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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Principal/Education Director in Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Description

Are you interested in evidence-based educational Curricula, Leadership, Fiscal Management, Project Management, Program Quality Improvement, Staff Development?

Do you enjoy being creative and implementing best-practices services to students with disabilities?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Principal/Education Director at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health CARES provides programs and services for children and adolescents with autism and developmental disabilities. Located in Downingtown, PA, this position is responsible fordirecting the school program to ensure the provision of appropriate student services in a safe and healthy environment. Engages the school in a process of continual development to provide best-practice services to students with disabilities in compliance with all regulations from the PA Department of Education (PDE).

The Devereux Center for Autism Research and Education Services (CARES) is an educational program licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that provides services to students, ages five to 21, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. CARES provides an environment that focuses on teaching each student based on his or her unique strengths and needs. Programming is focused on increasing independence for each student, particularly in the areas of:

  • Communication

  • Social skills

  • Self-care routines

  • Community inclusion

  • Recreation and leisure

  • Domestic skills

  • Self-determination

  • Employment

Instruction is informed by research literature on evidence-based practices for students with autism and development disabilities. Instructional strategies include:

  • Individual and small group instruction

  • Skills taught in the context of naturally occurring routines

  • Instruction embedded within preferred activities

  • Individualized prompting procedures Visual mediation

  • Data-based decision making

You will be offered:

  • A team-oriented environment

  • The opportunity to lead and mentor staff working with children with various diagnoses.

  • Teacher loan forgiveness eligibility

  • A supportive teaching environment - small classes and small ratios.

  • Staff throughout school use a strengths-based approach emphasizing positive behavioral supports.

  • BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY AFTER 30 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT (1st day of the 1st pay period after 30 days).

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

Keywords: Principal, Educational Leadership, PBIS, Autism Services, Intellectual disabilities, Servant Leader,

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites

  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs

  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC

  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients

Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:

  • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members

  • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services

  • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families

  • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong

Qualifications

Education : Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, or Administration; Supervisor of Special Education (completed or in process); Pennsylvania Department of Education Principal Certification desired.

Experience : Five years’ experience in an educational setting with individuals with behavior disorders and/or intellectual and

developmental disabilities. Require atleast five years’ experience working with children/adolescents with autism and/or autism spectrum disorders. Experience supervising others in an educational setting. Strong organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust to a flexible work schedule. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to lead large group meetings and interface with the public. Proficient computer skills, mastery of Microsoft Office Applications, experience with data collection/analyzing platforms (Radar, Pro-Filer, and/or other internal and external software applications pertinent to the position). Strong organizational skills. Excellent oraland written communication skills. Requires ability to work independently, prioritize, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and adhere to established guidelines. Valid driver's license must be maintained.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is 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.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.

  • Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.

  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

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Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Posted Date 1 month ago (3/5/2021 4:09 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-16526

Category Education

Position Type Full-Time

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