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Family Home Program Consultant

Job ID 15664 Oviedo, Florida

Business: Boys Town

Job Summary:

In a career as a Family Home Program Consultant part of giving youth a second chance is exposing them to new experiences. Youth come to the Boys Town Family Home Program for a variety of reasons – family issues, abuse, neglect, abandonment, involvement in the juvenile justice system. You come in by presenting them with opportunities in education and school involvement, giving them their first happy Thanksgiving or teaching them how faith can help them heal. We strive to give Boys Town Kids the fulfilling lives they deserve.

Responsibilities:

Supervises the services of youth in assigned area.

  • Interviews youth upon arrival to create service plans for youth and family served.
  • Facilitates team meetings with staff, youth, and consumers.
  • Reviews medication logs for completeness.
  • Assesses progress and analyzes results; identifies problems and creates solutions with Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers; monitors solution implementation.
  • Completes documentation for each youth and family served including progress reports, discharge summaries, and post-discharge recommendations.
  • Documents youth progress by reviewing Motivation Systems, service plans, school and employment performance, family contact, agency requirements, and medical or psychological needs.
  • Coordinates with consumers including school teachers, parents, and agencies.
  • Oversees home operations for program compliance, safety, and budgets.
  • Ensures licensing and accreditation standards are being met.
  • Supports youth and family activities through event attendance including athletics, school ceremonies, holidays, and extracurricular activities.
  • Provides transportation for youth as needed.

Develops skills of Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers.

  • Observes Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers and gives feedback; provides consultation.
  • Conducts training and review on a variety of relevant topics including home maintenance and budget, youth progress, consumer relations, professionalism, policies and procedures, and crisis intervention.
  • Conducts team service planning and administrative meetings.
  • Performs card or Motivation System reviews.
  • Reviews program administrative issues with teachers.
  • Creates staff development plan for Family-Teachers; helps Family-Teachers consistently develop family engagement Skills.

Fosters family engagement.

  • Encourages families to participate in service planning process.
  • Ensures that service plans are individualized and build on child and family strengths, culture, and supports.
  • Creates mutual partnership between family members and Family-Teachers, by promoting good communication and encouraging collaboration.
  • Empowers the family to assess formal supports and services when needed.

Participates in presentations and committees.

  • Assists in the development of written publications or other documents.
  • May assist in the preparation, production, and presentation of formal workshop training programs for Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers.
  • May act as an administrative or program representative on designated committees.
  • May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience with at-risk youth and families; experience with Boys Town Model is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check. At Site Locations: Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws and must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job.
  • This position is available to Family Teaching staff on a 24/7 basis.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care.
  • Ability to work effectively with youth, families, staff, and support agencies. Ability to work with children and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Independent decision making skills and competencies to work in crisis situations.
  • Knowledge of recognized interventions including risk assessment and crisis intervention to address treatment needs.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of Boys Town model.
  • Ability to quickly make decisions in sensitive and sometimes critical areas and present decisions to appropriate individuals. Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
  • Ability to lead a team of associates.

About Boys Town Central Florida:

Join us in sunny Florida as a part of Boys Town Central Florida, where our programs and services touch the lives of 7,600 children and families each year. The largest campus area outside the Village of Boys Town, Nebraska, Boys Town Central Florida opened in 1986 in Oviedo.

The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town Central Florida. Looking ahead, we are continuing to expand our programs across the community and grow our 55-acre campus. Outside of work, the entertainment never ends in the middle of the Sunshine State. Like basketball? Our site is home to the Orlando Magic NBA team, and we get tickets! Want a taste of what college football rivalries mean in the state of Florida? Catch a game at the UCF, one of the fastest growing college football programs in the country. We also can’t forget about the local theme parks ranging from Walt Disney World Resort and their newest park, Star Wars Galaxy Edge, to Universal Studios, where you can relive all the movies of your past and present.  

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: June 19, 2020

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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