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Boys Town


Family Teaching Couple - Houseparents


Since opening in 1991, Boys Town New England has brought life-changing care to tens of thousands of children and families in Rhode Island and surrounding states.

Children of all ages receive life-changing care and learn valuable social skills from married couples called Family-Teachers in five homes on our 18-acre Bazarsky campus in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Our programs touch the lives of 8,000 children and families in New England each year.

Overview of Job

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  • Live on-site in a Boys Town Family Home and provide direct care for 6-8 at-risk youth through creating a safe and loving family-style living environment
  • Provide emotional support utilizing praise, positive feedback, affection and empathy to build ones self-confidence and respect
  • Use rational problem solving techniques to teach youth critical thinking skills, assist with behavioral problems, counsel through personal issues and provide crisis intervention
  • Plan, participate and provide opportunities for individual and family activities that are both educational and entertaining
  • Display and teach parenting, family and relationship skills to youth, legal guardians and caretakers to create family engagement
  • Maintain contact with both internal and external consumers agencies to obtain or provide information regarding youths behaviors, strategies and progress
  • Prepare written records for household budgeting, tracking youth progress, reporting incidents/behaviors and document youth medical needs and appointments
  • Teach and role model Boys Town values and ethical behaviors, as well as support and encourage participation in regular religious activities
  • Supervise the activities of assigned Assistant Family-Teacher to aid in their development and success
  • Manage the daily operating schedule of the home; assist with youth transportation needs, and overall household upkeep

Benefits
  • Annual starting salary of $68,000 per couple (Dependent upon location)
  • Benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401K retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave
  • Significantly subsidized living expenses, which include rent, utilities, and a monthly household budget (Dependent upon location)
  • Opportunities to earn college credit while working
  • Career advancement opportunities within the organization
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Company vehicle

Required Qualifications
  • Be at least 21 years of age or older, except if applying for Washington D.C. due to contractual requirements one must be at least 22 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or equivalent is required, some college credit is preferred
  • Valid drivers license with good driving record and ability to pass MVR Check
  • Flexibility and willingness to work a wide array of hours, which includes days, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check and reference verification procedure in order to determine ones fitness to satisfactorily and safely care for youth
  • Ability to attend a 2-weeks paid training in Omaha, Nebraska

Keywords

social work, family advocacy, wrap-around services, foster care, case planning, case management, mental health, psychology, sociology, human services, CASA, social services, criminal justice, criminology, education, house parent, houseparent

Additional Information

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, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Job Category: Government / Non Profit [ View All Government / Non Profit Jobs ]
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Location: Portsmouth, RI USA
Job Location Zip/Postal Code 02871
Posting Company Type Employer
Post Date: 07/25/2018 / Viewed 486 times
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Company: Boys Town


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