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Family-Teaching Couple - Portsmouth, RI

Boys Town Portsmouth, RI

Business: Boys Town

$5,000 Hiring Bonus

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

Schedule: Live in, 24x7 position. Location: Boys Town New England


  • 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

  • Relocation assistance

  • Company vehicle

​Required Qualifications:

  • 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 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 America's 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 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: July 5, 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 and/or expression, 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 August 4, 2022
Date Closes September 3, 2022
Requisition 19338
Located In Portsmouth, RI
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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