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Devereux's Brandywine Brook, Evergreen and Bier located in Glenmoore, PA is has a Full- Time Direct Support position for Weekends. Schedule includes Sat 7a-11pm; Sun 7a-11p and 1 3-11pm shift during the week.
Being a Residential Counselor has its Advantages
The Evergreen and Brier programs, located in Glenmoore, PA, are Residential Treatment Facility for males ages 13-18 years who not only experience emotional and behavioral challenges but additionally have been court adjudicated to this treatment program. We offer an environment that is supportive, educational and clinically focused. This position will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge about psychiatric diagnosis, behavioral interventions, trauma informed care and work with a clinically based treatment team
Benefits of this role include:
-Specialized training opportunities including PBIS, ABA, TIC, Safe and Positive Approaches, DBT and IEP
-Growth and Development opportunities to include Supervisory training for those qualified and showing leadership potential
-Opportunities to serve on specialized committees and workgroups including PBIS/DBT committees, MERMC (internal safety). Restraint reduction initiatives. Ad Hoc committees by program to address specific program needs.
-Direct interface with all disciplines. Frequent contact with external stakeholders including OCYF, MCOs, local police/fire, parents and many more.
Devereux PA Children's Behavioral Health Services operates several locations throughout Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania. Our innovative services specialize in the treatment of children, teenagers, and young adults with emotional and psychological challenges ages 4 to 21. We offer a contemporary continuum of mental health care including an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, Residential Treatment Facilities and an Approved Private School.
BRANDYWINE MISSION STATEMENT
The Brandywine Program will embrace a Sanctuary Model of Care to promote recovery from trauma and resilience among the children, adolescents, adults and families it serves. The Brandywine Program will place an emphasis on employing best practices associated with trauma-sensitive care by embracing Seven Commitments or Principles: Non-Violence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Learning, Shared Governance, Open Communication, Social Responsibility and Growth & Change.
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Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in a related field and experience with children and/or adolescents preferred. High School diploma or GED with experience with children or adolescents.
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 eight days of 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.
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; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to 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.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!
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.
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 screening required. EOE
Requisition ID 2019-6219
Category Direct Care
Position Type Full-Time