Idaho Youth Ranch Residential Center for Healing & Resilience

Join us in helping lead the future of residential care in Idaho

Find more than a place to work.

From psychiatrist to recreation specialist, from cook to custodian—every position has an intentional role in changing kids' lives.

Are you a talented cook who is passionate about bringing joy to others through food?  Yes?  That is awesome, click now because we have a exciting opportunity for you. 


We'd love to answer any questions you have.

Schedule a phone call with one of our recruiters below.

*Please note this is not an open interview.



Why work at Idaho Youth Ranch?

You belong here

You LOVE kids and truly believe that every kid deserves to reach their greatest potential.

You are inspired by the ripple effect of helping youth who are struggling. When you help shape a young person's life, you are also shaping their future relationships.

You believe that state-of-the-art care should be available to everyone, regardless of background or income.

You want to have a real impact on kids' lives with one-on-one care in a trauma-informed environment.



How We Take Care of You

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Careers at Idaho Youth Ranch offers these great benefits:

  • Career advancement

  • Competitive compensation

  • Welcoming and inclusive culture

  • 401K options with employer match

  • Resources to support your mental and emotional health

  • Health, dental, vision, disability, life, critical illness, accident, & identity theft insurance

Our Culture

Since the day Reverend James Crowe and his wife, Ruby Carey Crowe, started a boys’ ranch in the desert outside Rupert in the 1950s, Idaho Youth Ranch has grown into a statewide multi-service agency serving boys, girls, and their families.

These values drive us to continue our founder's vision and create a promising future for Idaho youth and families. 

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Hands of Promise Campus

  • Serving youth 11-17
  • Beautiful 258-acre campus
  • 64 individual rooms, serving over 100 kids per year
  • On-site, year-round school
  • State-of-the-art treatment for behavioral health
  • Evidence-based practices in family engagement (family-driven care) and youth empowerment.

We are currently hiring all positions!

Youth Care Providers

Clinical and Programs

Idaho Youth Ranch Mission

We unite for Idaho's youth by providing accessible programs and services that nurture hope, healing, and resilience. 

Since 1953, Idaho Youth Ranch has provided life-changing programs for kids and families with programs throughout the state, which include outpatient services, a crisis shelter, adoptions, career readiness, and alumni support. Our team members are the heart and soul of our mission, and our leadership is committed to a compassionate, inclusive culture. Working at Idaho Youth Ranch is more than a job. It's a career that changes lives. 

Idaho's Kids Need YOU

There is a mental health crisis in Idaho, and there are few resources for young people and their families. When it comes to the most vulnerable—those in need of residential care—many are sent out of state, compounding their trauma and reducing their chances for success.

That's why we need YOU!

If you light up at the idea of changing a kid's life or being the reason they believe grown-ups can be good, we are ready to welcome you to our family of nurturers, mentors, and advocates at a facility that will define trauma care in Idaho for generations to come. 

Life in Idaho

Finding your purpose in a career helping teens with Idaho Youth Ranch is one thing.  Enjoying all the beauty Idaho has to offer is another.

Destination Caldwell

The Residential Center for Healing & Resilience is located in Caldwell, ID. See all the city has to offer at Destination Caldwell.

Check out neighboring city, Nampa, to see what they have to offer.

Visit Idaho

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Canyon County is home to our facility. Explore all the fun within the county lines with 2C Idaho.