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
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
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.