Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS)
serves children, adolescents and young adults from birth to 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, as well as behavioral and emotional disorders. Each year, more than 1,000 children and adolescents receive specialized care in the environment best suited to the challenges they face, all with the goal of providing each child with the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to flourish in their home community. CIDDS services include two Approved Private Day Schools, community-based mental health services, community based employment training and social skills training, therapeutic foster care and a full-time residential program.**
Devereux PA Children’s IDD Services, located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, provides a variety of assessment, treatment, and educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges. Services are provided in residential programs, specialized treatment foster care homes, an approved private school, and an Autism Assessment Center. Assessment and interventions are based on best practice standards for the clinical populations served. Research, quality improvement, and training activities at the CIDDS are also supported by our national Institute of Clinical and Professional Training and Research in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The overarching goal of Devereux CIDDS is to provide services to support the development of necessary skills so that each referred individual can maximize his/her potential and live as productive, socially connected, and personally fulfilled member of his or her community.
One of our specialty programs at CIDDS is our
Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD)
which operates Community and Campus homes in West Chester, PA and Downingtown, PA. The DBD program is offered to male and female children, ages 10 through 21, with IQs ranging from 50 to 75 who display significant behavioral challenges including physical aggression, property destruction and poor conflict resolution. This program specifically focuses on improving the emotional and behavioral condition of the child, as well as developing skills for communication, self-care, and socialization in a nurturing and positive environment. This position will provide applicants with valuable experience in the areas of positive behavior reinforcement, teaching life skills and pro-social interactions as well as functioning as a key member of a treatment team that includes psychologist, nurses and special education teachers!
The Behavioral Health Aide will be responsible for:
Actively assist the clients in your care with their individualized plans for daily life.
Ensure individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean environment.
Assist in the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs of the client.
Plan and participate in group outings for clients.
Shop for the home’s necessities, such as food, clothing, and household items.
Schedule and drive clients to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, and day programs/schools.
Work the following schedule of 7-3pm or 2-10pm and every other weekend. One scheduled day off every week.
Devereux Offers Excellent Benefits!
Check them out - http://learn.devereux.org/benefit Great time off, medical better than most, pension plan with employer match, domestic partner coverage, and so much more!
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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 nonprofit 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.
High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor's degree preferred in relevant field.
One (1) year of human service experience working with children, adolescents, and adults 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.**
About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE