Mar 26, 2021

House Parent - Live-in Position

$38,000 - $40,000 yearly
  • One Hope United
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Full time Social Work

Job Description

The House Parent is a full-time or part-time live in position. A couple serving as House Parents will be expected to be Full-Time live in adults. An individual serving as House Parent will be expected to live in home 3-4 days per week  alternating with another House Parent.

The general scope of responsibilities while employed as a House Parent for up to 4 youth between the ages of 12-17 is to provide a family like setting for youth that need nurturing, guidance, and accountability. House Parent are tasked with ensuring the youth receive adequate personal care, healthy meals, academic support, recreational and socially appropriate activities and trauma-informed care.

One Hope United (OHU) Community Home Based Residential Program. House Parent will be trained to use the Family Teaching Model, which is an evidenced based and trauma-informed approach. The House Parent is also responsible for reinforcing positive behavior of the youth, supervising and arranging activities to ensure the proper mental, physical, and social development support is provided, youth attend school regularly, and to provide an equitable and nurturing family style environment within the home.

House Parent are individuals that are patient, confident, skilled at de-escalation techniques, nurturing, culturally competent and sensitive and have a flexible lifestyle to accommodate the needs of the program and youth. House Parent will receive daily support to assist with the needs of the youth from a Clinical Therapist, Nurse, and Youth Care Worker.

Job Duties Include:

  • Provides supervision of youth in accordance with OHU, Department of Children and Families (DCF) and ChildNet policies
  • Maintains a therapeutic home Interactions with all youth reflect a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach
  • Teaches, models, and participates in individual and group instruction, in daily living, recreational activities, social skills, emotional regulation skills, and independent living skills as prescribed by each youth’s Individual Treatment Plan and the OHU Residential Program Plan
  • Follows OHU Residential Program Plan, including daily schedule, administration of expectations and associated consequences, and mental health treatment of youth in residential House Parent(s) make adjustments to daily schedule as needed and that support a nurturing, educational and positive environment
  • Establish and sustain positive relationships with youth biological parents, social workers, counselors, child psychologists, teachers, mentors, and any members of the treatment team. The ability to successfully engage and interact with a diverse demographic is essential
  • Work collaboratively with a treatment team to provide quality services with the objective to exceed expected outcomes
  • Participates in weekly clinical, staff and Child and Family Team Meetings
  • Attends professional development trainings, seminars, and conferences as assigned by supervisory or administrative staff
  • Transports youth and their families to mandated court hearings, school appointments, doctor appointments or other case related appointments
  • Adheres to the Family Teaching Model, which is Trauma Informed and Evidence Based Progam


Education - BA in social work or related field

Experience - 3 years of related experience strongly preferred

Other - Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record with OHU required levels of coverage for auto insurance


Do the Right Thing | We serve the best interest of our clients and staff. We act mindfully and responsibly, honoring our commitments. We’re willing to challenge the status quo. 

Fully Contribute | We bring our presence, passion, and ideas to every interaction, and we respect differing views and backgrounds so that others can do the same. 

Empower One Another |  We collaborate with, care for, and encourage each other toward greater impact, treating everyone with dignity and respect 

Turn Hope into Action | We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit. We advocate for those in need and do what it takes to build a better future for all. 

Seek Impact Every Day | We make things happen, and make them count. We leverage all our resources and make data-informed decisions for maximum, sustainable results.

Always Keep Improving | We pursue excellence in an atmosphere of innovation. We embrace change, take prudent risks, learn from failure, and recognize success.

We Invest in You! 

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Tuition assistance up to $2500 per year
  • Generous vacation and PTO plans
  • Health, dental, vision, retirement plan, health savings account, agency paid life and LTD, supplemental life insurance
  • Career ladders, professional development, and promotion opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities on site-based Center Management Teams

A Different Kind Of Employer - One Hope United is strong and ready to grow. Are you ready to grow with us?

  • 800 talented professionals strong, serving 10,000 children and families in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Florida
  • Fiscally stable, $50 Million agency-- strong since 1895
  • Energetic leadership and a rich community of support


One Hope United does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. One Hope United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.  One Hope United participates in e Verify.

Keywords:  "child welfare" "residential" "foster are" "DCF" "social worker" "adolescent" "behavioral health" 'home supervisor"

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