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Are you interested in working with children and adolescents? Do you enjoy working with a dedicated team of professionals to make a difference?
If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
Being a Transportation Coordinator at Devereux has its Advantages
You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. Some responsibilities include:
-Provides transportation services for clients to and from various locations to include medical and dental appointments, home visits, court dates, family visitations, etc.
-Demonstrates knowledge of and applies approved behavior management techniques designed to encourage appropriate social behavior. Serves as a positive role model by providing an example for acceptable behavior, language, and dress. Effectively utilizing level system and/or individualized treatment strategies for clients as developed by the treatment team.
-Provides direct supervision of assigned clients during on and off campus programming. Takes responsibility for the whereabouts, safety and general welfare of assigned clients at all times. Follows routine and increased supervision protocols. Utilizes and completes client accountability sheets.
-Utilizes appropriate and approved therapeutic interactions skills with clients in accordance with the New Directions Modules, specifically, Building Relationships, Listening, Praising Effectively, Making Requests, and Leading Activities. Quarterly training is completed by the due date.
-Utilizes crisis physical intervention techniques appropriate to the degree of threat to the safety of the client and others and in accordance with Devereux Safe and Positive Approaches (SPA) standards.
-Observes and reports, in a timely fashion to the appropriate supervisor and/or treatment team member, noticeable changes in client behaviors and/or health conditions. Provides accurate and timely documentation of client behaviors as well as documentations relative to use of Center vehicles.
-Assists in the movement and delivery of various materials to include client charts, mail, supplies, small medical equipment, etc. as needed.
-Observes all traffic rules to include maintaining a safe speed at all times, signaling, parking in appropriate areas, etc.
-Annual Training and certifications remain up to date and complete.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health [Center] provides programs and services for [children/adolescents/adults] with [diagnoses]. Located in [city, state], this position is responsible for [brief job overview – one to two sentences max].
Keywords: Direct Support, Mental Health, Transportation
Education & Experience: Bachelors degree from an accredited college with at least twelve credits hours in a human services discipline to include but not limited to psychology, sociology, social work, education, pastoral counseling, political science, heath, recreation, criminal justice, counseling; and a minimum of one year experience or supervised practice in lieu of experience; OR a high school diploma plus twelve credit hours from an accredited college in a human services discipline (as described above), and two years direct care experience. Must possess a valid PA Driver's license and be eligible to operate organizational vehicles in accordance with the organizational risk management plans relative to authorized driving privileges.
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 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 2019-7596
Category Direct Care
Position Type Full-Time