Employment 2018-04-18T15:40:37+00:00

BCHFS Employment Opportunities

Career employment opportunities with BCHFSBCHFS is a Christ-centered organization looking for smart people and strong leaders. If you are interested in becoming a member of our BCHFS team, don’t hesitate to send us your resume. We post open positions here as they become available for employment opportunities when available, but BCHFS is always looking for quality team members and will keep your information on file should an employment opportunity with one of our various Illinois offices becomes available.


Licensed Mental Health Therapist – Contract

Pathways Counseling Center of the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services has an immediate need for a licensed (LCSW, LCPC, or LMFT) contract therapist. The candidate will be a Christian counselor with clinical experience working with individuals, groups, and families.  The position is in Carmi, IL.

Director of Operations

The Director of Operations will oversee the day-to-day operations of all BCHFS programs locations.  This includes provision of qualitative residential care services to children and families, maternity home services, adoption services, foster care services, outpatient services and support the administrative functions of the Agency. This position will also supervise the utilization of physical, human, and financial resources necessary to carry out the mission of the Agency.

Required Qualifications: 

  1. A Master’s Degree from an accredited school of social work or related human services field with a minimum of three (3) years of work experience with children.  Two (2) years must be at an institution or other residential group home program and two (2) years administrative experience.
  2. Must be an active member of a local congregation associated with the Illinois Baptist State Association and the Southern Baptist Convention.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  1. Five or more years of experience in a residential care facility in addition to the required degree.
  2. Experience in budget management and oversight.
  3. Five or more years of experience in human resources and staff management.
  4. Experience in administrating electronic healthcare record systems

Position Location:

Position will be located at the Angel’s Cove campus in Mt. Vernon, IL or Devore Administration Building in Carmi, IL – to be determined at hire.   Weekly travel between these locations will be required.

Part-Time Recreational Specialist

BCHFS is seeking a part-time, year-round Recreation Specialist to work with our team and the teens in our residential care program in Carmi, IL.  Duties include coordinating recreational opportunities for our students, co-facilitation of our challenge course (high and low ropes), supervision of activities building and equipment and assisting in the hosting of our visiting mission groups.  A bachelor’s degree in recreation management or related field is preferred. 

Missions & Challenge Course Internship

If dangling 35 feet off the ground, a wheel barrow full of mulch, dodgeball and the Gospel all connect in your head, keep reading.  The Illinois Baptist Children’s Home is looking for an intern to work with our Latreia (Missions) program and Challenge Course within our residential care program during the summer of 2018.  Applicants should be able to work as part of a team, be willing to be hands on with work projects, have good organizational skills, able to multi-task and be a positive Christian leader within their sphere of influence.  Room and board will be provided by BCHFS.  Must be 18+ years old.

Relief Houseparent Couple

We currently have an immediate opening for a full time (4 days per week) husband and wife relief houseparent couple with a competitive salary and full benefits package. This couple would fill in for two days at each of two boys’ cottages while regular houseparent couple is off duty.   Email questions here.

Relief Houseparent Woman

Angels’ Cove of Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services is seeking to hire a Christian woman as relief houseparent to work with women and children in our residential care facility in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Applicants must be 21 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. This is a part-time, live-in position with these shifts:  Tuesday 8:15 am to Thursday 9:00 am and occasional coverage as needed.   Email questions here.

SEND RESUME AND APPLICATION to Melinda Bratcher, Administrative Assistant, Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services, 949 County Road 1300 North, Carmi, IL 62821, or phone (618) 382-4164, ext. 111, or by email.

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Melinda Bratcher, Administrative Assistant
phone (618) 382-4164, ext. 111, or by email.

Attn: Employment Applications
949 County Road 1300 N
Carmi, Illinois 62821