Work with STARRY

STARRY is committed to employing best practice standards, based on Christian values, to meet the administrative, financial, organizational, and ministerial needs of our family of ministries. An excellent compensation and benefits package is provided.

STARRY is a separate nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and hiring decisions are made individually by our ministry based on our own needs. It is the policy of Children At Heart Ministries and affiliates not to keep unsolicited resumes on file. A criminal history affidavit is required for candidates applying to positions at STARRY.

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Principle Job Function: The Counselor II is responsible for providing counseling services to at-risk children and families in the Bellmead area and will serve as a team member of the Waco office.

Work with families in the community meeting STAR or Universal Prevention eligibility: (1) 0-17 years of age; (2) Runaway youth (either currently or threatening); (3) Truant youth; (4) Abused children (experiencing abuse, insufficient for CPS case; (5) At-risk youth for other behavioral problems; (6) Youth involved in deferred prosecution with juvenile probation; (7) Youth placed in residential care for family conflict to reunify family.

Focus area:

• Serve populations that have been historically underserved in McLennan County, including Hispanic and African American residents, as well as people who are living below the poverty line
• Conduct services in areas that provide the most accessibility for community members in order to remove barriers to accessing mental health services
• Report on services and collaborations to the Program Leaders, Team Supervisor, and United Way funders
• Work to increase equity and inclusion in the Waco office by creating and maintaining community relationships and referral sources
• Assist the program in increasing access for diverse populations by educating, empowering, and equipping staff to meet the needs of the community

We believe that to best serve the community, cultural diversity must be centered in the work we do. Our goal is to have a staff that most adequately represents the diverse languages and ethnicities of the populations that we serve. Hence, we strongly encourage people of color and bi-lingual professionals to apply.

Education and Experience: Applicant must have a master’s degree in counseling, social work, or other human services field and related licensure (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LPC Intern). One year of experience in working with at-risk youth and families. If hired, intern applicants must procure their own board-approved supervisor outside of the agency. 

Status: Part-time

Consideration: If you would like to be considered as a candidate for this position please fill out an application, and send along with resume, and brief letter of interest to

Principle Job Function: The Family Engagement Specialist delivers trauma-informed TBRI® coaching, education, and therapeutic transportation and visitation services that equip families with skills to increase bonding, attachment, and safety for foster children. This part-time position reports to the STARRY Foster Care Director, and interacts with STARRY foster parents, children, biological parents, STARRY staff and DFPS case workers. Additionally, this position must understand and support the mission of STARRY/Children at Heart Ministries.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Psychology, or similar field (with strong preference for applicants with experience utilizing Trust-Based Relational intervention®) and two years of experience working with children and families. Spanish speaking preferred.

For further information regarding the Family Engagement Specialist Part-Time position, please read the job description here.

Consideration: If you would like to be considered as a candidate for this position please fill out an application, and send along with resume, and brief letter of interest to

Employment ApplicationConsumer Authorization and DisclosureCriminal History Affidavit

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
— Psalm 147:3
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