Company: Boys Town
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Business: Boys Town $3,000 HIRING BONUS! $18.50 hourly Job
Summary: In a career as a Youth Counselor is called an Assistant
Family-Teacher with Boys Town where you play a big part in making a
difference in changing a youths life. Youth come to the Boys Town
Family Home Program for a variety of reasons, such as: family or
school issues, abuse, neglect, abandonment, or involvement in the
juvenile justice system. You come in by teaching them appropriate
social, academic and independent living skills. We strive to give
Boys Town Kids the fulfilling lives they deserve. Schedule: Must be
flexible. Work 40-45 hours per week. Typical evening hours 2:30pm -
10:00pm. Requires staying/sleeping overnights in the home one
weekend per month. Responsibilities:
- Provides direct care to children.
- 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 youths 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
- Provides for moral, spiritual, and educational development.
- 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 youths 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
youths daily life.
- Provides and fosters a safe and caring environment.
- 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
- Effectively collaborates with internal and external consumers.
- 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
- Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagans
Boys Home mission.
- Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town
- Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of
- Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages
teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior.
- Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance.
- Supports other members of the management team and their
- Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential
functions and duties required for this position. However, other
duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a
supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization. Required
- High school diploma or equivalent is required, some college
credits preferred. Education and experience requirements may be
higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, and
Federal/State contract requirements.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must possess a valid drivers license with a good driving record
and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
- 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. Physical
Requirements: Must have and maintain sufficient mental acuity and
physical strength, agility, and endurance to perform all job
requirements (including stressful situations - physically,
mentally, and emotionally) encountered on the job without
compromising the health and well-being of self, fellow employees,
and youth or families. Must have sufficient vision, hearing, speech
and the mobility to monitor youth, actively participate in safety
procedures, assist and perform daily household chores, and
participate in activities with youth. Specific requirements
include, but are not limited to: the ability to push and pull at
least 80 pounds of force, lift up to 50 pounds, carry safely up to
30 pounds, as well as the ability to reach overhead, bend, and
squat with ease. Examples of required activities include, but are
not limited to: moving furniture, climbing stairs, cooking, playing
games, maintaining the exterior grounds including mowing and
shoveling; as well as the ability to safely transport youth
regardless of weather or time of day/night. About Boys Town : Boys
Town has been changing the way America cares for children and
families since 1917. 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 Towns 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. Date Posted: June 7, 2022 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 , Youth Counselor, Other , Omaha, Nebraska
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