There are job listings from all over the country at Christian and Non-Christian Facilities. There are also listings for Maternity homes and homes for disabled and special needs individuals.
Position Title: Full-Time Houseparents
Facility Name: Milton Hershey School
Facility Location: Hershey, PA
Contact Person: Sal Hanna
Contact Phone #: 717-520-2317
Contact E-Mail: HannaS@mhs-pa.org
Salary: $84,000 per couple plus housing, utilities, and food.
Explore a unique career for two—working with your spouse and impacting the lives of youth!
Founded in 1909 by chocolate maker Milton Hershey and his wife Catherine, Milton Hershey School transforms the lives of lower-income children through a cost-free, high-quality education and structured home life.
Married houseparent couples are the school’s heartbeat and are vital to students’ success. Couples reside with eight-12 students in their student homes and provide caring homes away from home. The school provides extensive resources to support houseparents so they can focus on their students.
Learn more about MHS and houseparenting on our website and YouTube channel.
Day in the Life of…
Twelve consecutive days on, followed by three consecutive days off —Houseparents are on duty in the morning as they prepare students for the day. While the students are in school, houseparents have personal time before going back on duty when the students return from school. Afternoons and evenings are busy with after-school activities, chores, meals, homework, and more. Equally as important are the character development and life lessons houseparents instill in students. Weekends include recreational activities and required attendance at a non-denominational Sunday chapel service. Summertime provides more recreational opportunities.
Update: Effective August 1, 2022, houseparents will work a schedule of nine days on, followed by three consecutive days off.
Houseparent couples must be/have:
Please note—The selection process is extensive and takes several months to complete. Thank you in advance for your patience and collaboration throughout the process.
Not the right job for you but still interested in Milton Hershey School? We hire quality employees in many diverse roles and encourage you to learn more and view our full list of current openings.
Position Title: Teaching Parent
Facility Name: Thornwell Home for Children
Facility Location: Clinton, South Carolina
Contact Person: Human Resources
Contact Phone #: 864-938-2683
Contact E-Mail: HR@thornwell.org
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits, plus off-duty housing. Relocation assistance available.
$2,000 sign-on bonus per individual/$4,000 per couple
Do you feel called to make a difference in the lives of children from hard places?
Thornwell is seeking fun, dedicated house parents to provide nurturing, family-style care in our Residential program. Ideal candidates are collaborative, committed, and enhance our positive, connected work culture!
We provide you:
Our GORGEOUS Residential Campus, located in the Historic District of Clinton, SC, is close to both the beach and mountains, just a short drive to Greenville, Columbia, Charlotte or Atlanta! Our historic buildings, agritourism farm with annual festivals, full recreational facilities (plus local YMCA membership), on-site Charter School, tutoring services, and spiritual development activities make Thornwell the perfect place to call home!
We have nine cottages (serving 6-8 placed children of the same gender/age range) with 4 staff/2 coupes per cottage working 8 days-on/6 days-off to allow consistency for children, and adequate work-life balance for staff. All cottages have private staff quarters, and there is 24/7 support so you are never on your own!
Our house parents, caring for DSS and privately placed youth, are a key component of Thornwell’s Milieu Therapy approach to care. The emphasis of our program is on Adoption and Relative Caregiver Stabilization and Preservation, utilizing trauma-informed, attachment-focused models of care. This position requires compassion and understanding for youth, and the ability to balance nurture and structure in daily work.
If you are ready to serve God by serving children and families, visit our website today to learn more about becoming a Thornwell Family Teacher: https://thornwell.org/employment%E2%80%8B/
Position Title: Houseparents
Facility Name: St. Joseph's Indian School
Facility Location:Chamberlain, SD
Contact Person: Karla Herman
Contact Phone #: 605.234.3410
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Do you love kids and want to have your hand in creating a brighter future for our world to come?
If so, join the St. Joseph's Indian School family today!
Our Mission Statement—St. Joseph’s Indian School, an apostolate of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, partners with Native American children and families to educate for life—mind, body, heart, and spirit.
