Resident Caregiver
The Children's Ranch
Los Lunas, NM US
Posted ago
The Children's Ranch

Live in House Parent

The Children's Ranch is located in the beautiful high desert country of central New Mexico, yet only 25 miles south of Albuquerque

The mission of The Children's Ranch is to keep siblings together and families connected when it is no longer possible for them to live together. Set on a small farm, animals are integrated into our program. We work to achieve three goals for each child: to know that there is a God who created and loves them, that they have worth, and to give them the gift of the most powerful education possible. 

While The Children's Ranch is licensed for 16 children from 0 to 18 years. The average length of stay is 4 years. We maintain a child to staff ratio of 6 to 1. 

We hope to receive applications from singles or  couples. Applicants must possess a desire to make a difference in the lives of children that is strong enough to carry them through the issues surrounding children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The provided housing makes it impossible to offer the position to couples with children. Training is provided.

Salary: $25,000.00/person plus room and board, medical/dental insurance, and paid vacation. Our website is 


Duties include all aspects of raising children in an engaged, loving, caring manner. 

These duties include: 

  • Meal preparation
  • Transporting to activities in agency vehicles
  • Maintaining a home
  • General care of indoor and outdoor animals
  • All with the help of the children

Training is provided.

As a live in staff member, you will work five days on and two days off.

  • Good working knowledge of appropriate professional inter-personal interactions with children aged 0-18, staff, colleagues, volunteers and professional health providers
  • Couples must have been married for at least two years to be considered
  • Must be able to pass driving and criminal background check, and drug screen
  • Good working knowledge of adverse childhood experiences, ability to observe strengths and areas for growth, and ability to recognize behavior and/or development of children deviating from the expected norms
$25,000 plus room and board yearly
About The Children's Ranch

The Children's Ranch is a nonprofit organization that provides brothers and sisters with a permanent or long term non-denominational home in a rural family farm setting as an alternative to foster care. The children who come to The Children's Ranch are nearly always siblings... brothers and sisters who might otherwise be separated for a period of time or permanently. They are of varying ages and ethnicity, but all have one thing in common; the need to feel safe and loved.

It is our goal to help every child build a solid foundation based on mental, physical and emotional healing, knowledge of God, education, self-worth, daily living skills, empathy, values and a belief in their own future.

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