FEATURED JOB OPENING: House Parents - Amarillo, TX


FEATURED JOB OPENING: House Parents - Amarillo, TX

Posted: 9/29/2021

You and your spouse can make a difference for children in foster care!

Amarillo Children's Home seeks a married husband and wife to work together as House Parents for at-risk youth. Amarillo Children's Home provides a loving home for children from backgrounds of abuse and neglect in a family-style setting. Our mission is to restore the identity of children that they may realize their great value and be a blessing to others.

Our House Parents serve as parents to a group of children ages K-12, grouped by age and gender.  Each home serves up to 8 children, and the House Parents live on-site in an adjacent apartment.  House Parents take children to school, church and appointments, prepare meals, provide academic support, provide safety and security, take the family on vacation, and much more. They challenge and encourage children to become their best. House Parents receive training and support from a caring administrative team who are available to help 24/7.


We offer competitive salaries, plus training and excellent benefits, including a private apartment with utilities, relocation assistance, a grocery allowance, medical and dental insurance, generous paid time off and a 401k retirement plan with excellent company match.

Applicants must be a legally married husband and wife willing to work together and live on site.  Qualified applicants will demonstrate sound judgment and good moral character, and have no disqualifying criminal history.  They must be able to work with youth from traumatic backgrounds and serve as good role models for children and teens. House Parents may have up to two biological children live with them in their provided apartment.  A pet is allowed with some limitations, in accordance with ACH guidelines (request during application process).  

House Parent Job Duties include 

  • Provide supervision and emotional safety for youth
  • Provide for the emotional needs of youth by providing praise, empathy, optimism, and respect
  • Provide for the social needs of youth by teaching social skills and fostering healthy relationships
  • Provide for the spiritual needs of youth by participating as a Christian example on and off campus, encouraging youth’s spiritual growth, participate in regular spiritual devotionals, and when on duty at Amarillo Children’s Home, attend church with the cottage youth regularly.
  • Provide for the academic and vocational development of youth by working with school personnel, establishing specific goals, and assisting youth in achieving their goals.
  • Provide helpful feedback related to the youth’s progress in accordance with their goals and ACH's program
  • Manage funds for the home including a checking account and cash for youth activities. Prepare regular accounting and reports for funds. 
  • Maintain the cleanliness of cottages that includes the inside and outside locations in compliance with state contract and minimum standard requirements, health standards, and administration expectations so that a positive image is presented
  • Provide transportation for youth in care on a regular basis, including to school, work, extracurricular activities, medical appointments, and other activities as needed
  • Maintain records and documentation as required by state contract and minimum standards, health standards, and ACH expectation

Qualifications: Applicants must be 21 + years of age, fluent in English, possess a valid drivers' license and good driving record, pass drug and tuberculosis screenings, and pass thorough background checks including fingerprints. Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. College coursework in social work, psychology, education or related is preferred. Experience working with youth is strongly preferred. House Parents may have up to two of their own children and one pet living on campus with them (see FAQ section on our Careers website for more information). 

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