Dorm parents/life skill teachers - New Providence, IA

Dorm parents/life skill teachers - New Providence, IA

Posted: 10/3/2019 - 6:49 pm

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We are seeking caring, dedicated couples to join our team as dorm parents/life skills teachers. While helping our Academy accomplish its mission of encouraging hope, faith, and growth for the families and communities we serve, dorm parents provide direct care in a dorm of either boys or girls, ranging in ages 9-18.

Utilizing a family environment and behaviorally-based curriculum, dorm parents work with youth to promote positive life skills and the ability to make sound decisions. We are a private boarding school with youth living on campus year-round. We are looking for dedicated couples who are passionate about making a difference in the life of children. In addition to a salary, we also provide housing, utilities, food, free admission to events and a vehicle. Responsibilities of the Life Skills/Dorm Parents include: acting as positive role models and fulfilling daily parental duties for youth in their care in a supportive, structured environment; ensure youth are ready for school or other activities for the day; provide instruction regarding health and personal habits, behaviors, and provide assistance in achievement of academic goals; provide teaching interactions, awarding both positive and negative consequences for appropriate personal and social behaviors; prepare reports to therapist, Be a provider, parents and director as well as incident reports; make appointments that may include transporting youth to appointments; attend staff meetings; accompany youth to dining hall for meals as a family unit; work with director to plan recreational activities and outings; and other tasks as assigned. Required Experience:prefer college degree but will consider high school diploma with right experience; at least 21 years of age, previous experience, skills and abilities with foster/adoption and/or at-risk children; knowledge of psychological and sociological aspects of youth, ability to implement a behavior system and provide structure in a positive, effective way, basic knowledge of first aid and safety, valid driver’s license with good driving record, current auto insurance and ability to pass extensive background check; ability to effectively interact with sensitivity, and be able to keep information confidential. Dorm parents have scheduled days off each month in addition to vacation time and sick days.

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