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Working As A House Parent

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $71,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A House Parent does

  • Dispense medications, as needed.
  • Live in houseparent to 10 Special Needs Adult clients.
  • House Parent Supervised five, monitored, and documented the consumers on daily living activities.
  • Prepared meals for youth in residential setting.
  • Provided meals, transportation, and daily care.
  • Take care of troubled kids Cpr certified med 1 certified
  • Instruct them on all daily needs for personal care.
  • Assist clients with meal preparation and other chores of the household.
  • Mentored teens and role modeled positive behaviors.
  • Monitor all phone calls and visits.
  • Transport residents to school, outings and medical appointments.
  • Ensured that hygiene standards are maintained.
  • Supported and assisted mental health patients with daily duties.
  • Accompanied clients to doctor appointments.
  • Administer medications to students when needed.
  • Trained in crisis intervention to help children in need of help.
  • Managed and lived in group homes for asylum-seekers and trafficking victims from Africa, Asia and E. Europe.
  • Provide daily support to adolescent boys who reside at the group home.
  • House Parent - Worked with social workers, etc.
  • Group, Individual and crisis intervention counseling.

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Top Skills for A House Parent

  1. Independent Living
  2. Child Care
  3. Behavioral Issues
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Guided residents in learning skills necessary for independent living.
  • Provided education, enrichment, and child care for elementary and high-school students in a small group home.
  • House Parent: Help with treatment of young adults with behavioral issues as well as psychological issues.
  • Reduced aggressive behaviors and negative consequences, using crisis intervention and conflict resolution with at-risk teenagers in DJJ and DFCS custody.
  • Supervised consumers in daily living activities.

House Parent Demographics

Gender

Female

63.7%

Male

32.1%

Unknown

4.2%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Black or African American

15.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.4%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.3%

Mandarin

6.1%

Portuguese

4.1%

French

4.1%

Korean

4.1%

Chinese

2.0%

Yoruba

2.0%

Hebrew

2.0%

Russian

2.0%

Ojibwe

2.0%

Thai

2.0%

Italian

2.0%
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House Parent Education

Schools

Liberty University

19.8%

Ashford University

8.9%

University of South Florida

5.0%

University of Central Arkansas

5.0%

Kaplan University

5.0%

Toccoa Falls College

4.0%

Wilmington University

4.0%

Lubbock Christian University

4.0%

Troy University

4.0%

University of Alabama at Birmingham

4.0%

Texas State University

4.0%

Georgia Northwestern Technical College - Floyd County Campus

4.0%

San Antonio College

4.0%

Mercer University

4.0%

Albany State University

4.0%

Grand Canyon University

4.0%

Indiana Wesleyan University

4.0%

Albany Technical College

3.0%

Everest Institute

3.0%

Arizona State University

3.0%
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Majors

Business

11.2%

Social Work

11.0%

Psychology

11.0%

Criminal Justice

10.8%

Nursing

6.5%

Human Services

6.5%

Medical Assisting Services

5.1%

Education

4.3%

Health Care Administration

4.0%

Theology

3.6%

General Studies

3.4%

Counseling Psychology

3.4%

Sociology

3.1%

Elementary Education

2.9%

Early Childhood Education

2.5%

Human Development

2.5%

Mental Health Counseling

2.2%

Communication

2.2%

Pastoral Counseling And Specialized Ministries

2.0%

Nursing Assistants

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

36.2%

High School Diploma

22.4%

Associate

13.5%

Masters

12.7%

Certificate

7.2%

Diploma

6.6%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.7%
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Updated May 18, 2020