The Ranches actively seeks Christian married couples to serve as House Parents and Associate House Parents. House Parents live in a 3-bedroom apartment attached to a cottage and are responsible for the day to day care of up to 10 children. Associate House Parents live in an apartment or house on campus and assist the House Parents with the management of a cottage as well as other duties around our 2200-acre campus.
Married couples desiring the position of HP/AHP must be 23 years old or older, married a minimum of two years, and have no more than two children currently living with them. House Parents and Associate House Parents are expected to model healthy behaviors, morals and values, and be willing to work with youth from troubled backgrounds. Applicants should also have a lifelong commitment to learning new skills and, if hired, will be required to participate in ongoing residential group care training provided by The Ranches. Compensation includes salary, room and board, medical coverage, life insurance and four weeks of vacation per year. Housing arrangements vary, but generally consist of two or three bedrooms, living room, kitchen and two bathrooms. A maximum of two pets are allowed and require a pet deposit.