Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional in Lafayette, New Jersey

HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?

DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HAS INCREASED OUR STARTING HOURLY RATE TO $11.50 PER HOUR

If the thought of making an impact on the lives of individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and those on the Autism Spectrum brings a smile to your face, then make a meaningful career choice and become our next

Direct Support Professional .

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health touches the lives of nearly 400 children, adolescents, adults, and their families with special needs, from outside the New York skyline to the Southern New Jersey shoreline. Individuals with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities are served via a broad spectrum of treatment settings including community-based homes and apartments, vocational training programs, family care homes, and consulting services.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

is looking to hire Direct Support Professionals for our Lafayette, NJ group home.

As a

Direct Support Professional

you will inspire hope and empower lives by:

  • Actively assisting the consumers in your care with their individualized plans for daily life

  • Ensuring Individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean environment;

  • Assisting in the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs of the consumer.

  • Planning and participating in group outings for consumers

  • Shopping for the home’s necessities such as food, clothing, and household items

  • Scheduling and driving consumers to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, and day programs/schools.

What will a

Direct Support Professional

position offer you?

  • A comprehensive benefit package described in the Additional Details section including our benefits website at http://learn.devereux.org/benefits/

  • Internal training in the behavioral healthcare field on Safe and Positive Approaches and New Directions annually

  • Paid training for all DDD pre-certs including CPR, First Aid, Overview of Developmental Disabilities, Preventing Abuse and Neglect, and Medication Administration.

  • Additional job related trainings offered through the College of Direct Support

  • Extensive experience in residential treatment care of individuals with developmental disabilities

  • Opportunity for internal growth and development including first priority to transfer into open full time positions.

  • 90 day and annual evaluation of performances with ongoing coaching conversations.

Organization Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most under served 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 Advanced Behavioral Health 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 Advanced Behavioral Health 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 Advanced Behavioral Health to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

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Requirements

The IDEAL candidate will ...

  • Be 21 years of age or older

  • Have a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED (Bachelors or AA preferred)

  • Have a

**Current,

Non-Provisional Driver’s License valid in the State of New Jersey**

  • Experience with the developmentally disabled or as a caretaker is preferred but not required

  • Be empathetic and have a team approach to care for the consumers

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Be energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor

  • Be able to attend five days of in-house orientation on weekdays

  • Be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approaches

  • Have a high level of comfort with hands on hygiene care (including diapering and showering)

Interested in this role?

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is currently scheduling interviews for part time and full time shifts available. Please apply to this ad to be considered for an interview.