Join Our Family

The Hutton Settlement prides itself in providing quality residential care. This quality is the direct result of the fine men and women caring for our children and youth on a daily basis. Hutton’s mission to nurture, educate and prepare children in need is accomplished through these passionate, experienced employees who have committed their time and energy for the benefit of others.

The Hutton Settlement seeks service-minded individuals and couples to join our excellent team to work within the homes and campus, practicing and modeling servant leadership. Our employees come from a variety of experiences, educational backgrounds and family situations. This diversity is our strength, and makes for a rich and effective work environment. Although our roles and backgrounds may vary, as employees we are united in the cause of modeling and teaching the values of a strong work ethic, academic achievement, compassionate service and effective personal and community leadership for our children.

Full-time employees receive a monthly salary and an extensive benefit package including:
  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • 401(K) retirement plan
  • 10 days paid vacation after first year (15 days after 5 years)
  • 6 paid holidays and 2 “personal” days
  • Personal educational and training fund
  • Group membership at local YMCA health club
  • Room and board on our beautiful 319 acre campus (for designated positions)

Whether you work directly with the children in a cottage or provide a supportive role, your knowledge, experience and passion can be shared to make a difference in the life of a child!

Houseparenting at Hutton

Houseparents are at the center of Hutton’s mission and impact. Houseparents are an integral part of both a child’s day their entire lives, modeling grace, patience and compassion. Those serving live on our historical campus with six to eight children, either boys or girls, providing care around the clock.

 

Responsibilities include duties in health and wellness and family management, providing a nurturing environment and supportive relationships for children in residence. This role is highly rewarding and sometimes daunting, but houseparents don’t do it alone thanks to our established support network. For position specifics, please see the complete houseparent job description .

Benefits of Service
with Hutton

There are many tangible benefits for those that choose to serve at Hutton – a home, competitive salary, insurance coverage and a community. It’s the intangibles – like helping children love again – that make serving as a houseparent so special.

Service Compensation

We offer competitive compensation to allow you to meet basic financial needs and focus entirely on the children’s needs.

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Healthcare Coverage

Team members choose between three healthcare plans and are offered dental and life insurance.

Professional/Personal Development

Continuous attachment-based relationship training and coaching are offered with weekly on-site self care support. Leadership renewal and emotional intelligence consultation are available to all staff.

Full-Time, On-Site Housing

Houseparents live in cottages while on-duty and are also provided the option of on-campus housing while off.

Paid Time Off

We are committed to making sure houseparents have time for self-care and recuperation. Vacation days are paid.

Community Living

Houseparents are welcomed into our designed resilient community focused on social well-being, shared leadership and sustainable living on a 319-acre campus. Cottage families are integrated into the larger campus community through shared meals, daily activities and special celebrations.

Frequently Asked Questions about Houseparenting

 

WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL TRAITS OF SUCCESSFUL HOUSEPARENTS?

Houseparents are at the center of Hutton’s mission and impact. Houseparents are an integral part of both a child’s day their entire lives, modeling grace, patience and compassion. Those serving live on our historical campus with six to eight children, either boys or girls, providing care around the clock.

 

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR HOUSEPARENTS?

Houseparents rotate from Monday to Monday and Thursday to Thursday, receiving a few days off between rotations.

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF HOUSEPARENTS?

The houseparents are the core of our mission at Hutton. Their daily mentoring and patient parenting is mixed with duties that include meal preparation, educational assistance, and emotional attunement with each child. Houseparents are the relational models of strength, kindness and commitment at the Hutton Settlement.

 

CAN HOUSEPARENTS HAVE THEIR OWN CHILDREN?

Yes. Many houseparents come to us with their own children when making a vocational shift. We welcome them as part of the larger Hutton family.

 

WHAT TRAINING IS PROVIDED?

All houseparents are initially trained in attachment-based parenting and receive continuous formal coaching and consultation in relational attunement. Additional training in emotional intelligence development, CPR/First Aid, and de-escalation techniques are provided annually. Our on-site leadership renewal program is available to all staff for leadership development.

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE OFFERED TO HOUSEPARENTS?

Houseparents receive a salary and full benefits that include room and board on our beautiful 319-acre campus. Houseparents may also choose to participate in our matching retirement program, and engage in the many on and off-campus experiences provided to both staff and children.

 

WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE IF I’M HAVING A HARD TIME?

A support team is assigned to each cottage to provide respite, family time, and rest as needed. There is always someone to offer assistance in time of need. Additionally, houseparents are provided weekly self-care opportunities on site to assist with personal renewal and restoration.

 

WHAT ARE THE HOUSEPARENT LIVING QUARTERS LIKE?

Houseparents on duty reside in a single room with a private staff bathroom within the cottage. When off-duty, houseparents are provided a studio or two-bedroom apartment in our administration building on campus.

 

CAN HOUSEPARENTS HAVE PETS?

Yes. Houseparents may bring one dog to campus as long as it meets health and safety criteria. We believe dogs provide the children a safe, healing companion.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via the webform below. Please email any questions to jessicalaughery@huttonsettlement.org.


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