Job Summary: In a career 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. The Family-Teaching Couple provides direct care for at-risk youth in a safe and caring family style living environment. This position guides and counsels youth on appropriate skills and behaviors and provides youth with moral, spiritual and educational development needed for future success. We are currently interviewing married couples for placement approval for future openings.
Schedule: Live in, 24x7 position. Location: New Orleans, Louisiana.
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 one's 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
Display and teach parenting, family and relationship skills to youth, legal guardians and caretakers to create family engagement
Maintain contact with both internal and external consumers agencies to obtain or provide information regarding youth's behaviors, strategies and progress
Prepare written records for household budgeting, tracking youth progress, reporting incidents/behaviors and document youth medical needs and appointments
Teach and role model Boys Town values and ethical behaviors, as well as support and encourage participation in regular religious activities
Supervise the activities of assigned Assistant Family-Teacher to aid in their development and success
Manage the daily operating schedule of the home; assist with youth transportation needs, and overall household upkeep
Must have the ability and desire to work and live with youth. Must have the willingness and ability to implement all phases of the Boys Town Family Home Model, including all intervention and administrative functions.
Proven record of sound judgment and ability to work with children in a mature and responsible manner. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychological, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the youth being served in his/her assigned service area. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Benefits & Perks:
Minimum annual starting salary of $100,000 per couple (salary varies based on location)
Fully-paid living expenses, which include rent, utilities, and a monthly household budget
Benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401K retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave
Supporting youth with new traditions such as sport events, family dinner, graduation, and volunteering in the community
Be at least 21 years of age or older
High School diploma or equivalent is required, some college credit is preferred. NOTE: Education and experience requirements may be higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, or Federal/State contract requirements.
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 1-week paid training in Omaha, Nebraska
Physical Requirements and Equipment Usage: Must have and maintain sufficient mental acuity and physical strength, agility, and endurance to perform all job requirements (including stressful situations - physically, mentally, and emotionally) encountered on the job without compromising the health and well-being of self, fellow employees, and youth or families. Must have sufficient vision, hearing, speech and the mobility to monitor youth, actively participate in safety procedures, assist and perform daily household chores, and participate in activities with youth. Specific requirements include, but are not limited to: the ability to push and pull at least 80 pounds of force, lift up to 50 pounds, carry safely up to 30 pounds, as well as the ability to reach overhead, bend, and squat with ease. Examples of required activities include, but are not limited to: moving furniture, climbing stairs, cooking, playing games, maintaining the exterior grounds including mowing and shoveling; as well as the ability to safely transport youth regardless of weather or time of day/night.
About Boys Town Louisiana: Boys Town Louisiana touches the lives of 7,600 children and families each year through a variety of child and family services. New Orleans is a city famous for letting the good times roll, but the good times aren't always rollin' for everyone. We see children and families every day that have been hit hard by social and economic problems. As a part of our organization, you can make all the difference to those in the greatest need.
The opportunity to shape the future of America's youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town Louisiana. Our work culture thrives off celebrating our employees and our relationship with the New Orleans community whether it be coming together for a Bowl-A-Palooza Event or an all-staff crawfish boil. Working at Boys Town Louisiana is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
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 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: March 14, 2022
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, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003. #ZR
|Date Posted||May 26, 2022|
|Date Closes||June 25, 2022|
|Located In||New orleans, LA|
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