“We serve at-risk youth in our community to break the cycle of fatherlessness”
Schedule: 3 to 4 days per week. 7 am to 7 pm. 36-50 hours each week. Variable
Location: Kinloch Price Boys Ranch, Valley Center, Kansas
Teaches and counsels youth on appropriate skills and behaviors
Describes appropriate skills or behaviors to youth and provides rationales for why a youth should or should not do certain things
Teaches youth specific social skills
Teaches youth independent living skills and self-care habits
Provides feedback rewards with praise and positive points for practicing and displaying appropriate behaviors and implements consequences for inappropriate behaviors
Practices appropriate skills with youth in order to increase learning and maintenance (e.g. role plays)
Serves as a role model for youth by exhibiting skills taught in the program
Provides and fosters a loving, caring, and safe environment
Ensures the home goes above and beyond requirements of various regulatory bodies (i.e. KDHE, DCF, etc.)
Ensures health and safety standards are met.
Uses rational problem solving techniques to counsel youth through personal problems
Provides a family support system and a safe home life for troubled and disadvantaged youth
Provides crisis intervention to youth out of instructional control
Checks youth’s work and chore completion, thoroughness and timeliness
Plans individual and family fun activities that are entertaining and educational
Committed Christian who is active in their local church and agrees with the Youth Horizons statement of faith.
A concern for youth and a strong desire to work in the human services field
High school diploma or equivalent, with some college credits preferred
At least 21 years old
Willingness to work 45 – 55 hours per week
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
Willingness to work flexible hours in order to assist the family coaching couple
Perceived ability to model appropriate behaviors and morals
About Youth Horizons:
Youth Horizons is a 501c3 nonprofit, working to break the cycle of fatherlessness through mentoring and residential programs. Youth Horizons’ mentoring program helps youth grow to be confident, hopeful and productive citizens. We match youth from age 5 to 14 (at startup) with a positive Christian role model. Mentors commit to spend time with a child for a minimum of one year. Mentoring time is spent with a caring adult and includes academic advancement and development, life skill-building (sports, behavior, money management, etc.) and spiritual development (Bible study, prayer, church).
Youth Horizons' residential program provides care for boys with severe individual and family challenges. In cases where living at home or in a foster home has been unsuccessful, Youth Horizons is equipped to help. Located on the outskirts of Wichita on North Woodlawn, the ranch serves boys ages 10-22. We have four family-style group homes that are fully operational, and have the capacity to care for up to 28 boys.