Texas Works Path to Success (TWPS) launched in 2020 as an innovative partnership pilot program to offer job training for qualifying Houston-area high school seniors and young adults to increase their career opportunities after successful program completion. The goal of the program is to reduce the impact of situational and generational poverty by increasing participants’ economic self-reliance, housing stability and educational advancement.
HHSC is continuing its partnerships with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, Houston Independent School District, and Texans Can Academies, and is seeking to expand the TWPS program through prospective partnerships with Houston Alumni and Youth (HAY) Center and Covenant House Texas. This expansion will target former foster youth and homeless youth in the Houston area.
TWPS Career Pathways
- HHS Texas Works Advisor I: Connects Texans in need of financial, food and medical assistance to benefits programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Medicaid. Texas Works Advisors conduct research and interview applicants to get financial and personal information to determine eligibility for benefits.
- HHS Texas Works Clerk: Provides essential clerical services to keep the office operating in an efficient manner. Works face-to-face with customers and helps answer questions related to benefits.
Participants who successfully complete the HHS Texas Works Advisor I or Clerical pathway and have a high school diploma (or equivalent) will be hired in a Houston-area eligibility office.
Job benefits for HHS positions include:
- Clerk starting annual salary is approximately $24,375
- Texas Works Advisor I starting annual salary is approximately $29,520
- Paid health care coverage for employees
- Average of 15 paid holidays per year
- Paid sick leave and vacation time
- Retirement benefits