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Join the Team

El Paso Center for Children is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Benefits for full-time employees:

  • Health Insurance – HMO, Dental and Vision (100% paid by the agency).
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holidays (13)
  • Performance bonus time off for salary exempt employees
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Travel and mileage reimbursement
  • All employees who have completed one year of service qualify for a Simplified Employee Pension – Individual Retirement Account (SEP-IRA). Under this plan, the agency contributes 5% of employees’ gross salary to an individual retirement account in which it is fully and automatically vested.

Open Opportunities:

Drop-In Center House Monitor

El Paso, TX 79903
Full-time
Salary: $12.50 /hour


Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as an non-exempt, full-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s Employee Handbook and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

Reports to: Drop-In Center and Street Outreach Program Manager

Effective
: 10/25/19


Summary

The Drop-In Center House Monitor will help manage a Drop-in Center space that provides a safe environment for homeless youth, at-risk youth,and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation to learn new life skills, build healthy relationships, access resources, receive crisis support, and build internal resources that reduce their vulnerabilities to being victimized by the commercial sex industry. The focus of the Drop-in Center services are to identify and encourage homeless, runaway, trafficked, and street youth to access services and will also be trained on systems of care for adults they encounter who need help. The Drop-In Center House Monitor, as part of the Drop-in Center/Street Outreach team,ensures that programming in the Drop-In Center is culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and strengths-based.The House Monitor will be trained in crisis de-escalation, will help orient new guests to the facility and services, and will help youth access emergency needs including a meal, laundry, shower, and rest. The House Monitor will design activities to engage youth and will monitor youth interactions for safety. They will support youth in understanding and accessing the range of services available through professional staff and other community resources.Team members work closely with the El Paso Street Outreach Consortium and the Coalition for the Homeless of El Paso.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain extremely high standards and levels of attention to detail in creating a welcoming and healthy youth development environment.
  • Manage data collection systems and quality assurance systems to ensure data and records are accurate and consistently ready for file audits, peer reviews, and visits from funders.
  • Ensure systems of documentation are accurate and recorded in a timely manner
  • Remain calm in a crisis, offering support and reassurance to clients and staff during periods of high stress.
  • Will be trained in crisis de-escalation techniques, engagement, CSEC and the CSE-IT tool, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma-informed care.
  • Maintains excellent professional standards while often expected to work with little to no supervision. Is answerable for activities and events that take place during shift.
  • Documents any critical incidents, visits, activity, problems that take place during shift.
  • Work with Case Manager to coordinate services and referrals for youth.
  • Utilize trauma informed care and harm reduction modelswhen working with clients.
  • Maintain client records, in the Homeless Management and Information System (HMIS), case files, and agency database.
  • Assist in transportation ofclients, as needed (example: medical appointments, to shelter).
  • Work with Drop-in Center/Street Outreach teamto respond to calls, conduct intake assessment, transport clients to safety, and plan follow-up.
  • Responsible for communicating with immediate supervisor and other delegated team members regarding incidents that occur during the shift that have a particular bearing/weight/concern or require follow-up the following business day.’
  • Screen arrivals/referrals for placement, following guidelines, exercising good judgment, and contacting the on-call staff member and/or supervisor if/when there are items of concern that might prevent accepting a youth into care.
  • Professionally interfaces with Child Protective Services, law enforcement, nonprofit agencies, visitors, family, and other guests.
  • Provides immediate crisis de-escalation, intervention, and mediation. Consistently offers calm, kind, and trauma-informed response to youth.
  • Monitor drop-in center activities, including but not limited to, helping youth with meal preparation, housekeeping, food pantry, laundry, groups.
  • Maintains excellent documentation of activities, including entering daily notes, documenting critical incidents, entering information on grant-related activities.
  • Maintains a high level of personal accountability, seeks opportunities to learn, welcomes opportunities to improve/correct performance/behavior, and demonstrates thoughtfulness in making suggestions to improve the quality of services.
  • Participates in continuing education programs as required in the Center’s Personnel Policies.
  • Share on-call duties with DIC/SOP staff.
  • Assist with meal preparations.
  • Provide backup and related supportive services to other agency staff, as needed.
  • Other duties, as required or assigned by Supervisor and/or Division Director.


Skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to diverse individuals at all organizational levels.
    A strong results orientation, openness to new ideas, and a proven ability to deliver a consistently high quality of service to both external and internal work partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills are essential for developing creative solutions to program/personnel challenges as they arise.
  • Detailed knowledge of diversity and needs of homeless youth, particularly those who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who have been exploited.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in staffing, program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized, setting the example for team members as changes are made.


Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, social science or a related field and a minimum one year (1) year of experience working with youth; or a Associates degree in human services or related field and a minimum two (2) years’ of experience working with youth; or high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum three (3) years’ full-time experience working high-risk youth
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English is required and speak Spanish fluently is preferred.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Annual criminal background check required.
  • Must have driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, and maintain proof of current insurance at Texas minimum standards.
  • Must be able and willing to travel for trainings/meetings/conferences, including by air.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and lift and carry at least 25 pounds.


Personal & Professional Conduct

The first responsibility of all El Paso Center for Children employees is to ensure the safety, welfare, and dignity of the youth and families the Center serves. All employees must exemplify the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and abide by the Code of Conduct set forth in the Center’s Personnel Policies.


Flexibility

Every program at the Center is community and client-centric. Working with diverse partners to meet the needs of families in our community demands flexibility. The scope of work is subject to change based on the team’s performance and the funder’s expectations and on agency/management strategic goals. The flexibility needed in this role includes scheduling appropriate and relevant hours for DIC/SOP operations, scheduling of meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.


Work Environment

Drop-In Center environments, working in communities, and conducting outreach on the streets. Travel across community and to areas targeted as most likely to have a presence among the targeted population. Evening and weekend work are common.

 

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Counselor for Victims of Crime (LPC or LMSW)

El Paso, TX 79930
Full-time
Salary: $26.93 /hour

 

Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as an exempt, full-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s Employee Handbook and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

Reports to: COO

Effective: 11/18/2020


Summary

The Counsel is responsible for working collaboratively with the entire team to ensure a high fidelity implementation of counseling and family support services as described in the approved proposal and contract awarded by the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, General Victim’s Assistance grant (OOG). The scope of work is described in the OOG grant. Changes may be made to projects or individual goals and expectations for employees based on agency/management strategic goals. All Center for Children team members are expected to be collegial and collaborative, mutually supportive, and focused on excellent services to clients, fidelity to program models, and ethical provision of services.

This position is supervised by the the COO. The CEO may also consult with the Counselor and Counseling Supervisor to clarify, collaborate, plan, and problem solve on OOG grant issues.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintain high levels of customer service, with attention to nurturing and building relationships with clients seeking services.
  2. Ensure detailed knowledge of approved grants, contracts, requirements of the funders, and target populations.
  3. Participate on the Performance and Quality Improvement processes ensuring services are being delivered with fidelity to model and contractual/licensing obligations.
  4. Adhere to accreditation standards (as developed), licensing standards, and other policies/regulations.
  5. As individual talents and expertise dictate, take initiative to participate in developing/providing ongoing staff training.
  6. Must be/become expert in all required therapeutic/educational modalities utilized by the team and/or specified in the grants.
  7. Conduct therapy for victims of crime as defined in the OOG proposal narrative.
  8. Conduct screening, assessment, and intakes. Services are carried out virtually and/or in the office, at the shelter, at foster homes, and in multiple venues in the community.
  9. As part of a team delivering counseling services to a wide range of clients, be an excellent professional colleague, contributing personal and professional expertise and guidance to colleagues to support the most beneficial interventions possible for clients.
  10. Actively build relationships across agency teams and with community partners as needed, to generate targeted clients for the OOG – victims of crime grant, including youth in the shelter, in foster homes, and as served by any and all agency programs as well as those identified or referred by external sources. This may include, but is not limited to, services such as:
    1. Providing adjustment counseling as youth victims of child abuse are placed in foster homes.
    2. Providing counseling when foster homes are having trouble with youth placed in care.
    3. Providing assessments and counseling with youth as they are placed in the shelter by CPS or who come for other reasons.
    4. Counseling any member of the community who is referred and who is a victim of a crime.
    5. Counseling eligible clients as recruited from/referred by agency housing and outreach programs as well as schools.
    6. Counseling and providing urgent intervention/processing for youth victims of crime experiencing “blow-ups” due to behavioral health issues or other trauma (this is not a replacement for crisis de-escalation provided by other staff or in-lieu of youth who need urgent psychiatric intervention at an in-patient facility).
  11. Participate in all quality assurance systems and processes.
  12. Provide required data on performance metrics on both grants to supervisor as needed/requested.
  13. Be part of the team problem-solving process to overcome any barriers to counseling/program success.
  14. This role, as with most at the agency, requires flexibility in scheduling and when/where clients are seen for services.
  15. Develop personal skills to carry out each program’s goals.
  16. Ensure timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork regarding services and program activities to support accurate billing, excellent client services, and data management.
  17. Make appropriate referrals to community resources and seek resources to support program and families.
  18. Provide crisis intervention to youth and families as needed.
  19. Participate in trainings, events, and activities.
  20. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Skills

