The Ranch has employment opportunities within its residential, family, educational, clinical, and community programs (see career descriptions below) located at the Pilot Butte campus, in the city of Regina, in the city of Prince Albert, at its Buckland campus outside of Prince Albert and at its Corman Park campus outside the city of Saskatoon.
Qualifications for a career at Ranch Ehrlo start with an interest in working with youth. Career opportunities are suited to a variety of backgrounds including: youth care work, kinesiology, social work, psychology, special care aide, rehabilitation, human justice, education, and more.
- Residential program careers
- Educational program careers
- Clinical program careers
- Community program careers
The youth care worker (YCW) provides day- to-day child/youth care functions, including basic parenting duties such as providing the residents with a safe, nurturing, and structured living environment, and transmitting appropriate values. The YCW is involved in the implementation of the treatment plan and in meeting the residents’ emotional and physical needs. The YCW will work a variety of shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Personal Support Worker
The personal support workers (PSW) provide day-to-day youth/adult care functions, such as providing the residents with a safe, nurturing, and structured living environment, and transmitting appropriate values. The PSW is involved in the implementation of the treatment plan and in meeting the residents’ emotional and physical needs and vocational plans as required. The PSW will work a variety of shifts including evenings, nights, sleepovers, weekends, and holidays.
• Clinical Support Leaders
The clinical support worker (CSL) is a blended role. The CSL spends approximately one-third of their time providing clinical support, while the remaining time is spent assuming youth care worker/leader or personal support worker/leader responsibilities. The CSL is responsible for completing quarterly reports, fulfilling various tasks in residential homes, communicating with referral agencies/stakeholders, monitoring goals and treatment plans, life skills training, facilitating group education, and coordinating therapies.
The housemother (HM) is a member of the team “family” within our units and works with staff to maintain a nurturing, structured, safe and comforting environment. The HM maintains the household standards for cleanliness, the quality of the food, supplies, and the effective use of the household budget.
• Night Float Worker
The night float worker (NFW) cooperates with and provides backup to childcare workers within the various units they move/float between. They provide assistance to the unit; provide basic parenting duties, security services (including building and grounds safety checks) and maintenance of grounds, equipment and support systems to ensure a safe environment for residents.
The special education instructor delivers a specialized instructional program to students. The instructor contributes to creating a positive learning environment by teaching, monitoring, and evaluating students in a specific subject area.
• Education Assistant
The educational assistant (EA) works with teachers to provide each student with an individual education program. The EA provides supervision within the classroom and will assist the youth in meeting their educational goals.
• Job Coach
Job coaches provide work site support services to clients prior to and during a job placement so the youth may successfully complete a job. Job Coaches assist clients who have the possibility of gaining independent employment as well as those clients who may not. These support services include supervision, training, assessment, and facilitating healthy relationships between management and co-workers.
• Early Childhood Educator
Early childhood educators work at one of our five Ehrlo Early Learning Centre locations in the city of Regina. Children in the program range from 18 months to 12 years old.
Caseworkers (CW) provide clinical assessment, treatment planning and counselling services to children and youth through holistic approaches and psychosocial therapies. The CW will work with teams, families, and stakeholders to provide a comprehensive treatment program.
The therapist provides clinical leadership and resources to families referred to Ranch Ehrlo Society. The therapist provides clinical assessment, counselling, and group work services to youth and families. The therapist provides a key communication link to residential, educational and treatment teams, as well as stakeholders and families.
In addition to formal psychological assessments, psychologists also have opportunities to provide counselling, group therapy, professional consultation, training, and mentoring services to the clinical, residential, and educational teams.
These employees fulfill a variety of necessary positions within Ranch Ehrlo Society. The skills and duties prescribed by these positions vary. All positions under the community program careers umbrella work to serve and support the operations of Ranch Ehrlo programs, properties and ventures.