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.
 
Have you ever considered being a Foster Parent?  Click Here.
 
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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Position* Unit Director, Therapeutic Group Home (Full Time)
PurposeThis position has the primary administrative and clinical responsibility to manage behavioral programs and therapeutic interventions for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children in a group home.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manage direct childcare workers, and residential counselors in the  three therapeutic cottages
    a. Interview and hire new staff
    b. Train staff
    c. Supervise staff
• Supervise and train therapeutic foster parents in the therapeutic family foster care program
• Supervise cottage life in unit
• Supervise case work services for unit
• Establish and lead unit team meeting and treatment team meetings
• Coordinate therapeutic services for children in unit
• Train and help implement the Trauma Informed Treatment Methodology, the Sanctuary Model, across programs at Children’s Home
• Develop diagnostic assessments, initial treatment plans, behavioral programs and therapeutic programming within guidelines of minimum standards for licensing and level of care standards
• Manage budget of unit
• Rotating with the case management and supervisory the after-hours, on-call system for the therapeutic cottage
• Work as a team member with other unit directors, i.e., intake, planning, budgeting, etc
• Attend mandatory training on Performance Quality Improvement process as a team member
• 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 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
• Have daily supervision and on-site administrative responsibility for the unit
• Be responsible for or assign responsibility for:
    • Overseeing staffing patterns to ensure the supervision and the provision of child-care services that meet the needs of children in care
    • Ensuring the provision of planned but flexible program activities designed to meet the developmental needs of children
    • Having a system in place to ensure an employee is available to handle emergencies
    • Assigning tasks to caregivers that do not conflict or interfere with caregiver responsibilities
    • Administering and managing the operation according to the policies adopted by the governing body
    • Ensuring that the operation complies with applicable licensing standards and any other applicable laws
    • Ensuring a child in care does not act as a caregiver; and
    • Ensuring persons whose behavior or health status presents a danger to children are not allowed at the operation
Requirements
• Hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family, or some related human development or counseling field with a minimum of one year experience in working with out-of-home placed children
• Experience in supervision or management
• Have a Texas Licensed Child Care Administrator’s License or be a candidate for the license
• Knowledge of minimum standards and their relationship to the management of a strong program for children
• 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
          Cindy Stephens
          (806) 762-0481, ext. 211
          Contact us by Email
PositionCase Manager, Foster Care (Full Time)
PurposeProvide case management and work with other members of the treatment team to implement therapeutic programs designed to meet the physical, developmental and emotional needs of children in basic & therapeutic foster care.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Identify the special needs of children and make referrals to appropriate resources as they relate to those needs.
• Plan, coordinate, and conduct (as needed) meetings designed to identify and develop strategies for meeting the needs of children in care.
• Develop and present individualized treatment plans to articulate goals and objectives for meeting the needs of children in care in accordance with licensing and Youth For Tomorrow standards.
• Ensure thorough implementation of individualized treatment plans by all staff intervening in behalf of children in care.
• Prepare monthly case notes to document and summarize significant events, meetings, and observations relating to children in care.
• Counsel with children to resolve behavior, personal, and discipline issues relating to family, staff, and school.
• Counsel with children and their families to ameliorate their problems and strengthen their relationship.
• Assist children with special needs as they relate to school, employment, or social enrichment activities.
• 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.
• Proved special support service to children and their child care workers.
• Work with the treatment team (unit director, psychologist, psychiatrist and residential counselors), as well as support personnel to identify and meet the needs of the children in care.
• Perform duty as on-call staff.
• Schedule, arrange and attend monthly or bi-monthly home visits to foster homes.
• Remain current in CPR, First Aid, Management of Aggressive Behavior (MAB), and psychotropic medication training.
• Attend all training unless excused by the unit director.
• Attend mandatory training on Continual Quality Improvement process as a team member.
• Provide services and perform other duties as assigned by the unit director.
• Resolve problems with team members in a manner which is consistent with program philosophy.
• Model high personal and professional treatment standards by communicating openly with staff and exercising mature judgment.
Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field
• Valid Texas drivers license
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Experience in child care related areas, preferably with emotionally disturbed children, either through employment experience or practicum placements while in undergraduate program.
• 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
          Cindy Stephens
          (806) 762-0481, Ext. 211
          Contact us by Email
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 Director (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
The Human Resources Director guides the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the agency.  The HR Director will play a key role in the team orientation of the Children’s Home of Lubbock with a strong influence in employee recruitment, satisfaction and retention through meeting employee needs, promotion of a culture that emphasizes high performance and employee empowerment, quality productivity, and equality.  The HR Director will work as a catalyst for agency-wide communication, team building, interdepartmental relationships and moving the entire agency toward our common vision, “Manifesting Christ through excellence in child care." The HR Director will help lead the Children’s Home to successful completion of being credentialed by the Sanctuary Institute and the Council on Accreditation reaccreditation process; and will work with other agency leaders and staff on risk management issues.
Primary Duties:
• Adapt to the culture of the Children’s Home of Lubbock and be able to promote and contribute to that culture
• Development of a superior workforce
• Employee recruitment, screening, verifications and staffing
• Maintaining and updating employee record, credentialing and re-credentialing of licensed employees and practitioners
• Performance management and improvement systems
• Employment and compliance with regulatory concerns
• Employee orientation, development and training
• Employee policy and procedure development
• Employee relations
• Inter-department team building
• Promoting employee safety, welfare, wellness and health
• Training managers on HR policies, practices and law
• Work in conjunction with Controller of benefits administration
• Keep up-to-date with employee related legislation, regulations, ordinances and policies at the federal, state and local levels
• Participate in management meetings and function on committees as assigned
• Participate and contribute to the agencies Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) program
• Assess and manage the agencies current staffing patterns and project future staffing needs
• Other duties as assigned
Requirements
Professional Qualifications and Requirements: The Human Resources Director will hold at least a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related course of study, have at least three years experience in Human Relations, and a proven history of diligent work, fostering good will and bringing people together for a common cause.
• Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, organizational planning, employee relations, safety, training and development
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Positive interpersonal and coaching skills
• Proven leadership skills
• Demonstrated ability to function well on the agency leadership team, providing leadership and direction for the entire organization
• Excellent computer skills with generally used office software programs
• Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources programs
• Proven record of practicing high level of confidentiality and the application of HIPAA standards
• Excellent organizational skills

