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Houseparent Full-time: Shelter Care Inc.

Position/Title: Houseparent
HOURS : Full-time
WAGE TYPE *: Salary

JOB REQUIREMENTS : • Serve as parents who provide a safe & nurturing environment that fosters growth – physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually. • Parent youth in a manner consistent with the treatment goals and objectives. • Maintain high levels of supervision of youth in their care at all times. • Ensure a healthy physical environment and provide adequate and nutritious food which includes three nutritionally balanced meals per full day of care, planned and primarily prepared by houseparents. • Provide transportation of all youth to medical, counseling, and educational appointments, as well as family visits and activities. • Assume an active role as part of the treatment team by participating in weekly clinical/family meetings.

Minimum requirements include: * • High school diploma or equivalency certificate; • Be at least 22 years of age and have at least one year of full-time equivalent paid or volunteer experience in the direct provision of care of children and youth; • A valid driver’s license and good driving record; • Be in good physical and mental health, emotionally mature and stable; • Not have been convicted or plead guilty to any felony offense in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code.

Compensation and benefits • Each houseparent couple is provided a salary, as well as a separate allowance for food, travel and household expenses, and moving allowance. • Benefits include complete health coverage, 403b retirement plan, life insurance, and paid vacation. • All housing costs and utilities are paid by Shelter Care, Inc. • Monthly planned respite. • Food bank and government food subsidies

COMPANY/EMPLOYER ADDRESS : 32 South Ave|Tallmadge|OH|44278|US
CONTACT PHONE : (330) 630-5600
CONTACT EMAIL : w.fair@sheltercareinc.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/COMMENTS : Shelter Care Inc., a Christian organization with a rich history of over 45 years helping at-risk youth and families, has openings for houseparent couples in the Shelter Home Program located in Summit County, Ohio. Shelter Care is a residential program for youth who manifest emotional, behavioral, or family adjustment concerns. The continuum of residential care includes short-term crisis intervention, intermediate or respite care and long-term care en route to independent living.

The Shelter Home Program provides long-term residential treatment for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Each shelter home is staffed with a full-time live-in house-parent(s) and has a maximum capacity of four youth. This family model is designed to provide stability, teach responsible living and model what a healthy family looks like. The shelter home parents and youth are given supportive help through a qualified clinical staff. For those couples seeking meaningful employment and making a difference in the lives of young people, please contact Shelter Care at 330-630-5600, or you can send your resume(s) to w.fair@sheltercareinc.org. For additional information, please see our website at www.sheltercareinc.org.

  • Applicants for the Shelter Home Program cannot have dependent age children residing in the home, due to the presenting concerns of the youth in care. This policy does not apply to applicants for the Respite Home Program.