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Heartlight Ministries

Residential Staff

Heartlight Ministries
Longview, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 02/13/2009
Categories: Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Job Description Summary: The residential staff is the backbone and blessing of the Heartlight residential program and Christian boarding school for struggling teens. It is through these life-on-life relationships that residential staff are able to communicate wisdom, directives, hope, and encouragement to the 48 young people that live at Heartlight. The relationship formed between residential staff and residents provides a bridge of communication that supports, sustains, and brings effectiveness to the counseling arena and program activities, and further creates an atmosphere of love and acceptance of a child that is longing to work through difficult circumstances in hopes of returning home as soon as possible.

We ask that each residential staff pour their life into 8 kids for a year, working with and through difficult situations, giving them a taste of the character of God, and giving them a part of your life. It is our hopes that each young person will be given a new hope, new direction, and a new start in life, as a result of the quality, professionalism, and personal relationships, demonstrated by each of the 20 residential staff.

This position also provides assistance and support for the House Director in insuring the mission of the organization is carried out; understands primary duties and responsibilities cited below which provide a framework but may not be inclusive of appropriate activities required of this position for efficient functioning of the organization.

Age: Residential staff are usually single and mostly range from 24-35 years of age.

Salary Description: First 6 months - $1,200 a month. After 6 months, salary would increase to $1,400 a month. After 12 months, an increase in salary to $1,600 a month. Heartlight provides room and board and activities for all of the residential staff

Company Description: Heartlight is a residential counseling opportunity and Christian boarding school dedicated to helping adolescents and their families work through difficult situations. Heartlight is committed to the belief that an atmosphere of relationships creates an arena for change. See our website here:

Education: No training or college degree is required. Extensive on-campus training is performed.

Background Check: All potential staff of Heartlight are given extensive background checks and psychological testing to insure that they are appropriate for working with teenagers.

Facility: 100 acre wooded campus within a reasonable drive to either Shreveport or the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and just a few minutes from the city of Longview, Texas. Heartlight offers first-class facilities and excellent training.

Contact: Emily Roberts at or 903-668-2173 ext. 24