A houseparent acts as a role model while demonstrating and teaching our student's everyday life skills. A houseparent’s example encouragement and dedication play a significant role in our student's educational, social, emotional, and physical development.
The residential programs offer 20 homes in our beautiful on-campus setting with up to thirteen children in each home. This setting requires two houseparents per home to meet the day-to-day needs of the students. Houseparents may work with their spouse or maybe single working with another single houseparent partner. Houseparents work six days on (off during most school hours) and three days off.
Responsibilities: (Not limited to):
Job Types: Full-time, 12-month contract with holiday breaks at Thanksgiving and Christmas and summers off!
We follow the suggested CDC Guidelines and track trends surrounding areas.
Visit us at www.sjiskids.org for more information.
If interested in the position, please apply at: stjo.org or contact Karla at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1.605.234.3410.
Working at St. Joseph’s is unlike any other career experience—it’s a position that requires great dedication and energy and an enormous capacity for sharing and caring.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and all applicants must pass fingerprints and background screenings.
Position Title: Cottage Parents
Facility Name: Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Facility Location: Various locations in Florida, see below for campus locations
Contact Person: Christine Dodd
Contact Phone #: (386)842-5501
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Salary: $59,280.00 per couple annually plus benefits
Married couples - passionate about caring for disadvantaged youth - WE NEED YOU! The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is seeking married couples to live and work with youth in one of our family-style residential care facilities.
A significant component for success in this critical position is matching couples to the best campus for both the youth and the couple. The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches has career openings at:
Education and Requirements:
*Excellent benefits package including company paid Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability; optional Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Life, STD, 401(k) with up to 4% company match, 11 holidays, PTO, etc.
We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
Position Title: Family Teaching Couple (Houseparents)
Facility Name: Boys Town
Facility Location: Nationwide - See Description
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary: Annual starting salary of $100,000 per couple (Dependent upon location) Also offering a $5000 hiring bonus
In a career as Family-Teaching Partners, part of giving youth a second chance is exposing them to new experiences. Youth come to the Boys Town Family Home Program for a variety of reasons – family issues, abuse, neglect, abandonment, involvement in the juvenile justice system. You come in by presenting them with opportunities in education and school involvement, giving them their first happy Thanksgiving or teaching them how faith can help them heal. We strive to give Boys Town Kids the fulfilling lives they deserve.
Locations: Omaha, NE; Portsmouth, RI; Washington D.C.; Tallahassee, FL; Oviedo, FL; New Orleans, LA
Schedule: 24 x 7 (live in position)
Benefits & Perks:
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT jobs.boystown.org TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
Position Title: Homeparent Couple (Immediate Opening)
Facility Name: Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch
Facility Location: Shelbina, Missouri
Contact Person: Mark Adkison, Executive Director
Contact Phone #: 573-588-2191
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Salary: Compensation package below.
Shiloh has an immediate opening for a Christian married couple to parent a home for abused/neglected/at-risk children. The couple will live and parent in a residential style home on our rural northeast Missouri ranch site. You have the opportunity to work, minister, and fellowship with a strong team of Christian couples and Administration that have the spiritual, emotional, educational, social, and physical growth of the children as their passion.
Compensation package includes salary, home and utilities, food, transportation, clothing allowance, and telephone/internet. Time off includes 5 days/month and vacation after 1 year of employment.
Let us explain why the opportunity of being a homeparent at Shiloh can be a blessing for you as you seek God's will for your lives.
Contact Mark Adkison, Executive Director for application and full job description. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shiloh is a Independent Christian Church/Church of Christ Home.
