Do you feel a call from God to work with children with special needs in a camp setting and to love them as Christ does? Jill’s House shows Jesus’ love to children with special needs by providing weekend respite camps across the country. We are currently hiring in the following greater metropolitan areas:
- Seattle, Washington
- Los Angeles, California
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Austin, Texas
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Washington, DC
We are looking to grow our Client Care Specialist staff with great people to work weekends caring for children with special needs so that their parents and caregivers get time to focus on renewing themselves, their families, and their marriages. Although we do not run every weekend, there are many weekends throughout the year available for you to join us (frequency varies). If you are 18 or older and love kids with special needs, we have part-time, weekend positions available.
The Client Care Specialist joins us from Friday to Sunday and is responsible for the guidance and supervision of the children to whom they are assigned. The Client Care Specialist performs a combination of basic care, assistance with activities of daily living and activity guidance duties in safe, nurturing environment. During our camp weekends you will be assisting our campers in activities such as, hiking, low ropes courses, swimming, craft time and even S’mores!
For the position you must be at least 18 and be a high school graduate or GED with at least three months successful experience in working directly with children. The position requires patience, good oral and written communication skills, great team skills, willingness to learn and grow, passion for working with children, physical strength and stamina to participate in camp activities.
Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “JH Camp” and include the city and state you are interested in serving at in the subject line. In addition to a cover letter, please answer the following five questions:
The goal of Jill’s House is to share Jesus’ love with children with special needs and their families through professional excellence.
1) What about this position excites you? Why do you want to do this?
2) What has Jesus’ love meant to you?
3) Briefly explain your experience with children (with or without special needs).
4) If we asked one of your managers about you, how would they describe your professional excellence in your previous jobs?
5) Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you as we review your qualifications?
God is writing an amazing story at Jill’s House; perhaps Jill’s House is supposed to be the next chapter of YOUR story as well. Learn more about our organization on our website at www.JillsHouse.org or check out this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0khstbLiEMo) to learn more about our mission. Read further for a few quotes from current Childcare Specialists:
“I think the best part of this job is being able to look at a child with special needs and no longer see what the world says is wrong with them, but to see their beauty and what makes them so special above their disability. We get to see and experience a glimpse of Christ’s love for his children and that is truly a beautiful thing. I love working with a population that is clearly so dear to God’s heart.”
“I can’t believe I get paid to spend my time with amazing children whose smiles light up my day! Jill’s House is seriously the most amazing place to work! If you love children with special needs, having awesome co-workers and supervisors, and a heart for the Lord, Jill’s House is the place to be!”
“The best part about working at Jill’s House is the children we serve. They’ve taught me things that no one else could; the true meaning of patience, how to enjoy and celebrate the simple victories, and the value of doing small things with great love. It’s a blessing to care for and love such special children.”