Job Description

New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NMCCH)

Go and do Likewise

Join Our Community and Change Lives

Do you wish to make an eternal impact? Do you want to bring healing to hurting children by showing them the love of their heavenly father? We need married couples willing to help children become resilient and capable in their lives. New Mexico Christian Children's Home needs high-energy, caring couples to minister to children as houseparents. The couple will collaborate with NMCCH staff to meet the daily needs of children as they grow up to confront the challenges of this world.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • The essential responsibility throughout all the work of a houseparent is to model Christian family living and present Christianity with a positive, inviting, and non-judgmental attitude
  • Supervise and care for 10 to 12 children within a cottage setting
  • The ability to complete common household tasks
  • Ability and desire to live with and serve the needs of youth
  • Ability to collaborate and solve problems
  • Ability to set goals and track progress toward those goals
  • Ability to be flexible in daily routines
  • Commitment to confidentiality


  • Starting pay for a houseparent couple is over $63,000 per year
  • 100% premiums paid for medical, dental, and vision insurance for your family
  • 100% premiums paid for life insurance of $100,000 per employee and disability insurance
  • 401k matching up to 5% of pay
  • Beautiful campus with housing, utilities, and Wi-Fi paid (on and off duty)
  • Transportation and meals provided while with children
  • Work schedule: 7.5 days on duty and 6.5 days off duty
  • College tuition assistance is available. ENMU is located in Portales

NMCCH was established in 1954 by small, local churches of Christ

Phone # 575 356 5372

Toll-Free # 800 553 2229

Address 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130

Email Contact [email protected] (David Van Wettering)

Web Site

We accept child placements from families rather than the State of NM

About New Mexico Christian Children's Home

At NMCCH, we believe that the truest human purpose is to join God in loving others as He would have us love them. Believing in God's desire for people to be just, to be merciful, walk humbly, and love one another, we strive to help people in need. In a phrase, we stand by the words Jesus spoke when he said, "go and do likewise."

We envision a world where the people we serve have seen firsthand the power of love, mercy, and humility; where they join those who are inspired, empowered and eager to "go and do likewise." Breaking a cycle is good. Starting a new one is even better.

We do this by providing homes and a Christian community for the people we serve. Along with a safe place to live, food, and clothing, we provide and coordinate social services that include mental health counseling, spiritual guidance, life coaching, adoption services, and educational & vocational opportunities. Most of all, we show people that they matter; that they are important to God, and that they are important to us. We serve K-12 youth, young adults ages eighteen to twenty-two, single parents and their minor children, and mothers who are pregnant and have no safe living conditions. 

Experience Required
Entry Level


Education Required
High School Diploma

Date Posted
10 months ago
Portales, New Mexico

Church of Christ

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