Jill's House Lake Arrowhead

About the Program.

The Jill’s House Fellowship lasts one year, beginning in June, and is a paid, full-time job. You live and work with other godly people committed to serving children with special needs. Through our program you will get to care for children with a wide array of disabilities. You will gain hands-on experience and deepen your walk by working with these children and living in an intentional community. You will receive compensation, benefits, and housing during the year of the program. Our goal is to help develop a generation of professionals who love Christ and are world-class at caring for children with special needs.

Your role.

As a Jill’s House Fellow, you will work primarily as a childcare specialist, providing loving care to a group of children who are entrusted to us for safe, professional care. Children stay with us during weekend programs, as well as during weeknight programs through our partnership with local schools. We also offer day camps during the summer and other times throughout the year. The childcare specialist is the face of Jill’s House, and will lead a group of 2-4 children through activities throughout their stay. One moment, you may be on the playground with your group; another moment, you may be singing in the music room or reading books. Childcare specialists typically work two eight- or twelve-hour shifts each weekend

The work you will do.

Childcare specialists report to a childcare supervisor and are responsible for the guidance and supervision of the children to whom they are assigned. You will perform a combination of basic care and assistance with activities of daily living in a safe, nurturing environment. Under the direction of a childcare supervisor, you will work with assigned children according to their Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and encourage their activity and participation while promoting a positive experience for all assigned children.

Professional development.

In addition to your role as a childcare specialist, you will also be given the opportunity further expand your professional development. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Learn about jobs of interest in advocacy, education, ministry and allied professions (physical therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy and play therapy) from industry professionals.
  • Spend a month shadowing a specific area at Jill’s House including nursing, our program department, or the intake team to gain deeper insight into the day-to-day operation.
  • Visit camps that offer similar services to observe what they do and how we can learn from them. Most are within driving distance, for others we may provide airfare. After your visit you will develop a slide presentation to share with the Jill’s House staff on what you have learned.
  • Visit colleges to help us share the Jill’s House story and recruit more great fellows – just like you!
  • Participate in a weekly bible study led by Jill’s House staff to provide spiritual development and further your walk with God.
  • Work one-on-one with a mentor to ensure you are gaining

How to Apply

All applications are due no later than February 28th. Priority will be given to early applicants.

  • Send your resume and cover letter to resume@jillshouse.org with the subject line “Fellowship Application”.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Celebrating Children with Special Needs,


Ashlyn Whyte

Local Program Supervisor

Jill's House Lake Arrowhead


Fax: 909.989.7189

ashlyn.gruss@jillshouse.org | www.jillshouse.org |


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