Jun 02, 2022

Live-In Child and Youth Houseparents -- $1500 Incentive Bonus

$40,000 - $50,000 yearly
  • GAP Ministries
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
Full time Christian Teacher House Parent Missionary Nonprofit Social Work

Job Description

Be a vibrant part of changing the lives of children going through a difficult season by using your unique parenting qualities. GAP Ministries is seeking mature, compassionate husband and wife teams with a heart for ministry as live-in houseparents. At GAP you will provide supervision, structure and assistance in meeting abused and neglected children’s physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs while modeling Christ and teaching them life skills. It is a wonderful ministry opportunity to invest in the lives of children and youth by serving foster children and youth in a group home in beautiful northwest Tucson, Arizona.

As a live-in houseparent you will strive to provide a safe, Christ-centered temporary home for children in your care. You are part of a larger Christ-centered management team with high expectations for biblical character and values focused on creating and modeling these behaviors of love, hope and peace for the children and for all staff.

Full Time Benefits, valued at over $30,000 annually, include: Housing, Utilities, Food; matching retirement plan (403b); Health, Life and Dental insurance, and paid leave.

Salary: $80,000 to $100,000 annually per couple (I.E. $40,000 to $50,000 annually per person) based on a 50 to 65 hour work week -- on 4 days and off 3 days. Plus $1,500 incentive bonus per full time couple, paid at $250 per month per couple following successful completion of 90 day period in good standing.

Employment Type: Full-Time (50 to 65 hours weekly) or Part-Time (hours/schedule varies by couple) or Respite

Schedule: Requires weekends with 3 days off earlier in the week; additional schedules are available

GAP Ministries also has several other city-wide and community ministry opportunities for you while you are a houseparent. Learn more at www.gapmin.com.

Hear from some of our houseparents: https://www.youtube.com/c/GapMinistriesTucson

Being authorized to work in the United States is a precondition of employment. GAP Ministries does NOT sponsor employment visas.


THIS IS NOT THE FULL AND COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION. One can be provided upon request.

Some Essential Functions: The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Living in the SPLASH home is a condition of employment. Living in the house must be accepted to properly perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Provide direct care of children and steward a home for the children in care by creating a safe, nurturing environment while teaching basic life skills and implementing positive behavior plans.
  • Responsible for keeping the house and its grounds neat and clean daily to ensure the home is inspection ready at all times.
  • Implement the daily schedule for the children, engage in activities of the group or with individual children within the group, as their needs require. Assist children with homework, providing appropriate workspace and guidance to complete tasks.
  • Transport children to appointments when needed.
  • Ensure records are maintained in compliance with federal/state/local regulations. Complete all paperwork in a prompt and careful manner, keeping records confidential.
  • Prepare meals and snacks, following agency menu and follow sanitary guidelines.


  • Be physically fit to perform job duties. Be emotionally able to display warmth and able to enjoy and be comfortable with active, often aggressive and disorganized children in an intimate, integrated living situation.
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and corresponding programs.
  • Be able to respect and work cooperatively with a variety of persons.
  • Able to work well with ever changing priorities and or situations. Have the ability to stay calm in tense situations and utilize common sense and logic.

Requirements include but not limited to:

  • Must be 22 years old.
  • At least a high school diploma or equivalency diploma (GED), and one year experience in working with children, child welfare or human services.
  • Successful clearance of Criminal Background Check(s), Central Registry in Arizona and any state(s) lived in within 5 years of hire.
  • Valid driver license and a good 5 year driving record to drive 15 passenger van; willing and able to drive a 15 passenger van.
  • Have manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills and be able to perform various physical tasks

Requirements Provided By GAP Ministries Upon Hire:

  • FBI fingerprint clearance check and Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screen, Drug screen, physical examination (fit for duty).

GAP Ministries is a drug-free workplace and requires drug screening of all new employees as well as random screenings to ensure enforcement of this policy.

Being authorized to work in the United States is a precondition of employment. GAP Ministries does NOT sponsor employment visas.

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