Website The Settlement Home for Children

The Settlement Home for Children (The Home) is a licensed nonprofit organization that serves individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse and neglect. We provide 24-hour care to help children in foster care access the materials and support they need to restore and preserve a permanent sense of well-being. Our mission is to promote healing and growth in children, young adults and families by providing a continuum of care, support and resources.

Each of our programs builds a foundation for children so that they can develop a set of skills and beliefs that lead to self-efficacy. The support we provide includes taking care of children’s therapeutic counseling, emotional needs and physical health, providing nourishing meals and recreational activities, helping them develop healthy relationships and supporting their academic growth. Child well-being is strengthened over time with resources like a safe, structured, caring environment and by teaching the life skills that allow individuals to live healthy, productive lives.

Program: Foster and Adoption

Essential Job Deliverables:

Visits foster and adoptive homes at least monthly and communicates with families as needed for support services.
Ensures that foster and adoptive families and children are aware of upcoming due dates.
Completes and files necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
Ensures agency compliance with all applicable licensing standards.
Operates at all times within the boundaries of the organization’s policies, procedures and practices.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to effectively resolve problems or issues using judgment that is consistent with standards, policies, procedures, regulation, and/or government law.
Strong attention to detail, efficient time-management skills.
Knowledge of applicable Licensing and Program standards.
Ability to interface with all levels of the organization, as well as doctors, caseworkers, families, and court officials.
Demonstrates rapport and psychological sensitivity towards the children and families in the program.
Possesses effective analytical skills.
Ability to manage stress with multiple competing priorities.
Ability to effectively use organization’s computer systems.
Skilled in verbal and written communications.
Possesses integrity and compliance – can be relied upon to act ethically.
Demonstrates cultural and linguistic competence.
Exhibits professional work habits, dress, and grooming standards.
Must have or obtain at hiring CPR and First Aid training.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in human services or related field from an accredited university.
At least one (1) year of related experience working with children in foster care.
Must have or be able to quickly obtain CPR/First Aid certification.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must meet personnel requirements as outlined by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Minimum Standards for Child Placing Agencies.
Valid Driver License and auto liability insurance required.
Must be able to pass pre-employment drug and TB tests.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

Previous training in TBRI®.

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