Employment

We currently have an urgent need for a full-time, on-campus Mentoring Specialist. If you are interested or know someone who might feel called in this direction, please contact us TODAY!

Full-Time House Parents

Job Summary:
The scope of house parent responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) Nurturing, educating and mentoring boys between the ages of 13 and 17, 2) Contributing to facility and office management, 3) Implementing and maintaining individual client and home programs, and 4) Participating in professional development through trainings, education and skill development.
Job Description:

  • Understand, support and live the Whetstone Boys Ranch mission statement.
  • Live in house with residents providing for the safe growth and development of each resident through instructing, counseling and directing them in manners, social skills, personal appearance, hygiene, health, discipline, relationships, morality, self-respect, routines, life skills, work habits and education.
  • Work alongside and supervise residents during community service, field trips, school, recreational activities and work projects.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings.
  • Develop genuine mentor/mentee relationships with residents.
  • Create monthly menu, purchase groceries, prepare meals, maintain cleanliness of house, supervise chores completed by residents, transport residents to Dr. or Counselor appointments and administer the delivery of medications to residents.
  • Work effectively with WBR staff to ensure staff and resident compliance to program and policies as stated in the Resident Manual, Personnel Manual and the Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Complete standard staff and personal training required and maintain updates.
  • Encourage and assist residents to make progress on their Individual Growth Plans.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all residents.
  • Host, feed and provide house tours to volunteers and guests on an as-needed basis.

Requirements:

  • Passion/Calling to serve youth, with experience preferred in youth ministry and/or mentoring
  • Husband and Wife team, with no more than 2 children
  • Bachelor’s Degree for one or both House Parents
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Missouri Central Registry Child Abuse Clearance
  • Successful completion of TCI training and maintaining of updates
  • Signed agreement of WBR statement of values

Application Form

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Full-Time Mentoring Specialist

Job Summary:
The mentoring specialist’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) Dedicating one year to sharpen the character of young men; 2) living at the ranch with residents and providing 24 hour/day care of boys at Whetstone Boys Ranch when on duty; 3) Monitoring the boys’ development and behavior as supervisor, educator, mentor and friend

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand, support and live the Whetstone Boys Ranch mission statement.
  • Live in house with residents providing care for each of their specific needs, including but not limited to: food, clothing, safety, hygiene, structure and education.
  • Work alongside and supervise residents during various work projects on and off the WBR campus.
  • Model appropriate behaviors for residents with regards to relationships, self-respect and morality.
  • Develop sincere and genuine mentor/mentee relationships with residents in care.
  • Prepare meals, maintain cleanliness of house, supervise chores completed by residents, assist house parents with creation of monthly menu, purchase groceries, transport residents to Doctor or Counselor appointments and administer medications and first aid to residents.
  • Conduct specific learning lessons such as: community service projects, field trips, chapel presentations, recreational activities, Bible studies, etc…
  • Maintain all documentation and communication tasks as assigned by Executive Director.
  • Document residents’ progress.
  • Become familiar with Whetstone Academy as directed by Education Director. Be prepared to efficiently facilitate school day without presence of Education Director.
  • Assist Executive Director by completing tasks assigned such as: marketing, financial management, filing, grant writing, etc.
  • Work alongside Site Director to ensure resident compliance to program and policies as stated in Resident Manual.
  • Assist Site Director as he completes maintenance projects, agriculture management and various new projects.
  • Adhere to all WBR policies and procedures.
  • Hold WBR residents accountable for their actions. Administer appropriate consequences for behavior infractions.
  • Supervise shift workers on evenings and weekends.

Requirements:

  • Responsible, teachable, hardworking and mature young man; 20-25 years old.
  • Passion to serve youth.
  • Experience with youth ministry/mentoring. (At-risk youth preferred.)
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • State-specific Central Registry Child Abuse Clearance.
  • Written agreement to one year service commitment
  • Successful completion of TCI training and maintaining of updates.

Application Form

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