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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PositionCase Manager - Therapeutic Group Home (Full-Time)
PurposeProvide case management and work with the treatment team to implement therapeutic programs for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children (moderate and specialized) in a therapeutic group home setting that will encourage children to resolve problems.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
• 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 weekly 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.
• Provide 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.
• 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 training on Continual Quality Improvement process as a team member.
• Provide services and perform other duties as assigned by the unit director.
• Perform child care duty as necessary.
• Resolve problems with team members in a manner which is consistent with program philosophy.
• Assist in training new and/or interviewing prospective Residential Counselors.
• Model high personal and professional treatment standards by communicating openly with staff and exercising mature judgment.
Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in social work or other related human development field. 
• Minimum of two years 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
PositionCommissary Assistant (Full-Time)
PurposePrimary role is to assist the Commissary Supervisor in the operation of the commissary.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description

Duties (this is a partial listing):

Clothing Room
• receive and log donations
• sort, clean, repair and display clothing items
• help cottage staff distribute clothing or household items to kids
• keep record of dispensed items

Groceries
• assist in purchase of food as assigned
• assist in filling grocery and household item orders

Cleaning Duties
• keep all floors (including cooler & freezer) swept and mopped;
• wax as needed
• empty trash daily; clean restroom and kitchen; clean and stock shelves

Requirements
 

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

· Clean driving record

· 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, Human Resources
     (806) 762-1481, ext. 211
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
PositionHousemother (Therapeutic Group Home -- Full-Time)
PurposeProvide direct care and work with the treatment team to implement programs designed to meet the physical, developmental, and emotional needs of emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children in a therapeutic group home setting.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
• Provide twenty-four hour care and supervision of children for which you 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.
• 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 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 and at least one year of experience with emotionally troubled children.
• Be a minimum of 21 years of age.
• A driving record which will allow you to be insured by The Children's Home's 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.
• Possess a 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, Human Resources
   806-762-0481, Ext 211
PositionOperational Maintenance Supervisor (Full-Time)
PurposeManagement and supervision of assigned areas within the Maintenance Department.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
•  Plumbing repair and maintenance.
•  General repairs.
•  Electrical repairs when a licensed electrician is not required.
•  All painting, both interior and exterior.
•  Monthly preventive maintenance inspections utilizing CHOL checklists.
•  Appliance repairs.
•  Maintain swimming pool, both the facility and water treatment.
•  Maintenance, upkeep, and preventive functions for all vehicles and physical plant.
•  Other tasks as assigned by supervisor, including training necessary to complete tasks.
•  Demonstration of cultural sensitivity to clients of a different ethnic, race or socio-economic group.
•  Attend mandatory continual quality improvement training (CQI) and participate in the CQI process.
•  Demonstrate competency, prudent judgment and self-control in the presence of children and when performing assigned tasks.
•  Report suspected abuse, neglect and/or exploitation to the Child Abuse Hotline and to the designated employee/administrator.
•  Know and comply with applicable licensing standards and any other applicable rules.
Requirements
Applicant shall hold a minimum Bachelor of Science degree.  Trade school equivalent fields related to construction, industrial, vocational, or facilities maintenance trades will be considered.  Applicant shall have a minimum of 5 years work experience in any of the above listed trades, with a background and good working knowledge of foundations, framing, electrical, plumbing, A/C mechanical, interior and exterior trim, cabinetry, drywall mechanics, painting, and roofing.  Applicant shall have at least 5 years personal working experience in related fields.  Applicant shall have a minimum of 3 years job or field supervisory experience in any of the above degree or trade fields with 3 non-relative references. 
•  Must hold a valid Texas driver’s license or able to attain within 2 weeks of employment at CHOL.
•  Have a valid Social Security card available at time of interview.
•  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 and fingerprinting.
•  Have a record of a tuberculosis screening showing the employee to be free of contagious TB.
•  Complete a notarized Licensing Affidavit for Applicants for Employment form.
•  Be physically, mentally and emotionally capable of performing assigned tasks and have necessary skills for performance thereof.
Contact Information
     Cindy Stephens, Human Resources
     (806) 762-0481, ext. 211
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
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