As a Direct Care Professional, you will provide intensive supervision and treatment of the youth, with the goal of teaching them to conduct themselves appropriately in various settings, and to develop skills in adaptive behaviors that will promote healthy functioning. The SRP program recognizes research on successful treatment of juvenile with sexual disorders which recommends a more holistic or whole system of body and mind approach to assessment.
As a DCP, you will be expected to actively assist your assigned clients in the participation, involvement and routine of their individualized program. Examples include but are not limited to: Ensures Individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean environment; Assists and supports in the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs of Individuals; Assists, supports, and instructs Individuals in self-help skills designed to encourage independence; Accompanies Individuals on community life outings, medical appointments, and other activities, as indicated; Other duties include: meal preparation, room care and personal hygiene.
Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved 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 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.
Devereux also offers
Check them out: http://learn.devereux.org/benefits/
Are you interested in continuing your education? Devereux offers a generous Staff Tuition Assistance Program (STAP). Full-time employees who have successfully completed six months of continuous employment are eligible for our STAP.
Pays up to 75%!!
For more information please see the following link: https://devereux.sharepoint.com/sites/portal/communities/hrprofessionals/Administration%20Policies%20and%20Standards/STAP/2016-2017%20Comprehensive%20Overview%20of%20Staff%20Tuition%20Assistance%20Program.pdf#search=stap
Great time off, medical better than most, pension plan with employer match, domestic partner coverage, and so much more!
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.
We pride ourselves on being able to offer growth opportunities to those employees that are interested in other opportunities within the organization (both locally and nationally).
Do you want to learn more about being a Direct Care Professional? Click here: http://learn.devereux.org/rjp/dcp-kids.html
Keywords: Youth Counselor, Direct Care Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Direct Service Worker, Group Care Worker, Direct Care Professional, Residential Counselor, Mental Health Associate, Mental Health Technician.
High School diploma or GED. Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, or Special Education preferred.
Previous experience preferred (not required) working with individuals under 21 with psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and/or autism spectrum disorders.
Driver’s license is required
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 required 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.**
Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eyewear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.**