House Parent
The New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches
Belen, NM US
Posted ago
The New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches

Are you looking for rewarding work with your significant other and willing to relocate to New Mexico?

We are looking for a couple to work as House parents or Associate House parents.  Please only apply if you are willing to relocate and are married.

We are looking for a couple 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, relocation assistance and four weeks of vacation per year as compensation for this rewarding work. The starting salary is $21,500 (per person) and goes up to $24,000 (per person) DOE. Generally, our housing consists of two or three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and two bathrooms. While accommodations may vary, we strive to provide adequate housing for all employees working directly with kids. A maximum of two pets are allowed and we do require a pet deposit. Signing bonus upon start.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Prepare breakfast on weekday mornings that you’re scheduled to be on duty as well as three meals per day on weekends and days when the residents are not in school and you are on duty
  • Maintain an atmosphere of organization in the cottage and aptitude for planning and managing daily activities
  • Assist with educational skills as needed
  • Follow and maintain a schedule for routine medications as needed
  • Assist residents with minor illnesses or injuries
  • Attend church activities with the residents and answer questions about faith as they arise
  • Transport residents to activities or appointments in vans as assigned
  • Excel at the supervision of residents in the cottage, on campus, on activities away from the Ranch or in any situation involving the residents when House Parents are on duty
  • Teach and manage cottage projects and vocational training projects
  • Communicate concerns to other members of The Ranches’ team as needed
  • Produce quality electronic reports daily when on duty
  • Maintain minor repairs and upkeep in the cottage and staff quarters and on assigned vehicles and equipment
  • Develop healthy relationships with the family members of residents
  • Utilize The Ranches’ level system and other methods defined in The Ranches’ program to reinforce positive discipline and behavioral expectations
  • Use common-sense – in daily life and in teaching techniques - to encourage residents in behavioral and relationship improvements.
  • Utilize healthy communication skills, both to hear and to speak, in ways that provide effective interactions with The Ranches’ team and visitors to our campus.
  • Provide thoughtful, accurate and helpful information to the staff and family members about the resident's activities and interactions with others during scheduled assessment meetings
  • Provide hospitality to all visitors; particularly when assigned give tours
  • Care for and protect assigned equipment
  • GED or High school Diploma
  • Valid Driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Able to be cleared on a background check
  • Self-motivated
  • Models and lives through Integrity
  • Observational, communication and writing skills


Qualifications

  • Care for and protect assigned equipment
  • GED or High school Diploma
  • Valid Driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Able to be cleared on a background check
  • Self-motivated
  • Models and lives through Integrity
  • Observational, communication and writing skills

Compensation
$21,500 - $24,000 each year per person
About The New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches

Established as New Mexico Boys Ranch, Inc. in 1944, our organization has evolved into five divisions that promote opportunity and meaningful help for struggling children and their families. Our multi-denominational Christian programs offer kids a safe place to live, a personalized plan to address their needs and goals, and individualized education and counseling. Please visit our website for more information www.theranches.org

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