Works directly with the Family Home Program high school graduates both pre-and post-graduation, as well as, with site programs to help youth in making a smooth transition from career/job experiences in high school to independent adult living, with competitive employment or post-secondary education. This position will balance both in-person and virtual support with local and site schools and Youth Care staff to teach, support, and assist youth with understanding and achieving their post-graduation goals.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
- Uses the senior planning education materials and the planning process to provide the best information and opportunity for youth to develop their post-graduation plan.
- Provides effective communication about individual seniors and the overall Senior Planning Process with youth, Family Teachers, school personnel, Youth Care leadership through attendance of team meetings (virtual and in-person), consultations, and community/administrative meetings.
- Facilitates two to three Senior Planning Meetings during a youths senior year.
- Builds relationships with Family Home Program and site-specific programs.
- May help train, mentor, and assist Successful Futures Specialists.
Implements and maintains the Trade Life Successful Futures Program with the goal of providing program youth with education, resources, and supports both on main campus and at assigned sites.
- Supports the application and referral process for the Trade Life Successful Futures Program.
- Develops and implements an individualized service plan and documents progress with the plan.
- Implements intervention strategies to improve performance in work settings.
- Provides financial and other supports to individuals based on individual needs, and reports decisions to leadership.
- Meets with contacts at various locations (locally and at sites); utilizes own vehicle and Boys Town vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth as authorized.
Provides crisis support for alumni.
- Assesses immediate safety of the Family Home Program and site program graduates to determine further actions; utilizes professional judgment to respond appropriately to situational needs.
- Remains calm and objective during all situations, enlists support of senior staff as needed, and makes joint decisions about further action.
- Provides helpful information to participants including problem solving and walks them through steps so they arrive at a solution.
Supports and/or Teaches the Life Skills Curricula.
- Support the teaching of Successful Futures Life Skills curriculum utilizing effective in-person and virtual classroom management techniques.
- Uses the Life Skills Curriculum materials and the planning process to provide the best information and opportunity for youth to gain knowledge in additional Life Skills.
- Effectively communicates the Advanced Life Skills process with youth, Family Teachers, school personnel, site program teams, and Youth Care leadership.
- Helps implement Advanced Life Skills Curriculum as a staple of site program offerings.
Acts as a liaison for non-Home Campus Successful Futures participants.
- Maintains contact with participants to obtain and or give information, schedule appointments, and to coordinate activities.
- Supports site and community-based participants in all processes related to senior planning.
- Writes incident/behavior summary on participant progress for leadership.
- Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings for youth.
Provides administrative support for Successful Futures services.
- Reports directly to assigned supervisor.
- May be responsible for mentoring and modeling for new staff as directed by supervisor.
- Assists with the managing and upkeep of data records.
- Assists Supervisor as needed in the review and design of data collection and use for the Trade Life program operations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of variety of behaviors and circumstances that may impact ones performances in various work environments.
- Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving.
- Ability to communicate in a professional manner.
- Ability to build sustain successful, professional relationships.
- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office, to include technical aptitude for potential virtual training opportunities.
- High level of professionalism, confidentiality, and role modeling.
- Ability to assess child behavior problems.
- Ability to work independently, be detail orientated, meet deadlines, and multi-task while maintaining quality standards.
- Bachelor's degree in Human Services or a related field required. In lieu of a degree, equivalent and related work experience may be considered (e.g. 4 years of experience with the Boys Town model).
- Minimum of 2 years experience working with children and families is required.
- Minimum of 21 years of age required.
- Previous experience with the Boys Town Model and/or site programs is required.
- Possess and maintain a valid drivers license with a good driving record required.
- Ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursement) to complete travel requirements of the job required.
- Pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check required.
- Ability to provide crisis response and must be available to work non-traditional business hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays required.
- Ability to travel to site programs required.
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.