Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Program Director - IDD / ASD Program in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Our Cathy House group home serves youth with Intellectual Developmental Disorders (IDD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). With a ratio of 1 staff to 2 students, we offer specialized care to these young individuals wtih an emphasis on teaching daily living and coping skills.

Responsible for the overall daily operations of a group home. Responsibilies include program development, supervision of residential staff, management of program budget, integration of community opportunities for youth, and assurance of quality of milieu services.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Leading and guiding residential staff in assessing client strengths and needs in relevant development areas through observation and assessment tools according to Program protocols.

  • Leading and supervising staff interaction with individuals.

  • Monitoring and insuring proper communication and written reports pertaining to individuals.

  • Performing supervisory duties as required by program management.

  • Adhering to The Devereux Foundation Policies and Procedures.

  • Monitoring the administration of medication.

  • Coordinating the IHP processes (i.e., contact the IDT members).

Devereux also offers

Excellent Benefits!

Check them out: . Great time off, medical better than most, pension plan with employer match, domestic partner coverage, and so much more!

Organization Profile

Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

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.

Growth Opportunities

We pride ourselves on being able to offer growth opportunities to those employees that are interested in other opportunities within the organization (both locally and nationally).

Keywords: ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Manager, Supervisor, Coordinator, Residential, Community, Social Work, Human Services, Adolescents, Program Director, Group Home, Management, Assistant Program Director


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Sociology, Special Education, Counseling or Psychology required

  • One year of supervisory experience in a child behavioral health care agency.

  • Two years experience working with individuals with disabilities in a community setting preferred.

  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.

  • Consistently meets deadlines, ability to prioritize, multi-task and flexibility.

  • Willingness to be on-call.

  • Previous experience and knowlege of monitoring and managing fiscal responsibilities of a group home or residential setting.

  • Experience with DDD licensing site visits preferred.