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Family Team Facilitator

Boys Town Sioux City, IA

Job Description

TITLE: Family Team Facilitator
CLOSING DATE:October 24, 2018

Are you passionate about shaping the future of Americas Youth?
Boys Town Iowa is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.
Our mission is centered on creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect. We believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people.
Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. As one of the countrys largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. Join our Town today and help us shape the future of America!

The Family Team Facilitator coordinates and facilitates family and youth team meetings to assist in engaging and empowering clients to be full participants in the meeting process and in the development of a service plan or dream path. As our Family Team Facilitator, you will plan, organize, and facilitate meetings in multi-cultural settings with a broad scope of participants which may include employees, DHS workers, legal personnel, school representatives, therapists, physicians, and extended family members. You will ensure meetings are facilitated effectively, promote unity of effort, and work to engage clients in the process as appropriate. You will assess client needs and abilities to recommend services, monitor and evaluate meeting action plan and appropriateness of care to make recommendations and report on progress. In addition, you will utilize de-escalation techniques and handles crisis situations in a manner which minimizes disruption and ensures safety while adhering to defined processes, philosophies, and strategies and ensuring professional boundaries are maintained. You will do all of this while maintaining knowledge of and adhering to contract expectations. In this role, you will utilize your own transportation to travel locally to a variety of meeting locations every day. You may be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor you may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required, some college credits preferred.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience preferably including working with children and families.
  • After hire, this position requires successful completion of state mandated training in Family Team Decision-Making (FTDM) Meeting Facilitation and Youth Transition Decision-Making (YTDM) Meeting Facilitation, state coaching sessions, and issuance of a facilitator number from the state.
  • Available to work outside of traditional business hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job.
  • Solid understanding of the philosophy and function of public assistance and social services systems. Knowledge of recognized interventions such as risk assessment and crisis intervention in order to address identified service needs.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care and the ability to learn, apply, and explain complex regulations and policies governing child welfare processes and services.
  • Ability to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with families, youth, staff, and support agencies.
  • Knowledge of community resources and service providers available in the geographical area; knowledge of the functions and services of the community organizations and related human services.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external business contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Boys Town model and fidelity of care.

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, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Job Details

Date Posted October 12, 2018
Date Closes November 11, 2018
Requisition 12472
Located In Sioux city, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00