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BCHFS Employment Opportunities

Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) is a Christ-centered organization seeking servant-minded people who are seeking a great mission career opportunity!  Compensation is based on position and experience. Eligible employees are offered a benefit package which may include insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), retirement plan, paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.

To apply for a position at Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services:

Read Statement of Belief and job description.

Download and complete an BCHFS employment application.

Send your completed application and resume to hr@bchfs.com

Interested in joining our team?  Click on the position listing to see the job description and requirements.

Development Officer
Development Officer

Position Summary:
Regionally based to serve as the liaison and proponent for BCHFS to Baptist churches and Associations–responsible for identifying and cultivating both new and current investors for the ministry of BCHFS.

Accountabilities:

  1. To cultivate church relationships through visits to churches, pastors and Directors of Missions within a particular region.
  2. To visit major individual investors and prospects for the purpose of cultivating new gifts, repeat gifts and planned giving promotion.
  3. To promote the ministry of BCHFS by speaking to churches and other groups.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelors degree

  1. Experience: several years experience in Southern Baptist denominational work, preferably in Illinois.  Fundraising, sales-marketing, public relations experience preferred.
Licensed Counselor - Metro-East Outpatient Location
Licensed Counselor

Position Summary:
Masters level Licensed Counselor in our Metro-East outpatient location.  Applicant should have experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families.  Position offers flexibility working with a team of supportive and skilled professionals.

Qualifications:

Education:  Masters Degree

1. Credentials: LCPC, LCSW, LMFT, or equivalent, will consider LPC

2. Experience: Counselor should have experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families.

Houseparents, Residential Care, Carmi
Houseparents, Married Couple, Residential Care

Position Title:  Houseparents, Married Couple

Position Location: Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi Campus

Position Summary:

Provide Christian guidance and supervision to youths in a group home setting.  The Carmi campus treats youths ages 12-18 years old, who have experienced trauma and/or is experiencing issues at home and/or school.  This position would require the couple to live on campus during their shifts. The houseparents serve the residents in a family environment to promote student/houseparent bonding.  Shifts are 7 days on 7 days off.  This is a full-time position with benefits which include insurance and housing.  On campus, off duty housing is included in the benefit package.  However, Houseparents may choose to live in their own accommodations off campus during their scheduled time off.

Qualifications:

Must be 21+

Have a high school diploma/GED

Have a valid Driver’s License

Houseparent, Single Female, Residential Care

Position Title:  Houseparent

Position Location: Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi Campus

Position Summary:

Provide Christian guidance and supervision to youths in a group home setting.  The Carmi campus treats youths ages 12-18 years old, who have experienced trauma and/or is experiencing issues at home and/or school. This position would require the individual to live on campus during their shifts. The houseparent serves the residents in a family environment to promote student/houseparent bonding.  Shifts are 7 days on/7 days off. This is a full-time position with benefits which include insurance and housing.  On campus, off duty housing is included in the benefit package.  However, Houseparents may choose to live in their own accommodations off campus during their off week.

Qualifications:

Must be 21+

Have a high school diploma/GED

Have a valid Driver’s License

Houseparent Additional Information
  • Serves as the primary caregiver to assigned children in care.
  • Provides supervision, both on an individual and group basis, to assigned children in care. 
  • Provides spiritual guidance and serves as a good Christian Role Model.
  • Establishes structure in the cottages that enables the children to learn responsibilities, self-regulation and to become functioning members of the cottage. 
  • Generates an atmosphere which helps the child feel accepted and respected as a group member. 
  • Provides encouragement and participation in school activities, assistance with homework, and educational planning and contact with teachers by serving as a mentor and coach for children in care.
  • Encourages children to plan, set and achieve personal goals and provides positive direction for children in care. 
  • Maintains a safe home environment.
  • Provides transportation for children to events, including but not limited to school, work, church, and medical appointments.
House Mother - Angels' Cove, Mt. Vernon
House Mother

Position Location:  Angels’ Cove, Mt. Vernon

Position Summary:

To fulfill the mission of BCHFS and provide a Christ-centered residential home and needed support services resulting in positive life changes for young women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.  The position is a 7 consecutive day live-in position with the following 7 consecutive days off. This is a full-time position with eligible benefits.

