We are searching for a responsible person who enjoys working with young people. This person should be able to lead, support, and motivate strong-willed boys. The childcare/youth care worker will supervise residents during work projects and free time activities, enforce discipline, and serve as a role model for the boys. The childcare/youth care worker should demonstrate consistency, flexibility, and teamwork.
Supervise residents during work projects & free time activities.
Enforce consequences for misbehavior & understand rules, policies, and philosophy of the LUC program.
Supervise chores inside and out, including being familiar with expectations of each particular area. Work within time schedule.
Enforce promptness of scheduled time for wake-up, school, meals, work job, recreation, devotions, bedtime.
Be available to lead group devotions and help with personal devotions.
Be a positive role-model and teach life lessons based on Biblical principles to the residents including how to deal with difficult and stressful situations, make good decisions, and be an honest, trustworthy individual.
Always be aware of and utilize safety precautions that would eliminate or mitigate likelihood of accidents.
Be objective and fair. Do now show favoritism.
Willing and able to work with strong-willed boys
Be at least 21 years of age
Have a high school diploma or GED
Current driver’s license
Experience driving a trailer (or aptitude to learn)
Houseparent experience preferred
Work a minimum of 45-50 hours per week and be available for the needs of the boys
Typical shift is 12 pm to 10:30 pm with some variation and includes supervising work jobs with the boys, supervising boys in vocational training, and supervising boys in the evenings for free time or consequences.
Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch (LUC Boys Ranch) was founded by Ken and Sheila Ortman in 1982 with the premise that God created each person with a purpose. Accomplishments at the Ranch are based on two basic principles: that God can change lives in miraculous ways and that good work habits are important for building character, self-worth, and self-discipline.
The boys who come to LUC Boys Ranch have the opportunity to experience and learn the joy that comes from living in a Christian family environment, where they can feel love and acceptance. Our boys have the freedom at the Ranch to learn which choices they make produce rewards or consequences.
LUC Boys Ranch does not use behavior modification drugs but rather helps the young man deal with his fears and anxieties in appropriate ways. We use a balanced diet and exercise to help in this process of re-building lives.