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).
Working Conditions: Growing Together Program will provide a childcare space at the Growing Together office where the caregiver will supervise and intervene with children. Other community spaces may be utilized and Growing Together will provide all items necessary for supervision of children in those spaces. Much of the work hours will be spent in the Growing Together office or other community spaces where they will supervise children. Reliable transportation is a necessity for commuting from home to work and other community spaces for events. Evening and weekend hours will be required as needed to meet the needs of client schedules and community events.
Position Summary: To provide strength based, attachment focused supervision to children that promotes healthy child development and learned skills through interaction; help in the prevention of child abuse and neglect through trauma informed supervision of children and evidence-based interactions that work to teach children needed skills; and collaboration with the Parent Groups Coordinator and other Growing Together staff to support parent education groups, parent support groups, communal) events, and other early childhood trainings. This position reports directl) to the Parent Groups Coordinator.
Essential Job Functions
- To provide trauma informed, attachment focused suspension to children of all ages as parents participate in parent education groups.
- To utilize evidence-based interactions with children that teaches necessary skills and promotes healthy child development.
- To practice with a family centered, strength focused and goal driven approach while utilizing the PCHAS Way.
- To work well with others and collaborate with other community organizations as needed.
This position requires some experience working with children in a childcare setting or similar. The ability to learn and implement evidence-based interventions is required. Musi be 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Flexibility in terms of work hours is necessary and will necessitate some evening and weekend hours to meet the needs of working families. Possessing excellent interpersonal skills with children and their families is essential along with strong emotional regulation skills, patience, and flexibility in scheduling. This position requires a highly motivated self-starter with special abilities to relate to, and interact in healthy ways with, young children and their families.
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.
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.