Family Teaching Couple – Boys Town

Apply online at jobs.boystown.org

We currently have immediate needs in the following locations:
• Omaha, Nebraska
• Tallahassee, Florida

Overview of Job
• Live on-site in a Boys Town Family Home and provide direct care for 6-8 at-risk youth through creating a safe and loving family-style living environment
• Provide emotional support utilizing praise, positive feedback, affection and empathy to build ones self-confidence and respect
• Use rational problem solving techniques to teach youth critical thinking skills, assist with behavioral problems, counsel through personal issues and provide crisis intervention
• Plan, participate and provide opportunities for individual and family activities that are both educational and entertaining
• Display and teach parenting, family and relationship skills to youth, legal guardians and caretakers to create family engagement
• Maintain contact with both internal and external consumers agencies to obtain or provide information regarding youth’s behaviors, strategies and progress
• Prepare written records for household budgeting, tracking youth progress, reporting incidents/behaviors and document youth medical needs and appointments
• Teach and role model Boys Town values and ethical behaviors, as well as support and encourage participation in regular religious activities
• Supervise the activities of assigned Assistant Family-Teacher to aid in their development and success
• Manage the daily operating schedule of the home; assist with youth transportation needs, and overall household upkeep

Benefits

• Annual starting salary of $68,000 per couple (dependent on location)
• Benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401K retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave
• Fully paid living expenses, which include rent, utilities, and a monthly household budget (Dependent upon location)
• Opportunities to earn college credit while working
• Career advancement opportunities within the organization
• Relocation Assistance
• Company vehicle

Required Qualifications
• Be at least 21 years of age or older, except if applying for Washington D.C. due to contractual requirements one must be at least 22 years of age or older
• High School diploma or equivalent is required, some college credit is preferred
• Valid driver’s license with good driving record and ability to pass MVR Check
• Must possess a valid marriage certificate.
• Flexibility and willingness to work a wide array of hours, which includes days, evenings, weekends and holidays
• Ability to pass a thorough background check and reference verification procedure in order to determine one’s fitness to satisfactorily and safely care for youth
• Ability to attend a 2-weeks paid training in Omaha, Nebraska

Keywords
social work, family advocacy, wrap-around services, foster care, case planning, case management, mental health, psychology, sociology, human services, CASA, social services, criminal justice, criminology, education, at-risk youth, group home

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