• Boys Town
  • $112,270.00 -166,660.00/year*
  • Portsmouth , RI
  • Education - Excluding Post Secondary
  • Full-Time
  • 67 Orchard View Rd

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Job Title: Family-Teaching Partners

Location: Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Job Summary:

In a career as Family-Teaching Partners, 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.


* Live on-site in a Boys Town Family Home and provide direct care for 6-8 at-risk youth through creating a safe and loving family-style living environment

* Provide emotional support utilizing praise, positive feedback, affection and empathy to build ones self-confidence and respect

* Use rational problem solving techniques to teach youth critical thinking skills, assist with behavioral problems, counsel through personal issues and provide crisis intervention

* Plan, participate and provide opportunities for individual and family activities that are both educational and entertaining

* Display and teach parenting, family and relationship skills to youth, legal guardians and caretakers to create family engagement

* Maintain contact with both internal and external consumers agencies to obtain or provide information regarding youth's behaviors, strategies and progress

* Prepare written records for household budgeting, tracking youth progress, reporting incidents/behaviors and document youth medical needs and appointments

* Teach and role model Boys Town values and ethical behaviors, as well as support and encourage participation in regular religious activities

* Supervise the activities of assigned Assistant Family-Teacher to aid in their development and success

* Manage the daily operating schedule of the home; assist with youth transportation needs, and overall household upkeep

Benefits & Perks:

* Annual starting salary of $68,000 per couple (Dependent upon location)

* Fully-paid living expenses, which include rent, utilities, and a monthly household budget

* Benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; a 401K retirement plan; paid vacation and sick leave

* Supporting youth with new traditions such as sport events, family dinner, graduation or volunteering in the community

* Opportunities to earn college credit while working

* Relocation assistance

* Company vehicle

Required Qualifications:

* Be at least 21 years of age or older, except if applying for Washington D.C. due to contractual requirements one must be at least 22 years of age or older

* Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent

* Previous experience working with youth

* Must possess a valid marriage certificate

* Valid driver's license with good driving record and ability to pass MVR Check

* Flexibility and willingness to work a wide array of hours, which includes days, evenings, weekends and holidays

* Ability to pass a thorough background check and reference verification procedure in order to determine one's fitness to satisfactorily and safely care for youth

* Ability to attend a 2-week paid training in Omaha, Nebraska

About Boys Town New England:

Since opening in 1991, Boys Town New England services and programs touch the lives of 8,000 children and families in each year.

The opportunity to shape the future of America's youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town New England. Our work culture recognizes the importance of furthering your education, and in order to do so we offer a number of tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities to make it happen. We also recognize the significance of being involved with our community, which means our team participates number of events such as the Newport Marathon, our annual Spirit of Youth Gala and a Christmas tree lighting on our own campus. We want to support and celebrate you as a member of our Boys Town family through all-staff cookouts, generous time off for vacation and an emphasis on leadership development here on the beautiful east coast.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country's largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we're poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Schedule: Full-Time

Date Posted: 08/08/19

Job ID: 14054

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-###-####.

Associated topics: academic counselor, admission, administrative assistant, assist, clinician, college counselor, office assistant, register, scriptwriter, speech language pathologist

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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