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Rawhide Boys Ranch

House Parent

Rawhide Boys Ranch
New London, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 04/25/2017
Categories: Church/Ministry - House Parent - Missions/Domestic - Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

If you are interested in influencing at-risk youth for the cause of Christ, this may be the job for you. 


Houseparents assist the Unit Administrator in the leadership of the homes they live in and oversee the daily activities of the youth. They are responsible for maintaining a cohesive family unit and maintaining communication with parents, workers and guardians. They identify spiritual needs, correct negative behavior, tutor, plan activities and events, counsel/advise and teach the students to work through daily problems that may come up in the course of a day. 


The Houseparent position at Rawhide is staffed by a married couple.  Please note that each applicant should complete an individual application rather than completing a joint application.

Required Job Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with at-risk youth in residential treatment, foster care, or other direct care capacity
  • Ability to interact and effectively communicate with culturally diverse, psychologically or behaviorally challenged population
  • Experience in transitioning youth to positive situation (i.e., securing employment, creating and working on a budget, finding positive resources, and other beneficial environments)
  • Assertive, self-confident, and sensitive in working with teens and staff
  • Organized and dependable
  • Possess a valid driver's license, without restrictions, except for glasses, and have a good driving record
  • Demonstrate spiritual, social, emotional, and intellectual maturity
  • Parenting experience (preferred)