House Parents


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Position Title: Houseparent
Facility Name: Sunshine Acres Children’s Home
Facility Location: 3405 N. Higley Rd. Mesa, AZ. 85215
Contact Person: Joe Petrielli
Contact Phone #: 480-832-2540
Contact E-Mail:
Salary: $58,240-$80,000 per couple depending on experience Job Description:
Lauren’s Cottage

Home to ten deserving girls

Sunshine Acres Children’s Home seeks hard-working, fun-loving, trainable, and relational married couples to serve as house parents at our Mesa, Arizona campus. Our mission is to provide a loving, wholesome, Christian home for children who are separated from their parents. Only missionary-minded couples of high-character who relate well with children ages 4-18 need apply. This full-time, salaried position includes: 

  • Housing, Utilities, Food 
  • Retirement benefits 
  • Health, Life, Dental for you and your family 
  • PTO 
  • Training


  • High school Diploma or equivalent
  • Desire to minister in a missionary environment
  • Good human relations skills
  • Ability to become CPR certified
  • Current valid Driver’s license
  • Clean driving record
  • Qualify to get a fingerprint clearance card

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Enforce home guidelines for behavior and personal growth 
  • Provide nurturing and comfort for the children 
  • Housecleaning — have home “tour ready” (see HP Daily Checklist) 
  • Attend meals with the children and supervise kitchen clean-up when scheduled 
  • Provide morning and evening devotions with the children 
  • Attend Chapel services with the children 
  • Attend staff meetings and regular meetings with Community Managers 
  • Train children in life skills, working with them and teaching by example 
  • Supervise the children’s play and always know their locations, especially on off-campus outings 
  • Work closely with Community Managers when disciplinary measures are needed 
  • Supervise homework, coordinate tutoring, and communicate with academic administrators and community managers concerning schoolwork 
  • Transport children to school functions, work, and outside activities 

Interested couples should go online and fill out separate applications.