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Assistant House Parent

Omaha, Nebraska

Title: Assistant House Parent

Closing Date: August 20, 2018 (Or until filled)

Overview of Boys Town

Are you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth? Our mission is centered on creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect.  We believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people. 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

Position Summary

Boys Town Nebraska is seeking an Assistant House Parent (also referred to as Assistant Family-Teacher) based in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Provide direct care for 6-8 at-risk youth in a safe and caring family style living environment
  • Work in conjunction with an assigned Family-Teaching Couple and serve as an active member of the Family Home Program team
  • Teach youth appropriate skills and behaviors through the Boys Town Model 
  • Use problem solving techniques to teach critical thinking and assist youth with behavioral problems
  • Plan, participate and provide opportunities for individual and family activities that are both educational and entertaining
  • Provide youth with moral, spiritual, and educational development needed for future success
  • Assist with youth transportation needs, household upkeep and the daily operating schedule of the home
  • Maintain and prepare written records for household budgeting, tracking youth progress, and reporting incidents/behaviors
  • Collaborate with internal and external consumer


  • Excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401K retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave
  • Tuition reimbursement and scholarships available
  • Education assistance towards a bachelor's or master's degree in a career-relevant program and the opportunity to earn college credit while working
  • Career advancement opportunities within the organization


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required, some college credits preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, which will include nights, weekends and holidays (typical weekday hours are 2:30 to 10:30 pm and the ability to work two weekends per month)
  • Attend two weeks paid training in Omaha, Nebraska

Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status.  Boys Town is also an equal employment opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities.  Please contact us at 1-877-639-6003 if you need an accommodation to complete the application process.

Boys Town is an affirmative action employer and participates in the E-Verify program.

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