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Patrick Henry Family Services


Patrick Henry Family Services
Brookneal, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 02/08/2016
Categories: House Parent
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Patrick Henry Family Services (PHFS), a growing Christian organization, offers an outstanding compensation package for its full time staff members. PHFS provides a competitive salary and pays 100% of the premiums for employee health insurance, short and long term disbility insurance, and life insurance along with a substantial portion of the health insurance premium for dependent coverage.  A generous contribution to a health reimbursement account.  Piad vacation, sick, and personal leave are provided.  Retirement contributions to an SEP are provided beginning with two years of service.


Job Description


Job Title: Houseparent

Department: Department of Residential Care

Reports to: Direct Child Care Staff Manager

Status: Exempt



Job Summary:


The male/female houseparent couple is to serve as surrogate parents and operate the home with the value of a Christian home. They are to function as a team with responsibility for the safety, training, ongoing supervision, discipline and happiness of the children in the home.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Determine and provide for the ongoing needs of the residents
  • Determine the ongoing needs of the cottage/walk thru checklist
  • Administer medications to residents per physician orders
  • Educational role – grades, study hall
  • Prepare nutritious meals for residents
  • Develop and supervise chore assignments for the residents
  • Maintain the equipment and promote safety standards
  • Schedule and attend medical/dental/counseling appointments for the residents
  • Provide non-denominational religious training for the residents
  • Attend church services with residents
  • Meet with case manager and administrative staff to review residents’ goals and service plans
  • Submit petty cash receipts, follow prescribed business policies and procedures, and following accounting practices when requesting, submitting, or turning in money
  • Participate in community outreach services with residents
  • Provide written documentation of behavior variances
  • Complete required certifications and recertify per standards (CPR, FA, MATY, MANDT, Blood Borne Pathogens)
  • Contact Health Care Coordinator for sick resident to collaborate plan of care
  • Attend department meetings
  • Attend extracurricular activities of residents
  • Generate applicable medical, licensing, supervision reports and activities
  • Attend training to improve performance as needed
  • Character Based System curriculum
  • Complete small maintenance items in home
  • Yard work


Non-Essential Job Duties/Tasks:



Work Contacts/Employees Supervised:

Communication in person, and/or utilizing email or telephone:

  • Daily – Residents, peers, supervisor, directors/peers from various departments
  • Occasionally – customers


Employees Supervised: None

Decision Making Authority:

This position requires moderate decision making authority specifically related to all areas impacting this department.

Working Conditions/Physical Effort:

  • Requires minimal physical effort
  • Indoor / office setting
  • Periods of sitting at desk working on a computer
  • Includes operation of general office equipment


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of:
  • Appropriate use of general household appliances
  • Basic life skills – relationship building, meal preparation, and so forth


  • Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Parenting skills to oversee and manage residents’ care
  • Basic mathematical and reading skills
  • Conflict-resolution skills


  • Ability to:
  • Multitask, meet deadlines and respond appropriately to residents’ needs
  • Successfully work with a team in a potentially stressful and diverse environment
  • Transport residents to activities and events
  • Provide mentoring and coaching of residents
  • Safely administer medication to residents as needed
  • Complete required certifications and maintain recertification standards