Assistant Family Teacher-2
Company: Boys Town
Posted on: March 19, 2023
Provides direct care for at-risk youth in a safe and caring
family style living environment. This position guides and teaches
youth on appropriate skills and behaviors and provides youth with
moral, spiritual and educational development needed for future
success. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: Provides direct care to
- Serves as an active member of the family home program team;
participates in measuring progress and providing input on goals and
- Collaborates with courts, social agencies, parents, school
personnel and other members of the program about youth's behaviors
and progress, as well as strategies for teaching.
- Adheres to reporting guidelines.
- Assesses and monitors youth skills and progress to determine
skill development needs and priorities.
- Uses Boys Town teaching model by describing, practicing, and
providing rationales for the use of appropriate skills/behaviors as
well as describing and addressing negative behaviors.
- Serves as a role model for youth by exhibiting skills taught in
the program. Provides for moral, spiritual, and educational
- Monitors, supports, and encourages academic performance and
educational success (e.g., good study habits, quality of work,
higher education, etc.).
- Attends school conferences, communicates with educational
staff, and builds effective working relationships in order to meet
the needs of youth's academic success.
- Teaches and models Boys Town values, including, moral and
ethical behaviors and obeys the law.
- Supports, attends, and participates in religious services,
conferences, community service projects, and other activities with
youth and discusses how these are applicable and beneficial to the
youth's daily life. Provides and fosters a safe and caring
- Maintains a family style model by providing constant emotional
support including the use of praise, positive feedback,
individualized attention, and empathy to build self-confidence and
- Uses rational problem-solving techniques to teach critical
thinking skills and assist youth with behavioral problems.
- Monitors off-campus activities and observes interactions of
youth during home, recreational, and leisure times for appropriate
skill development and safety.
- Adheres to all child safety-related policies and protocols to
include reporting guidelines, behavioral management, and risk and
- Provides crisis intervention to youth out of instructional
control which could include physical restraint.
- Plans, participates, and provides opportunities for individual
and family fun activities that are entertaining and
- Models and teaches parenting, family, and relationships skills
to youth, legal guardians and caretakers to sustain a collaborative
relationship through effective family engagement practices.
- Nurtures and cares for youth who are ill and in need of medical
care or assistance.
- Provides transportation for youth as needed. Manages budget.
- Maintains appropriate spending and budgeting of the household
- Prepares and submits reimbursement statements (e.g., receipts
and other documentation) to account for monies spent.
- Assists with the managing and upkeep of maintenance needs for
- Assists Family Teachers as needed in the operation of a Family
Home. Effectively collaborates with internal and external
- Maintains contact with consumers to obtain and or give
information, schedule appointments, and to coordinate
- Responsible for attending and appearing in court with or on
behalf of youth as needed.
- Assists with or prepares youth progress reports for
- Writes incident/behavior summary on youth progress for
- Responsible for tracking, documenting, and communicating youth
medical needs and appointments with consumers and administration.
Florida Only Provides Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) and
completes required billing documentation as assigned. KNOWLEDGE,
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Must have the ability and desire to work and live with
- Must have the willingness to work flexible hours in order to
assist the Family Teaching Couple with youth and home
- Proven record of sound judgment and ability to work with
children in a mature and responsible manner.
- Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary
to provide care, based on physical, psychological, psycho/social,
educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age
of the youth being serviced in his/her assigned service area.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. REQUIRED
- High school diploma or equivalent is required. Education and
experience requirements may be higher based on Affiliate Site
location, Local contracts, and Federal/State contract
- Minimum 21 years of age required.
- Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and
pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check required.
- Some college credits preferred. About Boys Town: Boys Town has
been changing the way America cares for children and families since
1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us
grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into
one of the largest national child and family care organizations in
the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research
Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care
and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to
those looking to make a real difference. Our employees are our
supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is
why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better
place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique
perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits
to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town
Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our
experts and professional development opportunities within the
organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than
just a job, it is a way of life. This advertisement describes the
general nature of work to be performed and does not include an
exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys
Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates
in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or
expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To
request a disability-related accommodation in the application
process, contact us at 1-.
Keywords: Boys Town, Omaha , Assistant Family Teacher-2, Education / Teaching , Omaha, Nebraska
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