Position Title: Hope Program House Parent
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Reports to: Hope Program Director and Site Director
Works closely with: Hope Program students, Site Staff, Mission Team guests, psychologists and social workers.
Position summary: To live with Hope Program students as a family in a home on the Monterrey campus and actively participate as parents to the students who are part of the program. This includes attending to their needs, recognizing and respecting each of them and empathically helping them as an individual, a group and through institutional problems.
- Know in detail the life and history of each student under their care.
- Maintain a Development Plan for each student and promote their integral development in each of the following areas: Spiritual, physical, academic, emotional and social.
- Establish and maintain a healthy family dynamic in your home.
- Establish healthy bonds with students at home.
- Make decisions based on healthy development for students.
- Properly manage the resources, services and infrastructure of the house they are in charge of.
- Be responsible with the administration and resources designated for the home.
- Raise healthy relationships and work on behalf of the community in which you are working.
- Develop healthy relationships with the biological families of the students under their care.
- Collaborate as a team with the area of psychology, social work and administration to comply with the Development Plan of the students under their care.
- Gather the requirements and activities that correspond to the Hope Program on behalf of Back2Back.
- Support students to pursue a high school / college education
- Home management
- Create a safe and trust-based environment
- Foster respect for the rules
- Create opportunities for discipleship
- Let minors view the consequences with love when rules are broken
- Helping teens grow in responsibility and character
- Planning and conducting family outings
- Ensuring teens attend school and staying up-to-date on how they are doing at school
- Ensuring teens don’t spend too much time with electronic means of communication (cell phones, tablet, television, etc.), in addition to the supervision of the contents when they are used.
- Always be up to date on their lives and what is going on
- Always know where teens are and what they are doing
- Maintain a peaceful environment at home
- Take into account the academic areas of opportunity
- Create a short-term plan with weekly activities and objectives
- Assist in meetings and work activities of the Hope Program
- Consider academic areas of opportunity
- Short-term plan with weekly activities and objectives
- Medium-term plan, including following: vacations, trainings, staff meetings, group activities, work schedules, life skills
- Develop character qualities, spiritual and social development, etc., documenting each of these elements.
- Promote extracurricular activities
- Support the adolescent to participate in recreational, cultural, athletic or social activities
- Gather weekly or bi-weekly follow-up meetings with the PE director and / or the technical team
- Attention to attend the trainings given by the Institution or DIF Nuevo León
- The tutor must support him in the strengthening of five basic areas: physical, spiritual, emotional, educational and social to strengthen the adolescent in the development of his life plan.
- The ordinary maintenance of the home is the responsibility of the parents of the house and the adolescents who live in the home. The tutor must make daily decisions, promote order and discipline over the students at home.
- Regarding legal matters, major medical treatments, change in schools or career, expulsion and admission to the Hope Program, travel outside the country, and other important decisions will be discussed with the Director of the Hope Program
- Report directly to the Director of the Hope Program; everything related to training, supervision, work situations or crisis.
- Develop and maintain a team of ministry partners that fully fund the position.
Required education and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- 3 years of experience working with adolescent
- A couple who has been married for at least 3 years
- 3 year commitment in order to give continuity and stability
- Fluent in Spanish
Required skills and abilities:
- Have a clear understanding of and commitment to Back2Back’s mission and vision.
- Adhere to and share the Back2Back Statement of Faith, Cultural Values, and Standards of a Staff Member.
- Operate with basic competency in Microsoft Office and Google Applications.
- Attitude of Service
- Have a calling or passion to work with adolescents who come from families in crisis
- Leadership and initiative
- Healthy self-esteem
- Emotional balance
- Tolerance to frustration
- Good ability to establish affective bonds or attachment
- Ability to resolve grief
- Sensitivity towards others
- Adequate management of the anger and aggressiveness
- Comply with professionalism and with the highest quality standards their function within the institution.
- Parental skills
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Problem solving
- Know how to drive a car
This job description is intended to convey essential information about the scope and requirements of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties or responsibilities associated with the role. Staff may be assigned tasks other than those specifically listed in this description in order to further the goals of the role or of the organization.
Back2Back Ministries is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults as outlined in the Back2Back Safeguarding Policy. We recognize the effectiveness of safe recruitment and are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding.