Angelina Habitat For Humanity Looking For Construction Director

 Habitat for Humanity of Angelina County looking to hire full-time Construction Director.

July 18th, 2018 – Since 1996, Habitat for Humanity of Angelina County has built over 20 homes for low-income families in need of safe and affordable housing. Most recently, Habitat for Humanity has begun the construction of a new home for a single mother and her seven children. We are excited by the opportunity to serve families in our community and are blessed by the many volunteers who come together each week to help with construction. At this time, we are searching for a Construction Director who can lead these volunteers and can oversee the construction of our homes from start to finish.

Candidates who are interested in the Construction Director position should have construction knowledge and experience and must be willing to work with volunteers each Saturday. In addition, it is important to us that the person who fills this position agrees with our Christian values and principles. For more information about this position or to submit an application, visit our website at angelinahabitat.org/job-opportunities/. You may also call our office at 632-8445 or send us an email at director@angelinahabitat.org.

When The Kids Move Away

It’s a tough reality – your kids will grow up! Since they were born you think about their every need.  You want them to be successful, respect others and get a good job but when that actually happens it can be a tough pill to swallow!  Having said “till we come to visit”with another child recently – we thought we’d share some tips on making the adjustment.  Here’s portions of a great article Ways to stay close when kids grow up and move away…

SHOW RESPECT Search for any excuse to offer a compliment. If you catch yourself being critical, make at least five positive comments or actions before the end of your call or visit. Research has shown that a positive-to-negative interaction ratio of five-to-one or better can help maintain closeness in our relationships with our children (and our own spouses, too).

DON’T GIVE ADVICE If your adult child requests your advice, say, “I’m happy to help you sort through the pros and cons, but it’s your decision to make, and I know you’ll make the right choice.”  Provide direct advice only if the adult child is about to make a massive and potentially irreversible misstep.

BEFRIEND YOUR CHILD’S SPOUSE Search for ways to support and praise your sons- and daughters-in-law — even if you don’t really care for them.  Warning: The fact that your child criticizes his/her spouse to you does not mean that you are free to criticize that spouse, too. What you take as serious criticisms might just be your child venting normal frustrations.

DON’T INTRUDE Select noninvasive communication methods like emails, messages or texts OR Care packages unexpected mail is always fun! Warning: Do not follow up your packages with calls. These calls could make it seem like you are fishing for a thank-you or an invitation to visit. Gifts are most effective as relationship builders when there are no strings attached.