  • Knowledge of the OOG project.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to diverse individuals at all organizational levels.
  • A strong results orientation, openness to new ideas, and a proven ability to deliver a consistently high quality of service to clients.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized.


Qualifications
Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be a licensed mental health professional (LPC or LMSW minimum) with at least one year of experience and education commensurate with one of the licensures noted.
  • Preference for a candidate with TF-CBT certification. If not certified, must be willing to attend online and in-person TF-CBT training, at a minimum.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Must have driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, and maintain proof of current insurance at Texas minimum standards.
  • Must be able and willing to travel for trainings/meetings/conferences.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and lift and carry at least 25 pounds.


Personal & Professional Conduct
The first responsibility of all El Paso Center for Children employees is to ensure the safety, welfare, and dignity of the youth and families the Center serves, and to serve as positive role models for them. All employees must exemplify the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and abide by the Code of Conduct set forth in the Center’s Personnel Policies.


Flexibility
Every program at the Center is community and client-centric. Working with diverse partners to meet the needs of families in our community demands flexibility. The scope of work is subject to change based on the team’s performance and the funder’s expectations and on agency/management strategic goals. The flexibility needed in this role includes scheduling of meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.

 

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Youth Care Worker (Youth Shelter 11-17 yrs)

El Paso, TX 79930
Part-time
Salary: $11.50 /hour


Summary

The Therapeutic Caregiver/Youth Worker assists the shelter team in planning, implementing, and evaluating Safe Place and emergency shelter services provided to runaway and homeless youth and youth placed at the shelter by Child Protective Services. The scope of work is subject to change as needed to ensure the project’s success and to meet funders’ requirements. Likewise, complementary changes may be made to projects or individual goals and expectations for employees based on agency/management strategic goals. All Center for Children team members are expected to be collegial and collaborative, mutually supportive, and focused on excellent services to clients, fidelity to program models, and ethical provision of services.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Takes responsibility for reading the licensing standards and shelter manual, serving as part of an informed, collaborative, and enthusiastic team in helping to maintain a safe, licensing-compliant, and healthy environment.
  2. Participate on the Performance and Quality Improvement processes ensuring services are being delivered with fidelity to model and contractual/licensing obligations.
  3. Adhere to accreditation standards (as developed), licensing standards, and other policies/regulations.
  4. Continually engages with youth as primary caregiver.
  5. Screen arrivals/referrals for placement, following guidelines, exercising good judgment, and reaching out to supervisors if/when there are items of concern.
  6. Actively works with Case Manager to support progress on the service plan for each youth. This may include tasks such as helping youth build a resume, helping with homework, supporting healthy communication with peers and family, and engaging family members during visits.
  7. Professionally interfaces with Child Protective Services, law enforcement, visitors, family, and other guests.
  8. Ensures the safety of youth, staff, and visitors. Conducts safety checks and prevents youth from harming self or others. Safely transports youth to school, appointments, and outings.
  9. Provides immediate crisis de-escalation, intervention, and mediation. Consistently offers calm, kind, and trauma-informed response to youth. Utilizes distraction and diversion techniques to de-escalate issues.
  10. Continually seeks out youth’s strengths and actively engages in motivational interviewing techniques to help youth with coping and development of life skills.
  11. Supports daily living in the shelter, including helping team members with meal preparation and housekeeping, and accurately administering and recording medications authorized for youth.
  12. Maintains excellent, compliant, documentation of activities, including entering daily notes, documenting critical incidents, entering information on grant-related activities, and participating in data entry and data audits in agency and funder required databases.
  13. Maintains a high level of personal accountability, seeks opportunities to learn, welcomes opportunities to improve/correct performance/behavior, and demonstrates thoughtfulness in making suggestions to improve the quality of services.
  14. Assists in training and orienting new staff, supporting learning how to work effectively with youth and manage numerous details in a complex environment.
  15. Participates in continuing education programs as required in the Center’s Personnel Policies.
  16. May provide outreach to the community, as needed, including presentations, manning a booth for public education, etc.
  17. Performs other assignments as determined by supervisor.

