Every child and youth in Mississippi will experience the advantages associated with growing up in a healthy Christian family environment.
Sunnybrook provides support to foster parents and children, while also preparing older youth to succeed in life by developing independence through education, job training, self-discipline, and a strong Christian foundation.
Sunnybrook has provided homes, hope, and healing to Mississippi’s children for more than 58 years. Over the past year we have adjusted our care to concentrate on older youth through our Transitional Living Program (TLP). With some of the highest rates of incarceration, homelessness, and joblessness in the nation, Mississippi has a critical need for strategic intervention in the lives of its vulnerable older youth citizens. Through the TLP, individuals between the ages of 16 and 20 are guided to become productive citizens through workforce development training and daily living skills instruction as they are immersed in Christian community and discipleship.
Sunnybrook is seeking fulltime live in Houseparent(s), preferably married. The Houseparent’s primary responsibility is to teach, care for, and lead the older youth in their house. All of our houses are located on our gated campus in Ridgeland, MS. Because our houseparents have some of the greatest influence on our residents, we provide them with support, respite, off time, training, and community so that they may pour themselves into the lives of our youth. The position is fulltime, requiring residency in the house, and includes a generous salary and benefits package. If you have the passion and experience of investing in the lives of young people please contact Myrle Grate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have 2 to 3 years, often less, to undo a lifetime of learning, train positive life skills, teach work skills, and promote Christian disciplines to a young person struggling with their identity as an adult. But, the consequences of not helping are tragic as these youth will likely end up jobless, pregnant, or in jail. We are breaking cycles of generational poverty and providing hope to those who are lost. The challenge and harvest are great, yet the results are eternal.
If you are interested in joining our team, please contact me at email@example.com.