Qualifications:

Must be 21+

Have a high school diploma/GED

Have a valid Driver’s License and good driving record

Capable of providing leadership and spiritual guidance to each resident according to her specific needs

Ability to recognize natural teaching opportunities and act upon them

Physically able to fulfill all responsibilities of the position

Good interpersonal skills

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.

Seasonal / Summer Positions
Summer Maintenance Worker

Position Location:  Baptist Children’s Home – Carmi

Position Summary:

Maintenance worker needed for routine summer projects on the Baptist Children’s Home Campus.  Work will include but not limited to mowing, painting, light maintenance repair work.  This is a full time, temporary job for the summer season.  Candidate should be familiar with safe operation of lawn maintenance equipment.

Qualifications:

Must be 21+

High school diploma/GED

Valid Driver’s License and good driving record

 

Summer Recreation Coordinator Carmi

Position Title:  Summer Recreation Coordinator

Description:  This position is a Recreation Coordinator for the Baptist Children’s Home Residential Program.  It is a full time temporary summer position.  The hours will be flexible to meet the needs of the residents.

Duties:  Plan campus activities for residents, this may include a variety of indoor or outdoor recreational activities.  Candidate will need strong organizational skills, and enthusiasm for interactive activities.  

Requirements:

Valid Driver’s License

HS Diploma/GED

Statement of Belief

  • We value and affirm life from conception to natural death.
  • We believe that children should live in a safe and stable home environment and should be given the opportunity to thrive with loving parents.
  • We offer residential care, when needed, which nurtures the whole child – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • We work to strengthen the family unit and build family and community supports with the goal of reunification of the family.
  • We promote life through alternatives to abortion including residential care for pregnant women, life-skills training and Christian counseling, and/or adoption as set out below.
  • We believe that marriage is ordained by God and revealed in the Bible to be a covenant relationship between one man (biologically male at birth) and one woman (biologically female at birth).
  • We serve Christian, heterosexual-married couples (meaning of opposite biological gender at birth) in our adoption ministry and services, including those services we offer in support to outside adoption providers.
  • When we cannot assist through our Christian ministry programs, we offer referral assistance to outside agencies.
  • We offer all our services regardless of ability to pay and regardless of racial or ethnic backgrounds.

BCHFS Employment Application Form Download

Download/view BCHFS Employment Forms (PDF format)

For an online fillable application, please send an email request to hr@bchfs.com and an online fillable copy will be sent to you.

SEND RESUME AND APPLICATION TO:

BCHFS Human Resources
Phone: (618) 382-4164 ext. 1111
Email: hr@bchfs.com

BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME & FAMILY SERVICES

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

Why Choose Us?

We are mission minded!
Our mission

Our mission is to provide Christ-centered services that protect, heal, and restore hurting children and families.  As part of our team, you will join in the mission to serve individuals in crisis situations and help them find hope through the love of Christ.

Benefits
Employee Benefits

Full-time employees of the BCHFS are eligible for employee benefits.  Benefits may include paid vacation, sick days, and holidays; insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life). Residential Houseparents in either the Baptist Children’s Home – Carmi location, or Angels’ Cove -Mt. Vernon Location are live-in opportunities that provide housing to the employee.  Off duty living quarters available but houseparents are not required to stay on campus during their off time.  

Why Carmi?
Location

Carmi is located in the southeastern portion of Illinois. The City of Carmi has a great informational website that introduces you to the community if you are not familiar with it.  http://www.cityofcarmi.org/small-town-living/  

Nearby

Even though Carmi is rurally located, major cities and all the accompanying amenities are less than 3 hours away.  

  • Evansville, Indiana is 50 miles to the east, and is the largest city in Southern Indiana with a population of over 100,000.  It has all the amenities of shopping, entertainment, and family activities when you are looking for a day trip.
  • St Louis, Missouri is approximately 2 hours to the west.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana is approximately 3 hours to the northeast.
  • Nashville, Tennessee is approximately 3 hours south.

 

Outdoor Adventures

Carmi is located within 50 miles of the Shawnee National Forest with camping, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and much more.   https://www.enjoyillinois.com/explore/listing/shawnee-national-forest