Crossnore Communities for Children
  • 40,000 to 46,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Crossnore Communities for Children is looking for couples to join our new Bridging Families program as Bridge Parents in our Crossnore, NC location. We are looking for dedicated, well-organized people who enjoy caring for children and willing to walk alongside families during the reunification process.

Bridge Parents use a professional, team-oriented, trauma-informed approach to support our children. This is a full time, 24/7, live-in position. Onsite housing and up to 4 days respite per month provided.

Each Bridge home can accommodate up to 6 children. As professional parents, this role helps bridge the gap by caring for children in an on-campus home while birth parents are working on their reunification plan. As families journey through the program, Bridge Parent responsibilities include establishing and maintaining a steady daily routine for the children in care, keeping necessary appointments and documentation, preparing meals, managing expenses and budgets, and participating in special activities. Bridge Parents also coach and support birth parents in healthy and appropriate parenting skills.

Hiring Range: $40,000 to 46,000 annually, and Housing provided

Requirements & Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor's degree in human services or related field strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience also acceptable.
  • Minimum of two years experience in working with children and families required, preferably in a mental health or child welfare setting.
  • Prior residential/house parent experience or previous foster parent experience and knowledge of age appropriate living skills strongly preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to live in an agency home.
  • Must have reliable vehicle and relevant auto insurance, valid driver's license, plus a clean driving record.
  • Knowledge of child development and how it is impacted by trauma and/or prior experience working with youth that have experienced trauma, been diagnosed with mental or behavioral health challenges, or other at-risk populations preferred.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work with children of all ages, races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, disabilities, and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate well in crisis situations and knowledge of cultural issues that can affect care.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound discretion and independent judgment developing and implementing decisions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interface well with others.
  • Must be computer literate in order to complete documentation requirements.
  • Minimum 21 Years of Age.
  • Must successfully complete extensive background checks, interviews, and pre-hire drug screen.

Effective October 1, 2021 Crossnore Communities for Children is requiring new hires (excluding those with an approved medical or religious exemption) to be vaccinated for COVID 19 as a condition of employment to help ensure the safety of all employees, youth and families served.


  • Defined Contribution Benefits Plan including options for:
    • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Life, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability plans
    • Critical Illness and Accident coverage options
    • Flexible Spending Plan
  • 401k with employer match (up to 6%)
  • Ongoing Training
  • On Campus housing provided

About Us

For more than 100 years, Crossnore Communities for Children (formerly Crossnore School & Children's Home) has provided a Christian sanctuary of hope and healing for children and families in North Carolina. Our holistic model of care allows us to meet and nurture each child right where they are, regardless of background, experiences, or differences. Crossnore is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote employees regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status. We have a clear vision to provide a workplace where a diverse group of talented individuals come to do their best work. We offer a comprehensive set of benefits to support the health and financial well-being of all employees, including paid time off, flexible work schedules where allowable, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision insurance, and more.

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