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Overnight Youth Care Worker

Boys Town Portsmouth, RI
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Job Description

Business: Boys Town

Location: Boys Town New England

Status: Full-time

Job Summary:

In a career as an Overnight Youth Counselor (Overnight Program Staff),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.

Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with administration in coordinating, prioritizing, and completing duties and consistently adheres to the Youth Rights.
  • Maintains a communications network and harmonious working relationship with program staff.
  • Documents objective observations of overnight youth activity; records, updates and enters significant information and incidents in required format.
  • Carries out assigned tasks, within the scope of training and abilities as directed by the supervisor.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel immediately in the incident of a safety issue or a behavioral incident by one of the children in care.
  • Monitors youth constantly by remaining awake and alert, and circulating between various locations.
  • Attends to youth medical and physical conditions through monitoring and notifying appropriate staff when necessary.
  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions outside of scheduled working hours.
  • Recognizes and prompts youth on appropriate behaviors and skills.
  • Utilizes Boys Town vehicle to transport youth as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; post-secondary education is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with at risk children is preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and available to work flexible hours.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.

About Boys Town New England:

Since opening in 1991, Boys Town New England services and programs touch the lives of 8,000 children and families in each year.

The opportunity to shape the future of Americas youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town New England. Our work culture recognizes the importance of furthering your education, and in order to do so we offer a number of tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities to make it happen. We also recognize the significance of being involved with our community, which means our team participates number of events such as the Newport Marathon, our annual Spirit of Youth Gala and a Christmas tree lighting on our own campus. We want to support and celebrate you as a member of our Boys Town family through all-staff cookouts, generous time off for vacation and an emphasis on leadership development here on the beautiful east coast.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, 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 #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's 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:May 15, 2020

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 May 22, 2020
Date Closes June 21, 2020
Requisition 15539
Located In Portsmouth, RI
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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