Employment

Employment2019-07-05T19:03:51+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)

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. Email questions about this position to Denny Hydrick.


Relief Houseparent – Female

BCHFS is seeking a Female Relief Houseparent at our Residential Care facility in Carmi. Relief Houseparents provide Christian care and guidance to youth (preteens & teens) placed at BCHFS. The Relief Houseparent would be required to rotate to different cottages with another female staff member caring for the residents over a 4-day (24 hours per day) period.

Youth are generally placed in our residential care program to address challenging behaviors. As a houseparent, you would be responsible for assisting with school work, engaging in various recreational activities, teaching problems solving skills, encouraging growth and almost anything else that can arise when living in a home with multiple preteens and teen. You would have the full support of supervisors and counselors as you provide loving, Christian care to struggling youth.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a HS diploma/GED. This is a full-time position with benefits.  Experience working with youth is preferred.

Accountabilities include: 
1. Maintain a high level of expertise in the theory and practice of residential child care and guidance.
2. Teach and encourage pro-social behavior, provide spiritual guidance, and build educational and social support systems for residents.
3. Achieve and maintain certification in CPR, First Aid, CPI.
4. Keep accurate records of resident’s progress utilizing program components like the Behavior Management System and report progress as requested.
5. Monitor assigned facility while on duty and report any issues to lead houseparent at changeover. In case of emergency contact Houseparent Supervisor.
6. Provide for daily needs of residents: food, clothing, shelter, transportation, etc.
7. Oversee resident’s medications including administering medication, and documenting medications given.
8. Perform special tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. Be at least 21 years of age.
2. High School Diploma or GED. 
3. Hold a valid driver’s license and have insurance, as required by the Illinois Vehicle Code with the ability to obtain endorsement for 15 passenger vans.
4. Ability to clear a federal background check.


PRN (As Needed) Houseparents

BCHFS is seeking houseparents to serve on an “as needed basis” to help cover vacations and days off for the primary houseparents. 

Accountabilities include: 
1. Maintain a high level of expertise in the theory and practice of residential child care and guidance.
2. Teach and encourage prosocial behavior, provide spiritual guidance, and build educational and social support systems for residents.
3. Achieve and maintain certification in CPR, First Aid, CPI.
4. Keep accurate records of resident’s progress utilizing program components like the Behavior Management System and report progress as requested.
5. Monitor assigned facility while on duty and report any issues to lead houseparent at changeover. In case of emergency contact Houseparent Supervisor.
6. Provide for daily needs of residents: food, clothing, shelter, transportation, etc.
7. Oversee resident’s medications including administering medication, and documenting medications given.
8. Perform special tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. Be at least 21 years of age.
2. High School Diploma or GED. 
3. Hold a valid driver’s license and have insurance, as required by the Illinois Vehicle Code with the ability to obtain endorsement for 15 passenger vans.
4. Ability to clear a federal background check.

 


Director of Development and Communication

Position Title:  Director of Development & Communications

Position Summary: Administer the financial development, communications and marketing programs of BCHFS to encourage support for the agency’s services to children, youth and families.  This includes planning, budgeting, achievement, monitoring and evaluation of all fundraising, marketing and communication activities.  This position will also supervise the development and marketing team and will oversee the development budget.

Position Level: Serves on the senior management team of the Agency and reports to the Executive Director.

Position Location: The position location will be determined at hire.  Frequent travel with occasional overnight stays will be required.

Position Provisions: This position will be provided a vehicle for business use, an agency credit card for business and travel expenses, an agency cellular smartphone, and computer.

