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

Assistant Houseparent

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 an Assistant Houseparent you will help the Houseparents Couples in meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the residents in your house while maintaining a Godly culture and adhering to Gateway Woods policy and state regulations. This can include preparing meals, running residents to appointments, helping with homework, and supervision of the residents.


Qualities

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

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

Must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license and be willing to give and receive direction well.


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.

Summer Volunteer Coordinator

Duties

Volunteers are an essential part of the mission of turning lives around. They do many things such as beautifying the campus, repairs and maintenance, and interacting with the staff and residents.

As the Summer Volunteer Coordinator, you have the unique opportunity to lead volunteers to accomplish those many different tasks around campus. Responsibilities include recruiting and orienting volunteers, planning tasks around campus, coordinating meals and lodging for volunteers, and set up weekly Bible studies.


Qualities

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


Benefits

Seasonal Position

Paid summer opportunity.

Christian Culture

Strong Christian work environment with team-oriented culture.

Summer Education Intern

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. Summer classes are a great opportunity for residents to make up missing credits. Summer classes are also shortened, with no classes scheduled on Fridays.

As the Summer Education Intern, you will help the teachers provide for the educational needs of the students who attend summer classes by working with and supporting the teachers and carrying out additional tasks that further the students’ education.


Qualities

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

Must be at least 19 years old with valid driver’s license and be an education major attending a major accredited university or college.


Benefits

Seasonal Position

Paid summer opportunity.

Christian Culture

Strong Christian work environment with team-oriented culture.

GW Farms Summer Intern

Duties

By employing the teenagers in the Gateway Woods residential program, GW Farms provides a job opportunity through agricultural avenues. Resident-turned-farmers learn real-life job skills (filling out a job application, interviewing, performance reviews, etc.) in a safe environment. Many quickly learn the value of perseverance and resiliency as they see their hard work turn into desired income. We seek to serve our farmers first…we just happen to grow vegetables, too.

As the GW Farms Summer Intern, you will help supervise farmers as needed, report farmer behavior to GW Farms Manager, and support the efficient and therapeutic operation of the farm.


Qualities

Good Communicator | Team Player | Flexible | Empathetic

Must be at least 21 years old, possess a valid driver's license, with previous agriculture experience preferred.


Benefits

Seasonal Position

Paid summer opportunity.

Christian Culture

Strong Christian work environment with team-oriented culture.

WillowBridge Community Advocate Support Couple

Duties

WillowBridge Transitional Housing serves unsupported youth in need of a safe place to land. They need more than just a place to live, however. These young adults need to learn the skills and resources to eventually move out of WillowBridge and live on their own – including how to get involved in a community and a church. WillowBridge staff and volunteers provide guidance, accountability, and support to tenants, based on their individual needs.

As the Community Advocate Support couple, you will help create an environment that will offer safety, community, and training. You will actively engage in the WillowBridge community by collaborating with the Community Advocates, volunteers, and tenants. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and vehicles at WillowBridge. You will be “on-duty” nine days each month, providing oversight at WillowBridge overnight.


Qualities

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

Must be a high school graduate, at least 21 years old, and possess a valid driver's license.

Married couple or family preferred.


Benefits

Full Time Position

Full time position with flexible schedule.

Retirement

403b with Employer Match

Christian Culture

Strong Christian work environment with team-oriented culture.

Healthcare

Top-notch healthcare with optional dental and vision.

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