Join Our Team!

Joy Ranch provides a safe, stable, and loving home founded on Christ's love to boys and girls from crisis situations. We believe that each child who comes to us is first and foremost a kid and needs a safe, supportive environment; that means movie nights, water gun fights, homework time, road trips, chores, being silly, and all of the other typical parts of being a kid. 

There is also another side to each of our kids: each child that comes to us comes from a difficult, painful situation. Many of our children have faced trauma, heartache, and loss, and many come from broken homes.

Our team receives ongoing training and understands that our children are in many ways typcial, goofy, growing kids, but each team member is also trained to recognize that all of our children come to us from a place of hurt and need. 

Interested in learning more about working at Joy Ranch? Check out our current openings list! Please contact the Human Resources Director for detailed job descriptions, required education and employment experience: glenna@joyranch.org

All successful applicants will be subject to a criminal background check, a child protective services check, drug screening, the possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate Virginia Driver's License, and have a good driving record. Applicants will be required to give a written testimony of their Christian faith.

Current Openings:

Relief House Parents/PRN House Parents 

We are currently looking for strong, Christian couples and individuals to join our team! As a house parent, you will act as a parent, an advocate, a life skills teacher, and a role model for the children and teenagers placed in your care.

House parenting is not just a job: we believe it is a calling!

For more details about this position, please check out the links below!

For more information, please email our Human Resources Director at glenna@joyranch.org


Employee Benefits

Health Insurance

Joy Ranch provides health insurance coverage through Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The ministry pays $250.00 toward the employee's coverage.  Dependent coverage is available.

Dental Insurance

Joy Ranch provides dental insurance coverage through Delta Dental. The ministry pays 100% of the premium including dependent coverage.

Life Insurance

Joy Ranch provides life insurance coverage for the employee in the amount of $25,000, plus an Accidental Death and Dismemberment provision, through Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The ministry pays 100% of the premium.

Simple IRA

Joy Ranch provides a Simple IRA after one year of employment whereby the ministry matches the employee's contribution up to 3% of salary.

PTO (Paid Time Off) Days

Paid Time Off Days for vacation, sickness, or personal needs are provided annually.

Application for Employment

We welcome applicants for House Parent staff positions on an ongoing basis. Joy Ranch Home for Children seeks Christian couples and individuals with experience in child care who share the purpose of meeting the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of children in family crisis situations.  Please feel free to contact Human Resources regarding these positions or fill out the application form.

To complete the form, click on the "Application" Document file above. This will open the application in MS Word or PDF. Fill in the application blanks, click File on your tool bar, choose Save As and save to My Documents on your computer. To return the application via email, open your email program and insert the application as an attachment and email it to Human Resources: glenna@joyranch.org

You may also print the application and send it to us by mail or fax.