Accountabilities:

  1. To serve as a member of the senior management team, coordinating goals, plans, events and schedules with other management team members and the Executive Director of Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services.
  2. To develop, execute and monitor annual goals, strategies and annual development budget in keeping with the agency’s strategic plan, objectives and financial resources.
  3. To be personally active in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors and prospects, and to lead the Executive Director, agency staff and volunteers to fulfill their roles in financial development.
  4. To maintain an accurate and up-to-date database of donors and prospects, including recording, receipting, acknowledging and reporting gifts and pledges received.
  5. To plan, carry out and monitor all the fundraising activities of the agency, including mail appeals, memorial and honor giving, annual Mother’s Day and church appeals, capital campaigns, planned giving, foundation and corporate giving, and others as needed.
  6. To plan, carry out and monitor all marketing activities of the agency, including publications, special events, public speaking and other public relations opportunities.
  7. To work closely with appropriate program staff to identify, recruit and train volunteers.
  8. To recruit, train and supervise all development team staff, including executing a plan of continuing professional development and engaging with team for annual performance evaluations.
  9. To regularly engage in personal and professional growth.
  10. Oversee planning and implementation of all agency sponsored fundraising events.
  11. To perform other duties or special assignments as requested by the Executive Director.

Evaluation in the following Key Areas:

  1. Enhanced public relations
  2. Accurate reports and data
  3. Promotion and marketing of ministry programs and services
  4. Fundraising
    • Estate Planning
    • Mail appeals
    • Corporate giving
    • Church gifts
    • Individual donor giving
    • Yearly revenue budget goals

Position Specific Skills:

  1. Possess the ability to perceive and articulate the overall vision and possess the “steady” and detail-oriented skills to ensure that plans are well executed. 
  2. Have a demonstrated track record of financial and personal integrity that is beyond reproach.
  3. Inter-personally be affable and friendly, yet able to be thoughtful and deliberative.
  4. Possess superlative communication skills both in writing and inter-personally, and in public speaking.
  5. Must possess mathematical reasoning ability, necessary for facility with fund accounting, planned giving, budget planning and oversight, and database query and administration.
  6. Be familiar with information systems, especially development database administration, desktop publishing, graphic design, email marketing, videography, and contemporary uses of technology in development, communication and marketing.
  7. Have a working knowledge of the phases and interconnected strategies employed in the “Development” process to include prospect acquisition, appeal driven, major gifts, and planned giving.
  8. Be able to demonstrate the appropriate interconnections between communications strategy and development activities.
  9. Have a demonstrated affinity with and appreciation for any natural constituencies of the Agency – both supportive (churches, individual donors, businesses, etc.) and those recipients of the ministry’s services.
  10. See fundraising as a ministry, a calling and an opportunity to minister to those who provide for and invest in the mission of BCHFS.

Position Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. A degree in marketing and development or a related field is preferred. 
  2. Three to five years of documented experience in fundraising and development of donors.
  3. In consideration of BCHFS as a denominational ministry, five or more years of experience in preaching and leading a local congregation as pastor will be considered as meeting the position minimum qualifications.
  4. Be an active member of a location congregation that is associated with the Illinois Baptist State Association and the Southern Baptist Convention.
  5. Experience with Microsoft Office products, Adobe InDesign and related software.

Female Houseparent (2 Needed) – Angels’ Cove, Mt. Vernon

BCHFS is seeking 2 female houseparents to provide custodial care for residents in a Christian environment at our Angels’ Cove location in Mt. Vernon.

Position Title: Houseparent – Angels’ Cove 

Position Summary: Provide custodial care for both women experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and their children. 

General Responsibilities: 

  1. Maintain a high level of knowledge of residential care and guidance, especially as it pertains to young women
  2. Develop and maintain positive behavior management and spiritual guidance as well as educational, medical and social support systems for residents. Assist in keeping accurate records of progress. 
  3. Provide for daily needs of residents; food, clothing, transportation, etc.
  4. Manage resources to provide high quality care within approved budget
  5. Build and maintain a reciprocal relationship with the community, social services agencies and denominational units for the benefits of the residents
  6. Oversee resident’s medications including administering medication, and documenting medications given
  7. Perform special tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age.
  2. High School Diploma or GED.
  3. Hold a valid driver’s license and have insurance, as required by the Illinois Vehicle Code with the ability to obtain endorsement for 15 passenger vans.
  4. Ability to clear a federal background check.

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SEND RESUME AND APPLICATION TO:
Melinda Bratcher, Administrative Assistant
phone (618) 382-4164, ext. 111, or by email.

BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME & FAMILY SERVICES
Attn: Employment Applications
949 County Road 1300 N
Carmi, Illinois 62821