The Brotherhood Academy

Professional Parent

Salado, TX

Do you seek meaningful work and an opportunity to make a difference in young lives?

We are in the beginning stages of our development searching for an experienced, reliable, and kindhearted Professional Parents to help us create a better future for our youth.

Professional Parents are youth supervisors responsible for tasks relating to personal care, housing, meals, school attendance, academic support, recreational activities, and trauma-informed care. Our team is thoroughly trained to exercise the Family Teaching Model, which is a evidenced based, trauma-informed approach. You will be vitally impactful in supporting positive behavior and arranging activities to ensure the proper mental, physical, spiritual, and social development is provided. Our goal is to provide an equitable, normal, and nurturing family style environment within the home. Regular training will be conducted to ensure our youth are receiving the best possible consistent care.

Salary Range: $40,000 - $60,000 per parent, depending on experience
Full-time (15 consecutive days per month)
Reports directly to LCCA

  • All employees must pass a background check, Diana Screen, and Tuberculosis (TB) test prior to employment.
  • Must be 21 years old or older
  • Must hold GED or Diploma 2 years of related experience preferred
  • Experience working with children
  • Must be able to model healthy family relationships while incorporating Christian values
  • Medication administration and recording log according to policy)
  • Basic cooking skills (encouraging youth to participate when teaching opportunities are applicable)
  • Strong and effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with othersConsistent communications and collaboration with teams
  • Participation weekly team meetings, and with child and familyAbility to successfully engage and interact with a diverse demographic is essential
  • Calm and controlled behavior while leading youth
  • Problem-solving, coping skills and ability to adapt to change
  • Must be able to easily bend quickly, and safely lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Participate in giving tours for new children and their families
  • Full knowledge recording all reports in Extended Reach software
  • Maintain positive relations with youth parents, social workers, child counselors/ psychologists, teachers, mentors, and any members affiliated with the team.
  • 3 character references
Once hired and prior to contact with children, you must complete:
  • Negative drug screening prior to orientation
  • Trauma-Informed/Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) training (4-day training every 6 months)
  • EBI (SAMA) Satori training (2-day training every 6 months)
  • Annual suicide prevention, intervention and postvention training
  • Two-week orientation on The Brotherhood Academy’s policies and procedures, pre-services trainings including Extendedreach client software
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) recognizing and reporting child abuse online course (2 hours)
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) normalcy course (2 hours)  
  • Adult and pediatric CPR/First-Aid Certification
  • Valid Driver's License
The purpose of this position and why it matters

At Brotherhood Academy, we treat each of our team members with the same trauma-informed care as we do our children. We lead by example. It is important to recognize and understand what triggers children may have as well as your team members so we can all help each other to best care for the children. With this knowledge, we will be mindful to never raise our voices when speaking. We will seek to understand what is “behind the behavior” rather than fully focusing on the behavior. We will never label a child due to their circumstances. It is our mission to teach the children to utilize their current experiences to become stronger. Strong Leaders, and eventually Strong husbands and fathers.

At Brotherhood Academy, a House Parent is a Professional Parent. This is a 24-hour, 15 days a month live-in position with living space and all meals provided. House Parents will parent the children strictly by our policies and procedures as well as all trauma informed training. House Parents are not to “raise” our children as they did their own. This is a professional organization, and all programs must be followed professionally. House Parents must exhibit the intellectual and emotional maturity required to work with youth who have behavioral issues and/or difficulty relating to others due to developmental delays, mental health needs and trauma. This position requires respect and compassionate understanding for the youth in care and the ability to balance the need for nurture and structure in the work with youth. House Parents must have the ability to form and maintain healthy relationships with youth and other team members, effectively communicate with others, solve problems, and regulate their own behavior in all situations. During school hours, after house errands are complete, you may run personal errands if you have your phone on-call. House Parents will be called Mr. or Mrs. and last name. No child will refer to a caregiver by their first name. While In Front of children, always address the other adults by their respected last names to lead by example. We want to encourage “yes ma’am and no ma’am, yes sir and no sir” At Brotherhood Academy, self-respect and respect for others is at the core of our teachings. Tobacco, vaping in designated areas out of sight from children and only when proper child supervision is in place. (see tobacco and vaporizer policy)

Alcohol and firearms are prohibited on Brotherhood Academy ground and when transporting children.

Although there will be a night on duty, at times in an emergency, the house parent may have to wake up and help with the child. Brotherhood Academy provides the transportation vehicle. Due to the nature of our work, and in the event of an emergency, we may be called to occasionally assist in unforeseen tasks outside of our regular job duties. All team members must understand and agree to this. Some examples will be provided in orientation.

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