ACH Child and Family Services offers social services professionals numerous settings to help children and families. Learn a little more about each of the types of career opportunities available in our programs. Community Services
Assessment, Intervention and Referral Services (AIRS) Specialists provide primary and time-sensitive assessment and crisis intervention response to telephone callers, walk-in clients and non-crisis voicemail/email inquiries for assistance or program information and provide referrals to ACH programs and other community agencies. AIRS specialists also offer in-depth knowledge to ACH staff concerning community resources available to youth and families with specialized needs.
Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. An essential part of Safe Place is getting the word out about the program to students and community members through school presentations, community events and youth-centered marketing. Letting youth know they have options in escaping bad situations and helping them take an active role in creating healthier living situations through the network of programs offered by ACH is a rewarding opportunity for staff.
To search and apply for current community services opportunities, please
visit our application portal
Foster Care and Adoption
Foster Care and Adoption Specialists provide clinical and technical support to foster parents through intensive case management services, crisis management, home visits, weekly contact, monitoring standards compliance, documentation, ongoing training and advocacy. Foster Care and Adoption Specialists also work to help children achieve permanency through caring adoptive homes.
ACH partners with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to find permanent homes for the children in care who cannot safely return home or who need a forever home. ACH’s Foster Care and Adoption Specialists help place foster children with adoptive families. They work closely with the child, adoptive parents, DFPS, the courts and other staff to ensure a successful transition.
To search and apply for current foster care and adoption opportunities, please
visit our application portal. Our Community Our Kids
Foster Care Redesign is an important project for foster children in Texas and Our Community Our Kids’ (OCOK) staff are committed to the improvement of the foster care experience and to the urgent pursuit for permanency for foster children.
Partnering with the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS), the courts, child placing agencies, foster parents, local providers, and child advocates in our specific counties and across the state provides rewarding opportunities for OCOK staff to help the children, youth, and families in our community that have been impacted by abuse and neglect.
To search and apply for current OCOK opportunities, please
visit our application portal Residential Services
ACH Youth Care Specialists provide safety, basic care, a supportive learning experience, and empathic adult guidance to children and youth in residential care. Staff members work with a small group of children or youth, ages 4 to 17, providing direct care including recreation, and teaching life skills and appropriate behaviors. Residential Services staff work to build on youths’ strengths, assist them to create solutions, and discover hope for the future.
ACH’s LIFE (Learning Independence From Experience) Project staff provide an essential role in the lives of homeless young adults and young adults who have aged out of foster care. Young people who have aged out of state custody are at extreme risk of poverty, homelessness or institutionalization without help. LIFE Project staff work with young adults, ages 18 to 22, helping them secure affordable housing, obtain health care, continue their educations and find jobs.
To search and apply for current residential opportunities, please
visit our application portal