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Cottage Parent

Crossnore School & Children's Home is looking for individuals and married couples with huge hearts to join us as Cottage Parents. We are looking for dedicated, well-organized people who enjoy caring for children.
About Us
For more than 100 years, Crossnore School & Children's Home has provided a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children in need from North Carolina. Our holistic model of care allows us to nurture each child's mind, body, and spirit. With two campuses one located on 85 acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountain town of Crossnore, NC, and the second located on 212 rolling acres on the edge of downtown Winston-Salem, NC Crossnore School & Children's Home provides a homelike, healing, trauma-informed environment for these children.
As the heart of the home we provide for our children, Cottage Parents play a key role in our philosophy of care. Cottage Parents use a professional, team-oriented, trauma-informed approach to support our children. Each cottage is home to up to 9 children, with two teams of Cottage Parents serving alternate shifts of seven days on/seven days off.
A Day in the Life
As a Cottage Parent, you will manage children and cottages, and will be part of a team regarding each child in the cottage. You will help establish and maintain a steady daily routine for the children that you are responsible for, including: waking up, breakfast, daily chores and daily leisure activities and exercise, study time, personal hygiene, and bedtime. You will keep daily logs, medical files, and related reports for children, and also manage and account for all the money for groceries and special activities. You will prepare and provide the food for those you are responsible for, and ensure inspection-ready upkeep of the cottage facility and vehicle, with safety as your top priority. You will participate in regular, ongoing training, and you will model and teach daily living skills to children in care.
Requirements & Qualifications
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Valid Driver's License
At Least 21 Years of Age
Physically Active and Able to Perform Normal Physical Functions (Lifting, Bending, Stretching)
Team-Player Attitude
Ability to work with children of either gender and any age group, from 1-21
Patience, open-mindedness, calmness, tolerance,
Must successfully complete extensive background checks, interviews, and pre-hire drug screen


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