Are You Looking to Work With Children Ages 4-12? If so, apply to Direct Support Professional Position in Jackson, NJ!!
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.
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 and also on our benefits website at benefits.devereux.org
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.
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.
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.
Keywords : Behavioral Health, Children, Behavioral Disorders, Community Based, Group Homes, Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Foster Care, Residential Counselor, Direct Care
Devereux is a drug free workplace, drug screening required. EOE
The accomplished individual will possess:
Bachelor's Degree with 1 year working with children or
Associate's Degree with 2 years work with children
Have a Valid NJ Driver's License.
Be flexible, patient, energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor.
Have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adults with special needs.
About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE