Is God calling you to live, love, and serve His kingdom?

There is an abundance of hurting children and families in need of help. Come find fulfillment walking alongside them as they find help and hope at Gateway Woods. Find joy as you share the Gospel with those in need of a Savior and be humbled as He shapes your life while doing so.

We currently have these opportunities to serve. If you think it's possible this could be your calling, please pray. Then contact us for more information. It may work out, or it may not, but it doesn't hurt to take a first step. Will you be the beautiful feet that comes and labors to share Christ?

Please call us at 888.443.4283 or 260.627.0220 or email us via the form below. While membership from our owning church, the Apostolic Christian Church of America (ACCA), is preferred, all applicants must have a Christian belief and demonstrate a lifestyle compatible with the ACCA, as well as the support of his or her local elder or pastor. Additionally, all houseparent applicants must be members in good standing of the ACCA.

Testimonials

Teaching at the Gateway Woods School was a true blessing; it stretched me considerably as it deepened my faith and also forced me to confront the reality that there are so many hurting families in our world. I loved challenging students to think critically both about their world view as well as their math lessons and will miss interacting on a daily basis with the Gateway Woods family.

Brian (Former Math Teacher)

Gateway Woods is a great place to come and launch your career in the social work or mental health field. I am so thankful for the 7.5 years I worked onsite, and I am also thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve Gateway Woods on a long-distance basis. 

Kirby (Former Counselor)

Gateway is woven deeply into my DNA, and I am thankful to have been called here. I have served alongside incredible people, oriented by a Mission that is worth it.

Britni (Former Foster Care Manager)

Current Openings

Houseparent Couple

Duties

The residential program has many troubled children come and live on campus throughout the year. These children are in need of love and nurturing as well as boundaries and accountability. Houseparents are the direct care staff in charge of these children.

As a Houseparent couple, you will hold a parental role in the lives of the children (residents) while they are on campus in your care. You’ll provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the residents and operate the home in a Godly manner while staying consistent with Gateway Woods policy and state regulations. Some duties may include teaching practical life skills, providing spiritual leadership/guidance, processing through resident choices, and helping with homework.


Qualities

Good Communicator | Team Player | Self-Motivated | Flexible | Empathetic

Must be a good standing member of the Apostolic Christian Church of America.

Must be married at least 1 year, showing respect and esteem for each other.

Must be high school graduates, at least 21 years old, with valid driver’s licenses.


Benefits

Flexible Schedule

Full time position with flexible schedule; food & housing provided.

Christian Culture

Strong Christian work environment with team-oriented culture.

Retirement

403b with Employer Match

Healthcare

Top-notch healthcare with optional dental and vision.

Teacher

Duties

Many children come to Gateway Woods lacking in their education. Our on-grounds school is a tremendous resource for them to receive the attention they need to fill in the educational gaps in a place that provides accountability and boundaries. To provide the most benefit to our students, we offer summer classes for residents who need to make up missing credits.

As a teacher, you will provide instruction and accountability for students, supervise students in the vocational/community service program, and work with staff and volunteers to promote educational, vocational, and independent living skills development.


Qualities

Organized | Self-Motivated | Team Player | Flexible | Empathetic | Good Communicator

Must hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in Education (special education preferred) and be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license.


Benefits

School Hours

GWS operates year-round with Fridays off in the summer.

Christian Culture

Strong Christian work environment with team-oriented culture.

Retirement

403b with Employer Match

Healthcare

Top-notch healthcare with optional dental and vision.

Illinois Adoption Case Manager

Duties

As a part time adoption case manager you will have variable hours depending on our client needs. You will make home visits, evaluate adoptive families, and write adoptive home studies; assist with international and domestic adoptive placements; provide support for adoptive and birth families; educate adoptive families; supervise children in adoption and write post placement/adoption reports; and perform other duties as directed by the adoption program manager. Some of the work can be completed from home.


Qualities

23 years old; Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university and have at least two years of work and/or volunteer experience in family and children services, adoption, or inter-country adoption; or a master’s degree from an accredited program of social work or in another human service field and at least one year of work and/or volunteer experience in family and children services, adoption, or inter-country adoption

Must have a dedicated interest, love, and sensitivity for youth and families, possess good motivational, organizational, and communication skills, and be able to establish positive working and interpersonal relationships with others


Benefits

Christian Culture

Strong Christian work environment with team-oriented culture.

Part-time Position

Approximately 10 hours a week

Pier

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