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We need a team player!

Idaho Youth Ranch has been changing kids’ lives for over 60 years. If you are looking for an organization that will allow you to learn, grow, and change lives, you’ve found your way home.

Idaho Youth Ranch uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, and Equine Therapy to help kids who have been victimized, abused, traumatized, or homeless to overcome their pain and create positive meaningful relationships while pursuing a promising future.

We are looking for an experienced person with a passion for kids! As a Youth Specialist you will work directly on the floor with the children, supervise their daily living and carry out individualized learning in accordance with the Service Plan.

We are looking for a positive role model. We are changing the world one kid at a time. Will you join us?


Change kids’ lives by helping with resident orientation

Change kids’ lives by supporting the supervisor by asking for help or guidance when needed and by actively participating in quality improvement efforts.

Change kids’ lives by implementing the treatment strategies on a regular basis and as directed.

Change kids’ lives by supporting the work of coworkers with youth who may have needs in addition to those addressed through regular programming.

Change kids’ lives by ensuring the application of identified program philosophy practices in their work with your residents.

Must Haves

Bachelor’s degree in a human services field required

One year experience in related field preferred

Must hold current certifications in first aid, CPR, physical/non-physical crisis intervention, or complete the requirements for certification within 90 days of hire

Must have a valid, state-issued driver’s license or obtain one within 15 days of hire, as a condition of continued employment

Must be at least 21 years of age

Registered with the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses as a Clinical Supervisor preferred

Our Youth Specialist has a fun job and with a lot of dynamics. The ideal candidate for the job will need to have a passion for helping kids.

Physical Requirements, Mental, Equipment & Working Condition Elements:

May be assigned to work different shifts depending on the needs of the program

May be required to attend an occasional organizational meeting or training session that requires overnight travel and that may last for several days

Duties require incumbent to workover night shifts and may include weekends

Incumbent may sit for long periods of time in a temperature controlled environment, some work may be in a residential facility

Duties require incumbent to keep up with physical demands of an active teenage life including recreational and community work situations.

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My submission of this form certifies that all information in this application is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief and I understand that intentionally giving false information may result in refusal of employment or termination of employment if discovered after the date of hire. I also authorize the employers, schools or persons named above to provide information regarding my employment, education, character and qualifcations. I understand that information obtained from the above persons or others will be used for the purpose of making employment related decisions and that the results will be kept strictly confidential.

I understand that pre-employement drug testing is required for this position. If a criminal background check or medical examination is required for the position for which I am applying, any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of such background check and/or testing.

I also understand and agree that if hired, my employment is for no definite period and either the employer or I may terminate our relationship at will at any time without notice or reason and that this employment application does not constitute an employment contract. 

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