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Life Skills Specialist

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE
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Ensures the Successful futures Housing participants and facilities are safe and follow all regulations and procedures. Works with a team to facilitate the Applied Life Skills curriculum to participants.

**This is a temporary position with opportunity for permanent employment based on performance.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Maintains an environment wherein participants feel safe and secure.

  • Serves as a communication link between and among participants, Residential Education Professionals, the Supervisor of Successful Living Housing, and the Director of Successful Futures.

  • Advises participants on Housing Handbook rules, safety procedures, security precautions, and community adjustment.

  • Provides emotional support, prompting, and encouragement to participants.

  • Ensures orderly, clean-living conditions by scheduling and supervising clean-up and submitting repair requests.

  • Provides on-site supervision and monitoring of Housing facilities.

  • Offers personal and professional guidance to participants.

  • Leads by example in terms of character, integrity, and level of maturity.

  • Checks in with participants regularly to ensure that things are going well and address any concerns they may have.

  • Reviews logs for safety (cameras, overnight logs/checks, safety checks).

Implements and maintains the Successful Futures Housing program with the goal of providing education, resources and supports to participants.

  • Implements individualized service plans and conducts Focus meetings with each participant.

  • Provides on-site support and coaching (Focus Meetings).

  • Submits reports, surveys and evaluations.

  • Implements the Applied Life Skills Curriculum.

  • Plans and collaborates prosocial activities (i.e., celebrations, holidays, honoring birthdays, holding traditions, etc.).

  • Coordinates with consumers including employers, agencies, and mentors

  • Provides transportation as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have the ability and desire to work with young adults.

  • Proven record of sound judgment and ability to work with individuals in a mature and responsible manner.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychological, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the youth being serviced in his/her assigned service area.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate patience and empathy.

  • Exhibits strong organizational skills.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Minimum 21 years of age required.

  • Possess and maintain a valid drivers license with a good driving record required.

  • Pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check required.

  • Meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College credits preferred.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Boys Townit is the foundation of who we are and what we do.

At Boys Town, we cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results.

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.



Date Posted February 13, 2024
Date Closes March 14, 2024
Requisition REQ-2024-3181
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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