Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Residential Director - Campus in Red Hook, New York


Job Description

  • Will provide Residence Managers with guidance, direction, and mentorship regarding Devereux, residential philosophies and practices.

Will provide direction regarding regulatory oversight.

  • Will assist in staff recruitment through reviewing applicants, conducting interviews, and assisting new hires through the orientation process to ensure a welcoming environment for all new staff.

  • Will meet established HR targets for the houses under his/her direction, including: staff turnover; staffing levels; one-to-one staffing requirements; and timely evaluations.

  • Will ensure that all fiscal policies are adhered to in the houses under his/her direction, including: house budgets; students’ personal spending accounts; house petty cash funds; and all other related fiscal matters.

  • Will provide supervision to assigned staff in accordance with Devereux New York Policy to include no less than individual scheduled bi-weekly sessions of ½ hour with each assigned staff member.

  • Addresses parent/legal guardian issues in cooperation with the Residence Managers

  • Ensures that each RM maintains and implements a weekly schedule that ensures appropriate active programming each day, and documents student involvement in accordance with policies and procedures.

  • Will act as management and supervisory trainer to include RM mentorship and reviews and evaluates job performances of assigned staff.

  • Tracks student / resident accounts for assigned areas (e.g., clothing and personal allowances).

  • Develops and monitors house structure, schedules and routines.

  • Ensures that staff benefit time, overtime and all payroll issues are appropriately monitored.

  • Acts as back-up and temporary replacement for the Director of Campus Residential Services, if needed

  • Communicates policy and procedure changes to staff and ensures that procedures are followed.

  • Coordinates and assists with emergency procedures when required.

  • Participates in committee processes.

  • Authorizes time cards, benefit use and overtime allocation.

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 non-profit 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 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 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, Supplemental Life, and Accident coverage 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.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit package, visit . In addition to these benefits we also offer a healthcare option through MVP here in New York.

And remember: Working at Devereux helps you qualify for loan forgiveness for both Direct and Federal Perkins Loans!!

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Bachelor’s Degree required.**


Minimum of three years of experience in a comparable residential treatment program, all of which shall be in a

supervisory capacity.

Strong interpersonal skills required.

Must be able to get along with diverse personalities.

Must handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions.**

Physical Requirements:

Free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants, or other chemical substances or controlled substances. Significant and frequent amounts of walking, standing and lifting of 50 lbs. or more is required.

Using standard crisis intervention procedures, must be able to single-handedly effect the initial restraint of children and adolescents weighing 70


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