Oblong Children’s Christian Home, Oblong, IL - Executive Director - Child Care

Oblong Children's Christian Home

Oblong Children’s Christian Home, with homes in Oblong and Fairfield, Illinois, is a ministry of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ to abused and troubled children who are 5 to 17 years old, providing them God’s unconditional love, a stable, structured environment, and family-style group home. Children come to our home for a variety of reasons. It may be because the child is running with the wrong crowd, the child is not attending school, the child has a difficult home situation, or the child has mild to moderate legal problems. Our goal is to reunite the children with their families. For most families the goal is for the child to return home after making significant changes. The length of stay is determined by how long it takes the child and his/her family to achieve the goals set at placement.To overcome the destructive habits that led to placement and to replace them with healthy habits that are maintained when the child returns home normally takes at least 18 months. The need for continued care is reviewed after 12 months and every 6 months thereafter. We work with parents and entire family units by teaching parenting skills and providing counseling.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
17 N/A Oblong, IL USA

Contact Information

link   http://www.oblongchristianhome.org

Amy Kemp
mail   executivesearch@oblongchristianhome.org
phone   (618) 592-3633

4094 E 1050th Ave.
Oblong, IL 62449

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Executive/Administrative Executive Director - Child Care Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Summary

Oblong Children’s Christian Home, Oblong, IL, is seeking an Executive Director—Child Care, a mature Christian servant leader with a heart for abused, at-risk, and troubled youth; their families; and those who serve them. Duties include leading a team of 10 houseparents, counselor, and school teacher/administrator and assisting in the promotion of the Home in churches in IL and IN. A complete job description is available at http://www.oblongchristianhome.org/?page_id=1029. 

Applicant Requirements

A master’s degree in a social service field (social work, counseling, psychology, or ministry) and 3 to 5 years of administrative experience are required. Candidates must be members of the Christian church or Church of Christ. Prior experience in a children’s home is preferred. In addition to a negotiable salary, the Home contributes 16% of the employee’s salary to a CEP IRA. A large four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is provided. Utilities included. Family health insurance is fully funded by the ministry. Qualified candidates should submit a resume by email or mail (email preferred) and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of four references to: executivesearch@oblongchristianhome.org