Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Paraprofessional - Children's Program - Part Time in Victoria, Texas

The Children’s Program at Devereux-Victoria is a 24-hour residential treatment program that provides treatment to emotionally and cognitively affected children ages 5-16. The program’s goals are to provide structure and therapeutic intervention with the aim of returning children to their homes or to lower levels of care. All children receive attention, direction, assistance and supervision from highly trained direct-care professionals. The educational program is based on positive rewards for achievement of desired behaviors and academic progress. We believe every student has the ability to reach his or her maximum potential. Students are provided with challenging experiences that build upon individual strengths and are encouraged to achieve the highest and most appropriate personal goals.

In this role, you will be responsible for: Implementing and enhancing program delivery by maintaining an environment that maximizes client safety and risk event reduction while making programming adjustments as needed to address the treatment goals of the individual clients. Facilitating structured on campus and off campus recreational activities within facility procedural guidelines. Intervening into escalating behaviors and using verbal de-escalation skills to reduce the need for restrictive interventions. Consistently performing and immediately recording visual checks as they occur and per procedural guidelines. Consistently demonstrating skills in therapeutic communication, promoting positive behavioral change, and teaching and reinforcing client skill development. Maintaining appropriate boundaries with clients and peers.

The Children’s 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:

  • Swimming pool

  • Nature trails

  • Large lighted outdoor deck

  • Fishing pond and much more

Devereux also offers

Excellent Benefits!

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!

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 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.

Keywords: non-profit, children, adolescents, behavioral health, foster care, respite, weekends, summer, Youth Counselor, Direct Care Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Direct Care Professional, Personal Attendant, Direct Service Worker, Group Care Worker, Direct Support Professional, Residential Counselor, Mental Health Associate, Behavioral Health Technician

Requirements

Education: High school diploma or G.E.D must have a Paraprofessional certification.