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PRTF Therapist

Job ID REQ-2024-4369 Omaha, Nebraska

Provides psychotherapy to assigned youth and their families, which includes, but is not limited to individual, family, and group therapy. Generally, uses interventions based on Cognitive-Behavioral theory. Leads assigned youth’s multidisciplinary team, completes initial assessments, develops a Comprehensive Treatment Plan for assigned youth, and ensures appropriate discharge planning.


  • Completes an initial Biopsychosocial Assessment and Initial Comprehensive Treatment Plan for each assigned youth within 14 days of admission.

  • Documents all therapeutic interactions with youth and their family/guardian on an ongoing basis following all program and hospital guidelines for documentation.

  • Serves as multidisciplinary team leader for assigned youth while ensuring the ongoing implementation of a Comprehensive Treatment Plan for each youth.  Reviews and documents the progress and barriers every 30 days.  Multidisciplinary team members include professionals and family members connected with youth's welfare and treatment. Works closely with the Supervising Medical Practitioner to ensure appropriate interventions are implemented for youth assigned.

  • Provides individual, family, and group therapy to youth assigned.  Generally, uses Cognitive Behavioral theory supported by the Boys Town Psychoeducational Model.

  • Serves as a primary communicator between assigned youth’s families and/or guardians and others involved. Works collaboratively and professionally with community agencies to ensure a smooth transition of assigned youth.

  • Responsible for notification of appropriate agencies or authorities regarding potential abuse or neglect, safety concerns, and youth rights violations.  Keeps the PRTF Director or designee and the Medical Director/Supervising Practitioner apprised as appropriate.

  • Complies with applicable trainings, policies, and procedures regarding emergency safety situations for a youth that may require physical intervention (personal restraint).

  • Displays professionalism through a willingness to act as a multidisciplinary team member, including helping with coverage needs wehn applicable.  Consistently implementing and supporting the Psychoeducational Model of treatment including the ability to give, receive, implement and solicit feedback 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 including hygiene, grooming, dress, manners, and language.


  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Ability to resolve conflicts calmly and effectively.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely while working with a diverse population of internal and external professionals as well as PRTF youth, staff, and consumers.

  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and reporting.

  • Ability to be flexible and respond to change in a positive manner.

  • Provides clinical therapy to youth and families with mental health and behavioral concerns.


  • Master’s degree in counseling or Social Work is required.

  • Certified or eligible for certification by the State of Nebraska Department of Health as a licensed Mental Health Practitioner required.

  • PEM training within 6 months of transfer or hire required.

  • Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record required.

  • Pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check is required.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to reasonably accommodate the needs of families served required.

  • Obtain CPR certification and training in nationally recognized personal restraint model obtained during Preservice required.

  • Ability to complete trainings in nationally recognized personal restraint model required.

  • Minimum 20 years of age required.


  • Minimum of two years of experience working with behavioral disordered youth and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy preferred.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Boys Town—it is the foundation of who we are and what we do.

At Boys Town, we cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results.

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 communitiesA unique feature for employees and their dependents enrolled in medical benefits are reduced to no cost visits for services performed by a Boys Town provider at a Boys Town location.  Additional costs savings for the employee and their dependents are found in our pharmacy benefits with low to zero-dollar co-pays on certain maintenance drugs.   Boys Town takes your mental health seriously with no cost mental health visits to an in-network provider.  We help our employees prepare for retirement with a generous match on their 401K or 401K Roth account. Additional benefits include 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.

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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