The Oblong Children's Christian Home is seeking a committed Executive Director with a heart for neglected, troubled, delinquent and at-risk youth and their families as well as a heart for the staff that serve them. The Executive Director provides Christ Centered vision for the ministry under the guidance of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director provides servant leadership to a total staff of 14 houseparents, teacher, public relations person and financial manager. Complete job description available at www.oblongchristianhome.org
Must have at least a masters degree in a human service field from an accredited college or university
Must have at least 3-5 years experience (depending upon academic degree) supervising other employees
Must have a Biblical view of the salvation process including baptism by immersion.
Must be able to pass a Department of Children and Family Services background check.
Additional Salary Information: Package includes employer pays 16% of salary into an SEP IRA
Executive Director Housing and basic utilities provided
Access to food store room and freezer room
Holiday and vacation pay
Health insurance paid for employee
Internal Number: 1
About Oblong Children's Christian Home
The Oblong Children’s Christian Home provides stable Christian family homes on a campus setting. Houseparents provide unconditional love and guidance. The youth participate in counseling and a therapeutic horsemanship program. High School youth initially attend an on-campus computer based school but can progress to the public school. The youth and staff attend one of several local Christian Churches or Churches of Christ in the community. The ministry is located in a rural setting near Robinson in southeastern IL.
The goal for most children is for them to return home when both the children 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 Executive Director provides vision for the ministry under the guidance of the Board of Directors and servant leadership to a full time staff of 14 full time houseparents, teacher, public relations person and financial manager. The home is blessed with excellent facilities and enjoys a sound financial base of church and individual support without accepting State and Federal money.