Family-Teaching Partners in Nebraska

Boys Town

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children

In a career as a Family-Teaching Partners, or it is also called Family-Teaching Couple, 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.


$5,000 Hiring Bonus


Location: Boys Town Nebraska – Nebraska

Schedule: Full Time. Live in, 24 x 7 position


Benefits & Perks:

Annual starting salary of $100,000 per couple
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 time off, vacation, and sick leave
Supporting youth with new traditions such as sport events, family dinner, graduation, volunteering in the community and a family summer vacation in Lake Okoboji
Relocation assistance
Company vehicle


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, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the youth being served in his/her assigned service area.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Must have and maintain sufficient mental acuity and physical strength, agility, and endurance to perform all job requirements (including stressful situations – physically, mentally, and emotionally) encountered on the job without compromising the health and well-being of self, fellow employees, and youth or families. Must have sufficient vision, hearing, speech and the mobility to monitor youth, actively participate in safety procedures, assist and perform daily household chores, and participate in activities with youth. Specific requirements include, but are not limited to: the ability to push and pull at least 80 pounds of force, lift up to 50 pounds, carry safely up to 30 pounds, as well as the ability to reach overhead, bend, and squat with ease. Examples of required activities include, but are not limited to: moving furniture, climbing stairs, cooking, playing games, maintaining the exterior grounds including mowing and shoveling; as well as the ability to safely transport youth regardless of weather or time of day/night. Subject to outside environmental conditions occasionally and inside conditions frequently. Includes constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors, and the potential for verbal and physical threats from youth.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
21 years of age or older required.
Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record required.
Pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check required.
Valid marriage certificate required.

Some college credit is preferred.

Tagged as: family teaching couple, family-teaching partners, house parenting couples, houseparent

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