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Therapeutic Childcare Specialist

Since its inception in 1893, Helping Hand Home for Children has been a leader in the field of child welfare and residential treatment. With a commitment to best practices and evidence-based services, our mission is to provide a nurturing and therapeutic home for severely abused children to receive treatment before returning them to a family setting. We are currently looking for trustworthy individuals to fill our Therapeutic Childcare Specialist role at our 24-hour licensed residential facility.

We provide an initial 2.5-week full-time paid training program, with our next hire classes beginning on May 13th & May 27th.


Who you are:

Emotionally Resilient.




Although not required, many of our Therapeutic Childcare Specialists have backgrounds in psychology, social work, child development, or related fields.


What you’ll do:

Build nurturing relationships with the children using the Trust-Based Relationship Intervention model (TBRI).

Assist children with day-to-day needs including implementing schedules, supervising activities, administering medications, and teaching/coaching the children on a variety of life skills.

Complete regular documentation and reports accurately and on time (e.g., medical monitoring, progress notes, etc.)


What you’ll love about us:

Company Culture. In our 2022 employee climate survey, the three most often words used to describe our culture were “collaborative", "supportive", and "empathetic”.

Comprehensive Health Benefits. 100% employer-paid medical and dental coverage.

Future Preparation. 401(k) plan, income protection for short- and long-term disability, and life insurance.

Continue your Education. Tuition assistance for eligible employees.


Required Qualifications:

Physically able to use authorized crisis intervention techniques.

Hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Flexibility with hours; ability to work weekends, holidays, and occasional overnights as needed.