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.

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Trauma-Informed Care

Principles

Opportunities

  • HR Director

    The Director of Human Resources provides leadership to the Human Resource department and the agency overall that aligns with the mission, value, and employee promise of the agency. The Director of Human Resources implements practices that create an environment that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes trauma-informed care principles, Praesidium best practices for 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, and employee communication, and recommends policies and department budget. The Director of Human Resources supervises the HR Generalists and ensures the team is effectively coached, trained, and supported.

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  • Executive Sr. Support Assistant

    The Executive Senior Support Assistant is responsible for the coordination of activities (operations and planning) and ensuring the timely flow of information to and from the executive office. S/he handles details of a highly confidential and critical nature and must function efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced professional environment. S/he will have a proven ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines, screen and prioritize communications and opportunities from external and internal sources, and organize and maintain administrative processes.

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  • NFP Nurse Home Visitor

    The function of the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor is to provide comprehensive community health nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and The Children’s Shelter. The Nurse Home Visitor reports to the NFP Nurse Supervisor.

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  • Home Development Supervisor

    The Home Development Supervisor (HDS) works under the direct supervision of the VP of Foster Care. The HDS is responsible for assisting the director with the overseeing of Home Development and Family Support staff and the services being provided to families as they obtain verification to provide foster care services and is responsible for completion of all aspects of recruitment and verification process. 

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  • Family Support Specialist

    The Family Support Specialist is responsible for therapeutic trauma focused case management services to families receiving foster care and adoption services. Strategize to promote Foster Care and Adoption Programs in the community. Responsible for completion of all aspects of the recruitment and verification process for families. 

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  • Compliance and Contracts Administrator

    The Compliance and Contracts Administrator will ensure quality assurance through monitoring, evaluating, and reporting trends linked to safety, well-being, and performance outcomes. The Compliance and Contracts Administrator completes key related tasks and risk management pertaining to internal policies/procedures, Council on Accreditation, contracts, 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 and Contracts Administrator will primarily focus on all agency programs. The Compliance and Contracts Administrator will collaborate with the Vice President of Compliance and Shared Services, President/CEO, Chief Operating Officer, and agency Program Directors.

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  • Chief Financial Officer

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides both operational and programmatic support to the agency. The CFO supervises the finance team and is the Chief Financial spokesperson for the organization. The CFO ensures all aspects of finances are completed accurately and timely. The CFO reports directly to the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management and cost benefit analysis. The CFO supervises the Finance team and ensures the team is effectively coached, trained, and supported. The CFO is also responsible for creating an environment that encourages open communication, collaboration, leverages Trauma Informed Care principles and Praesidium best practices for safety, while increasing employee engagement and retention.

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  • Clinical Therapist

    The Hope Center Clinical Therapist on the Hope Healing and Resiliency Project (HHR) 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.

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