Careers

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If you are looking for a way to directly impact the life of teens and children, consider joining the Seton Home family. There are many areas to work at Seton Home—many ways to put your talents to use and make the difference in a life. For consideration of any of the listings below, email your resume and cover letter to hr@setonhomesa.org.

Child Development Instructor (Non-Exempt FT)




Department: Programs

Reports to: Clinical Director



Job Summary:

Care for infants and toddlers. Maintain classroom management and prepare activities and materials necessary for implementation of curriculum. Report any suspected child abuse, neglect or other issues concerning child safety and wellbeing to immediate supervisor. Responsible for reporting necessary repairs or damages and shortages of necessary supplies and/or materials to immediate supervisor.

Essential Functions:

1.Maintain excellent punctuality and attendance.

2.Comfortably lift and carry children up to 35 lbs.

3.Maintain documentation and filing requirements as per licensing.

4.Receive and report daily attendance on each child.

5.Maintain Daily Infant Report for each child.

6.Feed, nurture, and play with children, change diapers.

7.Participate in activities with children and mothers.

8.Work with Creative curriculum

9.Additional duties as needed.

Additional Responsibilities:
1. Complete 24 hours of pre-service training.
2. Acquire minimum of 24 training hours annually, as outlined in TDFPS Minimum Standards for Day Care Centers
3.Maintain current certificates and aspire to an higher education
4.Maintain CPR and First Aid certification at all times.
5.Maintain current and clear driving record at all times.
6.Maintain current TB test with negative results.
7.Must clear FBI check (criminal history and fingerprinting).

Knowledge and Skills:
1.Knowledge of TDFPS minimum standards and basic care of infants and toddlers.
2.Ability to perform multiple duties.
3.Possess excellent communication skills.
4.Work effectively in an occasional high stress environment.
5.Ability to make logical decisions in times of crisis.
6.Work well independently with little to no supervision.


Education and Experience Preferred:
1.Minimum of 2 years experience in a licensed child care facility.
2.Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, preferred.
3.High School Diploma, or equivalent, accompanied with a Child Development Associate Credential. 


Working Conditions:

Requires ability to comfortably lift and carry children up to 35 pounds. At times, employee may bend, twist, lift, stoop, stand, or walk 50% or more of the workday.


Residential Instructor-AM/PM/ON (Non-Exempt FT)



Department: Residential

Reports to: Residential Supervisor



Job Summary:

Supervise pregnant and parenting adolescent mothers’ ages 12-20 years old and their children ages 0-5 years old within the Residential Program and set appropriate trauma informed behavioral limits within a safe and caring environment. The Residential Instructor is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and are consistent with program guidelines and sound professional judgment.





Essential Functions:


Assist in orientation of new residents.
Teach constructive behavior and social skills.
Teach basic parenting skills.
Teach realistic problem-solving behaviors, and life skills.
Assist residents with homework assignments, when necessary.
Teach good personal hygiene skills.
Reinforce positive behavior by providing healthy, positive incentives for residents and children.
Oversee daily chores and room checks.
Ensure cleanliness of all cottage areas.
Assume responsibility for transportation when needed to airport, court, activities, hospital emergencies, and other appointments as needed and when transporter is not available.
Implement social and recreational activities.
Engage with residents and children daily during activities and leisure time.
Responsible for the care of the children in the event that the mother is not able to care for the child/ren.
Complete behavioral logs daily to document progress and activities completely and accurately.
Document all serious incidents completely, accurately, and in a timely manner.
Follow reporting and notification protocol for serious incidents.
Maintain positive culturally competent relationships with residents and staff.
Provide input into development of treatment plans as appropriate
Utilize trauma informed consequences when redirecting resident behavior.
Maintain and uphold appropriate boundaries with residents and staff at all times.
Be a positive role model for residents.
Provide proper SAMA procedures and guidelines as trained.
Gain a working knowledge of policies.
Possess maturity, sense of confidence and emotional stability.
Ability to communicate effectively and transition with shift lead.
Ability to adhere to DFPS Minimum Standards, contractor and funder requirements.
Ability to adhere to program competencies for direct care work.
Ability to complete all documentation as required by licensing, contractors, and various funders.
Other job duties as assigned.
All Residential Instructors may be asked to work different shifts in order to meet program needs.



Additional Responsibilities:

To be determined as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements:


High School Diploma or GED
Valid TX Driver’s License
Experience: Six months employment and/or volunteer experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social services setting

Other Requirements:

1.Ability to set and enforce trauma informed behavioral limits.

2.Excellent communication skills.
3.Knowledge of human behavior and development preferred.

4.Successful completion and implementation of SAMA.

5.Possess sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics.

6.Ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served in order to help them gain skills and confidence.

7.Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members, service providers and professionals.

8.Capacity to maintain a helping role and to intervene appropriately in order to meet service goals.

9.Demonstrate a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems.

10.
Demonstrate a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.

11.Ability to function independently and in a team setting.

12.Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift of duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.

13.Ability to lift 50-75 pounds safely with assistance.

14.Possess a valid driver's license and have an excellent driving record.

15.Have a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

16.Must pass a criminal background check

Working Conditions:

1.Ability to work under pressure to meet organizational needs and other deadlines.

2.Ability to lift 20 to 40 pounds and remain on feet for extended periods of times during shift.

3.At times, may stand or walk 50% or more of the workday.

4.May bend, twist, and stoop during workday.



