In a career as a Youth Care Worker, you have the ability to impact a childs life. Youth come to Boys Town for a variety of reasons family issues, abuse, neglect, abandonment, involvement in the juvenile justice system and so on. The Youth Care Worker teaches skills and monitors youth behavior in accordance with an individualized service plan. You come in by giving youth the support they need during some of their most valuable hours into the evenings.
Schedule: Full Time Overnight. 4 Shifts per week. 9:15pm-7:15am. Includes weekends shifts (Friday and Saturday night).
$1,500 Hiring Bonus
Pay: $19.00 hourly
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Assists 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 in accordance with individualized service plans.
Monitors activities and maintains a safe living and learning environment for youth.
Monitors, supports, and encourages academic performance and educational success.
Models appropriate relationships with youth and staff.
Attends consultation meetings, staff meetings, and shift transition meetings.
Assists in processing documents for youth intake and departure, updates files, and assists in the preparation of youth summaries and reports.
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, EQUIPMENT USAGE, WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient, agility, and endurance to perform all job requirements (including stressful situations physically, mentally, and emotionally) encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, youth, or families. Must have sufficient ability to see, hear, speak, and mobility to monitor youth, assist and perform daily household chores, and participate in activities with youth.Subject to outside environmental conditions occasionally and inside conditions frequently. Includes constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors, and the potential for verbal and physical threats from youth.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum of 21 years of age required.
Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
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.
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.