Cottage Assistants have a wide-ranging list of job responsibiities. The Cottage Assistant’s primary purpose is to aid Houseparents as they care for children. This would include assisting in daily operational duties to maintain and care for the residence home & children, providing spiritual guidance and counseling, assisting during on-site and off-site activities, and other such responsibilities. The Cottage Assistant will be required, at times, to care for groups of children while the Houseparents are not present. The responsibilities would be no different from those listed above but in the understanding the Cottage Assistant would be the primary care provider during these times.
Because Cottage Assistants work with children, they are required to pass extensive background checks, which include a medical examination, FBI background checks, and local police background checks. Cottage Assistants need to demonstrate a proven track record in working with and assisting children, particularly at-risk children.
Because Hope Children’s Home offers round-the-clock care for children, Cottage Assistants may work atypical schedules. Schedules will vary depending on whether staffing a Dormitory or Cottage.
Staff members hired by Hope Children’s Home must be dedicated to maintaining and instilling these same values in the children it cares for. All Hope Children’s Home employees must be born-again Christians and agree with our Mission Statement, Doctrinal Beliefs, and Staff Commitments. Additionally, staff members are hired based on professional and educational credentials, demonstrated experience, and Christian testimony.
Prospective employees interested in working for a growing, family-oriented ministry should submit their résumé along with a cover letter by:
Hope Children’s Home
ATTN: Matt Higgins
11415 Hope International Drive.
Tampa, FL 33625