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 an Assistant Family Teacher, you will be interacting with a juvenile population in our Non Secure Placement Family Homes program that provides behavior modification and skill building for youth in a family style environment. You will also guide and teach youth on appropriate skills and behaviors and provide youth with moral, spiritual and educational development needed for future success by 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. This position will be based in Brooklyn/Queens home and the schedule is typically from 2:30pm to 10:30pm during the week and various hours at the weekend. During the 7 day week an Assistant Family Teacher will work up to 5 days, they will also be scheduled to work 2 weekends per month.
To be considered for this unique opportunity you will need:
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.
- 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 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
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 at www.boystown.org/careers .
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.
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