Posted on Jul 9, 2024

Heartland Children & Youth Homes seeks Christian, husband and wife couples as House Parents who are responsible for caring and raising children and youth through a loving, nurturing household in a full-time capacity. House Parents are expected to shepherd youth through the many complexities of childhood and adolescence from a biblical worldview.

House Parents’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to, demonstrating a godly lifestyle, leading the household as unto the Lord, assisting the youth in academic development, and educating and equipping youth with foundational life skills. House Parents must possess a heart to serve and help children.

Many of these children come from broken families and various situations that necessitate House Parents to possess patience, self-control, and conflict de-escalation skills. This position is essential to the primary vision of CNS International Ministries to help hurting children.


Employment Benefits Package

  • Sign on bonus: $3,000 per couple after 90 days of successful employment.
  • Annual salary: $37,440 per person; paid biweekly.
  • Housing, Utilities, and Food: Housing, Food and Utilities are provided at no-cost/full benefit to the House Parents with private, in-house living area.
  • Community Life: Living and serving in an intentional, Christian community centered around a local church.
  • Life Circumstances Time Off: Awarded annually per calendar year.
  • Paid Personal Time Off: Awarded upon hire date, and each 1-year anniversary thereafter, in the amounts described in employee handbook.
  • Respite Time Off: 5 days of respite per month.
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance (with employer funded HSA): Employees contribute to the monthly premiums for this coverage.
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance: no cost to the employee.
  • Life Insurance: no cost to the employee.
  • Other Benefits: Holiday Pay, Funeral Pay, Christmas Bonus

Physical Requirements:

  • Extensive standing. Extensive walking. Extensive movement (i.e., bending, squatting, turning, etc.). Working in/outdoors. Working extended hours. Being able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Being able to climb stairs.


Minimal Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (required)
  • Previous experience in Youth Ministry or Children related service (preferred)
  • Class E driver’s license (required)


IMPORTANT NOTE: The company has a stringent substance abuse policy. We have a zero tolerance to alcohol, nicotine, and drugs.


For more information about this ministry, visit If you think you may be a good fit for us, please send your resume to