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Family Teaching Partners

Family Teaching Partners Job Title: Family-Teaching Partners Location: Portsmout

2019-11-21 2020
Boys Town
Position: Teaching Partner Salary: $68,000 per year Type: Full Time Location: Portsmouth, RI
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.
Responsibilities:
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: 11/19/19
Job ID:
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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