Covenant House Mission Statement
We who recognize God's providence and fidelity to His people are dedicated to living out His covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in His humanity is the visible sign of God's presence among His people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.
Covenant House Florida serves homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth under 21 including teen parents and their babies. Every day we reach nearly 175 kids in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando via street outreach, crisis shelters, transitional housing projects, and aftercare, making Covenant House Florida one of the largest private agencies serving homeless youth in the state of Florida.
Covenant House Florida has employment opportunities for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of the youth we serve. At Covenant House Florida, we recognize our employees as our most valuable asset. We offer great benefits to full time employees including contributing 100% towards the cost of employee's health insurance premiums and 30% towards dependent care premiums. Our benefit package also includes dental and life insurance, pension and 403(b) savings plans, generous time off (between 2-4 weeks vacation, 9 holidays, and 2 personal days per year), employee assistance program, minimum of 40 hours training per year for direct care employees, annual merit increases.
Covenant House Florida is a drug-free workplace. As part of our commitment to a drug-free workplace, we require our applicants to submit to a drug test.
Due to licensing requirements, Covenant House Florida applicants will not be permitted to begin employment or volunteer service until they have been cleared by a Florida and national criminal background search. All applicants for employment and volunteer positions will be responsible for the cost associated with instituting background checks, and will be eligible for reimbursement after 90 days of service.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.
Come join the team at Covenant House Florida. To learn more about the programs and services we offer, or to download and print a copy of our Employment Application, please visit our website at www.covenanthousefl.org