Executive Director – Child Care
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 10 houseparents, counselor/caseworker, school and 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 at http://www.oblongchristianhome.org/?page_id=1029.
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 five group homes on two campuses, a high school, and an indoor riding arena. In 2017, construction was completed on a new welcome center/office building, providing an excellent working environment. In addition, the campus includes a relief home and a residence for the Executive Director—Child Care. In 2019, a satellite campus opened in Fairfield, IL (a location 70 miles from the Oblong site). Supervision of houseparents in that satellite home and oversight of the ministry programming in that location are also under the direction of 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, which has been recently remodeled, is provided. Utilities are also included. Family health insurance is fully funded by the ministry.
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 Amy Kemp at (618) 592-3633.