Transitional Living Specialist (Part-time)

We are committed to supporting at risk children and families by providing them with tools and resources to help prevent children from experiencing child abuse, neglect and abandonment. We are a Christian agency that believes in living our mission: “to provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need.”

In response to this community-wide challenge, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS), provides 14 programs and services in 28 locations in Texas, Missouri and Louisiana. In all of our programs, we seek to provide children with permanent homes and adults with increased self-sufficiency. This is accomplished by the agency’s commitment to “The PCHAS Way” which inspires the agency to be strength-focused, family-centered, and goal driven with every client.

Benefits of serving children and families in need through PCHAS include competitive salaries, flex work schedules, paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance options, voluntary life insurance options, paid holidays, and a very generous retirement plan (after one year of service and working 1,000 hours the agency matches an employee’s contribution).

Status: Exempt

Working Conditions: Works in an office and community setting on a regular basis. May require prolonged standing and walking, climbing stairs and lifting up to 50 pounds. May be required to serve as after-hours, crisis on-call periodically throughout the month that may include weekends and holidays. 

Position Summary: Manages a predetermined caseload and responsible for the direct administration and implementation of Transitional Living services to youth residing in community scattered site housing. Present life skills curriculum and education in a one on one or group format. May include supervisory duties of Youth Care Workers or program Specialists. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure that regular home and community visits are completed and documented per contract. 
  • Ensure safety of youth and environment per contract standards. 
  • Implement approved programming and curriculums to meet contracted standard. 
  • Coordinate therapeutic and community services as needed. 
  • Assist youth to develop a transition plan portfolio that includes all needed adult documentation, resources, and skills acquisition. 
  • Complete all required intake, assessment and goal planning duties. 
  • Serve as after hours, crisis On-Call as assigned. 

Bachelor’s degree in human services field required. Must be over the age of 21. Experience in human services field is beneficial. 

Other Requirements: Must hold a valid driver’s license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record. Must be willing to undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and childcare/elder care disqualification list screenings. As requested, must submit fingerprints for review by the state of your employment and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease.

Christian Commitment: Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services is a faith-based Christian organization. We provide Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. We strive to serve like Jesus. We meet our clients where they are and treat them with respect. We focus on our clients’ strengths rather than their problems. And we encourage our clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When we do this well, we help our clients find hope and know the love of God.