Oversees operations and develops assigned staff.
Schedule: Evening shift, 2pm-10pm must work alternating weekends and be available on-call.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Oversees I&A operations.
Receives referral calls and makes appropriate recommendations to supervisor for placement.
Oversees proper implementation of Model while providing consultation, supervision and feedback. Provides staff and program training.
Ensures effective use of Boys Town Model including individualized motivation system, self-government, and problem solving techniques.
Observes Youth Care Workers and gives feedback; provides consultation.
Prepares Staff Development Plans.
Conducts shift transition meetings, service planning meetings and other meetings as scheduled.
Ensures safety in accordance with policies and procedures including youth safety, outings, and reporting guidelines.
Ensures compliance with state, local, grant, contract, or licensure requirements.
Interacts with external agencies and parents regarding an individual youth's progress.
May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.
Utilizes Boys Town vehicle to transport youth to and from school, appointments, and outings as needed.
Participates in the supervision of youth.
Manages Service Planning of individual youth overseeing admission and departure.
Teaches and monitors behaviors and skills according to individualized service plans.
Updates and closes files, conducts self-harm assessments, provides crisis interventions, and dispenses youth medications.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Must be able to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with children, families, staff, and support agencies.
Demonstrated independent decision-making skills and competencies to work in crisis situations when circumstances warrant such action.
Necessary temperament to work with children and families experiencing crisis.
Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, including the ability to make assessments and use sound judgment.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, professionalism, and role modeling.
Proficient in use of Word, Excel, and e-mail.
Knowledge of consultation, training, evaluation, or administration.
Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field OR High School diploma with 3 years of experience working in Human Services required.
Central Florida: Bachelor's degree in social work, or related area of study and 2 years of experience working with children or 2 years of college and 4 years of experience working with children required.
New Orleans: Bachelor's degree in human services or social sciences and 1 year of social services experience required.
Minimum 1 year of experience including working with children and families required.
Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check required.
On-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support required.
Experience in Boys Town Model preferred.
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.