 

Skills

  • Knowledge of licensing and contract standards of the General Residential Operation.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to diverse individuals at all organizational levels.
  • A strong results orientation, openness to new ideas, and a proven ability to deliver a consistently high quality of service to both external and internal work partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills are essential for developing creative solutions to program/personnel challenges as they arise.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in staffing, program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized, setting the example for team members as changes are made.


Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • At least high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum (Bachelor’s degree preferred) and two years of full-time experience working high-risk youth
  • High degree of flexibility and commitment to changing schedules, holiday, weekend, and mid-shift work. While accommodations may be able to be made from time-to-time, the flexibility of Street Outreach Worker is critical to operations and is an expectation for the role.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; organizational, conflict resolution and computer literacy.
  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license, insurance, and flexibility in transportation when schedule shifts are required/requested and/or when transportation needs for youth in residence exceed capacity of leased vehicle. Mileage is reimbursed for work-related travel.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Must be able to successfully pass child protective services and criminal background check.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak both English and Spanish are preferred.


Personal & Professional Conduct:
The first responsibility of all El Paso Center for Children employees is to ensure the safety, welfare, and dignity of the youth and families the Center serves, and to serve as positive role models for them. All employees must exemplify the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and abide by the Code of Conduct set forth in the Center’s Personnel Policies.


Flexibility:

Every program at the Center is community and client-centric. Working with diverse partners to meet the needs of families in our community demands flexibility. The scope of work is subject to change based on the team’s performance and the funder’s expectations and on agency/management strategic goals. The flexibility needed in this role includes scheduling of meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.

 

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Foster Care Program Director LCPAA (Location: El Paso, Texas)

El Paso, Texas
Full-time
Salary: $68,000.00 to $72,000.00 /year

 

Salary and signup bonus are negotiable based on experience and license. Ideal candidate will have a LCPAA license or meet the criteria to test.

Eligibility Criteria from DFPS >


Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as an exempt, full-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s Employee Handbook and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operating Officer


