Ministering Houseparents - Union City, GA
Ministering Houseparents - Union City, GA
***Please apply if you understand that this is an employment opportunity for legally married couples that will live on our residential campus in UNION CITY, GEORGIA.
Each spouse must apply individually and submit a resume and cover letter.
Christian City Children's Village is looking for a mission-minded, legally married husband and wife team to be Houseparents on our 35-acre residential campus in Union City, Georgia. Houseparents serve as missionaries on campus, guiding children in a gentle, caring way and helping the ministry in other vital ways. Houseparents are tender and patient caregivers, Christ-like role models, educational supporters, and spiritual mentors. They provide structure and teach life principles and values to help each child live to their highest potential. Houseparents work as a part of a collaborative team and help with some ministry needs that are not directly related to houseparenting.
Houseparenting is a very demanding position that requires a great deal of flexibility. Houseparents must have a personal relationship with the Lord to rely on his strength, guidance, and wisdom to provide quality care to the children in their care and promote partnership with the bio families of the children they serve. In addition, houseparents must enjoy and appreciate being a part of a community. They will work collaboratively with other Children's Village houseparents, staff, volunteers, and partners to facilitate the program's success. Houseparents are expected to have a "glasshouse" mentality as staff will regularly visit the children in the home, and tours of the house are occasionally given to supporters, volunteers, and other guests.
Christian City Children’s Village houseparents’ primary duties are to:
Provide Care and Supervision of Children
Spiritually Develop the youth in their care
Attend church services on a regular basis to include, but not limited to Sunday morning, Sunday evening, Wednesday evening, and other services/programs which are appropriate.
Develop youth in their social skills and personal conduct.
Provide structure and activities to include time for meals, chores, homework, play, Christian education/worship, and various off-campus activities.
Support the educational development of our youth.
Manage the household.
Keep the home well kept.
Help with campus grounds keeping and the maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
Support marketing and fundraising efforts
Participate in fundraising activities.
Support the overall campus community.
Keep up to date on licensure rules and regulations, and best practices for trauma informed care.
Minimum Length of Marriage: 2 years. Preferred 5 years.
High School diploma: college diploma or trade school certification is preferred.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with at-risk kids is preferred; having knowledge of the unique challenges emotionally impaired children pose is very helpful.
Must be able to successfully complete certification in CPR/ First Aid
A demonstrated maturity in working with others, particularly in stressful or difficult environments.
Coachable: Has a coachable, trainable disposition Household Management: Can manage a household of at-risk children
Valid Driver’s License: Has and maintains a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a program vehicle to transport children without restrictions.
Biological/adoptive children must be high school age or older, no more than 2 youth allowed in the home.
Has demonstrated good driving skills and has a clean driving history.
An ability to Pass the criminal background check and other possible background checks.
BENEFITS OF BEING A HOUSEPARENT COUPLE
Competitive Salary ( 50,000-$55,000 per couple)
Housing, utilities & meals are provided by nature of the job.
Full Cost of health, dental and vision insurance premiums paid for by employer.
Houseparents quarters located within main home.
Dependent children’s bedrooms are nicely furnished.
Discounted tuition to select private schools for school aged dependent children.
9 consecutive days of off time each month.
Company vehicles use while on duty.
Monthly In-service Training
Use of the many recreational amenities on campus, such as outdoor pool, weight room and full-size gym for personal use.
Salary range reflected in post is the total compensation package for couple.
To apply: both spouses must submit a copy of their resume and cover letter.
Location: Union City, GA