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The Fold Family Ministries

House Parents (Married Couple)

The Fold Family Ministries
Lyndonville, Vermont, United States

Date Posted: 07/12/2010
Categories: Church/Ministry - House Parent
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
(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 one of our two homes.(Boys or Girls) 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.

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 person's 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 teach-ability 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.

Time Commitment:
--We request that our House Parents commit to serve for at least 3 years, but longer is always welcome!

--We do provide a Monthly Salary and Health benefits for you and your spouse. While this is a paid position, we do encourage all of our staff to raise prayer and financial support. We believe prayer is essential for the ministry to be successful and we know that each dollar donated will help us to provide services to the hurting families we serve.(We never turn down a family because of financial difficulties)

--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.

If you are interested, please visit our website and fill out an application.

PLEASE NOTE: all applications and resumes should be sent to . Sending information to us via may delay our response.