Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services

Work With Us

BCHFS Employment Opportunities

Interested in volunteering your time with us? Download and return our volunteer application.

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.

Multimedia Marketing Specialist

Position Title:  Multimedia Marketing Specialist

Position Summary: The BCHFS Multimedia Marketing Specialist will work under the direction of the Director of Development & Marketing to design and implement the agency marketing and development plan.

The position is a 35.5-hour work week. Evening and weekend work may be occasionally required. The position is full-time and eligible for benefits. Occasional travel will also be required.

Position Location: The position location will be determined at hire. Travel to all program locations may be required at times.

Position Provisions: The position will be provided with an agency credit card for business expenses and travel and a computer.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Manage the agency’s Social Media presence across multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, lnstagram, Pinterest, Google+ etc.) using a social media dashboard. Create, post and share compelling content on a regular schedule with the intention of engaging our target audiences.
  • Create promotional videos for web sharing, program marketing and to support fund raising efforts.
  • Create and manage content for the agency’s website to ensure that all online information is correct, up to date, relevant and engaging.
  • Plan and produce compelling content for agency newsletters (hard copy and on line).
  • Plan and produce other marketing documents, program brochures, Annual Report and other special projects that are needed.
  • Create and organize in electronic format an ongoing historical record of the ministries of BCHFS for future use.
  • Visit all campuses regularly and attend all major events to capture video and photos to be used for agency’s marketing and promotional materials.
  • Create PowerPoint presentations to aid presenters in promoting the ministries of BCHFS.
  • Utilize graphic design software (Photoshop, In Design etc.) to create promotional materials.
  • Assist with annual marketing plan and coordination.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by BCHFS leadership.

Position Qualifications

  • Associates degree (bachelor’s degree preferred) in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Graphic Design or related field
  • 2-4 years of relevant graphic design, marketing and communications experience
  • Advanced knowledge of social media marketing
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Strong video production skills
  • Strong graphic design skills (Adobe Photoshop, In Design)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects to meet deadlines
Adolescent Therapist

Position Title: Adolescent Therapist

Position Summary: Provide quality social services/psychotherapy to children and families in the Residential Care Program of Baptist Children’s Home. The position is a 35.5-hour work week. Evening and weekend work may be required. Occasional travel may also be required. The position is full-time and eligible for benefits. The position reports to the BCH Program Manager.

Position Location: This position is located on the Baptist Children’s Home campus in Carmi, IL. The position will have office space in the Hathaway Administration Building.

Position Provisions: This position will be provided with an agency credit card for business expenses and travel, a monthly stipend for cell phone, and a stipend for on call coverage at the current approved rate.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Provide placement, counseling, case management, medical services and liaison duties between reciprocal agencies for clients in the Residential Care Program of Baptist Children’s Home.

  • Work with families of children in placement to facilitate the speedy return of the child to a less restrictive form of care:
    • Provide individual, family and group counseling.
    • Provide parent training. 
    • Schedule regular visits for child with family.
    • Maintain regular contact with child’s parent.
  • Work as a team member with childcare staff and other professional staff to bring about positive change in clients:
    • Provide consultation services to childcare staff.
    • Provide Crisis Intervention Services as part of an “on call” rotation.
    • Help design and implement therapeutic interventions. 
  • Provide liaison services to all schools providing services to BCH students.
    • Participate in all I.E.P.’s and school meetings pertaining to BCH students as requested.
    • Connect with school officials, regularly to review all BCH students and incoming students.
    • Provide crisis intervention at schools.
    • Supervise the educational placement of all BCH students
  • Build and maintain reciprocal relationships with other agencies important to the care of children and their families.
  • Develop and monitor the administration of a service plan for each child on caseload.

Position Qualifications

  • Master’s in social work or human services, license preferred.
  • Passionate about working in a faith-based, Christian ministry.
  • Aligned with organizational mission and values.
  • Active member of an evangelical church. 
  • Good oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software.
  • Ability to use EHR programs.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Possess a valid State of Illinois Driver’s License.
  • Meet and maintain all Agency eligibility requirements to drive residents and possess required State Driver licensure endorsements.
Maintenance Specialist

Position Title: Maintenance Specialist

Position Summary: Provide repairs and upkeep for all buildings and grounds on the Carmi campus.

The position is a 35.5-hour work week, Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a required one-hour unpaid lunch break, and Friday 8:00 m to 11:30 am. Evening and weekend work may occasionally be required.

The position is full-time and eligible for benefits and reports to the Baptist Children’s Home Program Manager

Position Location: The position will be located on the Baptist Children’s Home campus in Carmi, IL and will have office space in the Hathaway Administrative Building.

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

Position Accountabilities:

  • Maintain all buildings, yards and landscaping in a safe and attractive condition
  • Maintain all equipment in good working condition
  • Develop campus work program, hire and supervise youth
  • Assist in other projects as assigned

Position Qualifications:

  • High school education
  • Demonstrated skills in small engine mechanics, electrical wiring, air conditioning and heating, and construction
  • Self-initiating work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to be detailed oriented and coordinate multiple projects
  • Ability to supervise and teach children who work in the work program

 

Development Officer

Position Title: Development Officer

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

The position is a 35.5-hour work week. Evening and weekend work will be occasionally required. The position is eligible for full-time benefits. The position will report to the Director of Development and Marketing.

