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Position Title: HOUSEPARENT (individuals or married couples)
Facility Name: Goodland Academy
Facility Location: Hugo, Oklahoma
Contact Person:  David Dearinger
Contact Phone #:  (580) 326-7568
Contact E-Mail: david1@goodland.org

Job Description:

Goodland Academy is currently seeking individuals or married couples to work as house parents in a dormitory for up to 8 boys ranging in age from 6 to 18. Goodland Academy is a boarding school committed to making exemplary people and we’re located right outside of Hugo, OK. This position requires high energy and excellent organizational skills. One must be able to juggle schedules and meet the demands of instructing life skills and managing daily routines up to organization and state-level standards. One must also be able to work in a team-oriented environment. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age or older and in possession of a valid driver’s license. Applicants must also be able to pass drug testing and criminal background checks. Housing and Utilities are provided. Annual salary starts at $21,000 per person per year. The benefits we offer include medical, dental, and a matching retirement plan. House parents are expected to work 5 24-hour shifts per week with 2 days off with 7 weeks of vacation/holiday time off per year. Experience is preferred but training is also provided.
Website: www.goodland.org  

Position Title:  Family Teacher
Facility Name: Thornwell Home for Children
Facility Location: Clinton, South Carolina
Contact Person: Deborah Williams
Contact Phone #: 864-938-2683
Contact E-Mail:  deborah.williams@thornwell.org
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits, plus off-duty housing.  Relocation assistance available. 
$4,000 signing bonus per couple

Job Description:

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:  

  • Relocation assistance  
  • $2,000 signing bonus   
  • FREE Community based off-duty residence with $100/month utility stipend  
  • Comprehensive Benefits (medical, dental, vision and life)  
  • 403B Retirement - 4% base contribution and 3% match 
  • Average 13 days off per month with paid Personal and Vacation Days  
  • 12 passenger van   
  • Food, restaurant, gas, activities and supplies when on-duty  
  • Automatic admission of staff children to Thornwell’s Charter School serving both campus and community  
  • Training and skill development with opportunities for advancement  
  • A close-knit, supportive team  

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 and age range) with two couples 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:  apply@stjo.org
Salary: DOE

Job Description:

Be a Change Agent!

Since our founding in 1927, St. Joseph's Indian School has provided care and education for Native American boys and girls with special emphasis on the spiritual, emotional and educational development of each child while respecting their culture and heritage.

We are seeking individuals or couples to create a family oriented environment and to provide guidance, emotional and physical support to our Lakota students. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Post high school education and experience working with children are preferred.

Competitive Wages with SUMMERS OFF!!!  St. Joseph's offers a Competitive Wages, Excellent Benefits and Generous Vacation. For a close-up look at our work, visit us at www.sjiskids.org.  To catch a glimpse of the community of Chamberlain, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gxReVZ2o_Q.  

St. Joseph's is operated by the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (S.C.J.) based near Milwaukee, WI. St. Joseph's is accredited by the South Dakota Department of Education and by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc.
Website: www.sjiskids.org

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Position Title: Family Teaching Couple/Family Teacher 
Facility Name: Mooseheart Child City and School
Facility Location: Mooseheart, IL (40 miles W of Chicago)
Contact Person:  Kyle Rife
Contact Phone #:  (630) 906-3631
Contact E-Mail:  KRife@Mooseheart.org
Salary: $30,000 - $31,500 per person + opportunity to earn $2,000 in bonus money each year + free housing, utilities & food + medical/dental/vision insurance options.

Job Description:

  Join Mooseheart Child City and School in its mission to care for at-risk children and teens. Mooseheart, located 40 miles west of Chicago, is searching for couples or individuals who strongly believe that every child deserves a healthy, happy, nurturing environment in which to grow, and who are willing to dedicate their careers to enriching the lives of children and teens.

