Featured Employer: The Baptist Children's Village, Mississippi

The Baptist Children's Village has been serving at-risk children and families throughout Mississippi since 1897. Like any organization that has thrived for well over a century, much of its success throughout the years can be credited to both its enduring mission as well as its capacity and willingness to change.

What was once a home for orphans has grown into a modern organization of over 50 professionals implementing a trauma-informed approach to serve 200+ children every year across seven residential campuses and non-residential family services.

Under the leadership of Mr. Paul N. Nunnery, who served asExecutive Director from 1960 until 1990, The Baptist Children’s Village evolved its approach to emphasize family-modeled living for residents, which continues to be a defining characteristic of the organization. In the past three decades, leadership at BCV have furthered the vision to provide a more natural, family-living environment by expanding to seven smaller, strategically located residential campuses.

Each child in BCV residential programs live in a cottage cared forby houseparents. They attend a local public school and participate inextracurricular activities. They also attend a local Baptist church and receive individualized services coordinated by a dedicated Case Manager.

If you are a mission-minded, husband and wife team or a single woman who loves working with children and youth, you might make a fantastic houseparent in one of our residential cottages.

The primary responsibility of houseparents is to model healthy, Christian family living for children and youth.

Our team is made up of individuals who are comfortable working in a team environment. In addition to a love for Jesus and working with youth, we lookfor people who are:


Those who have a heart for reaching at-risk children and families with the Gospel of Jesus.


Our team must be willing to engage discomfort for the sake of the families we serve.


Possess a learner’s posture and be willing to consistently learn and grow.


Ready to learn more about becoming a houseparent at The Baptist Children’s Village in Mississippi? Take a look at their job listing today!

About the Author

Houseparent.com is a career resource and job board for people interested in pursuing a career in residential childcare. Our mission is to connect dedicated married couples and individuals with employers hiring houseparents, cottage parents, teaching couples and other live-in caregiving roles. Our goal is to share tools, resources and career opportunities so that you can make an impact in the lives of children who need it most.

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