Are you passionate about shaping the future of America ’s Youth?
Boys Town Washington, DC is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.
As our Youth Care Worker, you will be interacting with an at-risk juvenile population in our Intervention & Assessment Programs which provide temporary placement until a more permanent placement is found. As our Youth Care Worker, you will be responsible for monitoring/teaching to behaviors, transporting youth , teaching youth social, academic, independent living skills, and implementing the Boys Town Model. The guidance and feedback to the youth will involve day-to-day functions such as: personal hygiene, behavioral issues, and interaction with their peers. You will be trained on how to provide feedback utilizing a cognitive/behavioral based program that centers on a motivation (point) system and focuses on modifying the children’s behavior by teaching skills to help them be successful and productive citizens.
To be considered for this unique opportunity you will need:
To be 22 years of age or older
High School diploma or equivalent is required, college degree preferred
A valid driver’s license with a good driving record
Strong desire and ability to work with youth
Willingness to work flexible hours, which will include nights, weekends and holidays.
Ability to pass a medical examination and a thorough background check and reference verification procedure in order to determine one’s fitness to satisfactorily and safely care for youth
Attend two weeks paid training in Omaha , Nebraska
The Boys Town mission has always been and always will be centered around creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect. At Boys Town we believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people.
Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. One of the country’s largest nonprofit, publically funded child-care organizations, Boys Town annually touches the lives of more than 400,000 boys, girls, parents and others nationwide through its highly effective services and programs.
If you are committed, passionate and feel you are qualified to take on a life-changing experience please apply.
Boys Town is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other classification as required by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation as part of the application process, please contact us toll-free for assistance at 1-877-639-6003.
Boys Town - 23 months ago