Texas Works Paths to Success (TWPS), launched in 2020, is an innovative partnership program offering job training for qualifying Houston-area high school seniors and young adults to increase career opportunities. The goal of the TWPS program is to reduce the impacts of situational and intergenerational poverty of individuals and families. Participants learn new skills and develop confidence in their abilities, qualifying them to apply for jobs that offer better opportunities with a goal of increased housing stability, food security, improved educational and employment outcomes, and less reliance on public benefits.
HHSC is expanding the TWPS program through prospective partnerships with Texas Department of Family Services (DFPS) Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) programs and other high schools in targeted areas throughout Texas.
TWPS provides participants with career-specific training to increase job readiness, and comprehensive support services. Upon successful completion, participants are offered employment within HHSC Access and Eligibility Services (AES) as an eligibility Texas Works Advisor I, (responsible for determining eligibility for 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:
- Texas Works Advisor I starting annual salary is approximately $36,901
- Paid health care coverage for employees
- Average of 15 paid holidays per year
- Paid sick leave and vacation time
- Retirement benefits