Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Residence Counselor - Part Time in Rhinebeck, New York

DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Our Direct Support Professionals play an integral role in the success of Devereux NY. If you are a caregiver, home health aide, CNA or direct care professional either with experience in social services or the desire to gain experience you are on your way to having the opportunity to increase your real-world professional experience with an organization that is celebrating 100 years of service.

Devereux New York is seeking a

Direct Support Professional

for our community-based group home in

Rhinebeck, NY . The Direct Support Professional will oversee intellectually and developmentally disabled children & adults, and partner with these individuals to facilitate daily care, enhance personal development, foster self-esteem, and meet or exceed individualized goals for success.

As a Direct Support Professional you will:

  • Assist consumers in activities of daily living including health & personal management, achieving personal goals, recreation, and daily household living.

  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic treatment environment that meets the physical, emotional, and personal needs of consumers while improving functioning and minimizing interfering behaviors.

  • Prepare documentation to include shift reports, incident reports, and individual progress notes.

  • Facilitate proper medical care including medication administration for consumers.

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!!

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

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Requirements

To qualify, we require our Direct Support Professionals 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