Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Teacher Assistant in Red Hook, New York

DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic individuals to join our team working with children with developmental disabilities as full time teachers assistants at our school in Red Hook, NY!

As a Teacher Assistant you will:

  • -Assist teacher and residential staff in planning and implementing instructional and residential programs for individual student.

  • -Supervise student and is responsible for their welfare, safety, and location at all times.

  • -Attempt to resolve student crisis and/or contacts supervisor when assistance is needed.

  • -Assist in establishing a classroom environment conducive to academic and social learning by helping to maintain order.

  • -Guide student in socially appropriate behavior on and off campus.

  • -Assist in implementation of treatment team and lesson plans for student, as directed by teacher.

  • -When appropriate, will complete the following forms necessary to student program delivery: Behavior Observation Form; Seizure Reports; Student Nursing Reports; Student/Staff Incident Report; Medication Error Reports.

  • -Under teacher supervision evaluates student proficiency by informal testing, observation and behavior rating scales. May be required to be certified for van driving.

Reports needed repairs and safety hazards to supervisor, ensures maintenance and proper care of existing supplies and equipment.

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

http://learn.devereux.org/benefits . 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!!

For more information visit

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts

Relevant Keywords:

ADD, ADHD, Adolescent, Direct Care, Direct Support, IEP,Residential, Residential Treatment, Special Needs

Requirements

To qualify, we require our Teacher Assistants to:

  • Have a HS diploma/GED with one years of related experience.

Bachelor degree or Associates degree with one (1) year of related experience preferred.

  • Have a valid NY Drivers 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.

Physical Requirements : Pre-employment physical required. Significant and frequent amounts of walking, sitting, stooping, bending & standing required. Frequent planned, outside activities causing exposure to sunlight and heat. Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity.**

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