Certified: Best Christian Workplace for 2019
Working at our Family of Ministries – Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, Encompass Christian Counseling and Encourage Foster Care – is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Every day, our employees put their faith in action through our core values of Relentless Commitment, Selflessness and Kindness, fulfilling our mission of “helping people to experience their worth in Christ.”
What can candidates expect of the hiring process?
Candidate information is reviewed by Human Resources and hiring managers to ensure that the minimum qualifications of education and experience are met. Qualifying candidates will be contacted to schedule telephone interviews with a member of the HR team, and those who successfully navigate the HR interview will be forwarded to the hiring manager for additional interviews/conversation, likely with several staff members.
To ensure the safety of all clients in our care, references checks, fingerprinting/criminal record checks and drug screenings will be completed on all successful candidates. In addition, select positions require a pre-employment physical to ensure that the candidate is able to successfully perform the physical aspects of the job.
What positions are open?
To see a list of all available positions and to formally apply, click here to be directed to our career site. CCHO strives to make our candidate experience accessible to all! To request assistance to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources at 330.345.7949 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, and each of its Family of Ministries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Working for our Family of Ministries
Read through some of our latest blog posts and visit our LinkedIn profile to learn more about what it’s like working here!
We ask, Lord, that Your presence always graces us, that our words and actions reflect Your heart for people. We ask that You give us eyes to see the hurting and the broken, to see people as You do. May You give us the opportunity to reach even more people for You in the coming decades.
Karon first stepped foot on CCHO’s Wooster campus in November of 1981 when her parents, Tim and Pat McKelley, were hired as house parents in Cottage 2. This year, Karon celebrated her 25th work anniversary. What a way to wrap up our story series!
I continue to be involved with CCHO in volunteer capacities. I co-chair the mission team at Orrville Christian Church, which is supporting church of CCHO. CCHO will always have a special place in my heart.
Amidst the heartache of grief and loss in the foster care system, our staff at Encourage has had the opportunity to witness the joy of adoption with many families throughout the last year. In fact, 12 children will finalize adoptions this year.
I was told that this was a place where I would feel loved not just by the staff, but by God. Individual therapy sessions, group therapy, wish circles, rules to be followed (and broken at times), boundaries to be aware of, sharing a cottage with eight teenagers. Some days — many days — it was more than I could handle.
On October 30, our children’s residential center (CRC) held its fourth annual fall decorating contest. The cottage competition has grown beyond mere decorations to entire themed productions complete with costumes, performances and edible treats.
The man against whom this girl testified and had to face had gone free. Naturally, this invoked some pretty intense behaviors such as self-harm and running away, but guess who was there with her walking down the road, asking to stay with her and showing her unconditional love all the same. Rebekah!
How do you show appreciation to staff who consistently fight for the highest good of others? Who walk alongside those in pain, laughing with some, groaning with others, but connecting through it all? Who help others experience their worth in Christ? These are difficult questions to answer because it is impossible to accurately depict how much we – how much I – appreciate our staff.
Connect 2 Kids is growing! We asked Emily Frazier, LISW-S, Clinical Director of our Children’s Residential Center to share more about this volunteer program and the new way to give of your time and talents.
I’d like to take you on a trip back to 2008. I had just earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Malone College and was applying for nursing jobs close to home. One Sunday morning, Gary Porter, CCHO’s longtime Executive Director, spoke at my church about the mission, growth and needs of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO). I had never heard of CCHO but I felt a tugging in my spirit that day.
I met Mia last summer when she first became a resident in our Young Girls Cottage. I was working as a treatment specialist in a different cottage at the time, so I only got to see her every so often. I was immediately struck by Mia’s kindness, openness and her bright, vibrant personality.
I was 16 years old when I came to CCHO. I was a lost, angry teenager, but the love and support of CCHO helped mold me into the woman I am today.