(The Fold Family Ministries is a Christ centered Residential Program for troubled teens.)
The House Parent position is an exciting and rewarding position living in our girls home. The position is ideal for a married couple without children or children who have already moved out of the home. As house parents, your primary role would be ensuring the home; program, staff and residents, are running smoothly. This is a critical role at The Fold as it ministers to the residents by providing a stable, Christ-centered and loving home environment. It is also invaluable as the house parents provide wisdom and encouragement to the other home staff.
(Alternatively a mature single woman can function as a Home Director in place of the married couple.)
Some Responsibilities Include:
--Plan and coordinate the daily schedule for the Home.
--Plan and prepare meals with a focus on well-balanced nutrition.
--Be available to the teens and staff for spiritual and emotional support, coordinating their input with the Counselors.
--Become familiar with each young persons personal history and temperament in order to relate in an effective way to each teen as an individual.
--Participate in the screening and interviewing of prospective residents and Home staff.
--Coordinate efforts and work closely with other staff outside of the Home including the School and other Ministry support personnel.
Preferred Profile and Experience:
--A calling to work with teens in conflict.
--A healthy balance of organization/planning gifts and spontaneity/flexibility.
--An outgoing personality that is energized by people.
--A servants heart and desire to nurture others and help people grow.
--Experience and/or education in youth ministry, counseling, leadership, discipleship is very helpful.
--Good communication skills, integrity, honesty, humility, and teachability are necessary.
--Practical gifts and passions such as cooking, sports, arts and crafts, trade skills, and music are highly beneficial for teaching life-skills and building relationships.
--We request that our House Parents commit to serve for at least 3 years or longer.
--We do provide a Monthly Salary and Health benefits for you and your spouse.
--An apartment in the home will be provided along with utilities.
Since this is a residential, live-in program the schedule of the home staff revolves around the home program. Students are on site 7 weeks at a time and then go home for 1 week to practice what they've been learning. During these home visits the home staff has off. Additionally home staff have 2 consecutive days off a week and 2 weeks off in the summer and at Christmas
If you are interested, please visit our website and fill out an application.
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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The Fold Family Ministries
The Fold Family Ministries provides affordable Christ-centered residential care for up to 25 troubled teens, ages 13-17. We offer a new beginning for both teens and their parents in crisis. Our motto is, "Changing Lives, Renewing Hope, Restoring Families; One Son and One Daughter at a Time." Over the years, hundreds of at-risk teens have turned their lives in a new direction, distraught parents have been encouraged and fractured families have been reconciled. Many parents have found The Fold to be the answer to their prayers. Through God's l More...