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 (Emergency Shelter and Assessment Center)
PurposeWork with team members to provide case management and assessment services to children and families in emergency care.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
RESPONSIBILITIES (this is a partial list)

Identify the needs of children in emergency placement.

Ensure all case management services are planned, organized, obtained, and implemented within all standards.

Ensure the implementation of the behavior monitoring programs, behavioral assessment process, and monitoring of services provided to meet the individual needs of children served.

Case management, reports, liaison with CPS, parents, therapists, medical personnel, courts, etc.

Coordinates and ensures all service needs are met for children in care:  intakes, file management, reports, appointments, family visits, CPS meetings, counseling, medical, school, discharge planning, discharge reports, follow-up and aftercare.

Utilize the level system for reporting purposes and maintain and monitor the proper use of the level system and proper behavior tracking by CCW staff.

Attend or assign adequate staff coverage for all intakes and discharges during office hours or when on-call rotation.

Share on-call after hour service coverage on a rotation basis with Unit Director and program specialist.
Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related human service field; license preferred.

Minimum of two years experience in child care related services with children and families.

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
 
PositionCommunity Relations / Special Events Officer - Full Time
PurposeRepresent The Children’s Home of Lubbock in a variety of activities through corporate contacts, media, event sponsors, volunteers, and other community contacts. Plan and facilitate major events, corporate fundraising, and special fundraising projects.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
Responsibilities:
• Organize projects for public and business participation.
• Coordinate and oversee the annual Golf Tournament, Fall Festival, and other events as assigned.
• Communicate with local businesses and news organizations to fund and promote CHL special events and philanthropic giving campaigns.
• Cultivate businesses as supporters and sponsors for special projects and activities.
• Secure corporate grants, monetary gifts, and gifts-in-kind.  Specific expectations are to achieve levels of activity that will produce measurable results in new gifts, reflecting an ongoing pattern of growth.  Prepare reports and
other required information as requested.
• Work with employers to implement and maintain matching employee-gift programs.
• Active membership in the Lubbock Area Chamber of Commerce.  Attend community clubs, professional association(s), and other civic organizations, as recommended and as relates to CHL events, fundraising and public relations.
• Seek and accept opportunities for speaking engagements and make presentations that effectively communicate the mission and scope of the organization.
• Oversee the recruitment and engagement of community volunteers, coordinating with other CHL staff to facilitate the effective involvement of individual volunteers in CHL operations, activities, or events.  Provide compelling opportunities for volunteers to participate and to have experiences that are satisfying and rewarding for all parties.
• Present to the Vice-President for Development an annual plan of work, including specific project, financial and programmatic goals.
• Serve as a member of the overall development team by collaborating with colleagues on strategies and projects, maintaining timely, accurate reports and information.
• 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.
• Accept and implement other specific assignments as directed.
Requirements
• Effective computer skills, including database operation and word processing.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective presentation skills and the ability to present a professional demeanor.
• Superior organizational skills, reflecting an ability to effectively facilitate events and projects.
• Ability to manage time and tasks independently.
• Five (5) or more years experience in the local business community.
• 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
PositionEducation Coordinator (Full Time)
PurposeMonitor academic and behavioral progress of Children’s Home children and youth in school.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assess the educational needs of each child in care and help develop programs to support the child’s educational development
• Monitor academic and behavioral progress of Children’s Home children and youth in school
• Help develop and implement an educational enrichment program for preschool, elementary and middle school students during the summer
• Work with the school programs at Roosevelt Independent School District.
• Maintain the Rogers’ library and develop activities to encourage the children to regularly use the facility
• Supervise tutors and tutorials for those children and youth needing help in particular school subjects
• Supervise children in activities, as needed
• Be an active part of the C.A.R.E. leadership team.
• Be an active part of the child care team, supporting the overall program of the Children’s Home of Lubbock
• 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 a different ethnic, race or socio-economic group
• Attend mandatory Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) training and be part of the PQI team process. 
• Perform other duties, as assigned, as they relate to special activities for the children in care
Requirements
• A Bachelor degree in education or other closely related field or a minimum of 5 years working with children in the education field.  Preference will be given to a certified teacher.
• Experience developing and implementing programming for children.
• Ability to work with other professionals, particularly in an interdisciplinary team approach.
• 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 Applications for Employment form.
• 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.
Contact Information
Cindy Stephens, Human Resources
(806) 762-3481, 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
PositionMaintenance Worker (Full-Time)
PurposeThe purpose and mission of the Maintenance Facility Department is to maintain, preserve, improve, and advance the physical plant and assets of CHL/TBR in an efficient and professional manner.
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Job Description
• Maintain and repair plumbing
• General repairs
• Electrical repairs when licensed electrician is not required
• Interior and exterior painting
• Conduct monthly preventive maintenance inspections
• Appliance repair, including washers, dryers, disposals, refrigerators, stoves, microwave ovens, other fixtures as appropriate
• Distribute groceries weekly
• At times it may be necessary fort this person to be assigned specific tasks in other areas that support the mission of the organization, at the discretion of management and may require some training. The successful employee will be required to be open to such training.
• Involved in the maintenance and repair of all buildings, appliances, vehicles, and grounds.
• Expected to demonstrate cultural sensitivity to clients of a different ethnic, race or socio-economic group.  
• Attend mandatory continual quality improvement training (CQI) and be a part of the CQI process.
• 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.
Requirements
• Have a working knowledge and the ability to properly maintain buildings, plumbing, appliances, wiring, and other skills necessary to properly keep the physical plant safe and functional. 
• Have the knowledge and basic skills to properly perform minor repairs for the vehicles owned and operated by the organization.
• Have the necessary skills to properly up-grade, repair, paint, both interior and exterior walls and roofs. 
• 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
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