Position Title:Family Teaching Couple (Married, no dependents)
Facility Name: Indiana United Methodist Children's Home
Facility Location: Lebanon, Indiana
Contact Person: Alisa Vores
Contact Phone #: 765-482-5900
Contact E-Mail: Email your resume to email@example.com
Salary: $110,000 annual/couple; Rent free private house – utilities included (except cable & internet); Medical Insurance (coverage effective 1st of the month following 30 days of employment) – Traditional PPO or HDHP w/HSA ($2,000 employer contribution); 403(b) retirement plan with employer match up to 8%; 7 annual holidays; 5 personal days; 10 vacation days (accrued time available for use after 90 days); Relocation assistance and ability to obtain Teaching Family Model Professional Certification.
IUMCH is seeking family teachers (certified family teachers preferred) to work with 8-10 adolescents. Five day work week – Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (with occasional weekend hours)
FAMILY TEACHING COUPLES WANTED:
Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, Indiana is a residential treatment center for adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.
Experience working with adolescents in a residential setting preferred. Apply online at www.iumch.org or call 765-482-5900.
Position Title: House Parent Couple
Facility Name: Arms of Hope
Facility Location: Medina Campus, Medina, Texas & Boles Campus, Quinlan, Texas
Contact Person: Sarah Holcomb, Human Resources Coordinator
Contact Phone #: Office 830.522.2215 Fax 830.522.2207
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
House Parents Needed - Arms of Hope Medina Campus is seeking married couples who have a passion for today's youth and a calling to Christian residential care. At Arms of Hope we have the unique opportunity to serve youth who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and need adult leadership to help guide them educationally, emotionally and spiritually. It is our mission to provide these basic level youths a therapeutic environment in which they can develop and prosper. This mission opportunity offers a salary of $50-55,000 per couple and includes housing all groceries, vacation time, health insurance, and a generous retirement plan. Our house parents work a 3 weeks on, 1 week off rotation to give the children consistency, but also allow our house parents time to rejuvenate. A team approach to house parenting is used with case management on site for residents and support for house parents. Learn more about us by watching our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BYqeKKET_A or visiting our website at www.armsofhope.org. You may also contact Sarah Holcomb @ email@example.com for more information.
Position Title: Houseparent
Facility Name: Intermountain Centers for Human Development
Facility Location: 994 S. Harrison Rd., Tucson, AZ 85748
Contact Person: Jan Smith
Contact Phone #: 520-721-1887 x5208
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 per couple
Intermountain Centers is a private, not-for-profit, service organization, which has provided behaviorally based residential and home-based services for over 40 years. Programs are designed to help children develop interpersonal, social, academic and vocational skills, skills in self-management and self-sufficiency, community awareness and responsibility, and constructive future planning.
We are currently recruiting for a couple to fill a Houseparent positions, in a large, comfortable residence in Northeast Tucson, for up to 8 Native American children. Couples work together in this professional position, 5 days per week, with 2 days off. Intermountain provides extensive training and support. A vehicle for agency business and a comfortable budget to run the home are provided. An attached apartment is available to the couple for their days off. Program restraints do not allow for either pets, or the houseparents' own children.
A degree in a human services field, relevant experience and/or training in a teaching family program is preferred; HS/GED is required. Individuals with prior experience working with Native American populations are encouraged to apply. Intermountain provides an excellent benefit package for its employees.
Please visit our website for a complete job description for this position and others at www.ichd.net
Position Title: Full-time/Live-in Houseparents
Facility Name: The Baptist Children's Village
Facility Location: Seven campuses throughout Mississippi
Contact Person: Tom Prather
Contact Phone #: 601-613-1077
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Salary: Position is for husband/wife team with competitive salary, plus health/life benefits and retirement
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR FULL-TIME, LIVE-IN HOUSEPARENTS
The BCV employs Christian, mission-minded, husband and wife teams to serve in the position of Houseparents. Benefits include competitive salary, plus health insurance, life insurance and excellent retirement benefits with no match required. They are also provided private living quarters and meals while on duty.
Couples must be mature Christian adults with personal integrity, character and of good reputation, with standards and ethics expected of any member of The Baptist Children's Village staff.
