Full Time Lubbock, TX Texas Health and Human Services

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Texas Health and Human Services is seeking candidates for a position of Barber/Cosmetologist on Full Time basis located at Lubbock, TX. Do not forget to review the job posting carefully before apply online.

Job Title: Barber/Cosmetologist
Company Name: Texas Health and Human Services
Job Location: Lubbock, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Government Administration
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence.

The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers

The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program , which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits , a lifetime monthly retirement annuity as well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you!

The Barber/Cosmetologist performs moderately complex (journey-level) barber or cosmetology work. The position involves the maintenance of the beauty salon, to include inventory/requisition of supplies and ensuring that the environment meets cleanliness standards. The position will ensure that appropriate sterilization methods are used to ensure the health and safety of the individuals served. The barber/cosmetologist develops a schedule of services, ensuring services are available to all individuals who require them in a timely manner. The barber/cosmetologist will consult with individuals and assigned staff to determine the preferred style or service for the individual. The services performed may include, but not be limited to haircuts, shampooing, hair styling, permanent color/treatments, shaving, and beard trimming. The barber/cosmetologist is responsible for maintaining records of services performed. This position may communicate with residential staff to provide instruction on proper care for

an individual. The barber/cosmetologist will function under general supervision with moderate latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions

Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating

schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Performs services for residents as requested, to include but not be limited to cuts, shampoos, combs, and styles hair; gives permanent waves; applies color rinse.

Communicates with residents and staff to determine the preferred service for the individual.

Works with residential staff and managers to develop a schedule for providing services, maintains a schedule of appointments, and maintains records of all work performed.

Inventories and requests supplies through appropriate sources.

Uses appropriate sterilization methods to sanitize, sterilizes scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments,

ensuring that all supplies are in good condition.

Performs basic housekeeping services as needed to beauty shop or other work station to include sanitizing area

and floors.

Sorts and inventories soiled linens for laundry and counts and stores clean linens. (5%)

May perform other barber/cosmetology services, to include shaving, beard and mustache trims, manicure nails, arch eyebrows, gives scalp treatments, and applies facials.

May work with staff to provide information and instruction to others on recommended haircare based on the needs of the individual.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities

Knowledge of formal barber/cosmetology techniques for performing hair care/hair styling on various types of hair.

Knowledge of sanitation standards for equipment, tools and location of services to be performed.

Ability to use judgment to perform barber/cosmetology services on individuals according to the preference of the person served.

Ability to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing in order to accomplish goals.

Ability to organize/prioritize work assignments (requests for hair care, etc.) to ensure that all services are

performed in a timely manner.

Ability to problem solve as issues arise in the performance of job duties.

Ability to work professionally with residents and staff on all levels to ensure a harmonious work environment.

Ability to maintain the beauty shop, other locations where services are to be performed, and supplies in a safe and

sanitary manner.

Registration Or Licensure Requirements

Must be licensed as a Class A barber or as a cosmetologist by the Texas Department of Licensing and


Initial Selection Criteria

  • Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent.
  • At least six (6) months experience working as a barber or cosmetologist; one (1) year is preferred.
  • Personal or employment experience with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is preferred.

Additional Information

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18–25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.

COVID-19 Precaution(s)

Personal protective equipment required and provided

Temperature screenings

Social distancing guidelines in place

Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Vaccines available for employees

MOS Code

Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: SH, 3M0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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