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Cottage Parents

Posted:February 6, 2023 (posted 43 days ago)View All Jobs
Location:Live Oak, FL (Suwannee County)
Company:Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
2486 Cecil Webb Place
Live Oak, FL 32060

Married couples - passionate about caring for disadvantaged youth - WE NEED YOU! The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is seeking married couples to live and work with youth in one of our family-style residential care facilities. This is a full-time, permanent position that will be living on campus for 14 days and nights and then going off duty and off campus for 7 days and nights. The combined annual salary is $59,280. While living on campus, and under the supervision of an assigned Unit Director, the Cottage Parents provide youth with a strong parental role model while implementing a professional family-style program that emphasizes skill acquisition and personal development and a safe and secure environment in which to grow and learn. The Cottage Parents teach and develop social skills, self-help skills, academic skills, and independent living skills; and fosters moral and spiritual development through a broad array of activities to youth in residence that typically have a background of low self-esteem, academic failure, and problem behavior. The Cottage Parents administer the day-to-day operations of a large family residence including various paperwork, domestic responsibilities, and other assigned duties. The Cottage Parents work closely with other child care professionals as a team in carrying out responsibilities while in the work place. The Cottage Parents are directly responsible to the Unit Director. This position is not eligible for overtime pay.

Requires high school graduate or equivalent (some college credits preferred.) Must be at least 21 years of age, be a married couple, have a valid Florida driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment, a good driving record, a concern for youth, the ability and desire to work and live with youth, and a strong desire to work in the human services field. While on duty, the nature of this position requires that the employees be available 24 hours a day. The work schedule is generally 14 days on then 7 days off. Occasionally may be required to work in outdoor weather conditions. Benefits: Housing, utilities, meals, and agency vehicle included while on duty 11 Paid Holidays 401(k) with up to 4% company match Medical, dental, and vision insurance Company paid long term disability and life insurance 2x annual salary Employee assistance program Health savings account, supplemental life insurance, short term disability and Aflac products available Annual leave and sick leave

To Apply:
Two Locations: FSYR Boys Ranch – Live Oak, FL - Boys and Girls 8-18 years, cottage for siblings (boys and girls) 3-18 years. Safety Harbor Youth Ranch – Safety Harbor, FL - Siblings (boys and girls) 3-18 years. Please visit our Website: for instructions on how to apply. Please note that each of you will need to apply individually. We have a very extensive and strict background screening process. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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