Summary

The Foster Care Program Director serves as a day-to-day manager of program operations. This role has supervisory authority and responsibility for managing and monitoring the performance of subordinates. This role is responsible for compliance with approved grant applications and contracts. The scope of work is subject to change as needed to ensure the each project’s success and to meet funders’ requirements. Likewise, complementary changes may be made to projects or individual goals and expectations for employees based on agency/management strategic goals. All Center for Children team members are expected to be collegial and collaborative, mutually supportive, and focused on excellent services to clients, fidelity to program models, and ethical provision of services.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Becomes expert in accreditation standards (as developed), licensing standards, and other policies/regulations. Consistently monitors all shelter activities and documentation for compliance. Prepares for CPA examination (if not already licensed).
  2. Participates in all Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) processes.
  3. Supervises, corrects, and coaches employees. If eligible, may supervise interns.
  4. Screen arrivals/referrals for placement, following guidelines, exercising good judgment, and making placement decisions.
  5. Maintains continual awareness of Licensing Standards, contractual requirements, and grant goals. Accountable for compliance.
  6. Oversee program implementation, consistently monitoring quality and service levels in alignment with project goals and in accordance with funder requirements.
  7. Prepare program reports for funders.
  8. Ensures that all standards and requirements for program, agency, contract, and grant are met at the highest level through monitoring and research.
  9. Acts as a liaison with contract monitoring staff. Answers to and addresses Child Protective Services investigations and Licensing inspections.
  10. Manages resources of the foster care program and sets up/maintains systems for accountability.
  11. Conduct screening, assessment, and intakes as needed. Ensure staff has training on common behavioral health issues, behavior management, and creative ways to redirect youth behaviors. When possible, provide internship opportunities and seek out relationships at local colleges to host interns to enrich shelter programming and services.
  12. Participates in community initiatives and stakeholder meetingsand builds partnerships with other programs to provide full-spectrum services to clients.
  13. Maintains a high level of personal accountability, seeks opportunities to learn, welcomes opportunities to improve/correct performance/behavior, and demonstrates thoughtfulness in making suggestions to improve the quality of services.
  14. Maintain extremely high standards and levels of attention to detail, creating a welcoming and healthy youth development environment in the Foster Care Program.
  15. Be the in-house expert on positive youth development modalities, trauma-informed care, and key behavior management strategies and techniques for deescalating crises. Train staff on these principles/methods.
  16. Conduct and train staff to conduct intakes, assessments, treatment/exit planning processes, and case management services.
  17. Be expert in relationship development while being comfortable assertively coaching, correcting, supporting, motivating, and encouraging staff for compliance and excellent quality.
  18. Remain calm in a crisis, offering support and reassurance to clients and staff during periods of high stress.
  19. Other duties as assigned.


Skills

  • Knowledge of the State’s Licensing Standards and contractual obligations of grants.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to diverse individuals at all organizational levels.
  • A strong results orientation, openness to new ideas, and a proven ability to deliver a consistently high quality of service to both external and internal work partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills are essential for developing creative solutions to program/personnel challenges as they arise.


Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications for this position include:• Master’s degree in a Human Service discipline and (3-5) years of related experience working with children/adolescents and families in a therapeutic treatment environment, in accordance with applicable state requirements

  • Possesses a CPA license (preferably) or ensures staff are continuously developed and are prepared to test for the CPA licensing exam.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Must have driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, and maintain proof of current insurance at Texas minimum standards.
  • Must be able and willing to travel for trainings/meetings/conferences.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and lift and carry at least 25 pounds.


Personal & Professional Conduct
The first responsibility of all El Paso Center for Children employees is to ensure the safety, welfare, and dignity of the youth and families the Center serves, and to serve as positive role models for them. All employees must exemplify the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and abide by the Code of Conduct set forth in the Center’s Personnel Policies.


Flexibility
Every program at the Center is community and client-centric. Working with diverse partners to meet the needs of families in our community demands flexibility. The scope of work is subject to change based on the team’s performance and the funder’s expectations and on agency/management strategic goals. The flexibility needed in this role includes scheduling of meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.

 

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Family Support Specialist (Social Work degree preferred)

El Paso, TX 79930
Full-time
Salary: $17.10 /hour


Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as an exempt, full-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s Employee Handbook and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

Reports to: FAYS Clinical Director and/or Program Director


Summary

The Family Support Specialist is part of the FAYS team and participates in planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual and family counseling and support sessions as well as providing skill-building services for at-risk youth and their families. The Family Support Specialist ensures ensure a high fidelity implementation family support services as described in the approved proposal and contract awarded by DFPS. This project is funded by the Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division (PEI) and the scope of work is subject to change as needed to ensure the project’s success and to meet funder requirements. Likewise, complementary changes may be made to projects or individual goals and expectations for employees based on agency/management strategic goals. This is a team project and team members are expected to be collegial, mutually supportive, and focused on excellent services to clients, fidelity to program models, and ethical provision of services.


