Devereux's Advanced Children's Behavioral Health Center (DCBHC), located in Malvern, PA has an immediate opening for a Full-Time, Overnight Mental Health Tech/Direct Care Professional.
DCBHC is an inpatient Psychiatric Center that provides therapeutic services for children and adolescents with Depression, Aggression, Self-esteem issues, Psychosis, Drug and alcohol issues, Cutting, self-injurious behaviors, Suicidal thoughts/attempts, and PDD/Autism Spectrum. The average length of stay is between 3 days and several weeks.
As a Mental Health Tech/Direct Support Professional, you will be responsible for:
Ensuring individuals are safe, healthy and living in a clean environment.
Assisting, supporting and instructing individuals in self-help skills designed to encourage independence.
Establishing and maintaining a therapeutic rapport with adolescents
Accompanying individuals on community life outings, medical appointments and other recreational activities.
At Devereux, we're proud to offer great opportunities for you to gain comprehensive training, career experience, growth, professional development and job satisfaction. Our Mental Health Workers play an integral role in the success of Devereux.
Hours are 11pm-7:30am to include an every other weekend rotation;
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.
We offer Excellent Benefits - check them out:
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.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited program in an area of human services, which includes sociology, psychology, criminal justice, etc. AND one (1) year of human service experience OR two (2) years of direct care experience and a high school diploma or GED plus 12 semester credit hours in sociology, psychology, criminal justice, special education, etc. from an approved educational program.
The IDEAL candidate will...
Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete eight days of new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid license.**
Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.**