Work. Together.

At the Children’s Shelter, you will be an integral member of our family of services. We take pride in being the community’s leading provider of trauma-informed care. And that begins and ends with employees who believe in our mission of restoring innocence and strengthening families.

Core Values

  • Excellence

    We offer superior, innovative services by thinking and acting creatively and resourcefully. We will model excellence to and for the community, holding ourselves to a higher standard.

  • Respect

    We accept everyone as individuals without regard to their race, religious beliefs, political affiliation, sexual orientation, and culture or economic status.

  • Integrity

    We honor all commitments. We are truthful, honest and adhere to high moral standards. Integrity shapes our character and influences how we meet the needs of the people we serve, and the decisions we make.

  • Teamwork

    We work with a spirit of collaboration, inviting different people to participate with different ideas and perspectives, and skills to work towards a common goal.

  • Transparency

    We strive to create a culture of trust between our staff, children and families and community partners by being open and honest about our strengths and challenges as an agency.

  • Innovation

    We seek effective solutions by bringing together various ideas that have a positive impact on staff, children and families, and the community.

Family of Services

The Children’s Shelter Family of Services delivers high quality, compassionate trauma-informed care delivered to children and families impacted by or at-risk of abuse and neglect.

Trauma-Informed Care

Principles

Opportunities

Family Tapestry Opportunities
  • Director of Accounting

    The Director of Accounting has responsibility for maintaining the general ledger of The Children’s Shelter and The Children’s Shelter Foundation including chart of accounts and all report writing functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Works closely with CFO to ensure all transactions are processed in a timely and accurate manner. Responsible for the accuracy of the general ledger and all other financial records.

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  • Shift Supervisor

    The Assistant Shift Supervisor provides overall supervision and assistance to the Child Care providers on designated shift in the hour-to-hour care of residents in the shelter in compliance with state licensing and shelter operational procedures; at other times carry out duties and responsibilities of Child Care Provider. Responsible for overall safety, welfare, care and security of children in care; maintaining an ongoing and updated knowledge and ability to professionally carry out Shelter evacuation procedures in accordance with written policy and procedures.

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  • FOUND in Southtown Thrift Boutique Full-Time Warehouse Driver

    The Warehouse Driver is responsible for picking up schedule donation from various donors. For the Thrift Boutique as well as needed for The Children’s Shelter main office and other TCS facilities when needed. To include general housekeeping maintenance and keeping Thrift store parking lot and grounds keeping.

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  • Maintenance Technician

    The Maintenance Technician Performing repair or general maintenance work of facilities, buildings, grounds, and equipment at various sites including electrical, carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, masonry, and painting tasks. Performing minor repairs and troubleshooting, adjustments and treating structures such as showers, floors, sinks, walls, carpets and doors, servicing kitchen appliances and emergency equipment reporting mechanical malfunctions for action exercising discretion to identify projects that need higher skilled crafts and/or individual services. Assists in performing scheduled and “as needed” inspection and preventative maintenance on tools and equipment to maintain operability of the tools and equipment.

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  • Asst. Clinical Director

    The Children’s Hope Center Senior Clinical Director provides leadership to Harvey E. Najim clinicians. The Children’s Hope Center Assistant Clinical Director supervises assigned therapists and provides trauma-focused evidence-based treatment to children, youth, adults and families exposed to various kinds of traumatic events. Treatment services include assessment of trauma, crisis intervention, individual, group, and family therapy, family advocacy and safety planning.

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  • Medical Care Coordinator

    The Medical Care Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the medical clinic at the Whataburger Center for Children & Youth. He/she ensures compliance with DFPS Contracts, HHSC Licensing, Council on Accreditation and other required regulatory bodies. The Medical Care Coordinator steps in as Shift Supervisor or direct care as needed. The Medical Care Coordinator trains and supports staff responsible with medication duties.

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  • Director of Human Resources – Family Tapestry

    The Director of Human Resources provides leadership to the Human Resource department and the programs he/she supports that aligns to the mission, values and employee promise of the agency. The Director of Human Resources implements practices that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes trauma informed care practices, safety, compliance, excellence, retention and employee engagement. The Director of Human Resources oversees the administration and maintenance of employee retention, recruitment, legal compliance, employee benefits, employee relations, employment practices and procedures, employee communications, recommends policies and department budget. The Director of Human Resources supervises the HR Generalist and HR Recruiters.