The primary job responsibility of Houseparents is to maintain a home-like environment that models healthy, Christian family living for children and youth residents. They are the primary caregiver and help with everything from transportation and homework to laundry and meals when on duty. Also, when on duty they attend a local Southern Baptist church with the residents and will be expected to support the children in church activities.
Houseparent responsibilities are varied and somewhat dependent upon which campus and to which cottage the couple is assigned. The Baptist Children's Village serves children that are privately placed and those referred by the Mississippi Child Protective Services. Each cottage has either all girls or all boys and a maximum capacity for 8-10 residents. Residents range in age from 1 to 20 years of age.
Houseparents must be in good physical, mental and emotional health to best serve the needs of the children in their care. They must be cooperative and comfortable working in a team environment.
To apply for the current Houseparent openings, please contact, Tom Prather at firstname.lastname@example.org or download an application and a complete job description at www.baptistchildrensvillage.com. Thank you.
Position Title: New Song Houseparents
Facility Name: New Song Mission
Facility Location: Brown County, Indiana
Contact Person: Director, Bob Schloss
Contact Phone #: (812) 343-6763
Contact E-Mail: RSchloss@NewSongMission.org
Salary: Includes housing, utilities, health and dental insurance benefits, and an annual salary commensurate with experience and education. (Please contact us for more details.)
New Song Mission is an emerging children's home campus for at-risk children in Indiana, located on 100 acres in the beautiful hills of Brown County. New Song is a nurturing, educational campus community where children live and receive love, guidance, and academic instruction in a family-like, Christian environment, to the glory of God. New Song is a 501 (c)(3) ministry and receives no court placements and no government funds, as we are completely supported through the generosity of charitable donations. New Song is seeking married husband and wife couples with missionary hearts to be full-time houseparents. The main responsibility of houseparents is to provide care, nurturing, and structure for up to eight children, with the goal of helping the kids feel loved and be fully equipped to fulfill God's wonderful purpose for their lives. Houseparents will also serve the ministry in secondary capacities as needed. Please contact us directly for more information at Info@NewSongMission.org, and visit www.NewSongMission.org/Houseparent to learn more.
Position Title: Childcare Couple
Facility Name: South Texas Childrens Home Ministries
Facility Location: Beeville, Texas
Contact Person: Greg Huskey
Contact Phone #: (361)375-2101
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Salary: $50,000.00 per couple
Do you and your spouse have a heart for ministry and a love for children? We have immediate openings for full time married couples on our beautiful campus located in the heart of South Texas ranchland. We serve both girls and boys ages pre-school through High School graduation. Your responsibility would be to provide care for up to eight children in a home. Our staff and students attend local Baptist churches. We offer housing, competitive salary, and health/dental and retirement benefits.
Please visit our web site at: www.stchm.org
Position Title: Cottage Parent
Facility Name: Crossnore Communities for Children
Facility Location: Crossnore, NC and Winston-Salem, NC
Contact Person: Angela Voss
Contact Phone #: 336-721-7600
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary: Hiring Range is 30,850 to 36,000 per person, varies based on experience and education
Crossnore Communities for Children is looking for individuals and couples with huge hearts to join us as Cottage Parents. As the heart of the home we provide for our children, Cottage Parents play a key role in our philosophy of care. Cottage Parents use a professional, team-oriented, trauma-informed love and logic approach to support our children. Each cottage is home to up to 9 children, with two teams of Cottage Parents serving alternate shifts of 7 days on/7 days off.
Applicants must be over the age of 21, with a minimum of a high school diploma/GED. The ideal candidate is nurturing, open-minded, highly organized, and capable of utilizing a loving approach to provide boundaries and structure.
For more than 100 years, Crossnore Communities for Children has provided a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children and families in North Carolina. Our holistic model of care allows us to meet and nurture each child right where they are, regardless of background, experiences, or differences. Crossnore is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote employees regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status. We have a clear vision to provide a workplace where a diverse group of talented individuals come to do their best work. We offer a comprehensive set of benefits to support the health and financial well-being of all employees, including emergency sick leave, flexible work schedules where allowable, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision insurance, and more. On campus rentals may be available for off days, but it is not guaranteed. If no rentals are available, employees will need to seek off campus housing.
