Family-Teaching Partners (Houseparents)

Boys Town

About the organization

About the Village of Boys Town:

A National Historic Landmark since 1985, the Village of Boys Town is now the only National Historic Landmark District in Nebraska. At any given time, about 400 boys and girls live in the Village, receiving care and guidance for a wide range of behavioral, emotional and academic issues. When Father Edward J. Flanagan purchased the Overlook Farm in 1921, it became the new, permanent site of Boys Town. Over the decades that followed, schools, churches and homes were built, and tens of thousands of young lives were transformed.

Duties

Job Summary:

In a career as Family-Teaching Partners, part of giving youth a second chance is exposing them to new experiences. Youth come to the Boys Town Family Home Program for a variety of reasons – family issues, abuse, neglect, abandonment, involvement in the juvenile justice system. You come in by presenting them with opportunities in education and school involvement, giving them their first happy Thanksgiving or teaching them how faith can help them heal. We strive to give Boys Town Kids the fulfilling lives they deserve.

This position can be considered for any of our locations in Washington D.C, Rhode Island, Nebraska, North Florida, Central Florida or Louisiana. **We currently have immediate needs in Nebraska, Florida, Washington D.C. and Rhode Island.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

• Be at least 21 years of age or older
• High School diploma or equivalent is required, some college credit is preferred
• Must possess a valid marriage certificate
• Valid driver’s license with good driving record and ability to pass MVR Check
• 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

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested applicants need to apply online by visiting out website at https://jobs.boystown.org/family-teaching-couple

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