Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Technician in Tucson, Arizona

Looking for an opportunity where you can impact lives on a daily basis? Looking to work with youth and make a difference in a child's life? Look no further!

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona

is hiring Behavioral Health Technicians / Direct Care Professionals to work full and part-time shifts at our Short-Term Residential Program, Esperanza!

We are recruiting for an energetic, reliable, creative

Behavioral Health Technician / Direct Care Professionals

to work a second shift schedule. Our Esperanza program is a seven bed licensed Behavioral Health Residential facility which provides short-term enhanced residential services to male and female adolescents ages 12-17. They stay up to 14 days in our structured treatment setting which includes 24-hour supervision and therapeutic services. This program is designed for adolescents who are in crisis, requiring active treatment in an environment with a high degree of oversight, intensive programming, and treatment. This position would also overlap with our Assessment and Intervention Program.

Schedule is to be determined.

Pay rates start at $12.00 per hour with eligibilty for an EXCELLENT benefits package (www.learn.devereux.org/benefits)

As a Behavioral Health Technician / Direct Care Professional, you will actively assist clients in the participation, involvement and routine of their individualized program. You will work directly with the children/youth to be seen as a positive role model, dedicated and truly caring about their well-being. 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

To learn more about being a Behavioral Health Technician / Direct Care Professional at Devereux, click here to view an interactive video

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http://learn.devereux.org/rjp/dcp-kids.html

What is the potential for advancement for Direct Care?

Devereux offers our employees a fantastic opportunity to develop and advance their skills, and we truly want to promote from within. This often means your Supervisors, Coordinators, and Managers have learned and gained their experience starting in this same position you are applying for. The next level from a Behavioral Health Technician is a Lead, where you can begin to develop your supervisory skills and continually advance whether it be a coordinator role or campus support. We offer the opportunity to learn, grow, and accomplish the extraordinary. There is potential for management opportunities for those who strive to implement our Philosophy of Care and improve the lives of our clients.

If you are highly motivated, thrive in a high energy environment, and working in leading-edge mental health and behavioral healthcare, you will find that Devereux is a great place to build your career and professional skills.

Keywords: non-profit, children, adolescents, behavioral health, Youth Counselor, Direct Care Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Direct Service Worker, Group Care Worker, Direct Support Professional, Residential Counselor, Mental Health Associate, Behavioral Health Technician, weekends, overnights, evenings

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.

Devereux Arizona serves more than 4,000 individuals annually, across the state. Programs include Residential Treatment Centers, Day School, Outpatient Services, Prevention Programs, Respite, Short-term Residential Treatment, Adult Foster Care, and Foster Care for children. The Human Rights Campaign recognized Devereux Arizona in 2012 for its work with LGBT foster and adoptive families, with the “All Children – All Families” seal. Devereux Arizona was the first organization in Arizona to receive this honor.

The Devereux Arizona culture is extremely diverse. We are a supportive and inclusive organization and practice nondiscrimination across all programs and services. Whether we are hiring employees, licensing foster parents or serving clients, we do so without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, ancestry, national origin, gender identity or expression, and/or sexual orientation.

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

**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

Requirements

  • Previous experience working with children/adolescents with behavioral/emotional needs required.

-HS diploma or GED required (Bachelors degree in Psychology, Human Services or relevant field preferred).

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 2 weeks (Mon-Fri) of new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid license.**

Physical Requirements:

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.**

Work Environment:

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.**