Position Location: The regional responsibilities will be determined at hire. Frequent travel and occasional overnight stays will be required.

Position Provisions: The position will be provided a vehicle for business use, an agency credit card for business travel and expenses, a monthly stipend for cell phone, and a computer.

Position Accountabilities:

  • To cultivate church relationships through visits to churches, pastors and Associational Mission Strategists within a particular region.
  • To visit individual investors and prospects for the purpose of cultivating new gifts, repeat gifts and planned giving promotion.
  • To have a working knowledge of the Baptist Faith and Message of 2000 and the theological underpinnings of the ministries at BCHFS and the doctrinal compliance of those ministries.
  •  Assist with the creation of promotional videos for web sharing, program marketing and to support fundraising efforts.
  • To be personally active in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of new ministry partners while maintaining relationships with current donors and connected churches.
  • To utilize the agency donor database for effective donor cultivation, documentation of contacts, and donor/church information updates.
  • Contribute articles for the BCHFS newsletter and other marketing materials.
  • Assist with planning, set-up and clean-up, coordination and participation in all fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development and Marketing.

 

Position Qualifications:

 

  • Active member of an evangelical church.
  • Deep personal commitment to the mission for BCHFS coupled with mature spiritual walk.
  • An associate degree is required, a bachelor’s degree in marketing/development, communication, or a related field is preferred.
  • Fundraising, sales/marketing, public relations experience preferred.
  • Excellent Communication skills both individually and in groups.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Highly self-motivated and organized, able to manage multiple responsibilities.

 

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to hr@bchfs.com.

Licensed Counselor - Metro East Outpatient Location

Position Summary:
Masters level Licensed Counselor in our Metro-East outpatient location.  Applicant should have experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families.  The 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.

 

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to hr@bchfs.com.

House Mother - 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
duty. The position is full-time and eligible for benefits.

The position will be supervised by the Maternity Programs Manager.

Position Location: The position will be located at Angels’ Cove Cottage in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Attend a local Illinois Baptist State associating church each Sunday with residents.
  • Maintain a high level of expertise and guidance in the theory and practice of maternal-child
    care.
  • Daily serve, support, love and supervise young women, modeling a healthy, spiritual, and
    moral home.
  • Set and maintain healthy boundaries and loving relationships for residents within a family
    environment.
  • Have a vision for life-change and positive transformation for each resident.
  • Build and maintain reciprocal relationships with the community, social service agencies, and
    church units for the benefit of residents.
  •  Maintain residential facilities, including cleanliness.
  • Manage resources to provide high quality care within approved budget.
  • Provide for daily needs of residents: food, clothing, shelter, transportation, etc.
    Implement Bible studies in the home.
  • Administer medications and maintain a daily log for each resident.
  • Prepare and follow the cottage schedule and assist residents in following the schedule.
  • Document daily progress or notes in electronic record system.
  • Provide thorough information during shift change so oncoming shift can best meet the
    needs of residents.
  • Perform fire and tornado drills as required.
  • Obtain appropriate food sanitation credentials as required.
  • Interact with the residents and help them, when needed, in completing tasks.
    Interact with volunteers and donors as requested.
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings, and special functions.
  • Coordinate and supervise volunteer work activities: mentoring, crafts, special classes, etc.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum level of high school diploma or GED and 21 years of age or older.
  • Capable of providing leadership and spiritual guidance to each of the residents 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
  • Good computer skills
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Meets and maintains all State, Licensure, and Agency eligibility requirements to drive
    residents and possess required State Driver licensure endorsements.

 

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to hr@bchfs.com.

House Parent Couple & House Mother - Residential Care - Carmi

Position Summary: Provide custodial care for children in a Christian environment.
The position is a 7 consecutive day live-in position with the following 7 consecutive days off
duty. The position is full-time and eligible for benefits. The position will be supervised by the
Baptist Children’s Home Campus Program Manager.

Position Location: This position will be located on the Baptist Children’s Home campus in
Carmi, IL.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Maintain a high level of expertise in the theory and practice of residential child care and
    guidance.
  • Collect information and feedback regarding the needs/wants of users of child care services;
    use this information in planning and evaluation
  • Develop and maintain positive behavior management, spiritual guidance, and educational
    and social support systems for residents; keep accurate records of progress, report progress
    as requested.
  • Build and maintain reciprocal relationships with community, social service agencies, and
    denominational units for the benefit of residents.
  • Maintain assigned residential facilities, including buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  • Manage resources to provide high quality care within approved budget.
  • Provide for daily needs of residents: food, clothing, shelter, transportation, etc.
  • Perform special tasks as assigned.

 

Position Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum level of high school diploma or GED and 21 years of age or older.
  • Capable of providing leadership and spiritual guidance to each of the residents 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.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Meets and maintains all State, Licensure, and Agency eligibility requirements to drive
    residents and possess required State Driver licensure endorsements.

 

 

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to hr@bchfs.com.

PRN Houseparents

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

 

 

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to hr@bchfs.com.

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.

0 Comments

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