• "I support Kurn Hattin partly for sentimental reasons and as a teacher, I know the needs of children who no longer can live at home. I like their philosophy—to return the children home to their families. The families are given time to strengthen and heal. The children are given every chance to succeed and find their own niche whether it is with music, sports, writing, or animals."

    ~ Carol Howe, Friend & Supporter

  • “Best years of my life. I’m now 36 married and have 3 beautiful daughters. Just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for everything this school did for me. Kurn Hattin definitely made me the man I am today.”

    ~Tom Adkins, Class of 1995

  • “Kurn Hattin was the best choice my family ever made for me. When I was in the 8th grade I didn’t want to leave.”

    ~Kristen McDaniel, Class of 1991

  • "Kurn Hattin gave me guidance and structure when I needed it most. Kurn Hattin was the most perfect support my parents could have asked for. As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. Kurn Hattin is that village”

    ~Gizenia Boyd, Class of 2005

  • “I’m so proud to have been at Kurn Hattin. It turned my life around and put me on the right track. I’m not sure where I would have been otherwise. And I believe I was the only boy who made ‘Eagle Scout’ at that time.”

    ~ Peter Stavrou, Class of 1951

  • "I can’t help reiterating my admiration and thanks to a wonderful haven for needy children and one which has provided guidance, education and encouragement to many, many children, who have gone on to lead meaningful adulthood lives, some who have become leaders in society.”

    ~James Barschdorf, Class of 1944

  • "The area I came from wasn’t the best environment. Though I didn’t want to be here at first, I’d say my mom did the right thing. The houseparents are like family. They changed my life. I matured in all aspects from being a little kid to growing into a man.”

    ~Jacob Edwards, Class of 2018

  • "I’m grateful to have had the experience at Kurn Hattin Homes, which was my and my brother’s ‘village’ that made such a positive mark on our lives.”

    ~Rhonda (Gaudreau) Nolan, Class of 1977, Incorporator

  • "I didn’t know how to make friends. I had a lot of problems. I felt like I was stuck in quicksand. Then I came to Kurn Hattin. It was a slow process, but I was given a lot of structure and I needed and responded to that structure.“

    ~Christiana Mylott, Class of 2018

  • "I was so proud of my girl, getting up on stage and singing her heart out. Kurn Hattin is building her up with so much confidence. I will be forever grateful for what you are doing for my little girl."

    ~ Brenda Boisjolie Arce, Mother

  • "Discipline, respect, loyalty, and love are what I learned from the houseparents. I have 3 older brothers and we all went there. Thanks Kurn Hattin–Always the place I call home."

    ~Stephen Smith, Class of 1994

  • "I love Kurn Hattin and miss it like crazy.  Kristi Lisai, thank you for being the BEST English teacher ever, being so easy to talk to, and teaching me how to be such a good writer!  Richard M. Long, thank you for never giving up on me when I would do so badly in social studies.  And to all of the other teachers and staff, just thank you for being my ... AWESOME TEACHERS!"

    ~ Chelsea Candello, Class of 2012

  • "Kurn Hattin provided advice, support, and encouragement to pursue my dreams. The most important lesson I learned was to be humble, kind, and help those who were less fortunate. Because of Kurn Hattin, I have found my voice, my purpose in life, and my passion to help those who are in need.”

    ~Heather Kampfer, Class of 2001, Alumni Association President

  • "The lessons of life that I still carry today were taught to me at Kurn Hattin 50 plus years ago. Although many of my teachers who stood at the ‘fork in the road’ are gone, I carry on their legacy. And now I stand at the fork in the road to point the way for those who follow.”

    ~Jerry L. Bardwell, Class of 1973, Trustee

  • "My son has since graduated from high school and just turned 18! He’s an accomplished jazz musician and artist. Thank you Kurn Hattin for all you do for children.” 

    ~Chantal Paulino, Mother

  • "Born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth. It’s a phrase I associate with my upbringing at Kurn Hattin. I attended Kurn Hattin from 3rd to 8th grade and was given security, consistency, guidance, and direction. The girls, boys, teachers, and houseparents became my forever family.”

    ~Kim (Sherrick) Dawson, Class of 1982

  • "I still remember walking into Kurn Hattin. The scared little girl I was. Seeing myself grow over the years has been a blessing. But I never could have done it without the backbone of my forever home. Thank you, all of you. I really did it. I graduated high school!"

    ~ Makiah Curtis, Class of 2012

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Employment Opportunities

Floater/Processor

Responsible for house parenting and supervision of activities as assigned.  Some cottage coverage may be assigned to maintain a wholesome and comfortable living environment while teaching responsibility, manners, personal hygiene, cottage cleanliness, and offering a feeling of security for the children. Counsel children, both in groups and individually, to provide guidance, advice, and assistance in relation to personal and school problems. Maintain cottage housekeeping standards and all recreational facilities according to Kurn Hattin Homes and State requirements.  Use the Kurn Hattin system of discipline.

This position requires at least two years of child care experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in childcare related field.  It is a full time position with all benefits included. 

House Parent

Come enjoy helping mold the lives of eleven children in a residential setting. Kurn Hattin is offering a 40 hour position completed in three and a half days. Spend time with the children for four days and then pursue other interests the rest of the week.

The generous benefit package includes insurance for health, dental, vision, life, and disability. There is also paid time off, and a retirement plan. All meals are included while on duty.

The successful applicant will have a high school diploma, two years of child care experience, and be at least 21 years of age.

Please tell us how you can make a difference in the lives of these children.

Elementary School Teacher

New England Kurn Hattin Homes is a residential school nestled on 300 acres in beautiful Westminster, Vermont.  The 100 students in grades k-8 come from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds. We are looking for an individual to work with our diverse learners to inspire them to become independent thinkers and responsible citizens.

We are seeking a primary teacher beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.  The successful candidate will be an effective communicator to develop a positive rapport with students, colleagues and families.  The lesson plans will include language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, while developing strong literacy and numeracy skills among all learners.

A Bachelor’s degree combined with strong collaborative skills and a knowledge of current best practices are required.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference if you are interested in the rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students at New England Kurn Hattin Homes.     

 


Applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Upload resume, cover letter and references. Or mail to:

Human Resources
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children
P.O Box 127
Westminster, VT 05158