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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.

Executive Director

 

Position Summary:        

Manage the Illinois Baptist Children’s Home and Family Service Programs to achieve the highest service delivery possible with available resources while adhering to the core beliefs of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

Qualifications and Standards:

  • Degree/ Experience
    • A Master’s of Social Work degree from an accredited school of social work and three years’ work experience in social work administration; or
    • A Master’s degree in human services field from an accredited school and five years’ work experience in hu man services administration; or
    • A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Health Administration and five years’ experience in administration
  • Complete a criminal background check at the request of BCHFS.
  • Complete a financial background check at the request of BCHFS.
  • Maintain active membership with a Southern Baptist Church in Illinois and uphold and maintain core beliefs and practices of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
  • Provide a personal statement of faith and commitment to adhere to Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
  • Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of diligently and effectively managing BCHFS budget.
  • Maintain strong leadership, collaborative, fiduciary and administrative skills and duties.
  • Perpetually demonstrate personal qualities that foster healthy relationships with clients, board of trustees, staff and donors.
  • Uphold DCFS licensure requirements for this administrative position and BCHFS agency.

 

Position Accountabilities:

  1. Lead Illinois Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) to keep its mission and vison clearly focused on the needs of those it serves, while conveying the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
  2. Collect and process records, research data, and feedback regarding the needs/wants of the churches and families in the Illinois Baptist State Association (IBSA); use collected data in planning and evaluation.
  3. Serve at the will of the BCHFS Board of Trustees.  Attend all board and committee meetings.
  4. Develop long-range strategic plans; assess existing programs regularly; recommend annual programs, calendar, and operational budget; administer approved plans.
  5. Serve as a member of the Coordinating Council of the Illinois Baptist State Association. Attend the Board of Director meetings and the Annual Convention Meeting.
  6. Serve as the Investment Officer for the Agency.
  7. Design, conduct, and evaluate programs and projects to deliver services to IBSA churches and families. Consistently communicate services to churches and donors.
  8. Multiple speaking/preaching engagements are required in order to stay engaged with IBSA churches.
  9. Build and maintain reciprocal relationships with other denominational and governmental agencies for the benefit of children and families.
  10. Recommend and administer an effective and efficient staff organization.
  11. Select, train, develop, supervise and evaluate staff.
  12. Develop, maintain, and manage the use of facilities and property owned by Illinoi s Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services.
  13. Raise funds, as well as, prepare and administer BCHFS budget within approved guidelines; record and report on all funds.
  14. Develop and administer work systems and procedures and adhere to Illinois BCH FS policy and bylaws.
  15. Evaluate the work of Illinois BCH FS annually in light of the following key result areas:
  • Fund Raising
  • Number of persons receiving care
  • Annual operations within budget guidelines
  • Identifiable improvement in quality of services rendered

 

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to:  Eric Bramlet,  Search Committee Chair:   ebramlet@kogerbramletlaw.com

Adoption Specialist

Position Summary:

Promote adoption services; recruit, train, and license adoptive families; monitor adoptive placements for the Faith Adoption ministry of BCHFS.

Accountabilities:

  1. Serve as a member of the adoption team of BCHFS.
  2. Maintain a high level of expertise in the area of adoption, home study/licensing services, and post-placement/post-adoption supervision.  Maintains awareness of current licensing standards and adoption laws, domestic and international.
  3. Recruit and educate adoptive parents regarding adoption.
  4. Coordinate regularly scheduled information seminars.
  5. Conduct training to prepare adoptive parents.
  6. Provide home study and post-placement/post-adoption services for adoptive families.
  7. Completes interviews, writes home studies, and investigates prospective adoptive families to ensure they meet both BCHFS as well as IDCFS, Interstate, and International requirements, when applicable. This process is to be completed in a timely manner to ensure the family can either move forward in the process or be directed to a different option.
  8. Identifies unresolved issues of infertility, unrealistic expectations, etc. to evaluate the appropriateness of adoptive parents.
  9. Monitors adoptions following the placement of the child and create post-placement reports, as required.
  10. Travel to prospective adoptive parents’ homes for initial home study investigation, renewals, and post-placement monitoring.
  11. Maintain accurate licensing files and service delivery reports.
  12. Assist in selecting, training, developing, supervising, and evaluating contractual home study providers and adoption clerical staff.
  13. Assist in counseling with prospective birth parents planning adoption.
  14. Work as a liaison between birth parents and adoptive parents.
  15. Report directly to Supervisor of Adoption Services.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor or a Master’s degree in social work or related field- Illinois licensure of LSW or LCSW beneficial.
  2. Certified by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to provide home study Services.
  3. Demonstrate ability to be detailed oriented, coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously, and do both against a timeline.
  4. Outstanding writing skills combined with strong interpersonal skills and a self-initiating work ethic.

 

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.
Baptist Children’s Home Campus Program Manager

Position Summary: Provide oversight and ensure quality care of the residential care services, supervision of houseparents and serve as the liaison between Carmi Unit 5 School District and BCH. The position is a 35.5-hour work week. Evening and weekend work may occasionally be required. The position serves as a member of the Leadership Team of the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services. The position is full-time and eligible for benefits and reports to the Executive Director. The Program Manager serves as a senior manager of the Residential Care program at the Baptist Children’s Home.

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

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

Position Accountabilities:

  • Maintain a high level of expertise in the theory and practice of residential care supervision.
  • Collect and process information and feedback regarding the needs/wants of users of residential care facilities; use collected data in planning and evaluation.
  • Assist in developing long-range, strategic plans for Program and Service Delivery; recommend annual program and budget; administer approved plans and budget.
  • Build and maintain reciprocal relationships with other denominational and social welfare agencies for the benefit of children and families, Baptist Children’s Home, and Illinois Baptist State Association.
  • Is responsible for training, developing, supervising, and evaluating all residential care staff including houseparents.
  • Assists the Director of Operations and Compliance with monitoring and upkeep of the facilities, including buildings, grounds, and equipment assigned to the residential care program.
  • Assist with crisis intervention and after hour’s coverage.
  • Assist with therapy services (individual, group and/or family), as needed/requested.
  • Maintain staff coverage and schedules for all cottages and BCH administrative office staff.
  • 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 in coordination with the student’s therapist.
  • Supervise the educational placement of all BCH students.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.
  • Evaluate the work of residential care annually considering the following key result areas:
    • High occupancy rate
    • Low staff turnover
    • Efficient management of financial resources
    • Low unplanned discharges

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work (or related field) AND a minimum of two years of supervisory experience with Illinois Licensure of LCSW or LCPC required.
  • Must be 25 years of age or older.
  • Passionate about working in a faith-based, Christian ministry.
  • Aligned with organizational mission and values.
  • Good oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products and electronic healthcare record system for documentation.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Active member of an evangelical church
  • Ability to provide spiritual leadership that is consistent with the religious values of Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services to the staff and volunteers to ensure the Godly mission of the organization.
  • Theological understanding of the SBC Baptist Faith and Message and other doctrinal underpinnings of the scope of ministry at BCHFS and of the manner by which to comply with theological requirements in the course and scope of BCHFS ministries.
  • Ability to speak in public at churches, faith-based groups, Bible studies, and other similar client and fundraising sources to explain the theological underpinnings of the scope of ministries at BCHFS and the doctrinal compliance of those ministries.
  • Meets and maintains all Agency eligibility requirements to transport residents and possess required State driver licensure endorsements.
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.

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.
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
PRN Houseparents

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

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

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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