Shaping Kids’ Lives
Make our unique mission your own. Team up with your spouse to
manage a caring home for children from low-income families at an
amazing K-12 residential school.
Full-Time Houseparents
Job #14-0080

Provide active care and supervision for a group of 9 to 13 students, all boys or all girls of a similar age, living with them in well-appointed campus homes.

Houseparents (HPs) actively engage with these children in caring, well-structured homes. HPs partner with a learning community of teachers, health professionals, administrators and students’ parents/guardians to ensure each student reaches their full potential.

HPs oversee the children’s daily lives, including the start of their day (healthy breakfast, appropriate dress and off to school on a timely basis), as well as upon their return from classes (healthy dinners, homework, chores, driving to/from extra-curriculars in school vans, etc.).

REQUIREMENTS

It's all about the kids. The requirements help ensure students' growth and success.

  • High school graduate or college education.
  • Couple must be legally married at least 3 years and each person must be at least 27 years of age at time of application.
  • Experience working with children and youth (preferably children and youth from low income or similar challenged settings).
  • Ability to successfully complete extensive clearance process.
  • Ability to meet health and physical requirements of the position.
  • Driving records and credit history in good standing.
Must be legally married
at least 3 years.
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SALARY AND BENEFITS

Beyond the personal satisfaction of making a positive contribution to the development of a new generation, HPs receive:

  • Minimum starting salary per married couple is $70,180.
  • A rent-free private apartment, meals and utilities.
  • A comprehensive benefits package.
  • Certified Houseparent training.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Use of athletic and fitness facilities.
  • A family-friendly lifestyle in a great location just a few hours from Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, DC.

TRAINING AND PLACEMENT

Houseparents begin working in a "flex arrangement," working in a variety of homes until placed in an assigned home or quad of homes.

This position is a year-round position. Houseparents work 12 days on and 3 days off. Private apartments for the Houseparents are provided, and couples are permitted to have two of their own children residing with them. NO PETS permitted.

Relief Houseparents
(Part-Time)
Work every other weekend from
6:00 PM Friday to 9:30 PM Sunday
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