SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CBS Houston) – A job fair was held Thursday by a children’s home for immigrant child care.
The St. Peter-St. Joseph’s Children’s Home is looking to hire up to 60 people for the to help facilitate the addition of 56 beds for immigrant children, KSAT-TV reports.
“We’re hiring a bunch of daycare workers and direct-care workers,” St. PJ’s Children’s Home CEO James Castro told KSAT. “We’re hiring case managers, therapists, and you need the support staff. So we’re hiring cooks and maintenance folks as well.”
The children’s home which has a contract with the federal government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement. The staff wants to help the immigrant children heal from the trauma they have gone through.
“(We’re) trying to help them find a place to live, feel safe, you know?” Carlos Ramirez, an applicant for the job fair, told KSAT. “I think it would be very gratifying.”
The mission to help the immigrant children was on the mind of many of the applicants at the job fair.
“For me, it’s God’s calling,” Luis Garcia told KSAT. “I’ve always worked with young people, with children. At my local church, I volunteered a lot, working with youth in crisis.”
The positions St. PJ’s are filling will be temporary, but officials are hoping to open a second shelter where jobs would be permanent.