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Youth Care Worker / Direct Care / Caregiver

Job ID 4579198 Date posted 05/03/2017

Title: Youth Care Worker / Direct Care / Caregiver

Closing date: Open until filled

Are you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth?

Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. Join our Town today and help us shape the future of America!

OVERVIEW OF JOB
Boys Town is seeking a full time Youth Care Worker / Direct Care / Caregiver for our rotational shift, working a variety of days, evenings and a few overnights based in Grand Island. As our Youth Care Worker / Direct Care / Caregiver you will:
• Assist in the supervision and training of at-risk youth in our Intervention & Assessment Program. This program provides temporary placement for youth until a more permanent placement is found.
• Assess and monitor youth skills and progress to determine skill development needs and priorities.
• Utilize the Boys Town Model to teach and monitor behaviors and skills in accordance with each youth’s individualized service plan often focusing areas such as: independent living skills, social skills, personal hygiene, behavioral issues, and interaction with their peers.
• Monitor youth activities to maintain a safe living environment at all times.
• Observe and support each youth’s academic performance to encourage educational success.
• Transport youth to activities such as school, appointments, and outings (which is why we require a valid driver’s license).
• Participate in mediation and planning conferences with youth and their families and assist in processing documents for youth intake and departure, progress summaries, and incident reports.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS
• Must be at least 21 years of age or older
• High School diploma or equivalent is required
• Ability to have a flexible schedule of days, evenings and occassionally stay awake overnight (10:15pm-6:45am)
• A valid driver’s license with a good driving record and the ability to pass a MVR Check
• 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
• Ability to attend a two weeks paid training in Omaha, Nebraska

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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