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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Personal Care Assistant in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

Description

Do you enjoy utilizing your skills to impact children and adolescents in a classroom setting? Are you looking for a collaborative environment to share your passion for helping others?

If you answered, Yes, then consider working as a Personal Care Assistant in a school based program with us at Devereux Advance Behavioral Health!

Being a Personal Care Assistant at Devereux has its Advantages

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

-Tuition Assistance for those seeking higher education

  • On-going training opportunities to include: internal training in the behavioral healthcare field and additional job-related training and conferences.

  • Best available, highest quality, low-cost benefit options- A stable national non-profit employer that offers a strong support system and is forward-thinking in their clinical practice and research.

Devereux's Children Behavioral Health Program provides therapeutic residential treatment and education services for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral conduct disorders. A primary focus throughout the program is the philosophy of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, a program-wide system of care that promotes and rewards positive behaviors, and prevents negative behaviors, to create safe, supportive living environments. Located in Glenmoore, PA, this position is responsible for communicating with classroom teachers and providing date on students progress to all necessary staff or as requested. A Personal Care Assistant will also be responsible for encouraging appropriate social behavior by being a positive role model while utilizing the school wide positive behavioral support system and de-escalating and re-focusing on classroom tasks.

Keywords: Direct Support, PCA, Personal Care Assistant, Instructional Suport, 1:1, Special Education, teaching assistant

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 & Experience: Bachelor’s degree required in Psychology-Related or Human Services - Related field. Previous experience working in a special education or behavioral healthcare setting preferred.

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.

*If you are in a non-direct role or working with Adults and applying for this position, you will be required to complete the Diana Screen. At this time, those who are already in a direct role working with children applying for another direct role working with children do not need to complete the screen .

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; 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 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.

Visitbenefits.devereux.orgto see why we are a great place to work!

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

Posted Date 2 months ago (12/31/2020 12:54 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-15428

Category Education

Position Type Full-Time

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