and incident reports for timely submission to the case manager.
 
Assist children in learning basic skills of daily living such as meal preparation, clothing care, household responsibilities, etc.
 
Organize and supervise daily cottage activities.
 
Become knowledgeable of and committed to the implementation of licensing and level of care standards, as well as Children’s Home policies.
 
Provide structure and implement age appropriate rules, privileges, and consequences on an individual basis for each child.
 
Provide or arrange transportation to and from various appointments for the children in care such as medical, dental, therapy, and family visits.
 
Encourage children in care to comply with Children’s Home policies and the student manual.
 
Prepare nutritional meals according to approved meal plans.
 
Provide appropriate documentation of meal planning and preparation.
 
Assess clothing and hygiene needs of children in care and work with the unit team (unit director and case manager) to meet these needs.
 
Work with the children’s teachers in formulating ways to enhance their educational experiences and assist children in meeting academic goals and objectives.
 
Work with the treatment team to identify and secure services from other professionals as needed: (physicians, dentists, orthodontists, therapists, optometrists, CPS, JPD, etc.)
 
Ensure children receive all routine examinations and immunizations in accordance with licensing and level of care standards.
 
Retain and dispense medication according to physician’s instructions for prescription medication and medication label for non-prescription medications and ensure appropriate documentation.
 
Provide medical assistance in accordance with training standards established by the American Red Cross.
 
Ensure that cottage, yard, and van are maintained in a clean and orderly manner at all times.
 
Model high personal and professional treatment standards by communicating openly with staff and exercising mature judgment.
 
Demonstrate a commitment to:
• Empowering others to solve their own problems.
• The value of a nurturing family as the ideal environment for a person.
• The capacity of people to grow and change.
• Establishing a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence.
• Working collaboratively with other personnel and/or service providers or professionals.
• Maintaining a helping role and to intervene appropriately to meet service goals.
• Setting appropriate limits.
 
Demonstrate cultural sensitivity to clients of any ethnic, race, or socio-economic group.
 
Demonstrate competency, prudent judgment and self-control in the presence of children and when performing assigned responsibilities.
 
Report suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation to the Child Abuse Hotline and to the designated employee or administrator.
 
Know and comply with applicable licensing rules and any other applicable laws.
 
Maintain high moral standards including not discussing private information about one’s personal life, with the children.
 
Attend meetings as scheduled by unit director or case manager.
 
Attend school meetings, administrative case reviews, court hearings, etc., as they pertain to children in care.
 
Remain current in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Management of Aggressive Behavior (CMAB), and psychotropic medication training.
 
Attend all training unless excused by the unit director.
 
Attend mandatory Continual Quality Improvement (CQI) training and be a part of the CQI team process.
 
Assist in training new and/or interviewing prospective child care workers.
 
Address problems with team members in a manner which is consistent with the program philosophy.
 
Provide services and perform other duties as assigned by the unit director.
 
Support full-time live-in staff rules and regulations.
Requirements
At least two years of college or a high school diploma at least one year of experience with emotionally troubled children.
 
Be a minimum of 21 years of age.
 
A driving record which will allow them to be insured by CHL auto insurance.
 
Be able to read, write and communicate with co-workers, medical personnel and other persons necessary to care for the child’s needs.
 
Valid Texas Driver’s License.
 
Exhibit behavior and health status that does not present a danger to children in care.
 
Meet the requirements of licensing standards in regards to a criminal background check.
 
Have a record of tuberculosis screening showing the employee is free of contagious TB.
 
Be physically, mentally and emotionally capable of performing assigned tasks and have the skills necessary to perform assigned tasks.
 
Complete a notarized Licensing Affidavit for Applicants for Employment form.
Contact Information
          Jack Noles
          (806) 762-0481, ext 247
          Contact us by Email
PositionHouse Parents in Training (Full-Time)
PurposeServe on-call during training to provide direct care and work with the treatment team to implement programs designed to meet the physical, developmental, and emotional needs of children (basic through specialized levels of care).
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Houseparents in Training are expected to adhere to the following requirements specific to their position:
 
A. Expected to work a similar number of weekly hours &/or shifts as regular live-in houseparents.  This is defined as a minimum of 6 shifts and a maximum of 10 shifts.  Note: a shift is typically considered 8 consecutive hours.
 
B. Serve as on-call houseparent/staff for purposes of providing coverage as needed for other direct care staff throughout campus as appropriate and within the above named time-on-duty stipulations.
 
C. Expected to schedule time off with appropriate supervisor.
HOUSEPARENTS RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide twenty-four (24) hour care and supervision of children.
 
Provide basic physical needs and emotional security for children in care.
 
Provide child care services for each assigned child.
 
Be aware of and accountable for each child’s ongoing activity.

