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Why employees choose CCHO

Updated: Feb 7, 2022

Our work life is a big part of who we are. It’s where we spend a good bit of time during the week. It’s who we spend that time with. It’s how we contribute to our community. Our hope is to encourage professional growth for all of our staff regardless of their department and role. Our heart is help others experience their worth in Christ—and that includes each team member.

With many employment choices available, we asked employees why they choose to work at our family of ministries and what compels them to stay.

Working in the commissary provides plenty of job satisfaction. We can use our craft sometimes, as a conversation piece, which in many instances leads to more meaningful conversations with the residents. We have a team full of people that love to reciprocate each other’s acts of kindness. Sometimes we forget that this is work because we enjoy what we do that much. What has helped sustain my employment with CCHO is the support CCHO has shown to us and our families as we tread through some of the most trying times of our lives.

Jeremy Chester Commissary Coordinator Children’s Residential Center


I love my job at CCHO because I love seeing these kids grow. Not only in the aspect of regular kid growth but watching these children who have been hurt by their own parents or close relatives begin to let you in and allow you to help break walls down for them is amazing. When I come to work it doesn’t feel like a chore, it honestly feels like a privilege. You get to hang out with kids and do life with them. Who wouldn’t want that? Also, your coworkers become family, you develop relationships with people that you would never expect. You’ll see yourself beginning to miss seeing the kids and staff when you’re off!

Jada Male Treatment Specialist Children’s Residential Center


I am blessed to be employed at the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio. I have worked in residential and Encourage, and I have truly enjoyed my time in both departments. Currently, I am the Clinical Supervisor of Encourage. I work at CCHO with the hopes of putting smiles on children’s faces, helping children heal and overcome their past trauma, supporting foster children and foster families, and helping children and their family members see their worth in Christ. I am so grateful for the supportive, encouraging, family-like culture within our department and entire agency. CCHO truly cares about not only me, but my family as well. I am able to be present as a wife and mother, thanks to my supervisor making sure I maintain a good work-life balance. My workday is filled with support, laughter, and connection, and for that I am so very grateful.

Jessica Berry, MSSA, LISW-S Clinical Supervisor Encourage Foster Care


Even though we have minimal contact with the kids during the night, third shift’s main goal is getting the cottage cleaned and reset for the next day. To accomplish this, we pull breakfast items from the freezer, clean bathrooms (showers, etc.), pull the trash, sweep and mop the floors, vacuum carpets, get breakfast cooked and served, and any other tasks that need our attention. Once finished, waste baskets, dust pans and mop buckets are emptied; the soil and trash never to be seen again. When the kids awaken, they see a fresh clean cottage. It is a brand-new day full of opportunities! The clean cottage symbolizes a young person waking up in the morning. It is a new day with a “clean slate”. Another chance to do it again and do it right. Another day to “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).

Randall Boquist Treatment Specialist Children’s Residential Center


I have worked here at CCHO for almost two years. This has been the best place I have ever worked for. They truly care about our residents. They truly care about us (their employees). We have three weeks of paid training. You learn a lot, and this can be overwhelming, but everyone is so helpful as you go along. This doesn’t change. They (the company and the people that work here) continue to be helpful and lift you up as needed! They pay you well, you can earn raises, we have good insurance, but the most important part is they are truly a Christian company. They treat people respectfully, listen to their opinions, and they help us when we are having issues. They want you to come and talk to them. They lift you up! They are continuously doing trainings to help us with Safe Crisis Management, but also to help us with our job and with becoming the person God meant for us to be! The most important part is that our kids are amazing. There is nothing like the feeling you get when you feel that you have made a connection with one or more of the residents!

Heather Wright Treatment Specialist Children’s Residential Center


We encourage you to explore open positions at our nonprofit family of ministries which includes Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, Encourage Foster Care and Encompass Christian Counseling. We have both full and part time openings from Mansfield to Canton and a few places in between. We’re currently offering sign-on bonuses for new employees. Submit your application through our online portal or join us for our hiring event in Wooster on January 24 or 25.

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