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/caseworker, and school administrator/teacher as well as assisting in the promotion of the Home in churches in Illinois and Indiana.
The Executive Director—Child Care and the Executive Director—Operations form the leadership team and answer directly to the Board of Directors. A complete job description is available here.
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 are between the ages of 5 and 17 at the time of placement.
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. In 2017, construction will be completed on a new welcome center/office building. In addition, the campus includes a relief home and a residence for the Executive Director— Child Care. The ministry is debt free.
A Master’s degree in a social service field (social work, counseling, psychology, or ministry) and three to five years of administrative experience are required depending on the specific academic degree. Prior experience in a children’s home setting is preferred. The beginning salary range is $36,000 to $41,000. In addition, the Home contributes 16% of the employee’s salary to a retirement account. A large four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home is provided. Utilities are also included. Family health insurance is fully funded by the ministry.
The beginning date for employment will be in 2018. The exact date in 2018 is flexible depending upon the needs of the candidate. Qualified candidates should submit a resume by email or mail (email preferred) and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of four references to:
Oblong Children’s Christian Home
4094 E. 1050 Ave.
Oblong, IL 62449
For additional information, call Arvin Moden at (618) 592-3633.