Mooseheart Family Teachers provide safe and caring home environments for children ranging in age from newborns to high school seniors. Family Teachers are responsible for teaching social and independent living skills, as well as providing educational assistance, self-esteem building, and spiritual and moral guidance.

Mooseheart has been publicized in People Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and on WGN news, A&, and CNN’s Nancy Grace.

Mooseheart offers Family Teachers:
• 3 hours of uninterrupted time off each day that the children are in school or summer recreation
• Business vehicle available (when responsible for live-in youth)
• Free room and board (equivalent to a savings of more than $750 per month)
• Low cost employee medical health (BCBS-PPO or HMO) and dental insurance
• Self-directed 401(k) - company makes annual contributions regardless of employee's contributions
• Paid vacations, personal time off, and holidays
• Two days off each week, with 1 bonus day added each month.
Website: www.mooseheart.org  

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:  cdodd@youthranches.org
Salary:  $53,500 per couple annually plus benefits

Job Description:

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:

  • Boys Ranch in Live Oak, FL - Boys and Girls 8-18 years, cottage for siblings (boys and girls) 3-18 years.
  • Youth Ranch - Safety Harbor near Clearwater, FL: Siblings (boys and girls) 3-18 years.

 Education and Requirements:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a married couple
  • Must have valid Florida Driver’s License or ability to obtain one in 30 days
  • Schedule:  14 days on, 7 days off
  • Housing provided while on duty

*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.
Website: www.youthranches.org
We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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Position Title: Family Teaching Couple (Houseparents) 
Facility Name: Boys Town
Facility Location: Nationwide - See Description
Contact E-Mail:  btrecruiter@boystown.org
Salary: Annual starting salary of $100,000 per couple (Dependent upon location) Also offering a $5000 hiring bonus

Job Description:

Job Summary:
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)

  • Live on-site in a Boys Town Family Home and provide direct care for 6-8 at-risk youth through creating a safe and loving family-style living environment
  • Provide emotional support utilizing praise, positive feedback, affection and empathy to build one’s self-confidence and respect
  • Use rational problem-solving techniques to teach youth critical thinking skills, assist with behavioral problems, counsel through personal issues and provide crisis intervention
  • Plan, participate and provide opportunities for individual and family activities that are both educational and entertaining
  • Display and teach parenting, family and relationship skills to youth, legal guardians and caretakers to create family engagement
  • Maintain contact with both internal and external consumers agencies to obtain or provide information regarding youth’s behaviors, strategies and progress
  • Prepare written records for household budgeting, tracking youth progress, reporting incidents/behaviors and document youth medical needs and appointments
  • Teach and role model Boys Town values and ethical behaviors, as well as support and encourage participation in regular religious activities
  • Supervise the activities of assigned Assistant Family-Teacher to aid in their development and success
  • Manage the daily operating schedule of the home; assist with youth transportation needs, and overall household upkeep

Benefits & Perks:

  • Annual starting salary of $100,000 per couple (salaries vary by location)
  • Fully-paid living expenses, which include rent, utilities, and a monthly household budget
  • Benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401K retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave
  • Supporting youth with new traditions such as sport events, family dinner, graduation, volunteering in the community and visiting Lake Okoboji
  • Opportunities to earn college credit while working
  • Relocation assistance
  • Company vehicle

Required Qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or equivalent is required, some college credit is preferred
  • Must possess a valid marriage certificate
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record and ability to pass MVR Check
  • Flexibility and willingness to work a wide array of hours, which includes days, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check and reference verification procedure in order to determine one’s fitness to satisfactorily and safely care for youth
  • Ability to attend a 2-week paid training in Omaha, Nebraska


Shiloh Christian Children's Home

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:  markadkison@shilohranch.org
Salary: Compensation package below. 