Responsibilities

  • Understand the scope and breadth of the program’s scope of work and participate as part of a team of professionals in ensuring all services are delivered in accordance with the commitment to the funder.
  • Participates in ongoing program planning, monitoring and quality assurance activities.
  • Participate on the Performance and Quality Improvement processes ensuring services are being delivered with fidelity to model and contractual/licensing obligations.
  • Adhere to accreditation standards (as developed), licensing standards, and other policies/regulations.
  • Flexibly adapts to changes in staffing, program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized.
  • Professionally presents cases during staffing, participating in peer sharing and feedback to ensure program services are being delivered with fidelity and in the best interests of the client.
  • Actively develops referral sources and client load to ensure individual and team goals are met/exceeded.
  • Participate in community outreach, including active membership in relevant coalitions, and provide presentations/booths on universal child abuse prevention and agency programs that benefit the community.
  • Learn direct service methodologies employed by the Center and as required by funder.
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships at work sites, which may include the Center’s campus, schools, client homes, and other partnering organizations.
  • Carry out the following direct client services:
  • Immediate crisis intervention counseling.
  • Intake, assessment, and initial service plan development.
  • Individual, group, and family sessions.
  • Skills-based training for youths and their parents.
  • Service plan review and update.
  • Discharge planning.
  • On-call services for the FAYS Hotline.
  • Participates as part of the team in problem solving when issues arise that challenge service delivery and partnerships.
  • Performs other assignments as determined by the Family Support Supervisor and/or Program Director.


Skills

  • Knowledge of the State’s Services to FAYS Program.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to diverse individuals at all organizational levels.
  • A strong results orientation, openness to new ideas, and a proven ability to deliver a consistently high quality of service to clients.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized.


Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field and at least 2 years of professional experience in direct work with clients.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Must have driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, and maintain proof of current insurance at Texas minimum standards.
  • Must be able and willing to travel for trainings/meetings/conferences.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and lift and carry at least 25 pounds.


Personal & Professional Conduct

The first responsibility of all El Paso Center for Children employees is to ensure the safety, welfare, and dignity of the youth and families the Center serves, and to serve as positive role models for them. All employees must exemplify the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and abide by the Code of Conduct set forth in the Center’s Personnel Policies.


Flexibility

Every program at the Center is community and client-centric. Working with diverse partners to meet the needs of families in our community demands flexibility. The scope of work is subject to change based on the team’s performance and the funder’s expectations and on agency/management strategic goals. The flexibility needed in this role includes scheduling of meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.

 

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Counselor (LMSW, LPC or LPC-I)

El Paso, TX 79930
Full-time
Salary: $25.00 /hour

 

Summary
The Counselor is responsible for working collaboratively with the entire FAYS project (Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division) team to ensure a high fidelity implementation of counseling and family support services as described in the approved proposal and contract awarded by DFPS. The scope of work is subject to change as needed to ensure the each project’s success and to meet funders’ requirements. Likewise, complementary changes may be made to projects or individual goals and expectations for employees based on agency/management strategic goals. All Center for Children team members are expected to be collegial and collaborative, mutually supportive, and focused on excellent services to clients, fidelity to program models, and ethical provision of services.

This position is supervised by the FAYS Clinical Director


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintain high levels of customer service, with attention to nurturing and building relationships with clients seeking services.
  2. Ensure detailed knowledge of approved grants, contracts, requirements of the funders, and target populations.
  3. As individual talents and expertise dictate, take initiative to participate in developing/providing ongoing staff training.
  4. Must be/become expert in all required therapeutic/educational modalities utilized by the team. and/or specified in the grants.
  5. Conduct individual, family and crisis intervention counseling and family support sessions as defined in the FAYS contract.
  6. Conduct screening, assessment, and intakes. Services are carried out in the office and/or in multiple venues in the community.
  7. As part of a team delivering counseling services to a wide range of clients, be an excellent professional colleague, contributing personal and professional expertise and guidance to colleagues to support the most beneficial interventions possible for clients.
  8. Actively build relationships across agency teams and with community partners as needed, to generate targeted clients.
  9. Participate in all quality assurance systems and processes.
  10. Provide required data on performance metrics to supervisor as needed/requested.
  11. Be part of the team problem-solving process to overcome any barriers to counseling/program success.
  12. This role, as with most at the agency, requires flexibility includes in scheduling and when/where clients are seen for services.
  13. Develop personal skills to carry out each program’s goals.
  14. Ensure timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork regarding services and program activities to support accurate billing, excellent client services, and data management.
  15. Participate in on-call rotation of the crisis line.
  16. Make appropriate referrals to community resources and seek resources to support program and families.
  17. Provide crisis intervention to youth and families as needed.
  18. Participate in trainings, events, and activities.
  19. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Skills

