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Are you passionate about serving in youth ministry?

Rawhide is seeking individuals to influence and mentor teenage boys who are struggling.

Our current opening is for the Resident Youth Care Worker (RYCW) role, which is a live-in position (housing is provided). You will be working with a skilled team of youth care workers, led by houseparents, who will provide you guidance as you develop your skills in working with at risk youth. Not only do you portray a family model to our boys, you become part of the staff team family.

Our boys desperately need men and women to stand in the gap and teach them how to follow the God’s path. Regular opportunities arise to teach the boys social skills as well as basic life skills. The successful resident youth care worker assists in the planning of outdoor/indoor activities, engage interactively with the youth, while also assisting in the spiritual development of the Rawhide youth.

 

The resident youth care worker role can be an excellent springboard into various careers at Rawhide. Many of our current staff started as a RYCW and are now a Professional Youth Care Workers, Youth Home Managers, Trauma Support Managers, Youth Home Directors, Human Resources Generalists/Directors, Academic Instructors (Teachers), and Job Trainers.

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong personal commitment to Biblical values with an ability to display these values in an exemplary moral lifestyle
  • Ability to relate to an aggressive teen who has been in trouble with the law
  • Assertive, self-confident, and sensitive in working with teens and staff
  • Ability to work under authority of House Parents
  • Organized and dependable
  • Administrative/documentation skills
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, without restrictions (except for glasses) and have a good driving record
  • Demonstrate spiritual, social, emotional, and intellectual maturity
  • Must be at least 21 years old

This is being posted as an exclusive from YS Search! All inquiries about this position are handled by Youth Specialties. Only those meeting the specific qualifications for this position should apply. A YS Search consultant will follow-up with qualified applicants.

This could be an ideal role for someone doing post-grad/seminary work online with multiple “off days” and multiple gaps in work-day work schedule to pursue education. 

Description: The Resident Youth Care Worker at Rawhide Boys Ranch is a live-in paid, full-time position (room and board also provided) responsible for providing leadership and direction for Rawhide guys. This position assists with the effectiveness of the living unit they reside in by assisting houseparents with supervision of the Youth Home, contributing to a relaxed atmosphere in the home, supporting the houseparents’ authority and leadership, and supporting the educational development.  The RYCW is also responsible for providing a social and moral example, encouraging the physical and social development of the youth, and contributing to the spiritual development of the residence.

The Organization: A growing Boys Ranch making a great impact in the lives of at-risk young men (teens)! This non-profit organization has a fabulous reputation and this an ideal career-building position for a person pursuing career in counseling, social work, criminal justice or youth ministry. The Ranch is in a beautiful setting about 30 minutes from Appleton, WI.

A Typical RYCW Day:

  • 7:00am Breakfast with guys
  • 8:00am Off
  • Noon Lunch with guys
  • 1:00pm Off
  • 3:15pm Afternoon with guys (snack, homework, conversations, etc.)
  • 4:30pm Quiet Time
  • 5:00pm News and Discussion
  • 6:00pm Dinner with guys
  • 7:00pm Evening Activities (ping pong, pool, board games, night-hike, etc.)
  • 9:00pm Off

A Typical RYCW Schedule:

Seven days on, four days off.

Character Qualities:

  • Strong personal commitment to Biblical values with an ability to display these values in an exemplary moral lifestyle
  • Ability to relate to teen with anger and aggression issue who has been in trouble with the law
  • Assertive, self-confident, and sensitive in working with teens and staff
  • Ability to work under authority of others
  • 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
  • Must be at least 21 years old

To Apply: Apply through the YS Job Bank, or email directly to brian.aaby@youthspecialties.com. YS will follow up with an Opportunity Profile for the position which includes your next steps to take.

The Fold Family Ministries, located in Vermont, is a Christ-centered, grace-based residential program for troubled teens and their families.  We have several openings for House Staff including House Parents for our Boys’ and Girls’ Homes.  The role of House Parents is designed for a husband/wife team who would like to serve in ministry together.  They are responsible for the leadership and overall responsibility of running the home, using Biblical values in order to create a safe and  nurturing environment.  House Parents assist in training other home staff, and provide emotional and spiritual support to home staff and the teens in their care.

Other responsibilities include:  developing relationships with the parents of the teens, participating in screening and interviewing prospective staff and students, working with non-home staff as a team.  You must have a servant’s heart and calling to work with teens.  Experience in youth ministry, counseling, leadership, or discipleship is desired, as is a minimum 3 year commitment.

We provide a salary, and also encourage staff to raise prayer support and additional financial support.  There are four eleven-day breaks each year and two consecutive days off each week.  An apartment is provided, along with meals and utilities.

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