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Assistant Family Teacher / Youth Counselor in Female Home

Job ID 11633 Date posted 03/14/2018

Closing date: March 19, 2018 or until filled

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.

The AFT provides direct care for 6-8 at-risk youth in a safe and caring family style living environment.  Typical age is 15-17 years in a FEMALE Home. 

This position guides and teaches youth on appropriate skills and behaviors and provides youth with moral, spiritual and educational development needed for future success to include social, academic, independent living skills and building relationships.  Provide feedback to the youth around day-to-day functions such as: personal hygiene, following instructions, getting along with peers using a behavioral based program that centers on a motivation (point) system. Many of the children have suffered the trauma of abuse, neglect and abandonment, and have been removed from their homes. Often, they have serious emotional and behavioral problems.  

SCHEDULE Evening hours (2:30pm-11pm).  Requires staying overnights in the home one weekend each month. Flexibility is a must!


  • 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.
  • Must have the ability and desire to work and live with youth.
  • Must have the willingness to work as a flexible team and work varied hours in order to assist the Family Teaching Couple with youth and home activities.
  • Proven record of sound judgment and ability to work with children in a mature and responsible manner.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychological, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the youth being serviced in his/her assigned service area.

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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