May 27, 2023

Youth Transition Specialist (house parent)

$2,500 - $3,000 monthly
  • Hope Inn Christ
  • Ponder, TX, USA
Full time House Parent

Job Description

Youth Transition Specialist

Hope Inn Christ, an aftercare home for young men getting out of the juvenile system, has an immediate opening for an individual to live and work with youth in the home.  We are committed to providing a nurturing, Christ-centered environment for our youth.  The mission of Hope Inn Christ is to equip young men to become the persons God created them to be.


·       Live in the aftercare home and provide direct care for 1-5 young men (ages 16-21) that have been incarcerated in a Texas Juvenile Justice Department facility.

·       Work with youth to discover their goals and set actions steps

·       Work with youth to discover and obtain the documents they need (State ID, Social Security card, Birth certificate, and insurance or Medicaid card)

·       Determine if youth need to acquire a GED or High School diploma and provide them the opportunity to accomplish their goal

·       Manage and coordinate interns for relief care and volunteers

·       Manage the daily operating schedule of the home

·       Provide transportation for youth to appointments, work, community service and church

·       Ensure that youth meet their parole requirements which may include counseling, community service, and Celebrate Recovery (for hurts, habits and hang-ups)

·       Work along side youth to encourage and model good work ethics while cleaning the house, doing yard maintenance, and doing community service

·       Plan and implement meaningful and relevant daily Bible studies for youth, guidance and curriculum to be provided

·       Plan and participate in opportunities for individual and group activities that are wholesome and fun

·       Teach and model Hope Inn Christ values and ethical behaviors

·       Plan and Prepare meals for youth to eat together

·       Shop for groceries, supplies and hygiene

·       Develop a basic understanding of the developmental and spiritual need of the youth

·       Teach residents basic skills such as room organization, cleaning, punctuality, manners, cooking, laundry and clothing care, time management, communication skills, relationship building, and conflict resolution

·       Responsible for keeping all medication in a locked closet and administering medications timely and accurately and keeping records according to state standards

·       Comply with Hope Inn Christ house rules

·       Hours are Monday 10:00 pm through Friday 5:00 pm



·       Ideal candidate would be a male with at least 2 years of experience working with at-risk youth and/or ex-offenders

·       College degree or equivalent

·       Mature, strong and compassionate individual who has a heart for troubled youth

·       Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries

·       Be able to keep the youth’s information confidential

·       Must have the energy and flexibility to meet the changing needs of day-to-day operations

·       Strong work ethic

·       The right candidate for this position will be a steady individual who has a strong faith in Jesus and a desire to help youth succeed

·       Have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record

·       Ability to pass a background check and drug screen

·       Ability to recognize redemptive qualities in youth and speak life into their existence



·       Annual starting salary of $36,000.00 per couple

·       Fully paid living expenses, including rent, utilities, and food

·       15 annual PTO days

·       Vehicle and gas provided for transporting youth

To apply please email resume to: or call Cindy Willis at 940-399-3333.  You can check out our website:

Mission Statement

To empower young men to become who God has created them to be.

Statement of Faith

1.      We believe in the Trinity – Father God, Son Jesus and Holy Spirit, three in one.

2.      Jesus existed before the beginning of time, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for our sins on a cross, rose physically from the grave and ascended into heaven and will return again.

3.      Holy Spirit lives inside of true Christians.  He still performs miracles today:  salvation, healing and provision.

4.      Salvation is received by grace through faith alone in Christ Jesus.

5.      Bible is the true word of God.


Core Values

1.      Prayer (our conversation with God) is essential.

2.      Reading of God’s word is as essential.

3.      Praise and worship to God is our weapon against the enemy.

4.      Unconditional love for one another.

5.      We are to walk in an unforced rhythm of grace and forgiveness.  Staying low and empty so that His Spirit can fill us and flow out of us.

6.      Honor recognizes and celebrates the best in people, in spite of our differences.  We respond to people based on their God-given identity and the honor in our hearts, not their behavior or self-definition.  Honor is demonstrated through consistent respect in word and action toward those we lead, follow, love and disagree with.  While honor avoids controlling others, it also lovingly confronts, limits and disciplines when necessary.


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