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House Parent Couple (Life Skills Teachers)

Omaha Home for Boys Omaha, NE

Job Description


A House Parent is responsible for meeting the physical, emotional, social, academic and spiritual needs of youth residents within a family environment in a respectable and efficient manner in support of the Home’s Mission Statement and for professionally representing the Home.  Housing on our beautiful campus is provided.  See our website for more information.

Essential Job Functions include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Follows the established routines of the cottage:
    • Awakens youth each morning and ensures they are dressed, fed and ready for school or other activities including church and recreational activities.
    • Gives instruction to youth regarding desirable health and personal habits and represents a desirable role model to youth.
    • Supervises and inspects youth’s daily chores and kitchen jobs in order to maintain building maintenance standards.
    • Assists and encourages youth with educational problems in order to achieve academic goals.
    • Disciplines youth and recommends other measures to control behavior such as motivational system which involves teaching interactions, both positive and negative, and recording points earned on youth cards at end of each day/week.
    • Prepares various reports such as weekly progress reports, school reports, treatment plans, cottage operating budget, incident reports, etc.
    • Accompanies youth to meals in dining room or prepares food in cottage, when necessary.
    • Attends staff meetings and training sessions.
    • Plans and leads recreational activities such as cottage outings.
    • Performs various tasks such answering telephone, handling mail, recording petty cash, etc.
    • Performs any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned on an as needed basis.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum level of high school diploma or GED.  College education desirable.
  • Must be a married couple and at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record and automobile liability insurance.
  • Ability to effectively interact with sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences present in the organization’s service population, both individually and in groups.
  • Must have an understanding of youth and their different behaviors.
  • Ability to handle stress and exercise self-control.
  • Knowledge of psychological and sociological aspects of youth desired.
  • Must have the ability to implement the motivational system in a positive and effective way.
  • Must be able to be certified and able to perform Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
  • Basic knowledge of first aid and safety and be able to obtain CPR certification.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and to organize work to meet proper deadlines.

Physical Requirements:

The incumbent must be able to finger, grasp, feel, walk, climb stairs, sit, see, hear, and speak.  Must be able to effectively operate the current computer system, telephone system, other office equipment and washers and dryers.  Must be able to operate an automobile and van, possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, and automobile liability insurance.

Working Conditions:

The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions such as heat, cold, extreme noise, etc.  The work includes constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors, and the potential for verbal and physical threats from youth.

Housing on campus is provided.

Job Details

Date Posted August 30, 2017
Date Closes October 31, 2017
Address 4343 North 52nd Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Hours 6 days on, 3 days off
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 39-9011.00 Childcare Workers
Zipcode 68104

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Casual Dress
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Subsidized Lunches
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities

This job requires the following skills

  • Children-at-Risk Specialist
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Reading Coach
  • SpEd - Learning Disabilities Specialist
  • Sport Coach
  • Student Discipline
  • Vocational School Teacher
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • And More ...