Oblong Children’s Christian Home, Oblong, IL, is seeking an Executive Director-Child Care who is a mature Christian servant leader with a heart for abused, at-risk, and troubled youth; their families; and those who serve them. Duties include leading a team of eight houseparents, counselor, and school teacher/administrator as well as assisting in the promotion of the Home in churches in Illinois and Indiana. The Executive Director-Child Care as well as the Executive Director-Operations answer directly to the Board of Directors. A complete job description is available at http://www.oblongchristianhome.org/?page_id=1029. The Oblong Children’s Christian Home is a ministry of the Christian Church/Churches of Christ. The home provides family-style group homes for youth who, at admission, are between the ages of 5 and 17.
God has blessed the ministry with excellent facilities, including three group homes, a campus high school, and an indoor riding arena; all have been constructed since 1999. Construction of a new welcome center/office building was completed in November 2017. In addition, the campus includes a relief home and a residence for the Executive Director. The ministry is debt free. The Home’s web address is www.oblongchristianhome.org.
A master’s degree in a social service field, including social work, counseling, psychology, or ministry, and three to five years of administrative experience are required per state licensure. Prior experience in a children’s home setting is preferred. Applicant must be an active member of a Christian Church/Church of Christ (Independent).
Additional Salary Information: In addition to the salary, the Home contributes 16% of the employee’s salary to a CEP IRA. A large four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is provided. Utilities are included. Family health insurance is fully funded by the ministry.
Internal Number: 0001
About Oblong Children's Christian Home
Oblong Children’s Christian Home is a ministry of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ to abused and troubled children who are 5 to 17 years old, providing them God’s unconditional love, a stable, structured environment, and afamily-style group home. Children come to our Home for a variety of reasons. It may be because the child is running with the wrong crowd, the child is not attending school, the child has a difficult home situation, or the child has mild to moderate legal problems. Our goal is to reunite the children with their families. For most families, the goal is for the child to return home after making significant changes. The length of stay is determined by how long it takes the child and his/her family to achieve the goals set at placement. To overcome the destructive habits that led to placement and to replace them with healthy habits that are maintained when the child returns home normally takes at least 18 months. The need for continued care is reviewed after 12 months and every 6 months thereafter. We work with parents and entire family units by teaching parenting skills and providing counseling. Children are not turned away from our Home because of their race, faith, creed, or family financial condition.