Behavioral Health Paraprofessional (BHPP) - "Wrangler"

If you have an interest in the fields of youth leadership development, conflict resolution, equine therapy, psychology, social work, corrections, juvenile justice, family sciences, or education we invite you to apply.

Arivaca Boy’s Ranch is an inpatient behavioral health facility for teenage boys (13-18). The boys have various individual struggles including anger management, histories of trauma, substance abuse, attachment and mood disorders, and mental health diagnoses.

The primary responsibility of this position is to be a positive mentor and role model to our residents and to facilitate a safe and caring environment. If accepted you will be living and working with 5-10 teenage boys in a bunkhouse and guiding them through their day at the ranch (staff has separate sleeping arrangements).


The schedule is divided into two “rotations” consisting of seven days in the field, followed by seven days off. Ideal job for Tucson residents, many of our employees commute from there are receive free room and board for the duration of their 7-day shift.


Pay starts at $150 per day.

You will receive training in:

‣ Arbinger Philosophies and Practice as taught by leading experts
‣ Non-violent crisis intervention
‣ Behavioral and Mental Health Disorder Management
‣ Clinical Documentation

 Applicants must be at least 21 years-of-age or older and have a high school graduation certificate or GED. Applicants must be able to pass a drug screen and fingerprint clearance check. Experience working with horses is not required.

We are a Drug-Free Company. All positions at Arivaca Boys Ranch are designated as “Safety Sensitive”; it is essential that all employees on the ranch are alert and attentive at all times. Following an offer of employment, and prior to reporting to work, all applicants will be required to submit to and pass a substance abuse screen.


Arivaca Boys Ranch is an equal opportunity employer and does not make hiring decisions based on age, race, gender, religion, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To apply, email resume and any relevant documentation to:

**Arivaca Boys Ranch is a local business, Arizona owned and run. We are a small business with 30 clients at one time and small operational field staff. As a behavioral health facility, we are an "essential service" and with added restrictions and precautions to protect our residential clients, it will remain open to our clients through the COVID-19 pandemic. This position is not seasonal, all positions with us are permanent and we only accept applicants who can commit to at least 6 months onboard with us.**


Every aspect of the ranch is geared to building young man of integrity. Men that are emotionally whole and morally complete. Like a giant jig saw puzzle, each activity from ranch work to recreational play is structured to help the young man uncover his potential, understand the consequences his choices (past and future), and discover his desire to become, and give him the tools to achieve the man of integrity.




38000 S Arivaca Ranch Rd, Arivaca, Arizona 85601


P.O. Box 547, Arivaca, AZ, 85601

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