Provide the level of supervision necessary to ensure each child’s safety and well-being, including auditory and/or visual awareness of each child’s ongoing activity as appropriate.
 
Be able to intervene when necessary to ensure each child’s safety.
 
Be aware of the children’s habits, interests and any special needs.
 
Provide a safe environment.
 
Cultivate developmentally appropriate independence in children through planned but flexible program activities.
 
Positively reinforce children’s efforts and accomplishments.
 
Ensuring continuity of care for children by sharing with incoming caregivers or relief caregivers information about each child’s activities during the previous shift and any verbal or written information or instructions given by the managing conservator or other professionals.
 
For children receiving treatment, must maintain daily progress notes that are signed and dated.
 
If a child is allowed overnight visits with staff (in accordance with appropriate policies and procedures), the child must be properly fed, lodged and supervised and his/her health, safety and well-being protected.  The person responsible for the child must be given information about obtaining emergency medical care.
 
Assist the children in formulating goals and objectives that would improve their behavior and implement the behavioral program outlined.
 
Fully implement individualized service and/or treatment plan goals and objectives for children in care.
 
Observe and chart the children’s behavior and progress of goals on a daily basis through well documented plus sheets, progress notes, and incident reports for timely submission to the case manager.
 
Assist children in learning basic skills of daily living such as meal preparation, clothing care, household responsibilities, etc.
 
Organize and supervise daily cottage activities.
 
Become knowledgeable of and committed to the implementation of licensing and level of care standards, as well as Children’s Home policies.
 
Provide structure and implement age appropriate rules, privileges, and consequences on an individual basis for each child.
 
Provide or arrange transportation to and from various appointments for the children in care such as medical, dental, therapy, and family visits.
 
Encourage children in care to comply with Children’s Home policies and the student manual.
 
Prepare nutritional meals according to approved meal plans.
 
Provide appropriate documentation of meal planning and preparation.
 
Assess clothing and hygiene needs of children in care and work with the unit team (unit director and case manager) to meet these needs.
 
Work with the children’s teachers in formulating ways to enhance their educational experiences and assist children in meeting academic goals and objectives.
 
Work with the treatment team to identify and secure services from other professionals as needed: (physicians, dentists, orthodontists, therapists, optometrists, CPS, JPD, etc.)
 
Ensure children receive all routine examinations and immunizations in accordance with licensing and level of care standards.
 
Retain and dispense medication according to physician’s instructions for prescription medication and medication label for non-prescription medications and ensure appropriate documentation.
 
Provide medical assistance in accordance with training standards established by the American Red Cross.
 
Ensure that cottage, yard, and van are maintained in a clean and orderly manner at all times.
 
Model high personal and professional treatment standards by communicating openly with staff and exercising mature judgment.
 
Demonstrate a commitment to:
• Empowering others to solve their own problems.
• The value of a nurturing family as the ideal environment for a person.
• The capacity of people to grow and change.
• Establishing a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence.
• Working collaboratively with other personnel and/or service providers or professionals.
• Maintaining a helping role and to intervene appropriately to meet service goals.
• Setting appropriate limits.
 
Demonstrate cultural sensitivity to clients of any ethnic, race, or socio-economic group.
 
Demonstrate competency, prudent judgment and self-control in the presence of children and when performing assigned responsibilities.
 
Report suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation to the Child Abuse Hotline and to the designated employee or administrator.
 
Know and comply with applicable licensing rules and any other applicable laws.
 
Maintain high moral standards including not discussing private information about one’s personal life, with the children.
 
Attend meetings as scheduled by unit director or case manager.
 
Attend school meetings, administrative case reviews, court hearings, etc., as they pertain to children in care.
 
Remain current in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Management of Aggressive Behavior (CMAB), and psychotropic medication training.
 
Attend all training unless excused by the unit director.
 
Attend mandatory Continual Quality Improvement (CQI) training and be a part of the CQI team process.
 
Assist in training new and/or interviewing prospective child care workers.
 
Address problems with team members in a manner which is consistent with the program philosophy.
 
Provide services and perform other duties as assigned by the unit director.
 
Support full-time live-in staff rules and regulations.
Requirements
At least two years of college or a high school diploma at least one year of experience with emotionally troubled children.
 
Be a minimum of 21 years of age.
 
A driving record which will allow them to be insured by CHL auto insurance.
 
Be able to read, write and communicate with co-workers, medical personnel and other persons necessary to care for the child’s needs.
 
Valid Texas Driver’s License.
 
Exhibit behavior and health status that does not present a danger to children in care.
 
Meet the requirements of licensing standards in regards to a criminal background check.
 
Have a record of tuberculosis screening showing the employee is free of contagious TB.
 
