The Texas Works Paths to Success program offers training and educational resources that enable participants to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Partnering with local organizations and high schools, participants who complete the training program begin their careers with Health and Human Services, supporting those in need in their communities. After following the path to full-time employment, participants then have access to additional personal and professional development and growth opportunities. Ultimately, the unique program offered by Texas Health and Human Services aims to reduce the effects of situational and generational poverty by increasing economic self-sufficiency, educational opportunities, and housing stability of its participants.
HHSC is expanding the TWPS program through partnerships with high schools and the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) programs offered by the Texas Department of Family Services in certain geographic regions of Texas.
TWPS provides participants with career-specific training to increase job readiness, and comprehensive support services. Upon successful completion, participants are offered employment within the Access and Eligibility Services division of Texas Health and Human Services as a Texas Works Advisor I, responsible for determining eligibility for benefit programs like Medicaid, SNAP, TANF and CHIP.
Participants must be either a high school senior from a TWPS partnership high school or a young adult aging out of foster care.
Job benefits for HHS positions include:
- Competitive annual salary (Texas Works Advisor I starting annual salary is approximately $36,901)
- 100% employer paid health care coverage for full-time employees
- Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
- Retirement benefits
- Limited tuition reimbursement
- Career growth opportunities