Houseparent Couple – Relocation and Hiring Bonus

  • Full Time
  • Tucson
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • $40,000 to $50,000 annually per person based on a 50 to 65 hour work week. USD / Year
  • GAP Ministries profile
  • Salary: $40,000 to $50,000 annually per person based on a 50 to 65 hour work week.
  • Being authorized to work in the United States is a precondition of employment. GAP Ministries does NOT sponsor employment visas.

GAP Ministries

Standing in the GAP for those in need.

Join GAP full time and be eligible for a $3,500 incentive bonus ($1750 per person), paid in increments following successful completion of 30 days, 90 days and 180 days.

Be a vibrant part of changing the lives of children going through a difficult season by using your unique parenting qualities. GAP Ministries needs mature, compassionate houseparents with a heart for ministry. At GAP you will provide supervision, structure and assistance in meeting abused and neglected children’s physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs while teaching them life skills and showing them Jesus Christ. It is a wonderful ministry opportunity to invest in the lives of children and youth by serving foster children in a group home in northwest Tucson, Arizona.

As live-in houseparents you will provide a safe, Christ-centered temporary home for children in your care. You are part of a larger Christ-centered team with high expectations for biblical character and values focused on creating and modeling the behaviors of love, hope and peace for the children and for all staff.

Salary: $80,000 to $100,000 annually per couple (or $40,000 to $50,000 annually per person), based on a 50 to 65 hour work week. Relocation assistance is available.

Benefits include:

  • Paid Training
  • Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Bi-Annual CPR, AED & First Aid Certification
  • Annual De-Escalation Certification
  • Paid Sick Leave, up to 40 hours per year, very flexible use
  • $600 Vouchers to shop our Community Warehouse and Treasures & More resale store for food, camping gear, furniture, etc.
  • Costco Warehouse Gold Membership

FT Employees also receive:

  • Choice from 4 Medical Plans, including 2 health savings plans one of which is Employer Paid
  • Employer Paid Dental
  • Employer Paid Vision
  • Employer Paid $10,000 Life insurance
  • Additional 12 days of Paid Time Off in the first year
  • Access to matching retirement savings plan and retirement planning resources through Principal
  • Employment Type: Full-Time (50 to 65 hours weekly) or Part-Time (hours/schedule varies by couple)

Weekly Schedule: 4 to 5 days on with 3 or 2 days off weekly, requires weekends.

Essential Functions include:

  • Living in the SPLASH home is a condition of employment. Living in the house must be accepted to properly perform the essential functions of this position.
    Provide direct care of children and steward a home for the children in care by creating a safe, nurturing environment while teaching basic life skills and implementing positive behavior plans.
    Live-In Houseparents are responsible for keeping the house and its grounds neat and clean daily to ensure the home is inspection ready at all times.
    Implement the daily schedule for the children, engage in activities of the group or with individual children within the group, as their needs require. Assist children with homework, providing appropriate workspace and guidance to complete tasks.
    Transport children to appointments when needed.
    Ensure records are maintained in compliance with federal/state/local regulations. Complete all paperwork in a prompt and careful manner, keeping records confidential.
    Live-In Houseparents prepare meals and snacks, following agency menu and follow sanitary guidelines.


  • Houseparents should be physically fit to perform job duties. Be emotionally able to display warmth and able to enjoy and be comfortable with active, often aggressive and disorganized children in an intimate, integrated living situation.
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and corresponding programs.
  • Be able to respect and work cooperatively with a variety of persons.
  • Able to work well with ever changing priorities and or situations.
  • Have the ability to stay calm in tense situations and utilize common sense and logic.

GAP Ministries Provides These Requirements:

  • FBI fingerprint clearance check and procure a Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screen, Drug screen, physical examination (fit for duty).

Requirements You Bring:

  • Must be 22 years old in order to drive GAP’s 15 passenger vans.
  • At least a high school diploma or equivalency diploma (GED), and one year experience in working with children; or one-year post-high school education in a program leading to a degree in the field of child welfare or human services.
  • Successful clearance of Criminal Background Check(s), Central Registry in Arizona and any state(s) lived in within 5 years of hire.
  • Valid driver license and a good 5 year driving record to drive 15 passenger van.
  • Staff children must have proof of current immunizations at all times.
  • Have manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills and be able to perform various physical tasks.

GAP Ministries is a drug-free workplace and requires drug screening of all new employees as well as random screenings to ensure enforcement of this policy.

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