THIS OPPORTUNITY is the chance to work daily with young people, gently shaping their lives so they can learn to look outside of themselves, their circumstances and their past....
It is the privilege to look inside a child to the spark of who they really are and to speak truth to encourage the flame to burn brighter. It is the responsibility to shoulder burdens and concerns, to let kids learn and make mistakes in a safe place and to teach them a better way for next time.
family teaching couple
In apartments attached to each of our cottages lives the heart of our success: our Family Teachers. These couples are not mere houseparents, but are teachers, role models, self-esteem builders, guides and spiritual mentors.
The weight of the Family Teacher’s responsibility is reflected in their training. New Family Teachers receive nearly 80 hours of training and observation before they begin working on their own with the kids, and they continue to receive additional training throughout their years of service.
In addition to quality training, Family Teachers are provided a Home Life Specialist as a direct supervisor and consultant. This support system is available 24/7 to guide the Family Teachers through any questions or difficulties they may have.
Our homes are designed to care for up to 8 youth at a time. An Assistant Family Teacher provides two days off per week for the Family Teaching couple.
assistant family teachers
The Assistant Family Teacher plays a vital role in the lives of the children, providing consistency and stability during the Family Teachers' days off. Assistant Family Teachers are provided nearly 80 hours of training and observation before they work on their own, along with continued training.
If you have any questions about our application process, the different position(s), or our organization please contact our office at (806)352-5771.