Woodburn Christian Children’s Home, Woodburn, IN - House Parent (Group Care Worker)

Woodburn Christian Children's Home

Since 1972, Woodburn Christian Children's Home has provided a Christian family environment for children who are homeless or who have other special needs. This State-Licensed Residential Child-Care Ministry provides a Christian family environment. We receive no federal, state, or county funds. Our mission is to provide a Christian home for children to minister to families on physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
8 N/A Woodburn, IN USA

Contact Information

link   http://www.wcchonline.org

Joe Heins
mail   joe@wcchonline.org
phone   (260) 443-4480

PO Box 459
24902 Notestine Road
Woodburn, IN 46797

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Para Church Organizations House Parent (Group Care Worker) Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Description

The house parents will also be expected to teach Bible studies, participate in treatment teams, perform conflict management, complete weekly/monthly reports, interact with visitors, participate in fundraising, administer first aid, interact with local schools, tutors, and counselors. The house parent’s roles also include, but are not limited to, transportation, shopping, light facilities maintenance, and helping children with homework. At WCCH house parents are parents to the child, but do not replace his or her biological parents or guardians. House parents live with the children 24/7 with paid time off and extensive respite care. 

Job Summary

The general responsibility of a house parenting team are all the tasks relating to the spiritual, physical and emotional care of a child. The house parenting team should strive to model a biblical family system while maintaining a firm, fair, kind, warm, understanding, and goal directed family. As stated in Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” House parenting is more of a calling from God than a job. One must have an innate concern for the wellbeing of the children like their own children. House parents have a strong sense of responsibility, good leadership skills, organized, good recordkeeping, and able to work in close proximity with others (spouse, other adults, and children).

Applicant Requirements

Submit resume with cover letter via email (joe@wcchonline.org). Contact Joe by telephone to answer any questions.