Dec 12, 2018

Houseparent/Home Parent Couple

$40,500 yearly
  • Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home
  • Harrisburg, MO, USA
Full time House Parent Missionary

Job Description

Competitive base salary of $40,500 per couple. Paid housing, utilities, and cell phone reimbursement for all House Parents. A $1,000 longevity bonus is given at three years and $3,000 bonus is given at five years.

Additional benefits include: 403(b) contribution plan with a 5% match, dental/vision/supplemental coverage offered at a group rate.

Generous vacation time includes two weeks of vacation and 3 personal days annually, weekly date nights, and monthly 4-day blocks of time off.

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Coyote Hill is a hybrid between traditional foster care and residential care in that the children live in families comprised of a married Home Parent couple. Each family is equipped with all of the support needed to help break the vicious cycle of abuse and neglect and instead, instill cycles of success by modeling healthy parental, marital, and community-enriching behaviors. Coyote Hill is the only licensed children’s home of its kind in central Missouri. You could be a part of giving foster children in Missouri a safe place to be a child.

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The vision of Coyote Hill is to allow the children in our care to experience a fully functional family with all the supports of a residential agency which provides professional mental health services and other related services.

Coyote Hill views the Home Parent position as a domestic mission and expects home parents to have a missionary mindset.  There are currently 4 homes (with a 5th home close to completion) on 200 acres in Harrisburg, Missouri.  Each home can house up to 8 foster children (ages 3 to 18) and are co-ed with four boy and four girl beds.  Over 80% of our population are sibling groups.  Typically, Home Parents work six days on and one day off (which we call a "date night").  Every four weeks, Home Parents are provided a four-day block time off.  These homes would probably run very similar to how a typical foster home would run except that both parents are stay at home parents. 

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Each home has a large Home Parent apartment for you.  Your apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, kitchen (with all appliances), and storage space.  All utilities are paid.  Coyote Hill will consider Home Parents with up to 3 dependent children.  Your home is provided with a monthly budget to purchase food/items, a recreational budget for activities, and use of two ministry vehicles.  Some additional benefits include: 5% 403(b) retirement matching, dental/vision/supplemental coverage offered at a group rate, 2 weeks of vacation annually, 3 personal days, and cell phone expense reimbursement.  Starting salary is $40,500.  A $1000 bonus is given at three years and $3000 bonus is given at five years. We will consider applicants with pets.


Home Parents must be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma.   Some higher education and child care experience preferred.  Home Parents must hold a valid driver’s license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record, be able to drive day or night, and be able to drive a van.  All employees must pass an annual background screen and an initial federal fingerprint background check.


Home Parents must have an ability to relate in a caring and feeling way, to establish and maintain helping relationships with young people, to learn and utilize new parenting techniques that support trauma informed care methods, and to maintain an appropriate balance between being authoritative and supportive.  Home Parents must be able to make sound decisions in crisis situations and under pressure, be in good physical health to help with safety interventions with children/youth, and be a supportive team member in the care of the children.


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Essential Tasks include:


  • Serve as a member of the treatment team for each child in his/her home and consult with other staff, as needed/requested, to ensure that the treatment goals for all children in care are met.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of residents’ service plans, intake reviews and regular case staffing.
  • Maintain a complete and accurate daily log of all home activities.
  • Maintain a complete and accurate daily log on each individual resident.
  • Dispense medication and maintain proper medication records in accordance with Coyote Hill procedures.
  • Supervise, teach and assist residents in housekeeping skills and tasks.
  • Supervise, teach and assist residents in the selection, care and maintenance of their clothing.
  • Provide nurture, teach and maintain discipline as needed, and engender positive self-esteem, self-discipline and a respect for the rights and values of all people.
  • Assist residents and recreational staff in the planning and execution of all recreational activities.
  • Be aware of each child’s strengths and problems and be supportive of positive change, growth and development.
  • Provide tutoring as needed, and encourage educational development.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and required in-service training.
  • Manage behavioral issues that arise with the children professionally.
  • Purchase food and household supplies and cook meals, as necessary.
  • Provide transportation services for residents, as necessary.
  • Conduct fire, tornado, earthquake, and other disaster drills, as required.
  • Ensure that the Home or other program living area and immediate surroundings provide a clean, orderly, safe, hazard-free environment.
  • Provide direction and/or supervision to Relief Home Parents and Parent Aides.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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