Website Oblong Children's Christian Home
4094 E. 1050 Ave Oblong IL 62449 618-592-3633
Do you want to serve Jesus Christ on a team that respects and values your input as a houseparenting couple? As houseparents at Oblong Children’s Christian Home, you give input into which children are considered for placement. After a pre-placement visit, you have the final say regarding a placement decision. As a team member, your input is solicited and respected in decisions that affect your home. All houseparents attend Board meetings.
This respect for all staff has resulted in houseparents providing Christ centered stable homes for youth. The current houseparents have served 22 years, 21 years, 16 years, and 3 years as houseparents on the Oblong campus. Three out the four houseparenting couples have served as houseparents at other children’s home before coming to the Oblong Children’s Christian Home.
Oblong Children’s Christian Home is seeking a mature Christian married couple to minister to up to 8 youth. Houseparents are professionals who work as a team with the counselor/case worker, and executive director to provide an environment where God changes the lives of youth and their families. For a complete list of qualifications and responsibilities see the Home’s website at WWW.oblongchristianhome.org
The Oblong Children’s Christian Home offers a competitive pay package, retirement contribution and fully pays health insurance for the houseparent couple. Housing, food and utilities are provided. Houseparents receive five days per month off and vacation and sick leave.
Young people come to the Oblong Children’s Christian Home because of issues such as minor delinquency, truancy, rebellion, attachment issues and/or because of family issues such as parental health issues, lack of parenting skills, and parental drug addiction
The anticipated opening is in a boys home that provides a stable Christian family home for boys between the ages of 6 and 17 at placement. Houseparents provide unconditional love and guidance. The youth also participate in counseling and a therapeutic horsemanship program. The houseparents and youth in their care can attend one of several local Christian Churches or Churches of Christ in the community.
The goal for most children is return home when both the child and the parents are prepared for successful reunification. If return home is not possible, the home assists the youths until they are prepared for independent living. The ultimate goal is to prepare the young person for a life of Christian living and for eternity.
The home has excellent facilities and enjoys a sound financial base of church and individual support without accepting State and Federal money.
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Address of Main Office:
Oblong Children’s Christian Home
4094 E. 1050 Ave
Oblong, IL 62449
Contact and Questions:
Arvin L. Moden
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