FEATURED JOB OPENING: House Parents - Amarillo, TX

FEATURED JOB OPENING: House Parents - Amarillo, TX



Posted: 5/10/2022

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

Amarillo Children's Home seeks a married husband and wife to serve as House Parents for children and teens from backgrounds of abuse and neglect.

 

For 98 years, Amarillo Children's Home has helped children thrive in a family-oriented Christian 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 6-8 children ages K-12. They take children to school and church, prepare meals, help with homework, teach life skills, take the family on vacation, and much more. They're the ones who challenge and encourage children to become their best.

 

  • We offer competitive salaries ($47,000/couple),
  • $1,000 Relocation Assistance
  • Support and training from a caring administrative team who are available to help 24/7.
  • Excellent benefits package includes a private apartment with paid utilities and a grocery allowance,
  • Robust medical, dental and vision insurance at low cost; medical plan costs range from zero to $30/mo. depending on the plan selected. 
  • Generous paid time off in addition to regular weekly days off
  • A 401k retirement plan with excellent company match.
  • Situated in the heart of Amarillo, Texas, a mid-sized city with a small-town feel.  Nearby attractions include Palo Duro Canyon https://palodurocanyon.com/ .
  • For more about ACH benefits, visit https://amarillochildrenshome.org/careers and click on the “View Benefits” bar.

Qualifications: Applicants must be a legally married husband and wife willing to relocate to our location.  Qualified applicants will demonstrate sound judgment and good moral character, will have the ability to work with groups of youth from traumatic backgrounds, and will be able to serve as a role model for youth.

Additionally, 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. 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 in their apartment, that includes a full kitchen, living area, two bedrooms and bathroom. 

 

Due to requirements of the interview process, we are unable to consider candidates who live outside of the United States.
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 expectations
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