Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional-PRN in West Chester, Pennsylvania

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.

A PRN-Direct Support Professional at Devereux is an important and impactful role that provides our clients (children, adolescents, and adults) with the guidance and support they need to lead empowering and fulfilling lives.

As a PRN Behavioral Health Worker, you will:

  • 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

Devereux Offers Excellent Benefits!

Check them out - http://learn.devereux.org/benefits. Great time off, medical better than most, pension plan with employer match, domestic partner coverage, and so much more!.**

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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 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.

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.

Requirements

60 college credits required

One (1) year of human service experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

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.**

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.**

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