Personal Qualifications: The Human Resources Director will understand the unique nature of working in a faith based not-for-profit organization and demonstrate a viable relationship with God and Jesus Christ.  This person must be able to work independently, a strategic thinker and performer as well as a fully vested team member.  This position reports to the President.
Contact Information
          Cindy Stephens
          (806) 762-0481, ext. 211
          Contact us by Email
PositionStaff Therapist (Full-Time)
PurposeProvide psychotherapy for students on campus and provide appropriate documentation and communication to other staff, outside individuals and agencies. Includes court testimony and provision of on-call crisis intervention.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
• The staff therapist will work as a full-time therapist, providing therapy services to children in group and on an individual basis.  There may also be times that therapy will be provided to the families of the children in care.
• Completion of therapy notes and initial therapy treatment plans in accordance with Medicaid Standards.
• The staff therapist will work in all cottages on an as-needed basis providing crisis intervention, prevention services and support services to both residents and staff.  These services will include helping staff deal with difficult situations and developing strategies for working with disruptive children.  Services provided to children may include helping children cope with short-term crisis, emotional upsets or major disappointments that come their way.
• The staff therapist will be available to help children during times of transition into care or when moving from one cottage to another.
• Provision of set office hours for consultation with social service and direct care staff.
• The staff therapist will assist in writing treatment plans for children residing in therapeutic foster care.
• The staff therapist will, on occasion, be called on to fulfill other duties as assigned.
• Demonstrate a commitment to:
    o Empowering others to solve their own problems.
    o The value of a nurturing family as the ideal environment for a person.
    o The capacity of people to grow and change.
    o Establishing a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence.
    o Working collaboratively with other personnel and/or service providers or professionals.
    o Maintaining a helping role and to intervene appropriately to meet service goals.
    o 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.
• The staff therapist will attend mandatory Continual Quality Improvement (CQI) training and be a part of the CQI team process.
Requirements
• Minimum of master’s degree in a social sciences area
• Current license (or license eligibility) to provide psychotherapy in the State of Texas
• Texas Medicaid provider status, Cenpatico Medicaid provider preferred
• At least one year of working with children and families in a clinical setting is preferred
• Valid Texas drivers 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
        Human Resources
          (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
PositionEducation/Recreation Staff (Part-Time)
PurposeProvide supervision for children who attend activities at the activity center, pool, the skill center and learning center. Assist with the planning and implementation of educational and recreational activities.
Full Time / Part TimePart Time
Job Description

Assist in the planning and direction of all educational and / or recreational activities, as well as spiritual development programming

Assist with tutorials as needed

Provide supervision of children engaged in free time activities in the Tatum, the Storm Shelter, the Mabee, and the Boverie Pool

Prepare and present activities to enrich the children’s education experiences

Help maintain a clean, inviting, and safe environment in the Tatum, the Storm Shelter, the Mabee, and the Boverie Pool

Oversee use of and care for all recreational equipment

Help prepare lessons and teach during Summer enrichment programs

Accompany children on educational and recreational outings

Supervise and direct CHOL students working for this department

Assist with special campus-wide and fund-raising events, as needed

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.

Full time staff must attend mandatory continual quality improvement (CQI) training and be part of the CQI team process. Part time staff are encourage to participate in the CQI process, as their schedule allows.

Perform other duties, as assigned by the Unit Director or the Recreation Coordinator

Report to the Unit Director and / or the Recreation Coordinator

Additional Staff Expectations

Act as a role model by maintaining professional standards

1. Maintain supportive relationships with other staff

2. Maintain high standards of personal hygiene and grooming

3. Maintain appropriate standards of neatness in personal dress

4. Complete necessary documentation promptly and professionally

5. Separate "home-life problems" from the job

6. Display situation-appropriate emotional responses

7. Be punctual in arriving for work, meetings, and appointments

Display qualities of initiative, strength, support, and creativity when supervising or participating with students

Requirements
High school graduate, with at least two years of college in the fields of Education, Bible, Recreation, Psychology, Social Work or other related fields

Additional consideration will be given to someone who is a certified lifeguard

At least 21 years old

A minimum of three references attesting to the high moral character of the candidate and his / her ability to serve as a role model for the children.

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
          Cindy Stephens
          (806) 762-0481
          Contact us by Email
PositionOvernight Child Care Worker - Emergency Shelter & Assessment Center (Part-time)
PurposeProvide direct care and work with the assessment team to implement programs designed to meet the physical, developmental, and emotional needs of children.
Full Time / Part TimePart Time
Job Description
• Provide twenty-four hour care and supervision of children for which they are responsible.

• Provide basic physical needs and emotional security for the children in the program.

• Provide child care services for each assigned child.

• Be aware of and accountable for each child’s on-going activities.

• 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 on-going activity as appropriate.

• General cleaning of cottage including (but not limited too) floors, laundry, deep clean bathrooms, and preventative maintenance for cottage.

• Prepare for the next day’s needs, including meals and documentation.

• Be able to intervene when necessary to ensure each child’s safety.

• In deciding how closely to supervise a child, the caregiver must take into account:
    • The child’s age
    • The child’s individual differences and abilities
    • The indoor & outdoor layout of the cottage
    • Surrounding circumstances, hazards and risks
    • The child’s physical, mental, emotional and social needs.

• 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.

• Ensure 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.

• Provide supervision sometimes on a one-to-one basis as fits the level of the children’s behavior.

• Assist the children in formulating goals and objectives that would improve their behavior and implement the behavioral program outlined.

• Follow and fully implement individualized service plans 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.  For children receiving treatment services, must maintain daily progress notes that are signed and dated.

• If a child is allowed overnight visits with staff, the child must be properly fed, lodged, and supervised and their health, safety and well-being protected.  The person responsible for the child must be given information about obtaining emergency medical care.

• Provide transportation to and from various appointments for the children such as medical, dental, therapy and family visits.

• Work with the children’s teachers in formulating ways to enhance their educational experiences, and assist the children in attaining g those goals.

• Attend regular staff meeting and training to meet the requirements of the position.

• Assist the professional staff in conducting groups and recreational/art therapy programming.

• Be responsible with other staff for household cleaning and other chores related to provision and organization of the group home.

• Model high personal and professional treatment standards by communication 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.

• Follow prescribed menu and provide appropriate documentation of meal planning and preparation to the Director of Food Services.

• Assist children in learning basic skills of daily living such as in meal preparation, clothing care, household responsibilities, etc.

• Retain, dispense and log prescribed medication for the respective children.

• Assist in training new and/or interviewing prospective Residential Counselors.

• Attend mandatory training on Continual Quality Improvement process as a team member.

• Address problems with team members in a manner which is consistent with the program philosophy.
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
    Cindy Stephens
    (806) 762-1481, ext 211