Program Ministry Staff

Date Posted: April 23, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Place of Promise
Lowell, MA, USA
Job Type: Counselor,faith-based,Non-Profit/Parachurch/Missions,Other Professional Ministry Positions
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Place of Promise Overview

Place of Promise provides Christ-centered programming for men, women, and children to experience physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual healing. We believe that no one is too broken, hurt, or sinful to save and make new.

Place of Promise, which has been in operation for over 30 years, is expanding our adult long-term residential program and our children’s program, and is looking to hire a full-time staff to support this expansion. Part-time candidates may be considered.

Place of Promise is a 501(c)(3) faith-based non-profit organization. We are entirely reliant upon the donations of churches, individuals, and family foundations, and we do not accept federal, state, or local funding in order to remain Christ-centric.

Place of Promise offers competitive compensation packages and benefits.

Adult Long-Term Residential Program

Through our four residential homes and 3-level addiction recovery program, we provide a safe Christian living community that focuses on knowing God and growing in relationship with Him. We combine this faith foundation with clinical support for medical and mental care as well as emotional/trauma healing and life skill instruction in repentance, confession, forgiveness, setting healthy boundaries, 12-step recovery tools, relapse prevention, education, and job training. Residents are prepared to lead new lives of hope and potential empowered by God and free from addictions.

Those we serve in the Adult Long-Term Residential Program:

  • Alcohol Abuse: 67% (Avg Age at Start: 12)
  • Drug Abuse: 83% (Avg Age at Start: 15)
  • Opioid Abuse: 84% (Avg Age at Start: 18)
  • Physically Abused: 58%
  • Sexually Abused: 67%
  • Incarcerated/Probation/Parole: 83%

Kids of Promise Program

The children’s program serves the neighborhood children of Lowell. Most of these children come from broken, poverty-stricken homes, having at least one parent who is in prison, addicted to drugs, or absent. The program is offered year-round, is separated into younger children and teens, and offers crafts, meals, games, and activities. Most importantly, they discover that God is always with them as they hear Bible stories and learn who God is by experiencing His love, His presence, and His character through the staff and volunteers. This program has made a huge difference in their young lives: they have a place where they fit in, feel important, and know that they matter. They feel safe with trusted adults and can let their guard down and have fun.

We serve the high-risk, low-income children of Lowell:

  • Ages: 6-14
  • Male (71%), Female (29%)
  • African American (63%), Hispanic (37%)
  • First Generation (48%), Refugee (19%)
  • At least one parent in prison, addicted to drugs, or absent: 93%

Program Ministry Staff Requirements

The Program Ministry Staff candidate must have prior experience working with people who struggle with comorbidity (dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders) and/or people with a history of incarceration.

Program Ministry Staff Responsibilities

The Program Ministry Staff candidate will primarily be focused on the Adult Long-Term Residential program and will report to the Founder and Director of Ministry and work closely with the Program Staff. This work can include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and implement individualized care plans for assigned residents with staff team.
  • Develop courses and content based on holistic healing (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational) and addiction/recovery as approved by the Director of Ministry.
  • Teach and Lead group sessions for all resident.
  • Provide a Christ-like presence for the residents.
  • Distribute medications as directed and prepared by qualified staff.
  • Drive residents to and from appointments as directed.
  • Assist with Kids of Promise program when necessary.
  • Function as a member of the Place of Promise staff team.
  • Demonstrate a living Christian faith to everyone; building relationships appropriate to Christ centered community.

How To Apply

Please send a current resume and a brief personal statement of faith to [email protected].

For additional information, please visit our website. To gain an even better understanding of our ministry, please read some of our monthly ministry updates at www.placeofpromise.org/news.