Houseparent - Live-in Direct Care, Children's Residential Home

  • Job Reference: 00002877-1
  • Date Posted: 29 November 2022
  • Company: Boys and Girls Country of Houston
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At Boys and Girls Country, Teaching Parents are the heart of each cottage family. Teaching Parents are responsible for the daily care of our children. They step in as parents for our children, helping the kids get ready for school, prepare breakfast, lead a daily devotion, prepare and serve dinner, helping students with homework, and so much more. Teaching Parents build trusting relationships with our students while teaching children life skills that support our kids' success throughout their lives. Teaching Parents live in the cottages of the children they care for.  They serve as role models, providing encouragement, accountability and support 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Competitive salary and benefits + sign on bonus, housing, utilities & food, medical/dental/vision insurance options, Life, LTD,  FSA, HSA, Employer 403(b) retirement contributions, paid time off, on-site weight room, wellness program + relocation assistance.

Boys and Girls Country has an opening for Teaching Parents to parent up to 8 children in a large cottage that includes Teaching Parent living quarters.  For 50 years, Boys and Girls Country has hired Teaching Parents that are led by faith to help change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a home.  This is a live-in position and we are currently looking for teams and individuals with a commitment to work 24 hours a day for 8 days, with 4 days off.  All candidates must successfully complete a criminal history check, drug testing, and TB test.  Applicants must have experience working with children including volunteering, Sunday school and/or church ministry. Our Teaching Parent team receives comprehensive training for 2 to 3 weeks, to include our models, Crisis Intervention/SAMA, First Aid/CPR, and Medication Administration. 

Qualifications:

Have the ability to live on-site and work 24 hours per day, with an 8 day on/4 day off schedule.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must be cleared through criminal background and FBI finger print check.

Must be cleared through a drug panel test 

Tuberculosis testing

Must complete or have current CPR and First Aid training within 90 days of employment

Must attend pre-service training and complete at least 30 hours of in-service training annually.

High School Diploma or state-authorized high school equivalent certificate required

Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.  

A minimum of three years' job related experience. Three years' experience may be substituted with unpaid church positions and service.

Ability to organize, prioritize work, and present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Valid Texas driver's license and good driving history