Posted: Jun 04, 2020
Looking for rewarding work with your significant other and willing to relocate to New Mexico?
We are looking for couples to work as Houseparents/Associate Houseparents. Signing bonus upon start. If interested, please contact us at www.theranches.org or contact Britney Larson directly at HR@theranches.org
We are looking for couples who:
• Have no more than two children currently living with them.
• Are willing and able to model healthy behaviors, morals and values.
• Are willing to work with youth from troubled backgrounds.
• Have a commitment to constant and never-ending improvement.
If hired, couples will need to be willing to engage in continual growth and learning about dealing with kids.
We offer salary, room and board, medical coverage, life insurance and four weeks of vacation per year as compensation for this rewarding work. Starting salary is $21,500 (per person) and goes up to $24,000 (per person) DOE. Generally, housing consist of two or three bedrooms, living room, kitchen and two bathrooms. While accommodations may vary, we strive to provide quality housing for all employees working directly with kids. A maximum of two pets are allowed and we do require a pet deposit.
Maintain a cottage atmosphere of organization and planning in managing daily activities
Provide an example of and teach residents basic skills such as room organization, cleaning, work-ethic, punctuality, recreational activities, manners, cooking, laundry and clothing care, time management, communication skills, relationship building, conflict resolution, financial management, etc.
Provide breakfast each morning and three meals per day on weekends and days when the residents are not in school
Assist with educational skills as needed
Maintain a schedule for routine medications as needed
Assist residents with minor illnesses or injuries
Attend church activities with the residents and answer spiritual questions as they arise
Transport residents to activities or appointments as assigned
Supervise residents in the cottage, on campus, on activities away from the Ranch or in any situation involving the residents when RAs are on duty
Supervise cottage projects and vo-tech projects
Communicate concerns to Team Coordinators, Counselors and Administration as needed
Maintain electronic reports daily when on duty
Maintain minor repairs and upkeep in the cottage and staff quarters and on assigned vehicles and equipment
Develop and maintain relationships with the family members of residents
Coach residents in life skills, including self-care, hygiene, cleanliness, organization, communication, problem solving, etc.
Utilize the level system and other defined methods to reinforce positive discipline and behavioral expectations
Use common-sense coaching techniques to encourage residents in behavioral and relationship improvements
Utilize communication skills designed to both hear and speak in ways that provide effective interactions with peers, staff, family members, visitors, etc.
Willingness to protect client confidentiality
Willingness to attend training and utilize training skills in working with residents
Participate in formal resident assessments, and provide accurate and helpful information to the staff and family members about the resident's activities and interactions with others
Provide hospitality to campus visitors as assigned
Provide care and protection for assigned equipment
Other duties as assigned
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time