Houseparents

Boys Town

About the organization

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Duties

Houseparents

In a career as Houseparents (also referred to 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 and Rhode Island.

Responsibilities:

• 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.

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

Salary

• Annual starting salary of $68,000 per couple (De

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