House Parent Couples - Temecula, CA

House Parent Couples - Temecula, CA

Posted: 12/10/2011 - 8:58 pm

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Thessalonika Family Services is currently accepting applications for Home Parent positions. The following information will provide you a broad overview of the position as well as an understanding of its distinct responsibilities and qualifications.

The Home Parent position is one in which a married couple is hired to move into one of our 6 Temecula area group homes where they take up full-time residence as surrogate parental care-givers with the 6 children who are placed in that home for the couple to live with and care for. With our homes, the children have a safe refuge away from the environments of abuse and neglect from which they were many times removed and are then placed with us to nurture and encourage. Our goal is to bring the children to a place of wholeness so they might graduate from our program and be reunited with an appropriate part of their biological family or possibly be placed with a wonderful foster family who will raise them to adulthood.

The Home Parent will learn to provide leadership, nurture, and understanding unique to the children's emotional needs. They will plan group outings and activities, help with meal preparation, assist with homework and academic projects, keep the home organized and clean, and attend to the children's spiritual nurture. Likewise, the Home Parent will be directly involved in the implementation of treatment interventions and strategies designed to help the children succeed. In so doing, they will function as part of a therapeutic treatment team of staff working together to provide the appropriate role modeling and mentoring the children will require in order to recover from the affects of trauma and abuse they have suffered.

If you have no prior college education or work experience in the field, we will provide you the training, the tools, and support to help you succeed in this vital service to special needs children. Your receptivity to training, supervision, instruction, and personal growth will facilitate your coming on board to team with our staff as you positively impact the lives of some pretty special kids.

To be considered for a position the couple must be able to successfully pass fingerprinted criminal history background checks. Secondly, both husband and wife must have held State driver's licenses for at least two (2) years.

In terms of monthly work schedules, the Home Parent couple will work a 9-day work shift followed by 5-day extended weekend every other week. When the Home Parents have their 5 days off at the end of their 9-day shift, another set of staff will supervise the children in their absence by staying with the children the entire time. The Home Parents are free to either leave the premises or stay on-site during their entire time off. During the course of the Home Parents 9-day work shift, there will alsoThere are also other scheduled off-duty times during the workweek as well.

The Home Parents are provided the master bedroom/bathroom quarters that are designated solely for their use alone. The couple's combined annual income is approximately $49,000.00 and represents gross wages paid after living expenses such as food, utilities, rent, etc. have already been paid by Thessalonika Family Services.

Pertaining to paid benefits, the Home Parent position provides annual paid vacation in addition to paid medical/dental insurance, sick pay, long term disability insurance, as well as paid holiday's.

We are looking for couples who have integrity as well as the heart to serve children by providing them the love, structure, and nurture the kids never had the privilege of enjoying. Our desire is to hire staff who will invest their time, their hearts, as well as their energies into building trusting relationships with children and thus provide the foundational key (relationship) that initiates the wonderful transformation process of rebuilding broken lives.

We view our ministry as a very practical way of putting into practice the spirit of James 1:27 which says: "This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress..."

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