Family Teaching Couple - Houseparents

Louisiana, Shreveport Shreveport USA

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Boys Town Louisiana opened in 1989, and today meets the needs of youth and families through Family Homes for adolescents in New Orleans.

Serving at risk kids and families is our mission, and our passion. We lift them out of hopelessness and despair, teach them skills to succeed and put them on the path to brighter futures. Our programs touch the lives of 7,600 children and families in Louisiana 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 youth's 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


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 driver's 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 one's fitness to satisfactorily and safely care for youth

Ability to attend a 2-weeks paid training in Omaha, Nebraska


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.

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Job Details

ID #752727
State Louisiana
City Shreveport
Source Louisiana
Showed 2018-08-02
Date 2018-07-26
Deadline 2018-09-24
Category Admin/office