Youth Care Worker-AM/PM/ON (Non-Exempt FT)



Department: UAC

Reports to: Shelter Supervisor



Job Summary:

Supervise pregnant and parenting adolescent mothers’ ages 12-17 years old and their children ages 0-5 years old within the Casa De Milagros Emergency Shelter Program and set appropriate trauma informed behavioral limits within a safe and caring environment. The Youth Care Worker is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and are consistent with program guidelines and sound professional judgment.




Essential Functions:


Conduct new client intakes as needed.
Assist in orientation of new residents.
Teach constructive behavior and social skills.
Teach basic parenting skills.
Teach realistic problem-solving behaviors, and life skills.
Assist residents with homework assignments, when necessary.
Teach good personal hygiene skills.
Reinforce positive behavior by providing healthy, positive incentives for residents and children.
Oversee daily chores and room checks.
Ensure cleanliness of all cottage areas.
Assume responsibility for transportation when needed to airport, court, activities, hospital emergencies, and other appointments as needed and when transporter is not available.
Implement social and recreational activities.
Engage with residents and children daily during activities and leisure time.
Responsible for the care of the children in the event that the mother is not able to care for the child/ren.
Complete behavioral logs daily to document progress and activities completely and accurately.
Document all serious incidents completely, accurately, and in a timely manner.
Follow reporting and notification protocol for serious incidents.
Maintain positive culturally competent relationships with residents and staff.
Provide input into development of treatment plans as appropriate.
Utilize trauma informed consequences when redirecting resident behavior.
Participate in group therapy/community meeting sessions with residents, as necessary.
Maintain and uphold appropriate boundaries with residents and staff at all times.
Be a positive role model for residents.
Provide proper SAMA procedures and guidelines as trained.
Gain a working knowledge of policies.
Possess maturity, sense of confidence and emotional stability.
Ability to communicate effectively and transition with shift lead.
Ability to adhere to Flores Settlement Agreement, Minimum Standards, contractor and funder requirements.
Ability to complete all documentation as required by licensing, contractors, and various funders.
Other job duties as assigned.



All Youth Care Workers may be required to work different shifts in order to meet program needs. Below is a basic description of the general tasks required to be completed throughout the day. The below tasks are only a general outline and other job duties will be assigned in order to meet program needs.



Additional Responsibilities:


To be determined as needed.



Shift Specific Expectation & Responsibilities:

Morning Routine

1.Help wake residents and supervise morning routine.

2.Supervise morning chores (spray cleaning products for residents) and room checks.

3.Prepare and serve breakfast and assist residents during breakfast clean up.

4.Process medications from pharmacy.

5.Dispense medications.

6.Sort through donations and cottage needs.

7.Provide care and engage in age appropriate activities for children unable to go to daycare.

Supervise any residents unable to attend school, interact and engage in activities with residents and children.

8.Supervise and assist residents with school work while at school in the classroom with assigned school work.

9.Assist residents and engage in vocational classes with residents.

10.Cook and serve lunch to residents and their children.

11.Complete end of shift duties example: ensure cottage is clean, take out all trash and empty recycle bin as needed, clean guest rest room.

Afternoon/Evening Routine

1.Facilitate PE hour and assist with vocational classes.
2.Provide after school snack.

3.Help residents with homework.

4.Supervise and log all domestic and international calls for residents.

5.Cook and supervise residents with dinner preparation and clean up.

6.Care for children while residents attend groups and as needed.

7.Plan, supervise, and participate in recreational and/or physical activities as scheduled.

8.Process and dispense medications.

9.Room checks.

10.Fill out all activity logs/resident behavior logs/spirituality logs.

11.End of shift duties: Clean guest restroom, take out all trash and empty recycle bin as needed, do last walk through of cottage to ensure cleanliness

Overnight Routine

1.Conduct bed checks throughout the night

2.Check refrigerators/pantry for expired food items

3.Prepare and set out breakfast for residents

4.Wake up residents and assist with morning routine and supervision of residents and children

5.Take scheduled residents to clinic, return completed medical reports to medical coordinator; fax and log any prescriptions
6.
Prepare logs, needs requests, inventory, and resident binders

7.Process and dispense any medications

8.Complete daily med audit and email to appropriate personnel

9.Update medication binders as new intakes arrive

10.Fill needs requests and log in appropriate folder on s/drive; file hardcopy in residents binder

11.Clean and make ready vacant rooms



Education and Experience Requirements:


High School Diploma or GED.


Valid Driver’s License


Experience: Six months employment and/or volunteer experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social services setting.

Other Requirements:

17.Ability to set and enforce trauma informed behavioral limits.

18.Excellent communication skills.

19.Knowledge of human behavior and development preferred.

20.Successful completion and implementation of SAMA .

21.Possess sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics.

22.Ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served in order to help them gain skills and confidence.

23.Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members, service providers and professionals.

24.Capacity to maintain a helping role and to intervene appropriately in order to meet service goals.

25.Demonstrate a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems.

26.Demonstrate a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.

27.Ability to function independently and in a team setting.

28.Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift of duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.

29.Ability to lift 50-75 pounds safely with assistance.

30.Possess a valid driver's license and have an excellent driving record.

31.Have a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.

32.Must be bilingual English/Spanish

33.Must pass a criminal background check



Working Conditions:

5.Ability to work under pressure to meet organizational needs and other deadlines.

6.Ability to lift 20 to 40 pounds and remain on feet for extended periods of times during shift.

7.At times, may stand or walk 50% or more of the workday.

8.May bend, twist, and stoop during workday.



**The positions listed above are grant funded position and salary is dependent on funding availability. Positions can be eliminated at any time because of lack of funding to support this position.**



Disclaimer:

Job descriptions may not have an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, ect