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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

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.
Pathways Regional Manager

Position Summary:

Provide quality social services to children and families within the designated area of service delivery and assist the Director of Clinical Services in supervising the utilization of physical, human, and financial resources necessary to do the work.

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, adults, and families.  Two (2) years of administrative experience are required.
  2. Must be licensed in the State of Illinois as a LCSW or LCPC.
  3. Must agree to and serve under BCHFS Statement of Beliefs and Values.
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

Position Location:

The location of the position is determined at the time of employment and is included in the employment letter. Some travel will be expected.

Position Accountabilities:

  1. Maintain a high level of expertise in the theory and practice of individual, group, and family therapy.
  2. Build and maintain referral and other relationships with general public, social service agencies, Illinois Baptist churches, and other denominational units for the benefit of children and families Baptist Children’s Home, and Illinois Baptist State Association.
  3. Provide social services to children and families on a referral basis; i.e., crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, follow-up services, intake and referral to BCH and maternity programs, adoptive and foster care supervision.
  4. Assist the Director of Clinical Services in developing long-range, strategic plans in service areas; recommend annual program and budget; administer approved plans and budget.
  5. Supervise volunteers and educational field placements as needed.
  6. Maintain service delivery data within assigned region and reports monthly to the Director of Clinical Services.
  7. Manage special projects as assigned.
  8. To provide licensed supervision for unlicensed therapists.

 

Administrative Assistant

Position Summary: This position will assist the following Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services ministries: Angels’ Cove; Faith Adoption Ministry; and Pathways Counseling.  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 Director of Programs and Clinical Services.

Position Location: This position is located at Angels’ Cove Maternity Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Maintain a high level of expertise and confidentiality in the practice of secretarial functions.
  • Sort and distribute incoming correspondence, including emails and faxes.
  • Greet visitors and answer phone calls. Respond according to each ministry’s guidelines.
  • Assist in services to Pathways Counseling including but not limited to:
  • Collect Pathways referral information and forward it to the appropriate location and therapist.
  • Answer forwarded calls when therapists are not available.
  • Assist in scheduling clients’ appointments when requested.
  • Mail invoices for client accounts monthly.
  • Contact clients with outstanding balances to seek payment on their accounts.
  • Assist in services to Faith Adoption Ministry including but not limited to:
  • Perform accurate proofreading for home studies and other adoption-related documents.
  • Set up adoption files.
  • Make copies and put together mailings.
  • Requisition, store and dispense office supplies and donations.
  • Collect and compile data as requested.
  • Provide specialized support services as requested: travel arrangements, arrangements for conferences, tracking of schedules, etc.
  • Maintain the front entranceway to ensure a welcoming environment.
  • Assist with special assignments and other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma minimum; Associate degree preferred.
  • Customer service or administrative assistant experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and use of technology.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to hold personal client information in the strictest confidentiality.

 

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.

Houseparents, Married Couple - Carmi Campus

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 benefits 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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 enable the children to learn responsibilities, self-regulation, and to become functioning members of the cottage.
  • Generates an atmosphere that 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.
Houseparent, Single - Carmi Campus

Position Title:  Houseparent, Single

Position Location: Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi Campus

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 benefits 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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 enable the children to learn responsibilities, self-regulation, and to become functioning members of the cottage.
  • Generates an atmosphere that 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.
Houseparent, Single, Angels' Cove

Position Title:  Houseparents, Married Couple

Position Location: Angels’ Cove, Mt. Vernon, IL

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 a 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 Houseparents

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

Summer Recreation Coordinator

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.  The candidate will need strong organizational skills and enthusiasm for interactive activities.

Requirements:

Valid Driver’s License

HS Diploma/GED

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

 

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