Business: Boys Town
Job Summary: In a career as a Senior Youth Care Worker, you play a big part in making a difference in changing a youths life. Youth come to the Boys Town Intervention and Assessment Program typically through involvement in the juvenile justice system. You come in by teaching them appropriate social, academic and independent living skills. We strive to give Boys Town Kids the fulfilling lives they deserve.
Schedule: Full Time
The Senior Youth Care Worker teaches skills and monitors youth behavior according to an individualized service plan. This position also provides support and mentoring to Youth Care Workers.
Provides administrative support and mentors Youth Care Workers.
- Receives referral calls and makes appropriate recommendations to supervisor for placement.
- Completes documentation for youth admission, discharge, and incident reports Interacts with program consumers.
- May provide consultation with youths family on Boys Town continuum of services.
- May assist in the coordination and/or transition of youth to services within the Boys Town continuum or to other community services.
- May engage families and provide assessment of needs in order to make referrals as needed.
- Trains and mentors Youth Care Workers as outlined in the Youth Care Workers Staff Development Plan.
- Models appropriate relationships with youth and staff.
Participates in the supervision and training of youth.
- Assesses and monitors youth skills and progress to determine skill development needs and priorities.
- Uses the Boys Town Model to teach and monitor behaviors and skills according to individualized service plans.
- Provides input on Service Planning for youth.
- Monitors activities and maintains a safe living and learning environment for youth.
- Attends supervision, staff, and shift transition meetings.
- Observes and participates in mediation and planning conferences with youth and their families.
- Attends to youth medical and physical conditions as needed.
- Utilizes Boys Town vehicle to transport youth to and from school, appointments, and outings.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 21 years of age.
- 2 years of experience working with at risk youth; Boys Town Model experience strongly preferred.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish languages strongly preferred.
- Must possess a valid drivers license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care.
- Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
- Ability to build and sustain trust to facilitate successful, professional relationships.
- Ability to quickly make decisions in sensitive and sometimes critical areas and to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
About Boys Town: Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. 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 Towns 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: April 19, 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, age, 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.