"You build a relationship with them and you have a bond just like we might with our own kids. You see them accept Christ and then you have an eternal bond with them. You know many times you are just sowing seeds but when you get to be a part of the harvest, that’s really sweet.”
- BCV Housemother
What does life look like as a houseparent at The BCV?
As the primary caregiver for the children and youth in your cottage you will help children with things like:
- Cooking meals
Our goal is that life in our cottages models that of a healthy, Christian home environment.
Houseparents must be cooperative and comfortable working in a team environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for houseparents?
You must be mature, Christian adults with personal integrity, character, and of good reputation. You must be in good physical, mental and emotional health.
How are houseparents compensated?
They receive a salary, benefits and are provided a private bedroom and meals while on duty.
What kind of support do houseparents receive?
Houseparents work with a campus team that includes a campus director, case manager, and houseparents who provide support for the daily work. The Support Center, local churches and volunteers are also actively involved in providing for the day-to-day needs of each campus.
How does time on-duty and off-duty work?
Each campus sets their own rotation schedule. A typical houseparent rotation is 14 days on and 7 days off.
Do you have more questions?
Complete the Houseparent Interest Form to ask questions or ask for more information about the position.
Ready to Apply?
Complete an application
Click here to print the application.
Submit your application
Email it to Karen Rikard, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may mail it to The Baptist Children's Village, ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES, PO Box 27, Clinton, MS, 39060-0027. If you need to speak directly with Mrs. Rikard, please call 601-952-2422.
We will be in touch
We will contact you once your application is reviewed about next steps.