Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, Palatka, FL
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch is currently recruiting Christian Married couples/families to provide a home environment for 6-10 boys as live-in house parents, (actually called “cottage-parents”). We are currently have available permanent positions for full-time, and relief cottage parents. These positions provide a competitive salary, a generous on-off schedule, a private attached apartment, as well as a secondary staff home to use during time off periods. Benefits also include health insurance earned vacation time and other incidental benefits.
Applicants for cottage and relief cottage parents must be a Christian married couple (man/woman) with a strong faith and marriage, who possess a love for living with, and raising children and adolescents. Cottage parents have to be joyful and encouraging, but also firm in discipline, while providing an environment that makes the child feel loved and part of an active Christian family.
Couples with existing families of up to, but not exceeding four children are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Previous child-care experience and/or college degrees are beneficial, but not mandatory.
Provide a stable Christian home environment for 6-10 boys as live-in house parents, (actually called “cottage-parents”). Regular day-to-day activities including providing a good breakfast, transporting them to and from the local schools in 15 passenger vans. Taking them to Dr./Dentist appointments etc. After school needs include helping with homework, (although the local schools don't really assign a lot), supervising and assisting with after-school chores such as cleaning, (some boys will work with the ranch animals, and some with the vehicle program) mowing, weed-eating, and spraying. Supervising and assisting with evening activities such as bike-riding, skate-boarding, basketball, fishing, swimming, etc. The evening meal is served in the dining hall, and the entire ranch eats together as a family every evening Monday through Friday.
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch is located on 800 pristine scenic acres nestled within the Ocala National forest along the beautiful St. John's River, just 12 miles southwest of the city of Palatka in Florida's historic Putnam County.
Since 1950 Rodeheaver Boys Ranch (RBR) has been providing residential child care for homeless, at-risk, and needy boys from across Florida and the southeast, with occasional boys coming from further parts of the U.S. As a Christian non-profit residential child care facility, our focus has always been as simple as our motto. "It is better to build boys, than to mend men." Through Bible-based teaching and counseling, along with a lot of wholesome ranch-life work and activities, Rodeheaver guides boys in their daily walk as they develop into productive and Godly men. Currently RBR is licensed for up to 50 youth between the ages of 7-18. The boys are housed by age in 5 homes, all located on our beautiful 800 acre working ranch.
Please visit our website at: rbr.org to learn more about us.
If you think you might be up to this challenging but extremely rewarding ministry, please
U.S. Mail, Fax, or E mail a copy of your resume to:
Ken Johnson, Exec. Director
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch
380 Boys Ranch Rd.
Palatka, FL 32177