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Patrick Henry Family Services


Patrick Henry Family Services
Brookneal, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 01/22/2010
Categories: House Parent
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Our focus is Prevention

Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation is a unique, Christian, residential child-care ministry for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 17. Our purpose is to offer a haven for children from turbulent domestic situations. We focus on prevention, and reach out to disadvantaged children before they are scarred by neglect or abuse. We subscribe to the old adage that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

Providing a Family Structure

Our children reside in cottages under the care of an experienced married couple who are dedicated to providing a nurturing, structured family environment. By modeling a Christian family lifestyle, our program teaches interpersonal skills, moral values, work ethics and citizenship. Children are required to attend regular church services, go to public schools, and are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of social and family activities.

For many of these children, Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation becomes the home they never had. Here is where they receive the patience they've never known, their first praise for a job well-done, and their first realization that their future can be better than the past.

We are currently looking to fill the position of Houseparent Couple

Seeking married Christian couples to serve as relief houseparents in our preventive residential program. We provide loving, Christian care for at-risk boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 17. Successful houseparents do everything that successful parents do--teaching life skills, helping with homework, preparing meals, etc. Must be able to model a Christian lifestyle and walk to the children in your care. The job is difficult and demanding, but also rewarding. Relief houseparents rotate between our residential cottages and serve as the houseparents when the permanent houseparents are off. This will typically be for six days at a time. Relief houseparents are off six days per month in addition to two weeks paid vacation. Housing and utilities are provided, along with a generous benefit package.

The job is demanding and challenging but also very rewarding!

Visit our Employment page to Download an Employment Application.

If you have any questions, please EMAIL or call 434-376-2006 and speak to Lola Smith, Administrative Assistant.