Non-Clinical - Skilled Trades Job In Omaha, Nebraska
Life Skills Trainer - (Omaha, Nebraska, United States)
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Business: Boys Town
Job Summary: The Life Skills Trainer coordinates, plans, and conducts training for Advanced Life Skills curriculum classes. This position also maintains and communicates information to others regarding Advanced Life Skills curriculum. Serves as primary backup for Aftercare Specialist for crisis support for alumni. A little about the department: Boys Town Aftercare Services (vimeo.com)
Oversees class management and performance related to Advanced Life Skills curriculum.
- Primary contact for coordination of facilities, materials, and schedule for the Advanced Life Skills small group classes.
- Establishes and maintains a safe and productive learning environment by utilizing effective classroom management techniques.
- Uses the Advanced Life Skills Curriculum materials and the planning process to provide the best information and opportunity for youth to gain knowledge in additional Life Skills.
- Maintains all equipment and supplies in good condition.
- Effectively communicates the Advanced Life Skills process with youth, Family Teachers, school personnel, youth care leadership.
Provides crisis support for alumni.
- Assesses immediate safety of the Family Home Program graduates to determine further actions; utilizes professional judgment to respond appropriately to situational needs.
- Assesses need of each alumni through basic counseling techniques such as questioning, paraphrasing, and reflective listening through a needs assessment; follows questioning guidelines and pays attention to what the participant is and is not saying.
- Explores internal and external supports.
- Remains calm and objective during all situations, enlists support of senior staff as needed, and makes joint decisions about further action.
- Provides helpful information to high school graduates including problem solving, and walks participant through steps so participant arrives at a solution.
Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
- Associate's degree in the Human Services or Behavioral Sciences; may substitute 2 years related direct service or training experience.
- Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
- Ability to conduct training with adult learners.
- Ability to comfortably utilize a collaborative approach to teaching and learning.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex material translated into usable form to educate and improve life skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups of people.
- Strong planning and organizational skills.
- Culturally competent to work with very diverse groups of participants.
About Boys Town: 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.
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.
Date Posted: November 23, 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.
What would happen if you could ?improve circumstances for those who are suffering from abuse, addiction, abandonment or violence, so they could reach their potential?
That is the question Boys Town has spent a century answering. It is what inspired and drove our founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan, and it continues to motivate our mission to this day.
Boys Town believes today, as our founder did 100 years ago, that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive. And we believe that all of these things should be achievable without regard to race, religion or background.
So, for the young man dodging gunfire on the streets just to get to school, the family torn apart by substance abuse, and the community crumbling from neglect and social disorder, Boys Town offers hope. But we offer hope as more than just an abstract concept; we substantiate it with programs and solutions grounded in our deep experience and supported by our decades of research.
Though we have grown to become a national organization that reaches communities from coast to coast, and our scope has expanded to include in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools, Boys Town remains forever driven by our founder’s singular vision. And with your help, we will do so well into our second century and beyond.