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Family-Teaching Partners​/House Parents

Job in Portsmouth - Newport County - RI Rhode Island - USA , 02871
Listing for: Boys Town
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Full Time position
Listed on 2024-03-01
Job specializations:
  • Non-Profit
    Youth Development
Salary/Wage Range or Industry Benchmark: 100000 USD Yearly USD 100000.00 YEAR
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Family-Teaching Partners (House Parents)
Provides direct care for at-risk youth in a safe and caring family style living environment. Guides and counsels youth on appropriate skills and behaviors and provides youth with moral, spiritual and educational development needed for future success.$10,000 Hiring Bonus!!
up to $5,000 relocation assistance!


This position is for a married couple. Both parties must apply.

Provides and fosters a loving, caring, and safe environment.
  • Maintains a family style model by providing constant emotional support including the use of praise, positive feedback, affection and empathy to build self-confidence and respect.
  • Uses rational problem solving techniques to counsel youth through personal problems.
  • Provides a family support system and a safe home life.
  • Monitors off-campus activities and observes interactions of youth during home, recreational, and leisure times for appropriate skill development and safety.
  • Adheres to all child safety-related policies and procedures to include reporting guidelines and behavioral management.
  • Provides crisis intervention to youth out of instructional control which could include physical restraint.
  • Plans, participates, and provides opportunities for individual and family fun activities that are entertaining and educational.
  • Models and teaches parenting, family, and relationships skills to youth, legal guardians and caretakers to sustain a collaborative relationship through effective family engagement practices.
  • Nurtures and cares for youth who are ill and in need of medical care or assistance.
  • Utilizes Boys Town vehicle to provide transportation for youth as needed.
Provides direct care and service to children.
  • Serves as an active member of the treatment team; participates in measuring progress and providing input on goals and discharge planning.
  • Collaborates with courts, social agencies, parents, school personnel and other members of the treatment team about youth's behaviors and progress, strategies and treatment.
  • Adheres to reporting guidelines.
  • Assesses and monitors youth skills and progress to determine skill development needs and priorities.
  • Uses Boys Town Model by describing, practicing, and providing rationales for the use of appropriate skills/behaviors as well as describing and addressing negative behaviors.
  • Serves as a role model for youth by exhibiting skills taught in the program.
Provides for moral/spiritual/education development.
  • Monitors, supports, and encourages academic performance and educational success (e.g. good study habits, quality of work, higher education, etc.).
  • Attends school conferences, communicates with educational staff, and builds effective working relationships in order to meet the needs of youth’s academic success.
  • Teaches and models Boys Town values, including, moral and ethical behaviors and obeys the law.
  • Supports, attends, and participates in religious services, conferences, community service projects, and other activities with youth and discusses how these are applicable and beneficial to the youth’s daily life.
  • Maintains contact with former youth in support of their transition with employment, education, independent living and family relationships.
Acts as a liaison for consumers, outside agencies, and internal personnel.
  • Maintains contact with consumers to obtain and or give information, schedule appointments, and to coordinate activities.
  • Attends and appears in court with or on behalf of youth as needed.
  • Assists with or prepares youth progress reports for consumers.
  • Writes incident/behavior summary on youth progress for administration.
  • Tracks, documents, and communicate youth medical needs and appointments with consumers and administration.
Supervises activities of Assistant Family-Teachers.
  • Provides for and assists in the development of Assistant Family-Teachers by teaching and developing skills needed to perform well in their job and observing performance and providing ongoing performance feedback.
  • Gives and receives feedback or suggestions to strengthen the service planning team relationship and develop positive change.
  • Provides monthly schedule for the Assistant Family-Teacher.
  • Schedules and conducts meetings to discuss the youth, the home, upcoming events, and to disseminate information to effectively coordinate home operations.
Manages budget.
  • Maintains appropriate spending and budgeting of the household needs.
  • Prepares and submits reimbursement statements (e.g. receipts and other documentation) to account for monies spent.
  • Manages the upkeep and maintenance needs for the home.
  • Must have the ability and desire to work and live with youth.
  • Must have the willingness and ability to implement all phases of the Boys Town Family Home Model, including all intervention and administrative functions.
  • 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,…
Position Requirements
High School
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


    Education and experience requirements may be higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, or Federal/State contract requirements.
  • Minimum 21 years of age required.
  • Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check required.
  • Possess a valid marriage certificate required.
  • Some college credit is preferred.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Boys Town
Contact Phone: 5313551764
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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