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Why You’ll Love This Job

The Therapeutic Childcare Specialist works to provide a stable, safe, and healing environment for the children in our care. HHH uses the TCU Trust-Based Relationship Intervention model as the foundation of our program. A three-week paid training program is provided. This role might be a good fit for people interested in direct care, child development, trauma-informed care, mental health, attachment theory and practice, social work, relationship-based therapy, treatment planning, or life skills coaching.

Salary and Benefits

  • Minimum of $19 per hour, depending upon experience. Entry-level employees are eligible for a pay increase after six months of employment.
  • Full-time employees receive employer-paid health and dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), tuition assistance, and 26 days of PTO annually.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach and role-model a variety of social, problem solving, academic, recreational, and self-help skills
  • Implement motivational and discipline plans and effective teaching techniques taught in training or outlined in individualized treatment plans for the children
  • Build relationships with the children through mutual respect, positive feedback, and consistency
  • Actively and enthusiastically lead and participate in activities
  • Safely use crisis intervention techniques to manage aggressive behavior
  • Complete required regular forms and reports accurately
  • Contribute to building a home-like, therapeutic environment
  • Set boundaries in a nurturing, supportive way
  • What we look for: patience, empathy, emotional resilience, flexibility, punctuality
  • Part- or full-time hours available. Currently hiring for our Spring training class.



  • Must be physically able to use authorized crisis intervention techniques
  • Valid drivers license with clean driving record
  • Must be flexible with hours and able to work weekends, holidays, and occasional overnights as needed

Helpful but not required: Social Services degree and/or experience; experience working with children.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 96707