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The Assistant Family Teacher works 45 hours per week, typically between the hours of 2:30-10:30pm when the kids are most active. Additionally, Assistants will be required to work 2 weekends per month which consists of Saturday and Sunday with one of those weekends being an overnight where they are the primary authority figure in the home. During those overnights, the Assistants will sleep in the administrative office and have access to one of the main bathrooms in the home. As far at budgeting, each household has their own monthly budget in which they use for groceries, gas for vehicle, youth necessities, outings, rewards, etc. The Assistant Family-Teacher adheres to budget amounts for each of these areas and keeps receipts for any purchases made. Meals are all family style and the Assistant Family Teacher assists in the cooking efforts for the home. Part of our model includes consistently teaching youth new skills and how to build healthy relationships. We promote the youth to assist with meal planning, preparation and clean up. The Assistant Family-Teacher may be responsible for helping the youth cook or teaching them the skills of how to work with others when making a meal. While cooking may be one skill you work with, an Assistant Family-Teacher will also teach life skills, from personal hygiene, to how to get along with peers or even following instructions.

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The advice that we would give to someone interviewing at Boys Town starts off at doing your research before the interview takes place. How does Boys Town's vision and culture align with what you look for in both an organization and employer? Another piece of advice is to be open to feedback in your interview, as this is a tactic that we use for all of our employees in order to grow.

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The advice we would give to new or transfer staff is to be open to constructive feedback, and be willing to learn. Boys Town believes in the importance of training new staff and providing them with constructive feedback and we want our employees to grow and feel valued in the work that they do.

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Due to the unpredictable behaviors and occurrences that can take place in our family home, we advise our couples that Boys Town will be their primary employer, therefore, we do not allow any outside employment. This includes no part-time jobs, web-based positions or home-based direct sales roles.

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In the first year of employment, Assistant Family-Teachers are encouraged to either hold off on school or take a break from school. Due to the nature of the position, it may be difficult to balance being a traditional student while learning all of the functions of the job within the first year.

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Boys Town does offer benefits to part-time regular employees scheduled for 20 hours or more per week. These benefits include 401(k) Plan, Holidays, Vacation and Education Assistance.

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There is no question that working in the industry of at-risk youth and families is both rewarding and challenging. We encourage our employees to speak up to their supervisors or the Boys Town Human Resources Department for assistance.

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The pace of work at Boys Town will ultimately depend on the day and on your position. We encourage you to ask this question in the screening process of your application.

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If you are hired into a direct-care role at any of the Boys Town sites, you will be required to attend our 2-week Pre-Service Training at our Home Campus in Omaha, Nebraska. Should you be coming from out of state, you will stay in our on-campus lodging which includes an apartment and a kitchen. Boys Town does pay for travel expenses, a rental vehicle and a per diem for meals. The classes take place Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with one Saturday morning session. The classes will primarily be lecture-style which includes tests and outside homework to be completed. Due to required training and outside homework, free time is limited. However, Omaha is a great city and new hires tend to do more exploring on Saturday after the morning training session or on Sunday. A popular attraction is the world-famous Henry Doorly Zoo. Any additonal time off would be on your own time and at your own expense.

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Family-Teaching Couples live in the same home with the Boys Town youth 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The couple essentially acts as the surrogate parents for the youth while they are going through our program. A majority of the home is shared space that the Family-Teaching Couple will use in conjunction with the Boys Town youth. These areas include kitchen, dining room, laundry room, bathrooms, family room/recreation room and administrative offices. These shared areas within the home are furnished by Boys Town. There is a separate apartment for the Family-Teaching Couple and their biological family to use for sleeping hours and days off. Keep in mind that a majority of the day will be spent in the shared space of the home. The available space is comparable to a 2 bedroom apartment - typically consisting of 900-1000 square feet of space. There are locks on all entrances of the Family-Teaching Couple's apartment to keep the Boys Town youth out of that space. The couple is responsible for furnishing that space of the home. Additionally, the couple is expected to obtain renter's insurance for their belongings.

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