Company: Boys Town
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Business: Boys Town $1500 Hiring Bonus Job Summary: In a career
as a Family-Centered Services Specialist, you join a team that is
changing the lives of youth and families every day. Drug and
alcohol addiction, domestic abuse, adolescent defiance, and
behavioral challenges are some of the issues that our team works to
overcome as they strive to keep struggling families together. Your
work here will not only be life-changing but lifesaving. The
Family-Centered Services Specialist provides in-home intervention
to children and their families utilizing skill-based,
solution-focused models to help families adopt positive solutions
to problems through the teaching of skills and behavioral
- Provides case management support utilizing evidence-based
- Provides evidence-based interventions in accordance with
implementation science and contractual responsibilities using a
continuum of integrated policies, strategies, activities and
services whose effectiveness have been proven or informed by
research and evaluation.
- Meets competencies of evidence-based interventions in
accordance with all model certification and credentialing
- Acts as an advocate for children and families.
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with
families and with community service resources, including medical
professionals, public welfare personnel, lawyers, therapists, law
enforcement staff, school officials, neighbors, and religious and
youth organization representatives utilizing referral sources as
- Provides screening and assessment to determine program
eligibility and identifies areas to address in the service plan if
- Provides training and support in the development and
utilization of functional skills to families with problems and
individuals associated with the families.
- Assesses problems and provides care to youth and families;
monitors individual and family progress in the attainment of
predetermined goals providing regular review and update of service
- Maintains appropriate level of direct contact with families per
program requirements, and remains available to families 24/7, for
crisis intervention as needed.
- Provides consumers, including school personnel and others
working with children served by the program, training in the
management of difficult behaviors.
- Promotes family self-determination by assisting family in
identifying and accessing community services and resources.
- Educates families on the needs of good physical health, quality
medical attention and preventive health care.
- Assists families in building on their spiritual and religious
beliefs or practices as a source of strength to reach their
- Promotes culture of professionalism through role modeling and
- Meets with families and children at various locations; utilizes
own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth
- Prepares and submits reports and recommendations concerning
caseload status, budget requests, changes in service plans, and any
unusual incidents that occur in the operation of the program.
- Reports any critical incidents involving family members or
staff according to standard reporting guidelines.
- Prepares proper documentation and service plans in a timely
manner as defined by the program.
- Implements feedback from supervisor.
- Ensures job duties are performed in compliance with all
contractual, regulatory, program, and accrediting body
- Notifies supervisor of change in professional status or
standing that may affect job status or program compliance including
driving record, driver's license suspension, vehicle insurance
cancellation, and missed mandatory training.
- Performs job responsibilities at a level of competency and
effectiveness yielding positive outcomes for children and families
ensuring children remain at home with their guardians when safe to
- Bachelor's degree or Master's degree from an accredited
four-year college recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA); or Associate of Arts degree in Human Services
or related field from an accredited college or university plus the
equivalent of two years of full-time experience in human services
or related field. NOTE: Education and experience requirements may
be higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, and
Federal/State contract requirements.
- 1 to 2 years of experience including working with children and
families preferred; experience working with children and families
in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
- Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving
record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
Must have the ability to provide own transportation (mileage
reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet
auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or
State and Local laws.
- This position is available rotationally to provide crisis
response and must be available to work non-traditional business
hours including early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
About Boys Town Iowa: Since opening in 1989, Boys Town Iowa has
focused on meeting the needs of youth and families through a
variety of programs and services. We have continued to expand our
services, and now serve more than 1,100 families and 2,200 children
in Iowa each year. 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. About Boys Town: A National Historic Landmark
since 1985, the Village of Boys Town is now the only National
Historic Landmark District in Nebraska. At any given time, about
400 boys and girls live in the Village, receiving care and guidance
for a wide range of behavioral, emotional and academic issues. When
Father Edward J. Flanagan purchased the Overlook Farm in 1921, it
became the new, permanent site of Boys Town. Over the decades that
followed, schools, churches and homes were built, and tens of
thousands of young lives were transformed. 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. Date Posted: November 10,
2021 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 and/or expression, national origin, age, 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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