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  • Housekeeper/Laundress

    The Children’s Shelter is looking for a housekeeper/laundress to maintain the facilities assigned (emergency shelter, residential treatment center, Tapia, Cedar, administrative building, dining room, family support/training, Woodlawn Campus buildings) in an orderly and sanitary state; provide clean laundry and children’s clothing for shelter and residential treatment center operation on a daily basis seven days a week.

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  • Youth Care Specialist

    The Substitute – Youth Care Specialist delivers essential basic childcare and supervision to children residing in the Emergency Shelter, to include dressing, feeding, bathing, organizing and supervising activities. Interact with all co-workers, supervisors, and children in care with an overall positive manner, providing a nurturing, secure, and trauma-informed environment at all times.

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  • Hope Center Licensed Professional Counselor

    The Children’s Hope Center therapist provides trauma-focused evidence-based treatment to children, youth, and families exposed to various kinds of traumatic events. Treatment services include assessment of trauma, crisis intervention, individual, group, and family therapy, family advocacy and safety planning and other interventions. This position provides services at the Hope Center and the new Whataburger Center for Children and Youth.

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  • Transportation & Intervention Specialist

    The Transportation Specialist &Intervention Specialist is a dual role that provides support for transportation and direct care at the Whataburger Center for Children (WCCY). This position provides transportation for children and youth residing at WCCY. Additionally, when not transporting, the position may provide direct care services to support the milieu. The job requires sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and ability to function without close supervision.

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  • Whataburger Center for Children and Youth Shift Supervisor

    Shift Supervisor will have oversight of the shift and provide direct supervision of Intervention Specialists I and II from the Whataburger Center for Children and Youth to ensure a safe and therapeutic milieu. Ensure full compliance with Texas Minimum Standards and The Children’s Shelters policies and procedures. Train and role model Trauma-Informed Care methods and ensure utilization of TBRI practices.

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  • Compliance Support Specialist

    The Compliance Support Specialist will ensure quality assurance through monitoring, evaluating and reporting trends linked to safety, well-being and performance outcomes. The Compliance Support Specialist completes key related tasks and risk management pertaining to internal policies/procedures, Council on Accreditation, contracts, Family Tapestry, and HHSC Child Regulation/licensing standards. Duties range from administrative tasks such as data entry, tracking systems, internal audits, and analytical tasks such as reviewing, collecting, compiling and analyzing data. The Compliance Support Specialist will primarily focus on Residential Programs, but will provide support to other agency programs, as needed. The Compliance Support Specialist will collaborate with the Director of Compliance and Contractual Services, VP of Residential Services, and other agency Program Directors.

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  • Mental Health Technician Lead

    The Mental Health Technician Lead will manage a team of Mental Health Technicians. He or she will support the direct supervision, safety and crisis management for the children/adolescents in the Whataburger Center for Children and Youth. The Mental Health Technician Team Lead will ensure the quality care and treatment of all children/adolescents and promote the highest level of safety, physical, mental, and psychological well-being in accordance to agency, DFPS Minimum Standards for General Residential Operations, the Council on Accreditation, and other local, state or federal regulatory requirements. The Mental Health Technician Team Lead will oversee the implementation of individual treatment plans, safety/behavioral plans, and ensure the Trauma-Informed principles of safety, collaboration, choice, empowerment, and trustworthiness are implemented consistently.

     

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  • Assistant Shift Supervisor

    The Assistant Shift Supervisor provides overall supervision and assistance to the Child Care providers on designated shift in the hour-to-hour care of residents in the shelter in compliance with state licensing and shelter operational procedures; at other times carry out duties and responsibilities of Child Care Provider. Responsible for overall safety, welfare, care, and security of children in care; maintaining an ongoing and updated knowledge and ability to professionally carry out Shelter evacuation procedures in accordance with written policy and procedures.

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  • Home Development Training Specialist

    Home Development Training Specialist conducts training activities and events to foster/adoptive parents in accordance with licensing requirements. Additionally, the Home Development Training Specialist works as the primary case manager to prospective foster and adoptive parents who want to foster or adopt children in the custody of DFPS and is responsible for the completion of all aspects of the verification process.

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    Qualifications

    • Conducts training activities in foster home and in the office to include but not limited to Foster Parent Pre-Service, Trauma Informed Care, CPR, First Aid, MANDT, and other topic trainings.
    • Assists in planning, organizing, developing and designing training and educational programs using acceptable, innovative methods and techniques or style.
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