Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Education Director in Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Devereux CARES is hiring an Education Director to work in Downingtown, PA.

Devereux Cares Elementary school provides an environment that focuses on teaching each student based on his or her own needs.

Their learning includes communication and social skills, as well as skills related to personal independence to allow each child to maximize potential in the least restrictive environment.

  • Maintains the educational and vocational development of students and the professional development of teachers by developing and implementing policies, programs and curriculum plans; provides a safe and healthy environment conducive to learning.

  • This is a highly complex position involving overall responsibility for the Center’s educational programs.

Effective performance requires a high degree of independent judgment and action under minimal supervision.

Organization Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health. We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Additional Details

The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.

It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Requirements

EDUCATION :

Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, or Administration and Pennsylvania Department of Education

principal and supervisory certificates required.

EXPERIENCE :

Five years’ experience in an educational setting with individuals with behavior disorders and/or intellectual and

developmental disabilities.

May require five years’ experience working with children/adolescents with autism and/or autism spectrum

disorders as well as experience in applied behavior analysis.

Experience supervising others in an educational setting.

Strong

organizational skills.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust to a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to lead large group meetings and interface with the public.

Proficient computer skills and mastery of Microsoft Office applications. Valid driver’s license must be maintained in state of

residence.