Executive Director

House Parents (live-in married couples or singles)

Joy Ranch provides residential care to boys and girls ages 5 to 17. Staff receive on-going training in order to better serve the children and the ministry.
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.

Employee Benefits

Health Insurance 

Joy Ranch provides health insurance coverage through Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The ministry pays $225.00 toward the employee's coverage.  Dependent coverage is available.

Dental Insurance 

Joy Ranch provides dental insurance coverage through Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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

Please read the instructions at the bottom of this page before completing our on-line application

We welcome applicants for Direct Care 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 below. This will open the application in MS Word. 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

As you complete each box of information on the application form, please place the cursor in the next box at the end of the box heading by using the mouse and clicking. If you use the Tab key, it highlights the subject and then deletes the subject heading when you begin typing. We are sorry for this inconvenience. You may also print the application and send it to us by mail or fax.

Joy Ranch Home for Children 
PO Box 727 
Hillsville, Va. 24343

Fax: 276-236-8515



Joy Ranch offers job opportunities to Christian individuals who have a calling to the child-care missions field.  
His children shall have a place of refuge.  Proverbs 14:26