Be physically, mentally and emotionally capable of performing assigned tasks and have the skills necessary to perform assigned tasks.
 
Complete a notarized Licensing Affidavit for Applicants for Employment form.
Contact Information
          Jack Noles
          (806) 762-0481, ext 247
          Contact us by Email
PositionHuman Resources Coordinator (Full-Time)
PurposeGuides the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs, playing a key role in team orientation, employee recruitment/satisfaction/retention, agency-wide communication, team building, and interdepartmental relationships.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description•    Process all applications.
•    Check and record information on three references for each applicant.
•    Run a criminal background check on each applicant.
•    Run a MVR check on each applicant after we have received a cleared criminal background check.
•    Give Unit Directors all applications to review as soon as we are certain that each applicant is qualified to be employed by the organization.
•    Once applicant has been chosen- send to Idalou Clinic for TB, Physical, and Drug test.
•    Complete a Change Form that is to be sent to UD, VP, President and Payroll.
•    Complete all New Hire paperwork.
•    Administer initial orientation test for new hires.
•    Post all job openings, as they become available
•    Keep Employee Policy Manuals current and up to date
•    Make certain Random drug test are given quarterly
•    Maintain Personnel Files to insure they are always ready to be reviewed by Licensing.
•    Complete all Basic Sanctuary training.
•    Provide a safe environment by adhering to all Sanctuary standards.
•    Complete exit interviews.
•    Coordinate plans for Employee Appreciation Party.
•    Keep abreast of new laws pertaining to human resource laws and regulations.
•    Recruit new employees.
•    Participate in team building projects.
•    Participate in leadership development.
•    Serve as a communication liaison between administration and employee.

Special Projects
•    Greet and assist visitors to campus.
•    Participate in all Special Events.
•    Assist in planning special staff events.

General
•    Additional responsibilities as assigned by management.
•    Expected to demonstrate cultural sensitivity to clients of differing ethnic, race or socio-economic circumstances.
•    Assigned to participate on a Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) team with fellow staff.
•    Demonstrate competency, prudent judgment and self-control in the presence of children and when performing assigned responsibilities.
•    Report suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation to the Child Abuse Hotline and to the designated employee or administrator.
•    Know and comply with applicable licensing rules and any other applicable laws.
RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS:
•    College degree preferred
•    Valid Texas Driver’s License.
•    Exhibit behavior and health status that does not present a danger to children in care.
•    Meet the requirements of licensing standards regarding a criminal background check.
•    Have a record of tuberculosis screening showing the employee is free of contagious TB.
•    Be physically, mentally and emotionally capable of performing assigned tasks and have the skills necessary to perform assigned tasks.
•    All Employees will commit to the seven values of Sanctuary: Non-violence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Democracy, Open communication, Social Responsibility, and Growth and Change.
•    Complete a notarized Licensing Affidavit for Applicants for Employment form.

  SKILLS REQUIRED:
•    Knowledge and understanding of human resource laws and regulations.
•    Ability to manage multiple relationships.
•    Ability to communicate well with employees, management, and other contacts within the agency.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office and other software.
•    Public relations.
Contact Information
          Cindy Stephens
          (806) 762-0481, ext. 211
          Contact us by Email
PositionChild Care Worker (Part-time)
PurposeProvide direct care to implement programs designed to meet the physical, developmental, and emotional needs of children.
Full Time / Part TimePart Time
Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES (this is a partial list):

Provide care and supervision of children.

Provide basic physical needs and emotional security for children in care.

Observe and chart behavior and progress of goals on a daily basis.

Assist children in learning basic skills of daily living.

Organize and supervise daily cottage activities.  Become knowledgeable of and committed to the implementation of licensing, level of care and Council on Accreditation standards as well as Children's Home policies and procedures.

Provide or arrange transportation to and from various appointments for the children in care.

Prepare nutritional meals (and documentation of such) according to approved meal plans and posted menus.

Assess clothing and hygiene needs of children in care and work with the assessment team to meet these needs.

Work with the assessment team to identify and secure services from other professionals as needed.

Retain and dispense medication according to physician's instructions for prescription medication and medication label for non-prescription medications and ensure appropriate documentation, dosage and dispensing.

Attend school meetings, administrative case reviews, court hearings, etc., as they pertain to children in care and as assigned.

Requirements
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent)

Prefer two years of college or at least one year of experience with emotionally troubled children.

Be a minimum of 21 years of age (per State contract requirements)

Clean driving record

Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Meet the requirements of licensing standards in regards to a criminal background check.

Be physically, mentally and emotionally capable of performing assigned tasks and have the skills necessary to perform assigned tasks.

          Complete a notarized Licensing Affidavit for Applicants for Employment form.

Contact Information
          Cindy Stephens
          (806) 762-0481, Ext. 211
          Contact us by Email