  • Knowledge of the State’s Services to FAYS Program.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to diverse individuals at all organizational levels.
  • A strong results orientation, openness to new ideas, and a proven ability to deliver a consistently high quality of service to clients.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized.


Qualifications
Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be a licensed mental health professional (LMSW or LPC minimum) with at least one year of experience and education commensurate with one of the licensures noted. LPC-I is also acceptable.
  • Preference for a candidate with TF-CBT certification. If not certified, must be willing to attend online and in-person TF-CBT training, at a minimum.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, and maintain proof of current insurance at Texas minimum standards.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.


Position Classification & Compensation
The Counselor role is classified as an exempt, full-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s HR Manual, and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

 

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Graveyard Youth Careworker (Youth Shelter 11-17 yrs)

El Paso, TX 79930
Part-time
Salary: $14.00 /hour

 

Graveyard Therapeutic Caregiver/Youth Worker – Emergency Youth Shelter (11-17 years old) – Salary $14.00 per hour. Part-Time. Hours: Rotating schedule. Flexibility is required.


Responsibilities

  • Takes responsibility for reading the licensing standards and shelter manual, serving as part of an informed, collaborative, and enthusiastic team in helping to maintain a safe, licensing-compliant, and healthy environment. Adheres to accreditation standards (as developed), licensing standards, and other policies/regulations.
  • Continually engages with youth as primary caregiver.
  • Screen arrivals/referrals for placement, following guidelines, exercising good judgment, and reaching out to supervisors if/when there are items of concern.
  • Actively works with Case Manager to support progress on the service plan for each youth. This may include tasks such as helping youth build a resume, helping with homework, supporting healthy communication with peers and family, and engaging family members during visits.
  • Professionally interfaces with Child Protective Services, law enforcement, visitors, family, and other guests.
  • Ensures the safety of youth, staff, and visitors. Conducts safety checks and prevents youth from harming self or others. Safely transports youth to school, appointments, and outings.
  • Provides immediate crisis de-escalation, intervention, and mediation. Consistently offers calm, kind, and trauma-informed response to youth. Utilizes distraction and diversion techniques to de-escalate issues.
  • Continually seeks out youth’s strengths and actively engages in motivational interviewing techniques to help youth with coping and development of life skills.
  • Supports daily living in the shelter, including helping team members with meal preparation and housekeeping, and accurately administering and recording medications authorized for youth.
  • Maintains excellent, compliant, documentation of activities, including entering daily notes, documenting critical incidents, entering information on grant-related activities, and participating in data entry and data audits in agency and funder required databases.
  • Maintains a high level of personal accountability, seeks opportunities to learn, welcomes opportunities to improve/correct performance/behavior, and demonstrates thoughtfulness in making suggestions to improve the quality of services.
  • Assists in training and orienting new staff, supporting learning how to work effectively with youth and manage numerous details in a complex environment.
  • Participates in continuing education programs as required in the Center’s Personnel Policies.
  • May provide outreach to the community, as needed, including presentations, manning a booth for public education, etc.
  • Performs other assignments as determined by supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Driver’s license, insurance, vehicle and flexibility in transportation when schedule shifts are required/requested and/or when transportation needs for youth in residence exceed capacity of leased vehicle. Mileage is reimbursed for work-related travel.
  • Experience working with vulnerable, LGBTQI+, homeless, CSEC youth.
  • Must be fluent in English. Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.
  • Must be able to drive, sit, stand, walk, bend, lift up to 25 pounds, operate a computer, clearly communicate orally and in writing, listen to and interpret instructions.

 

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