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Oblong Children’s Christian Home, Oblong, IL - Houseparent

Oblong Children's Christian Home

Oblong Children's Christian Home is a family-style residential group home that glorifies God by: building healthy relationships, demonstrating God's unconditional love, teaching God's truth, and developing each child's unique abilities.

Church Information

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

Contact Information

link   https://www.oblongchristianhome.org/

Arvin Moden
mail   [email protected]
phone   1 (618) 592-3633

4094 E 1050 Ave.
Oblong, IL 62449

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Children's, Youth, Other Houseparent Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Summary

Do you want to serve Jesus Christ on a team that respects and values your input as a houseparenting couple? As houseparents at Oblong Children’s Christian Home, you give input into which children are considered for placement. After a pre-placement visit, you have the final say regarding a placement decision. As a team member, your input is solicited and respected in decisions that affect your home. All houseparents attend Board meetings. This respect for all staff has resulted in houseparents providing Christ-centered stable homes for youth. The current houseparents have served 22 years, 21 years, 16 years, and 3 years as houseparents on the Oblong campus. Three out the four houseparenting couples have served as houseparents at other children’s home before coming to the Oblong Children’s Christian Home. Oblong Children’s Christian Home is seeking a mature Christian married couple to minister to up to 8 youth. Houseparents are professionals who work as a team with the counselor/case worker, and executive director to provide an environment where God changes the lives of youth and their families.

The anticipated opening is in a boy's home that provides a stable Christian family home for boys between the ages of 6 and 17 at placement. Houseparents provide unconditional love and guidance. The youth also participate in counseling and a therapeutic horsemanship program. The houseparents and youth in their care can attend one of several local Christian Churches or Churches of Christ in the community. The goal for most children is return home when both the child and the parents are prepared for successful reunification. If return home is not possible, the home assists the youths until they are prepared for independent living. The ultimate goal is to prepare the young person for a life of Christian living and for eternity. The home has excellent facilities and enjoys a sound financial base of church and individual support without accepting State and Federal money. 

The Oblong Children’s Christian Home offers a competitive pay package, retirement contribution and fully pays health insurance for the houseparent couple. housing, food and utilities are provided. Houseparents receive five days per month off and vacation and sick leave. Young people come to the Oblong Children’s Christian Home because of issues such as minor delinquency, truancy, rebellion, attachment issues and/or because of family issues such as parental health issues, lack of parenting skills, and parental drug addiction.

For a complete list of qualifications and responsibilities, please visit https://www.oblongchristianhome.org/?page_id=2334

Applicant Requirements

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to [email protected]

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