The Brotherhood Academy

Professional Parent

Salado, TX

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. Professional Parents will Parent the children strictly by our policies and procedures as well as all trauma informed trainings. Professional 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. Professional 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.

Job Details

Salary Range: $35,000 - $50,000 per parent plus health benefits

Full-time (15 consecutive days per month)

Reports directly to LCCA

All positions begin with a 90 day trial period


  • Must pass background check and Diana Screen
  • Must be 21 or older and have a valid drivers license
  • 3 references of character and history of working with children
  • Obtain CPR and First-Aid certifications
  • Must know how to prepare and cook meals
  • Must be able to model healthy family relationships while incorporating Christian values
  • Physically must be able to bend easily and to lift 40 lbs
  • Must be open to prayer before meals with all youth at the same table when possible
  • Must be alert, able to hear alarms and act when interior door alarms go off

Once hired and before interaction with our children, you must complete:

  • TBRI training (4 days)
  • EBI SAMA training (2 days)
  • 2-week orientation including all Brotherhood Academy Policies and Procedures
  • Normalcy training (2 hrs)
  • Recognizing and reporting child abuse training
  • Transportation training
  • Medication administration
  • Psychotropic medications
  • Cyber security
  • Suicide Training through AS+K and ASQ screen training

Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and qualifications required of employees to this job at Brotherhood Academy.

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