Interested in an opportunity to work with kids and pick up some extra hours on the weekends and school breaks? Want to make a difference in childrens' lives? Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona is seeking energetic, compassionate, dedicated Behvaioral Health Technicians / Direct Care Professionals for our
program in Tucson, AZ. We are looking for Part-time, and on-call Behavioral Health Technicians to work our summer hours during the week and on the weekends!
means temporary rest or relief. The goal of respite care is to successfully provide an interval of rest for clients and their primary caregivers without disruption or compromise to their home environments.**
Through the Respite program, the kids get to enjoy group activities and go on field trips to museums, roller skating, and more!
Pay rate starts at $12.00 per hour with an additional shift differential for overnight hours on top of that!
Respite BHT/ Direct Care Professional , you will be expected to actively assist the clients in the participation, involvement and routine of the Respite program. Having an energetic and creative approach while working with our kids, showing compassion and being a problem-solver to create a safe environment. Some additional examples of responsibilities include but are not limited to
Ensure Individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean environment
Implement program activities and manage client's behavior
Assist, support, and instruct Individuals in self-help skills designed to encourage independence
Other duties include meal preparation, room care and personal hygiene
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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.
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.
The Devereux Arizona - Richard L. Raskin Treatment Network, founded in 1967, provides an array of behavioral health and social welfare services for children, adolescents and families. Locations are in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tucson and services include outpatient counseling, residential treatment, foster care, in-home services, special education, respite, and group care. These services are delivered by a diverse work force of over 300 dedicated and talented employees, who are supported by a strong team of local and national resources.
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.
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Previous experience working with children/adolescents with behavioral/emotional needs required.
HS diploma or GED required (Bachelors degree in Psychology, Social Work or relevant field preferred).
Must be available to attend 2 weeks of required training (paid, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm).
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 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.**
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.**