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Life Skills Trainer

Job ID 18401 Omaha, Nebraska

Business: Boys Town

Job Summary:The Life Skills Trainer coordinates, plans, and conducts training for Advanced Life Skills curriculum classes. This position also maintains and communicates information to others regarding Advanced Life Skills curriculum. Serves as primary backup for Aftercare Specialist for crisis support for alumni. A little about the department: Boys Town Aftercare Services (vimeo.com)

Responsibilities:

Oversees class management and performance related to Advanced Life Skills curriculum.

  • Primary contact for coordination of facilities, materials, and schedule for the Advanced Life Skills small group classes.
  • Establishes and maintains a safe and productive learning environment by utilizing effective classroom management techniques.
  • Uses the Advanced Life Skills Curriculum materials and the planning process to provide the best information and opportunity for youth to gain knowledge in additional Life Skills.
  • Maintains all equipment and supplies in good condition.
  • Effectively communicates the Advanced Life Skills process with youth, Family Teachers, school personnel, youth care leadership.

Provides crisis support for alumni.

  • Assesses immediate safety of the Family Home Program graduates to determine further actions; utilizes professional judgment to respond appropriately to situational needs.
  • Assesses need of each alumni through basic counseling techniques such as questioning, paraphrasing, and reflective listening through a needs assessment; follows questioning guidelines and pays attention to what the participant is and is not saying.
  • Explores internal and external supports.
  • Remains calm and objective during all situations, enlists support of senior staff as needed, and makes joint decisions about further action.
  • Provides helpful information to high school graduates including problem solving, and walks participant through steps so participant arrives at a solution.

Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in the Human Services or Behavioral Sciences; may substitute 2 years related direct service or training experience.
  • Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to conduct training with adult learners.
  • Ability to comfortably utilize a collaborative approach to teaching and learning.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex material translated into usable form to educate and improve life skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Culturally competent to work with very diverse groups of participants.

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: November 23, 2021

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 and/or expression, national origin, age, 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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