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House Parent Couple (Life Skills Teachers)-$1,000 Hiring Bonus!

Omaha Home for Boys Omaha, NE

Job Description

House Parent Couple (Life Skills Teachers) - $1,000 Hiring Bonus!

Average Couple earns between $82,000-$93,000 annually! 

Don’t just go to a job every day. Engage in a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Omaha Home for Boys is seeking caring, dedicated individuals to join our team as house parent couples. While helping the Home accomplish its mission to support and strengthen youth, young adults and families, house parents provide direct care for teenage boys in our Residential Care Program. Utilizing a family environment and behaviorally-based curriculum, House Parents work with youth to promote positive life skills and the ability to make sound decisions. Youth live, attend school and work on the Home’s main campus.

House parent couples not only change the lives of youth, but also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the human services field and can even attend school if they wish.

In addition to the base pay, housing, utilities and food are also paid for and a vehicle is provided. Omaha Home for Boys offers excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, 401k plan with company match and tuition reimbursement. 

House Parent Couple:

House parent couples act as positive role models and fulfill the daily parental duties for the youth in their care in a supportive, structured environment. 

Youth care – Ensures youth are ready for school or other activities for the day.  Provides instruction regarding health and personal habits, behaviors, and provides assistance in achievement of academic goals.  Provides teaching interactions, awarding both positive and negative consequences for appropriate personal and social behaviors.   

Reporting – Recording of points on youth cards at the end of each day.  Prepares reports including but not limited to weekly progress reports, school reports, treatment plans, cottage operating budget, and incident reports.

Household responsibilities – This may include transporting youth to appointments, or attending staff meetings or discussions with treatment teams.  Youth may have daily household chores or afterschool jobs.  Couples will accompany youth to the dining hall for meals as a family unit and will plan recreational activities and cottage outings.  Other tasks may include handling mail, recording petty cash, communication with guardians/collaterals and scheduling appointments. 


Required Experience:

  • We are looking for couples for this position.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Previous experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Knowledge of psychological and sociological aspects of youth desired.
  • Must have the ability to implement and carry out the Home’s motivational behavior 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 ability to obtain CPR certification.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and current auto insurance, and the ability to pass an extensive background check.
  • Ability to effectively interact with sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences present in the organization’s service and staff population, both individually and in groups.  OHB is a LGBTQ+ friendly employer.

Work Environment:

  • Paid training is provided
  • Schedule is 6 days on, 3 days off
  • Homes include separate apartments for House Parents Couples and their families
  • Flexibility to take advantage of training, running chores or appointments during the day while youth are in school
  • Opportunity for growth and promotion


  • Health insurance (75% of premiums paid by employer)
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with employer Match!
  • Free onsite work out facility
  • Wellness Program
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Volunteer Day
  • Free lunches at our Dining Hall
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program – up to $5,250 per year
  • Ongoing Professional Training
  • Employee Activities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Casual Dress

**Relocation assistance – OHB will aide with moving expenses for couples moving to Omaha over a 50 miles radius up to $2,500.

Job Details

Date Posted September 24, 2018
Date Closes December 31, 2018
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
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Casual Dress
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Free Parking
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Subsidized Lunches
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Merit Increases

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
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • And More ...