Openings are available on both campuses (Winston-Salem and Crossnore) for individuals and couples. Come join us in beautiful NC!
For more information and to apply, please visit: www.crossnore.org/careers
Position Title: HOUSEPARENTS/RELIEF HOUSEPARENTS
Facility Name: COMPACT Family Services
Facility Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Contact Person: Kim Rockwell
Contact Phone #: 501-262-1660
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Salary: $71,136 per couple / $35,568 per individual with Sign-On Bonus
We have openings for HouseParents and Relief HouseParents (Couples and Singles) to work with children ages 0-21. From our maternity home, Transitional Living Program, and QRTP to those that need us most.
Applicants for the position of HouseParents/Relief HouseParents for COMPACT Family Services, Hillcrest campus need to be a mature, compassionate husband and wife team as well as singles with a heart for ministry who will significantly impact the lives of our residents on campus.
Our Houseparents/Relief HouseParents work closely with the residents, and are important role models, teaching them life lessons and core values. They also provide supervision, structure and assistance in meeting abused/neglected children's physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs while teaching them life skills. It is a wonderful opportunity to invest in the lives of children and youth.
From assisting with homework to overseeing chores, from preparing meals to playing board games, from swimming in our Olympic size heated pool to playing basketball at our newly renovated gymnasium. Our HouseParents and Relief HouseParents create a family-like atmosphere in their cottages.
Join our outstanding team of child care professionals in a licensed, COA accredited, progressive program built upon biblical values with natural and logical consequences based off TBRI model. If you are a married couple or qualified single, live according to high moral standards, love children/youth and can lead by example, this may be the ministry for you.
Must be willing to relocate to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Apply on our website: www.compact.family
Position Title: Houseparents
Facility Name: The Ranches
Facility Location: Belen, NM
Contact Person: Britney Hanchett
Contact Phone #: 1 (800) 660-0289
Contact E-Mail: HR@theranches.org
Salary: Depends on experience
We are looking for married couples who are willing to relocate to our facilities in New Mexico. If you are not a married couple that is willing to relocate please do not apply.
• Maintain a cottage atmosphere of organization and planning in managing daily activities
• Provide an example of and teach residents basic skills such as room organization, cleaning, work-ethic, punctuality, recreational activities, manners, cooking, laundry and clothing care, time management, communication skills, relationship building, conflict resolution, financial management, etc.
• Provide breakfast each morning and three meals per day on weekends and days when the residents are not in school
• Assist with educational skills as needed
• Maintain a schedule for routine medications as needed
• Assist residents with minor illnesses or injuries
• Attend church activities with the residents and answer spiritual questions as they arise
• Transport residents to activities or appointments as assigned
• Supervise residents in the cottage, on campus, on activities away from the Ranch or in any situation involving the residents when RAs are on duty
• Supervise cottage projects and vo-tech projects
• Communicate concerns to Team Coordinators, Counselors and Administration as needed
• Maintain electronic reports daily when on duty
• Maintain minor repairs and upkeep in the cottage and staff quarters and on assigned vehicles and equipment
• Develop and maintain relationships with the family members of residents
• Coach residents in life skills, including self-care, hygiene, cleanliness, organization, communication, problem solving, etc.
• Utilize the level system and other defined methods to reinforce positive discipline and behavioral expectations
• Use common-sense coaching techniques to encourage residents in behavioral and relationship improvements
• Utilize communication skills designed to both hear and speak in ways that provide effective interactions with peers, staff, family members, visitors, etc.
• Willingness to protect client confidentiality
• Willingness to attend training and utilize training skills in working with residents
• Participate in formal resident assessments, and provide accurate and helpful information to the staff and family members about the resident's activities and interactions with others
• Provide hospitality to campus visitors as assigned
• Provide care and protection for assigned equipment
• Other duties as assigned