The Devereux Adult Community is a comprehensive treatment program of Devereux-Victoria serving adults, ages 18 and older, who have a variety of severe emotional and developmental disabilities requiring extended care in a supportive residential setting. In the Devereux tradition of providing high quality human services to special needs populations, the Adult Program is based on the philosophy that all individuals benefit from a challenging environment, and grow and learn through new experiences. Opportunities are offered for meaningful work, leisure, and social relationships. Devereux has been providing services nationwide for more than 90 years and the Texas program has served adults since the early 1960s.
As a Personal Care Assistant one is responsible for: Assist adult clients in maintaining program schedules, Assist in all aspects of personal hygiene, including diapering, Lifting clients, Take clients shopping for personal supplies and clothing, Review client charts to familiarize,
yourself with the clients’ needs, Prepare and plan fun activities to balance with responsibilities, Light housework and cooking meals, Maintain boundaries, Monitor and report behavior or health issues, Attend meetings and training when necessary, Follow licensing and program guidelines daily, Be mature, responsible and accountable in all things you do, Reconcile expenditures with the business office.**
The Adult Residential Program is located 12 miles south of Victoria, Texas, a progressive community of approximately 75,000. The campus is located near excellent medical services and offers recreational and shopping opportunities. It also provides a safe, peaceful and rural environment.
The grounds include:
Large lighted outdoor deck
Fishing pond and much more
The goal of the residential program is to assist and support clients as they become contributing members of their community. Our team members work with the client to develop a support plan that helps the client achieve maximum independence. The plan is designed based on the needs of the client, and incorporates supports that can address challenging behaviors. The Adult Program is based on the philosophy that all individuals benefit from a challenging environment, and grow and learn through new experiences.
Devereux also offers
Check them out: http://learn.devereux.org/benefits .
Great time off, medical better than most, pension plan w/ employer match, domestic partner coverage, & so much more!
What is the potential for advancement for Personal 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 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.
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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High School Diploma or GED required.
One (1) year of human service experience working with children, adolescents, and adults 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 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.**