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New Horizons Youth Ministries

Group Leader

New Horizons Youth Ministries
Escuela Caribe , Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

Date Posted: 11/04/2010
Categories: Management - Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
It is the mission of New Horizons Youth Ministry to help struggling youth transform into healthy Christian adults

Who We Are:
For over 35 years, New Horizons Youth Ministry has been assisting parents with their high-potential youth who are making at-risk decisions. They provide a therapeutic Christian education in a boarding school environment—with campuses in Indiana, the Dominican Republic and Canada.

The Three Foundational Pillars:
NHYM incorporates a separate home-life, education and counseling department into each of the three types of inter-related schools.

Residential life:
Students live with their house team in a family-type stetting. These closely knit family units help develop students' relationship skills, foster feelings of self-worth and augment personal Christian growth.

Both year-round boarding schools use a mixture of group and tutorial methods in small, stimulating classes that allow for close student supervision and individual instruction. Schools are certified by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and cover all major subject areas.

Social Services:
Social Services provides weekly individual counseling and group therapy sessions, crisis counseling as needed, individual case conferences and treatment plans and regular progress reports.

Getting Results for Our Families:
NHYM facilitates positive change in at-risk youth through relationships, structure, hard work and discipline.

Currently we are looking to fill the position of Group Leader.

Position entails providing leadership, informal counseling, supervision, and relationship development as a “big brother/sister" in a Christian boarding school environment. Position entails a "living in" work situation in a student residence, approximately 10 students per residence, on a full-time basis. Works with the other members of the house team (housemother, housefather, counselor, and teacher) to support the students and help them to fulfill their responsibilities and resolve conflicts and problems. Academic degree not required but preferred. Qualified candidates need to be 21 years of age or older and possess a strong desire to work in youth ministry.

A Groupleader:
* Goes to bat for the students by standing up for their interests.
* Helps them to obey the rules and follow the structure.
* Teaches the students how to have healthy relationships with each other and with staff.
* Explains the Housefather’s role to them and reassures them that he loves them, and will not accept them living below their potential.
* Gives the students hope when their lives seem hopeless.
* Shares in their pain and shows them grace.
* Is a friend to the students, yet not a peer.
* Works to earn the students’ trust and builds relationships with them.
* Works under the authority of the housefather in a supporting role.
The Groupleader lives alongside the students as a role model of Christ-like living and invites them to follow the same path.

Housing and Airfare provided.

To apply, fill out an application found on our websites Employment Opportunities Page.

EMAIL: Human Resources

Receiving your application will begin the hiring process.

Fax Number: (765) 662-1407

Mailing Address:
Human Resource Department
New Horizons Youth Ministries
1002 S. 350 E.
Marion, IN 46953

Please feel free to call 800-333-4009

We would be more than happy to help answer any of your questions. We appreciate you taking time to consider employment with us and wish you God’s blessings as you seek Him for direction