Youth Care Provider – Idaho Youth Ranch


Caldwell, ID

Our Mission: We unite for Idaho’s youth by offering accessible programs and services that nurture hope, healing, and resilience.

How will you impact our mission? Be a part of setting a new standard for residential care for generations to come.  Successful candidates will have a once-in-a-career opportunity to be a part of the opening of our new Residential Center for Healing and Resilience, a 64-bed psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) for youth, currently under construction at our beautiful 258-acre Hands of Promise Campus in Idaho’s Treasure Valley.

The Youth Care Provider gives direct supervision of daily living and individualized learning plans of the youth in our care.

Our Youth Care Providers:

  • Provide care and supervision to youth residents
  • Help with youth orientation
  • Guide and support youth in carrying out daily activities such as morning routines, chores, homework, meal times, group activities and evening routines
  • Implement behavior support techniques
  • Provide a consistent, safe and supportive environment to help youth manage behavioral and emotional responses
  • Builds positive relationships with youth by providing a consistent, supportive presence and engaging youth in ways that demonstrate respect, care and belief in their potential

Must Haves:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • 2 Years of Experience as Direct Care Staff in Residential Setting, or
  • Associate’s Degree and some experience as Direct Care Staff in Residential Setting, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service or related field
  • Must have a valid Idaho driver’s license or obtain one within 15 days of hire

What do we offer? In addition to contributing to our awesome mission, working at IYR has many advantages! Affordable medical and dental care, other voluntary benefits offerings, a 401(k) match, paid time off, an employee discount on purchases at our thrift stores, and working in a caring and compassionate environment, just to name a few.

So, who are we? Since 1953, Idaho Youth Ranch has provided healing and hope for Idaho’s kids. We use proven therapies and programs to help kids who have experienced loss or adversity transform childhood trauma into hope. We offer a statewide network of services to kids 9–24 years old and their families, including outpatient therapies, residential care, adoption services, and career readiness.

Why unite with us? Because we are better together! Our team members enjoy a workplace where relationships are the foundation. We are all committed to the same mission, where growth is always possible, where we are treated with and show compassion, where trust guides us to transparency, and above all, where joy sustains us.

As a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, the Idaho Youth Ranch is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PLSF) program. The PLSF offers student loan forgiveness on qualifying loans under specific conditions. Speak with your loan provider for more information.

This role is located in Idaho and candidates need to be within a reasonable distance of one of the Idaho Youth Ranch locations.

The Idaho Youth Ranch is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information regarding this position and our benefits, and to submit your application, visit our website