Cottage Parents

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. Please note that each of you will need to apply individually.


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.

Two Locations:

FSYR Boys Ranch – Live Oak, FL

Safety Harbor Youth Ranch – Safety Harbor, FL


401(k) with up to 4% company match
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

We have a very extensive and strict background screening process.


Maximum file size: 64 MB.
Maximum file size: 64 MB.

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