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Boys Town Overview

Omaha, NE
1001 to 5000 employees
1917
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Boys Town has been a national leader in the care and treatment of children since its founding more than 100 years ago by Father Edward Flanagan.

As one of the largest nonprofit, nonsectarian child and family care organizations in the country, Boys Town ... Read more

Mission: Changing the way America cares for children and families.

Company Updates

  • We are so proud of our Home Campus Family Home Program staff for this amazing recognition by the Teaching-Family Association! The review covered nine technical areas and six Teaching-Family Model elements. In the nine technical areas, Boys Town received perfect or near-perfect scores in eight categories. In the Model elements, Boys Town achieved perfect scores in every area (Teaching, Self-Determination, Relationships, Family-Sensitive Approach, Diversity, Professionalism). Read the story here: https://bit.ly/3dJv1m1

    Home Campus Residential Program Earns TFA Accreditation with Excellent Ratings

    ​T​he Village of Boys Town has always been well-known as a place of miracles of the heart, where the lives of at-risk boys and girls are changed every day through compassionate, high-quality residential care. Now, there's even more good news to celebrate about our Home Campus Family Home Program.

  • COVID-19

    Our top priority is the health and safety of our youth, patients and employees. With news of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), Boys Town is taking measures to ensure we continue to protect those in our workplace and in our care. For candidates: We are leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit and train top talent at Boys Town. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through the interviewing process. Our Talent Acquisition Team will be with you every step of the way should you have any questions. For our employees: We are continuing to educate our workforce on how to stay safe; restricting unnecessary travel and face-to-face meetings; and canceling or postponing fundraising events in order to minimize the risk that comes with bringing large groups of people together. We have created an online community called #PraiseItOn to recognize the good going on in our community and thank our workers that are at the forefront of taking care of children, families and patients.

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Boys Town – Why Work With Us?


Our mission is to change the way America cares for children and families, a mission we know is possible because our employees believe in providing the best care to the children, families and patients we serve.

We are a national organization that reaches communities across the country. That means we offer opportunities for our employees to live in a variety of locales while working with those in greatest need of compassionate, effective assistance. Your contributions as a Boys Town employee will help us continue our mission into our second century of service and beyond.

Family Home Program

We provide a family for children ages 10 to 18. Six to eight boys or girls live in each single-family home with a married couple called Family-Teachers®.

Residential Treatment Center

Children ages 5 to 18 who have severe behavioral and mental health problems receive care at this state-of-the-art center.

Intervention and Assessment Services

We provide care for abused, neglected, runaway and delinquent youth of all ages by removing them from dangerous situations, assessing their needs, and beginning to work toward family reunification or other permanent care.

Boys Town Schools

Students who are being served by ​Boys Town programs or have struggled or failed in mainstream schools school programs attend schools operated by Boys Town. Specially trained Boys Town teachers and administrators provide instruction ​to help meet children's unique learning needs.

In-Home Family Services

We help teach families not only how to handle issues after they arise but also how to prevent them from becoming more disruptive, while they remain in their home.

Foster Family Services

Foster parents, trained and supported by Boys Town, open their homes to children who need a safe place to live. 

Common Sense Parenting®

The proactive skills and techniques taught in this program help parents create healthy family relationships that foster safety and well-being at home, in school and in the community. 

Boys Town National Hotline

Available 24/7, 365 days a year, the Boys Town National Hotline is staffed by trained counselors who can give advice and find help for a wide range of issues, from addiction and suicidal thoughts to adolescent defiance and other issues. You can reach the hotline toll-free at 800-448-3000.

Boys Town Training for Educators

Backed by a century of experience in youth education, Boys Town has developed a series of evidence-based training programs for educators, administrators and school staff. These programs are designed to improve student learning and test scores while reducing classroom disruptions and office referrals.

Care Coordination

This program provides a lifeline to children, parents and families suffering from mental health issues by connecting them with programs or resources that can provide the best care.

The Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health℠

The Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health works with children and their families to identify and treat issues such as depression, anxiety, school problems and ADHD.

Boys Town National Research Hospitals

The Hospital offers a broad range of hospital and clinic services to patients within the Omaha metro. 

As part of a national organization, there are many support service career opportunities available in operations, information technology, human resources, fundraising, maintenance, and many others. No matter your role at Boys Town, you will contribute to helping us change the future of America's youth.