Job Description:

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. markadkison@shilohranch.org

Shiloh is a Independent Christian Church/Church of Christ Home.
Website: www.shilohranch.org   

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Position Title: Family Teaching Couple 
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 alisak@iumch.org
Salary: $100,000 annual/couple;  Rent free private house – utilities included (except cable & internet); Medical Insurance (coverage effective 1st of the month following hire date) – Traditional PPO or HDHP w/HSA ($2,000 employer contribution); 403(b) retirement plan with employer match up to 8%; 7 annual holidays; 4 personal days; 10 vacation days (accrued time available for use after 90 days);Relocation assistance and ability to obtain Teaching Family Model Professional Certification.

Job Description:

IUMCH is seeking house parents (certified family teachers preferred) to work with 8 adolescents. Five day work week – Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (with occasional weekend hours)

Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, Indiana is a residential treatment center for adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. 
Must be:

  • 21 years of age
  • Have a minimum of a high school diploma
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Be able to pass extensive background checks
  • Successfully complete training

Experience working with adolescents in a residential setting preferred.  Apply online at www.iumch.org or call 765-482-5900.  

Arms of Hope

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:  sholcomb@armsofhope.org

Job Description:

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 @ sholcomb@armsofhope.org for more information. 

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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:  jans@ichd.net
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 per couple

Job Description:

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

Baptist Childrens Village

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:  tprather@bcvms.com
Salary: Position is for husband/wife team with competitive salary, plus health/life benefits and retirement

Job Description:


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 tprather@bcvms.com or download an application and a complete job description at www.baptistchildrensvillage.com. Thank you.

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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.)

Job Description:

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.

South Texas Childrens Home

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:  ghuskey@stchm.org
Salary: $50,000.00 per couple

Job Description:

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

Boys and Girls Ranches of Alabama

Position Title: Live-in Houseparents  
Facility Name: Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches 
Facility Location: Four locations throughout Alabama 
Contact Person:  Human Resources  
Contact Phone #:  334-213-2071
Contact E-Mail: molly@alsyr.org
Salary: Generous benefits package includes housing, medical, dental, vision plan, 401k retirement plan, paid vacation and sick leave.

Job Description:

Job Summary:
As a House Parent at the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches, you have the unique opportunity to help children from many different backgrounds find a place that they can truly call home. Our children come from all across the state of Alabama and range from ages 6 to 18. We ensure they have a loving, Christian environment and still have the opportunity to participate in normal everyday activities such as school, church activities, sports, clubs, music, etc.

Locations: Russellville, AL; Camp Hill, AL; Summerdale, AL

Schedule: 24 x 7 (live in position)


  • Live on-site in a Ranch-style home providing direct care at-risk boys or girls ages 6 to 18
  • Provide a loving, Christian living environment in a home like setting with structure and stability
  • Be a role model for the boys and girls in your care
  • Provide educational support as needed
  • Assist with spiritual and emotional development
  • Plan, execute, and teach independent living skills such as meal preparation, chores, etc.
  • Understand and abide by DHR Minimum Standards
  • Maintain relationships with on-site director and social worker
  • Prepare written records and paperwork in a timely manner

Benefits & Perks:

  • Live on-site – Food, utilities and housing included
  • Benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401K retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave
  • Work 12 days on and 4 days off

Required Qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Flexibility and willingness to work a wide array of hours, which includes days, evenings, weekends and holidays

Website: www.alabamasheriffsyouthranches.org/

Position Title: Cottage Parent
Facility Name: Crossnore School & Children's Home
Facility Location: Crossnore, NC and Winston-Salem, NC
Contact Person:  Angela Voss
Contact Phone #:  336-721-7600
Contact E-Mail:  avoss@crossnore.org
Salary: Starting base salary around 30k per person, but could vary based on experience and education

Job Description:

Crossnore School & Children's Home 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. We are unable to accommodate dependents or pets while on shift.

For more than 100 years, Crossnore School & Children's Home 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 paid time off, flexible work schedules where allowable, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision insurance, and more.

Openings are available on both campuses for individuals and couples.  Come join us in the beautiful NC!

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.crossnore.org/careers

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