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House Parents / Home Director
The Fold Family Ministries
Lyndonville, Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 09/29/2009
Job Type: Full-Time
(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.