Careers

Careers

The Settlement Home for Children is an innovative non-profit rooted in 100 years of tradition in the Austin community. We are looking for talented and skilled individuals to be a part of our cutting edge, child-focused and well respected agency.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

If you are interested in applying for one of our open positions, please send a cover letter, indicating the position for which you are applying, and a resume. Email attachments are preferred, but fax and US Mail are accepted. If you submitted your resume or an application in the past, please resubmit it for current openings.

OPEN POSITIONS (updated 6/9/2016):

Full Time Youth Care Counselor 
Various full-time day shifts available. 

  • At least 21 years old.
  • Bachelor's degree and/or residential treatment experience preferred.
  • Possess good character and act as a role model for children and their families.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity toward children and be able to understand dynamics of individual and group behavior.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record (no more than 3 violations in a 3 year period).
  • No past history of DWI or DUI.
  • Physical capability to complete Restraint Training and exhibit skills in safely administering physical holds as needed.
  • Good vision, hearing, and mobility essential to provide effective direct youth care management of emotionally troubled children.

Awake Night Youth Care Counselor 

There are currently several Awake Night YCC positions open. Schedules are Sun.-Wed. 11 p.m. - 9 a.m.; Fri. and Sat. 11 p.m. - 9 a.m.

  • At least 21 years old.
  • Bachelor's degree and/or residential treatment experience preferred. 
  • Possess good character and act as a role model for children and their families.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity toward children and be able to understand dynamics of individual and group behavior.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record (no more than 3 violations in a 3 year period).
  • No past history of DWI or DUI.
  • Physical capability to complete Restraint Training and exhibit skills in safely administering physical holds as needed.
  • Good vision, hearing, and mobility essential to provide effective direct youth care management of emotionally troubled children.

 

Houseparent 
There are currently several houseparent positions open. Shifts are: Wed. 9 a.m. to Sat. 5 p.m. or Sat. 4 p.m. to Wed. 1 p.m.

This is a LIVE-IN position for half of the week. Wednesday 9 a.m. through Saturday at 5 p.m. or Saturday 4 p.m. through Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Duties: (partial list of duties)

  • Live on-site half of the week
  • Therapeutic supervision and care of the youth to insure their safety and health
  • Ability to learn and implement the Trust Based Relational Intervention® model
  • Give guidance and supervision to the youth and serve as a role model
  • Plan and implement recreational, leisure and enrichment activities
  • Document daily activities and significant incidents of each youth
  • Maintain a therapeutic mindset during every interaction with each youth
  • Dispense medications, as needed
  • Perform physical holds, as needed, when a resident is a danger to themselves or others

Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years old.
  • Houseparents live on-campus during their shift.
  • Bachelor's degree and/or residential treatment experience preferred.
  • Possess good character and act as a role model for children and their families.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity toward children and be able to understand dynamics of individual and group behavior.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record (no more than 3 violations in a 3 year period).
  • No past history of DWI or DUI.
  • Physical capability to complete Restraint Training and exhibit skills in safely administering physical holds as needed.
  • Good vision, hearing, and mobility essential to provide effective direct youth care management of emotionally troubled children.

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