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Behavioral Health Specialist (Part-Time)

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE

Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital


Evening shift starts at $20.35 per hour

Job Summary: In a career as a Behavioral Health Specialist, you join us in providing life-changing care to youths. The Boys Town Residential Treatment Center (RTC) provides medically directed care for children ages 5-17 who have severe behavioral health problems or mental illness. Behavioral Health Technicians strive to heal youth and turn their life around for the better. Building relationships with kids, monitor, and lead by example. Be positive role model and address positive and negative behaviors.

Schedule: Part Time Shifts Evenings.2:30pm to 11:00pm per work week and every other weekend.


  • Provide direct youth care & supervision to an assigned population which includes but not limited to the maintenance of the therapeutic environment using the Psycho Educational Model of Treatment (PEM).
  • Provide a safe environment for all youth & staff. The basis of PEM is to catch kids being good and reinforce good behavior at a higher rate than bad behavior.
  • Monitor the basic physical needs for the youth.
  • Must be able to serve as a role model for ethical behavior. Promote awareness & moral principles with the Mission, Vision, & Values of Boys Town National Research Hospital.
  • Upon hire, must complete required competencies during Preservice Training: CPR, PEM, and nationally recognized personal restraint model.
  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, required, some college credit, preferred.
  • Experience working with children, preferred.
  • Demonstrate to criteria while maintaining current in CPR, PEM and nationally recognized personal restraint model must be obtained during pre-service training.
  • Demonstrate to criteria nationally recognized personal restraint model.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills and ability to maintain appropriate level of confidentiality a must.

  • Will participate in advanced training activities.

  • Must be 20 years of age.

  • Must be up to date with all immunizations required by Employee Health.

Physical Requirements: Light to medium work, occasional squatting, kneeling, negotiating to the ground into a quadruped position, crawling, lying on the ground while maintaining a variable static force to restrain a child or simulate restraining. Requires functional use of bilateral lower extremities to complete these tasks as the restraint required will dictate employee position and duration of the task, lasting up to 3 minutes. Occasional forceful exertion of the upper extremities while restraining a child or simulating restraints that would require function strength and range of motion the upper extremities and trunk. Force is variable depending on restraint, may be up to 50lbs of static force and up to 3 minutes. Walking and standing varies throughout the day.

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: September 22, 2022

Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. 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.

Date Posted December 2, 2022
Date Closes January 1, 2023
Requisition 18896
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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