Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Recreation Specialist in Bridgeton, New Jersey



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Are you passionate about making an impact on the lives ofyouth ages 4 through 21 with emotional and behavioral challenges in community-based homes? Do you enjoy helping others strive to their full potential?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Recreation Specialist has its Advantages

As a Recreation Specialist at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping youth in need.

What Devereux Offers YOU:

  • An organization that is forward thinking, a group of like-minded peers to knowledge share thoughts and ideas, and lastly, an organization that cares about the youth we serve

  • Challenging, rewarding and exciting position that makes a positive impact on the youth we serve

  • The opportunity to collaborate on the youth treatment team

  • A culture that upholds a Servant Leadership perspective

  • The chance to use and grow your experience and skills working with children and youth

  • A supportive team environment that creates an empowering and positive atmosphere

  • Ability and opportunity to enhance your education in the field of behavioral health

  • Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment and begin earning Time Off Benefits on your first day of employment

Salary: Starting at $17.95 an hour, increases with experience and education

Hours: 40 hours a week, hybrid work schedule, requires some weekends for community engagment activities

Travel: Devereux New Jersey will provide a company van for transporting the youth for community engagement

The Recreation Specialist reports directly to the Program Director. The position is a hybrid position. Requiring travel to treatment homes in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties throughout the week for youth community engagement.

What Devereux Looks for in YOU:

  • Design, create and implement recreation and social activities for children and youth with behavioral and emotional challenges

  • Encourage youth to engage in a variety of recreation and leisure activities that focus onskill acquisition and community integration

  • Be creative and resourceful in planning activities in order to successfully engage the youth

  • Communicate and collaborate with Child Family Team members, attend meetings, enter engagement notes in our electronic database and complete all required documentation

**Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children and youth to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

You deserve to work somewhere that gives back to you!

Devereux is proud to offer ASCEND – the first career accelerator program exclusively designed to give behavioral healthcare workers – the career guidance, one-on-one coaching, skills and financial assistance you need to reach your full potential. This program includes 100% of tuition covered (up to fifteen thousand dollars annually for undergraduate and twenty-five thousand dollars annually for graduate) and student loan repayment, among other benefits!


The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Service or related degree OR High School Diploma with three years’ experience

  • If High School Diploma, three years’ experience providing direct care to children/youth in behavioral health care setting or similar.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Be energetic, creative, and represent yourself as a positive role model

  • A strong passion for working with and helping children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges

Posted Date 2 months ago (4/20/2023 6:28 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-30326

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.