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Educational Therapist I

Job ID 19171 Omaha, Nebraska

Job Summary:
Under the general direction of the PRTF Director or designee and the Boys Town Special Education Director, will be responsible for providing of classroom curriculum to meet the individual needs of youth assigned. Oversees classroom and assigned staff to assure academic progress and behavioral remediation using the Psychoeducational Model of treatment. Provides initial and ongoing evaluation of each youth's academic needs and makes recommendations for future goals for youth assigned.

This Teaching position is based on a 12 month calendar.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:15pm


  • Completes initial educational assessment within 14 days of a youth's admission using PRTF protocol for testing and documentation of information. Assures weekly documentation of each youth's progress.
  • Participates in the multi-disciplinary treatment of each youth assigned, attending meetings as scheduled, providing current information regarding each youth's academic goals, objectives, progress, and interventions recommended. Integrates overall goals for treatment into youth's individual curriculum and the classroom environment.
  • Assures that youth with IEP's (individual education plans) are monitored for progress on IEP objectives and that plans are updated so as to remain current with youth's referring school district. Responsible to assure appropriate planning for IEP renewal with referring school district or district of residence as appropriate. Assures that newly formulated IEP's are a part of youth's IRTC record.
  • Collaborates closely with youth's multi-disciplinary team to assure appropriate future academic placement for youth assigned, contacting referral schools, attending meetings, and arranging transition visits for youth as appropriate to assure smooth integration for youth in a new academic environment.
  • Plans for and oversees at least 20 hours of traditional academics (i.e., Math, Science, Social Studies, and English/Reading) weekly for each youth assigned, individualizing studies as necessary to meet the special needs of each youth, and promoting an attractive, positive, and interesting learning environment. Complies with applicable policies and procedures for a youth physical intervention (personal restraint) in the event of emergency safety situations.
  • Displays professionalism through willingness to act as a team member, consistently implementing and supporting the specialized classroom management model of treatment including the ability to receive, implement and solicit feedback from others in a timely manner. Demonstrates effective communication with coworkers, supervisors, and consumers while taking responsibility for personal and professional development through attendance at mandatory staff meetings and training sessions. Models appropriate life skills behaviors including hygiene, grooming, dress, manners, and language.

Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.


  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to appropriately resolve conflict in a crisis situation.
  • Ability to communicate concisely, and work well with diverse professional staff, youth, and co-workers.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality.
  • Ability to affect planned change in a positive manner.
  • An understanding of normal and abnormal development.
  • Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in education, special education endorsement, preferred.
  • Must complete special education endorsement within first 5 years of employment.
  • Valid Nebraska teacher certification (or the ability to obtain one per Rule 21).
  • Good communication skills and ability to maintain appropriate level of confidentiality a must.
  • Current CPR, specialized classroom management model and nationally recognized personal restraint model must be obtained during pre-service training.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Date Posted: 5/18/2022

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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