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Cookson Hills Christian Ministries

House Parent

Cookson Hills Christian Ministries
Kansas, Oklahoma, United States


Date Posted: 01/22/2013
Categories: House Parent
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Cookson Hills offers residential education and  thereapeutic services to children and families. A one thousand acre campus  nestled in the hills of northeast Oklahoma provide a rustic and restorative  setting for both children and staff to thrive.
Our unique community of care includes four core elements: • Family style living, • ACSI accredited and highly individualized education, • Professional counseling and • Robust recreational opportunities. These four programs are infused with our unique blend of trauma informed  relational efforts to offer a child an extremely well rounded chance to make  peace with their past, embrace their present and prepare for their future.
Houseparent Qualifications: A Christian couple with good communication and  interpersonal skills, teachable, fair, discerning, honest, good housekeeping  and organizational skills. College preferred, High school grad or equivalent  required.
Primary Tasks: Provide a family like environment wherein children can learn  basic life skills, effective interpersonal skills,, observe healthy parental  models, gain a sense of belonging and safety, and esperience unconditional love  and support. Cooperate with supervisory support team to accomplish the child's  goals of placement. Follow a daily schedule to meet the children's needs,  document significant occurrences, complete monthly progress reports, provide  opportunity for community participation. Provide guidance in money management,  supervise and help with household chores. Plan and implement daily devotions  with family group, assist with homework, maintain an atmosphere of love,  acceptance, and order in the cottage.
Secondary Tasks: Maintain home in a clean and orderly manner, care for minor  illnesses, train children in household management, keep the exterior of the  house clean, orderly, and in good repair. Houseparents may be assigned other  duties in support of other ministry objectives as needed.               Website: www.cooksonhills.org