Our Mission



The Children’s Home of Easton, a private, nonprofit organization established in 1885, provides a caring, nurturing environment for children in need, as well as, assistance to their families. We provide a continuum of services, including group care and other family-like programs in a safe, compassionate atmosphere. We are fiscally responsible and provide long-term care through professional staff who guide, support and encourage children to believe in their own self-worth and reach their full potential.

Employment Opportunities

The Children’s Home of Easton remains a progressive, innovative agency providing unparalleled care for children. Our diverse program, individually designed to meet each child’s unique needs, demands talented and committed staff. Employment opportunities include excellent benefits including assistance to further your education while gaining valuable experience in a family-like atmosphere.

Applications

You can download our current application by clicking here (pdf)

Direct Care Staff
We are looking for committed, dedicated people who are interested in working with youth in a direct care capacity. Applicants must posses a valid driver’s license and pass child abuse clearances, a state police criminal background check and FBI fingerprinting. Qualifications for the job include: High School Diploma or GED and be 21 years or older.  The Children’s Home of Easton provides an in-depth orientation program as well as, on-going staff training. The Children’s Home of Easton has three programs: Residential, Shelter and Group Homes. Foster and Group Homes are located throughout the Lehigh Valley. Presently, we can accommodate 77 children in our off-campus satellite homes. Our purpose is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for each child while he/she pursues educational and family goals.

If you would like to be considered for the above positions, or have questions regarding other employment opportunities at the Children’s Home, please contact Kenda Carmon in Human Resources at 610-258-2831 Ext. 151
Volunteer Information

Community members volunteer at the Children’s Home of Easton in a variety of capacities. Some people volunteer by working directly with the children while others work through the agency to support the children. Some volunteers devote their efforts to specific occasions and others volunteer all year long. Other volunteers work one-on-one with a specific student in our sponsor program.

Auxiliary - The Children’s Home Auxiliary sponsors the Pink Ball, the oldest charity ball in the area, every winter. This event raises money for the Auxiliary, which sponsors events and activities for our children year-round. Activities include: egg dyeing, pumpkin carving, jewelry making and many exciting field trips to such places as a music studio, raceway and snow tubing. The Children’s Home Auxiliary also recognizes each child with a birthday card and gift on their birthday. This is a dedicated, enthusiastic group of volunteers, and we are  grateful for their hard work and genuine interest in the children. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful group or would like more information on the Auxiliary, please contact Sue Correia at 610-653-1468.

Sponsorship - Sponsors provide extra support to the student’s life with weekly contact over a period of time. Sponsors give the students opportunity to learn positive values, build esteem and creative positive relationships with adults not only on campus but also in the community. Administration meets with sponsors on a regular basis to provide support and direction.

Direct Volunteers - Direct volunteers can help by providing tutoring assistance, teaching a group of students a hobby, or assisting in transportation, recreation, maintenance duties or specific events. We are always welcome to suggestions and other program possibilities.

Indirect Volunteers - Indirect volunteers can choose to help at Christmas time with the annual WAEB Christmas Party. Help is always needed to prepare, decorate and wrap gifts. Volunteer help is always welcome to prepare for other holidays as well. We also have opportunities in our Thrift Store or with on-ground improvement projects.

For more information, please contact Nancy Ackerman at 610-258-2831, Ext. 145 or Nancya@thechildrenshome.org

Come and make a difference in the life of a child!

 

 

2014 Board of Directors (click here to download)

Diversity Statement
The Children's Home of Easton strives to recognize diversity and will seek out
and use qualified minority, women, and disabled business as appropriate.

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