Meaningful Work.

Every day, through programs nationwide, our employees reach out to help children and heal families who are most in need. We lift them up, heal their emotional, physical and spiritual wounds and put them on paths to brighter futures. We have an unwavering belief in the positive potential that exists in every child and 100 years of experience, skill and knowledge developing youth and family services that provide lasting, life-changing results. 

Our employees are what make Boys Town so special and those we support so successful. To thank these dedicated men and women, our organization tries to show our gratitude in different ways through professional development, social events and community outreach

Professional Development.

Attend lunch and learns with leaders and departments from across the organization.

Social Events.

Participate in events such as attending a baseball game, visiting the local pumpkin patch or team cookouts.

Community Outreach.

Get involved with volunteer events throughout the local community or at Boys Town.

Benefits of being a Boys Town employee.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options.

Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the on-campus exercise facility, parenting resources from our experts and advancement 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.

               

Hear from our difference-makers.

“I can’t choose just one success story at Boys Town. I just love watching families and kids grow and see them get along as family members.” -Claudia, In-Home Family Services Consultant

"What motivates me to get up and go to work is really understanding the role we have in the lives of the youth. I know growing up I connected with these kids. You also see the change in the kids throughout the day. You see what your impact has made for them." -Josh, Senior Youth Care Worker 

"One of the benefits of working for Boys Town is knowing that you're working to help build an organization whose purpose is to help people. It's not just purely a profit-driven corporation. We're here to build an environment for helping people." -John, Director of Service Delivery

"I love that I wake up every morning excited to work for an agency that truly cares about its employees, the services it provides to youth and families and that we are in fact one giant family." -Anastasia, Foster Family Services Consultant

"It's a great place to work and there's great people. With all the different trades, we still work as one team because it makes us that much closer. It's not a job, and I've built a lot of friendships here." -Tina, Chief Stationary Engineer

“My success story would definitely have to be watching these kids graduate. Seeing them hit that milestone with so much joy and their family around, it comes full circle, their whole time here.”-Meghan, Assistant Family-Teacher

“Even though we don’t work directly with youth, we still think it’s important to get IT engaged with the mission of Boys Town. We have done a tour of the Hall of History and the residential homes on campus. My team loved going into the homes and talking to the Family-Teachers about how daily life runs in the home. It’s great to see the history of where we began and where we are today.” -Rebecca, Director of Web Systems 

“What I like best about working at Boys Town is the employee collaboration.  Whether we are working in an office, a classroom, a family home, or in a labor-intensive position such as housekeeping or maintenance, we are all working together to benefit the children and families we serve.” -Cassi, Manager of the Hall of History

Impacting lives as Family-Teachers at Boys Town.

Family-Teaching Couples are the backbone of Boys Town’s residential care programs. Family-Teachers live in our Family Homes with six to eight youth, either boys or girls, providing care 24/7. The homes include separate quarters for the Family-Teachers and their own children.

Family-Teachers face challenges every day because the children they care for can have serious behavioral, emotional and cognitive problems. Some boys and girls have been victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Many have used drugs and alcohol, or have been involved in criminal activity. Often, our youth don’t trust adults and resist. Family-Teachers must have patience, compassion and perseverance when things are not going well.

This is a rewarding and sometimes daunting task, but Family-Teachers don’t go it alone. They are specially trained for their role, and can call on credentialed professionals 24/7.

There are many tangible benefits for a Family-Teaching Couple – a home, competitive salary, insurance and being able to work together. But the intangibles are what truly make being a Family-Teacher worthwhile.

Boys Town Reviews

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    coworkers, values, youth, benefits, insurance

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    hours, work-life balance, difficult job

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Boys Town Photos

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Boys Town Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Boys Town.

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    It was an online video interview. Very impersonal but also somewhat calming. Not being able to see uneasy faces helped. Also on the other hand I like to know if the employer seemed eager to employ an individual. They responded to the interview within a week.

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Boys Town Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Seal of Transparency, GuideStar, 2018
  • Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity Seal, Better Business​ Bureau, 2018
  • Partner of the Year, Clark County School District, 2018
  • Community Service Award, Daughters of the American Revolution, 2017
  • 100 Best Communities for Young People, America's Promise Alliance, 2011
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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