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Bilingual Family Support Specialist

Boys Town Omaha, NE
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Job Title:Bilingual Family Support Specialist
Location:Omaha, Nebraska

Job Summary:
In a career as a Bilingual Family Support Specialist, also known as a Bilingual In-Home Family Services Consultant, you have the ability to change a familys life. Every family has its problems, but some families problems threaten their very existence. Drug and alcohol addiction. Domestic abuse. Adolescent defiance and behavioral challenges. These are issues that our team works to overcome as they strive to keep struggling families together. Your work here will not only be life-changing but lifesaving.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides in-home intervention to children and their families utilizing a skill based, solution focused model to help families adopt positive solutions to problems through the teaching of skills and behavioral techniques accessing community resources and support.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with families and with community service resources, including medical professionals, public welfare personnel, lawyers, therapists, law enforcement staff, school officials, neighbors, and religious and youth organization representatives utilizing referral sources as necessary.
  • Provides screening and assessment to determine program eligibility and identifies areas to address in the service plan if applicable.
  • Provides training and support in the development and utilization of functional skills to families with problems and individuals associated with the families.
  • Assesses problems and provides care to youth and families; monitors individual and family progress in the attainment of predetermined goals providing regular review and update of service plans.
  • Maintains appropriate level of direct contact with families per program requirements, and remains available to families 24/7, for crisis intervention as needed.
  • Prepares and submits reports and recommendations concerning case load status, budget requests, changes in service plans, and any unusual incidents that occur in the operation of the program.
  • Reports any critical incidents involving family members or staff according to standard reporting guidelines.
  • Prepares proper documentation and service plans in a timely manner as defined by the program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences or Human Services required. NOTE: Education and experience requirements may be higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, or Federal/State contract requirements.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience including working with children and families required. Experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
  • Ability to fluently read, write, and speak Spanish and English
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record, plus the ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job.
  • Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws.
  • This position is available rotationally to provide crisis response and must be available to work non-traditional business hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

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.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our experts and advancement 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.

About Boys Town:
Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the countrys 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, were 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.

Schedule:Full Time
Date Posted:August 13, 2019
Job ID:
14079

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 August 15, 2019
Date Closes September 14, 2019
Requisition 14079
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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