Overnight and Daytime and Weekend shifts available

Safe Haven for Kids is the first emergency shelter for children in the Rio Grande Valley. We work with children from backgrounds of abuse and neglect, and our goal is to maintain a safe, therapeutic home so that they may ultimately thrive in a healthy family setting. We offer residential services on an emergency basis, and we're located in Alamo, Texas.

The Child Care Worker works to provide a stable, safe, and healing environment for the children in our care. Safe Haven for Kids uses the TCU Trust-Based Relational Intervention model as the foundation of our program. A one-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, service planning, residential services, the science of developmental trauma, or life skills coaching.

Essential Functions

  • 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 service 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 when necessary

  • Complete required regular forms and reports accurately

  • Contribute to maintaining 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.

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


  • $8.50 to $9.00 per hour depending on experience, with $0.50 per hour increase after satisfactorily completing 90 days of employment. 


  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be physically able to use authorized crisis intervention techniques

  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

  • Must pass FBI background check, fingerprinting, drug screen and TB test. 
  • Must be flexible with hours and able to work weekends, holidays, and occasional overnights as needed

After reading the functions and requirements of the Child Care Worker position and you are interested in submitting an application, please enter your information in the boxes below and a Safe Haven staff will contact you!

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