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A Better Chance-Strath Haven - House Parent Positions


ABC Strath Haven is a residential high school program for high-achieving, lower-income students of color. The ABC scholars live in a co-ed house and attend the local high school.


The House Parents serve as the head of the household, act as a "surrogate parents,” and are responsible for the physical and emotional success of the eight students in the house. Along with the Resident Tutors, the House Parents create a "home-away-from-home" atmosphere with a sense of family unity for those living in the house. The House Parents are not responsible for all aspects of the household and the program. He/she/they are expected to maintain open lines of communication with relevant parties including, but not limited to, board members, scholars' families, and host families.

The House Parent positions can be filled by a married couple who share the two-bedroom apartment OR can be filled by an individual. This position is NOT a full-time position but does require you to live at the house in Swarthmore and to be local most of the school year. It is expected that House Parents hold jobs during the day but are home for dinner and evening activities during the week.


Principal Responsibilities:

- Oversee the daily lives of our scholars, in the same manner that a parent would

- Ensure scholars abide by all program rules and house policies as stated in the Student Handbook

- Ensure the safety of the scholars in every way, knowing where they are at all times

- Maintain high standards of personal conduct for the scholars, consistently leading by example

- Coordinate with Resident Tutors and House Committee Chairperson to ensure coverage at the house at all times

- Participate in family-style dinners Monday-- Thursday evenings

- Manage the household funds, submitting accurate monthly reports to the Treasurer.

- Attend monthly Board and Committee meetings


Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree and relevant professional experience

- Experience working with adolescent youth and possess an understanding of specific issues facing young students of color

- Maturity, leadership, good judgment, integrity, strong communication and decision-making skills, as well as a collaborative and respectful nature

- Ability to work a flexible schedule including being in attendance in the evening plus at the house at least 2 weekends days per month

- Must have a valid state of PA driver's license and an excellent driving record, both of which

must be maintained during entire course of employment.

- -Must pass background checks as required by the state of Pennsylvania.


Compensation:

House Parents receive free room and board, living in a separate 2-bedroom apartment within the main house, plus a stipend. Additionally, if you have a child who is of K-12 school age, he/she could be eligible to attend school in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter that describes your interest in the position and your qualifications for this position.

A Better Chance-Strath Haven - House Parent Positions


ABC Strath Haven is a residential high school program for high-achieving, lower-income students of color. The ABC scholars live in a co-ed house and attend the local high school.


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Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 1, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level
Salary
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Free Room and Board + Stipend

Benefits

The daily joy of living and interacting with 7 amazing teens from all over the country!

The daily joy of living and interacting with 7 amazing teens from all over the country!

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
731 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

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