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Careers: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question that isn’t answered here? Send an e-mail to our Director of Human Resources. Due to the number of applicants we receive, please understand if we are unable respond immediately to all inquiries.

Are you still receiving applications for a position posted on the website?

Yes, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is currently receiving applications for every job posted on our website. Job postings are removed immediately after the position has been filled. Other websites may not have an accurate listing of our positions, so this is the most reliable source for job openings within the agency

I prefer to mail or fax my application. Where and to whom should I address my application?

Applications can be mailed to:Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 8190 Lakeland, FL 33802
863-682-3157

Applications can be faxed to:
Director of Human Resources
863-682-3157

How do I know if my application has been received?

Every application submitted online will be received by our hiring staff. You should receive an email confirming the receipt of your application within three business days, and potentially a little longer during holidays. If you do not receive a response within one week, please send a follow up e-mail to our Director of Human Resources, as there may have been some kind of technical glitch.

Do I need to submit a separate application for each position of interest?

No. If applying for more than one position, please indicate every position you are applying for inside a single application, in order of preference.

If I have previously applied for a job, should I re-submit my application for new positions?

If it has been over a year since your previous application, please submit a new application. Otherise, you do not need to submit a new application, as we will still have your previous application on file. If you have new information you wish to share with us, you can also resubmit an application. If you have previously applied and would like to be considered for a new opening, please let us know by sending an e-mail to our Director of Human Resources.

What does the interview process look like?

Completed applications are reviewed by human resources staff and the supervisor for the open position. Phone interviews are conducted with qualified applicants, followed by in-person interviews with the top candidates. Employment will be subject to a thorough review of personal and professional references, background checks, and a drug test

How do I know if my application is still being considered for a position?

We make every effort to contact employees who will not be considered within one week of the decision. Given the volume of applications we receive, thank you for understanding that we may not be able to contact each applicant personally.

Are non-US citizens eligible for US-based positions?

US citizenship is not required for US-based employment; however, candidates must have the legal right to work in the US. Florida Baptist Children’s Homes will not be able to assist financially in securing legal documents to work in the US.

Do I have to be a Baptist to work for Florida Baptist Children’s Homes?

Because Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is an integral institution of the Florida Baptist Convention in cooperation with Southern Baptist churches in Florida, preferential consideration in employment will be given to those persons who are members in good standing with a local Southern Baptist church, then other practicing Christians. Applicants should read the Baptist Faith and Message before applying.

What kinds of benefits programs does Florida Baptist Children’s Homes offer?

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes has a rich benefits program for staff members. Download our quick reference sheets to read about our formal benefits package as well as additional benefits enjoyed by our staff members.

What is the size of the staff?

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes has approximately 20 employees at our State Office in Lakeland and about 165 total employees across all of our campuses. Included in this number are about 50 house parents and 25 social workers.

What is the culture like at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes?

For over 100 years, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes has been made up of results-oriented professionals who are passionate about helping children and are called to do so through their vocation. The agency’s culture can best be described with the acronym F.A.I.T.H, which stands for Faithfulness, Attitude, Integrity, Trust, and Humility.

We strive to hire people who embody these values, are active in a local evangelical church, and who are devoted to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Applicants must also be eligible to work in the United States. Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is a church related social services institution, operating under the auspices of the Florida Baptist Convention, an Equal Opportunity Employer where applicable, and an E-Verify and Drug-Free Workplace.