Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health DevereuxCorps Direct Care Professional in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania


Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services (DPACS) center serves children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges and disorders. Located in West Chester and Malvern Pennsylvania, services provided include psychiatric residential treatment (PRTF), residential treatment (RTF), acute inpatient psychiatric hospital (AIP), assessment services, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, and approved private school educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges often associated with experiencing some level of trauma in their lives. A primary focus throughout the program is the philosophy of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PW-PBIS), a program-wide system of care that promotes and rewards positive behaviors, and prevents negative behaviors, to create safe, supportive living environments. Each year, more than 1,000 children and adolescents receive specialized care, in the environment best suited to the unique challenges they face, all with the goal of providing each child with the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to flourish in their home community

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19.

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DevereuxCorps Direct Care Professional

Do you want to kickstart your career and gain transferable experience including leadership development?

Are you looking to return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled and accomplished by giving back to the community?

If you answered YES, then consider joining DevereuxCorps!

DevereuxCorps is the first step in a cause-minded, mission-driven career, providing evidence-based training, mentoring opportunities, and leadership connections.

By joining DevereuxCorps, you will:

  • Serve humanity by helping to enrich the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of society

  • Choose the child or adult population of individuals you are most passionate about impacting

  • Gain valuable supervisory skills and management mentoring before moving on to advanced education, continuing a rewarding career in healthcare or human services, or embarking on other career choices

  • Experience various cultures from different countries, regions, and states for a unique and diverse life perspective and experience. Devereux offers multiple locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and 12 additional states

Being a DevereuxCorps Direct Care Professional (DCP) has its advantages

At Devereux, you’ll work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.

We offer:

  • A culture that upholds a Servant Leadership perspective

  • A fun, supportive environment where you can participate in treatment plans as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team

  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and the ability to interface with many levels of Leadership

As a DevereuxCorps DCP, you will use your experience and education in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Education, or another related field to:

  • Supervise the planning, implementation, and documentation of program activities and leisure time designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs of our individuals

  • Coach and assist our individuals in achieving their goals for daily living skills, including cooking, cleaning, budgeting, shopping, and personal hygiene

  • Plan and participate in community outings, shopping trips, and day programs/school

  • Be a mentor to other staff, conduct observations, and provide feedback for required training

  • Support and facilitate individual and group interventions and therapeutic activities, including but not limited to life skills and social skills, per treatment plans and program expectations

  • Assist in maintaining a safe and compassionate treatment environment, including time on and off facility grounds and during transportation Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, we offer residential treatment centers that provide a professional therapeutic environment for children, adolescents, and adults facing significant emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges.

Keywords: group leader, counselor, youth counselor, residential counselor, direct care counselor, social services, special education, behavioral health, CNA, home health aide, direct support professional, direct care professional, mental health technician, behavioral health technician, intervention specialist, behavior therapist, recreational therapist, clinical specialist, crisis intervention specialist, youth services program specialist, recreation specialist


  • Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the areas of psychology, sociology, social work, education, or another related field is required

  • Previous experience or desire to work with individuals with psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and autism spectrum disorders

  • Must have a valid driver's license

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate requires staff without an approved medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated to be employed in this program. If you are fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption prior to starting.

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.

Learn More about Being a Direct Care Professional at Devereux!

  • Supporting Children and Adolescents with Autism:

  • Supporting Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders:

  • Supporting Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:

  • Supporting Adults with Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Differences:

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 the required new hire orientation class and have a strong passion for supporting individuals with special needs.

Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance is 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 the exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

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

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more about how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visit

Posted Date 2 months ago (6/3/2022 12:58 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-24493

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time

Remote No