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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Residential Youth Counselor in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania


Residential Youth Counselor

Now Offering: Full Time Sign-On Bonus= $1,000

*$350 upon hire + $350 at the completion of 90 days + $300 at the completion of 180 days*

Position Details

  • Full Time and Part Time work available.

  • Work Hours: 1st shift- 7am-3pm; 2nd shift- 3pm-11pm; 3rd shift 11pm-7am

  • Work Schedule for Full Time is 5 shifts a week-includes weekend rotation (40 hours per week)

  • Educational Requirements: At least a High School Diploma, some college credits preferred

  • Experience Required: 1 year of experience with children, adolescents or adults in a similar behavioral health setting preferred

  • *New Hourly rates $15.25-17.39 (based on education and experience)

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

Still Interested? Please continue reading……

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity working with children with special needs?

Do you want to join a multi-disciplinary team with a strengths-based approach, emphasizing applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Residential Youth Counselor at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need providing supervision and care in the residential treatment setting.


  • Stable and nationally recognized employer

  • Full-Time/Part-Time employment options

  • Benefit Eligibility after 30 Days of Full Time Employment (1st day of the 1st pay period after 30 days)

  • Paid Training & Professional Development

  • Growth and Promotion Opportunities

  • Team Oriented Environment

Devereux Brandywine Programs provides psychiatric residential treatment and education services for children and adolescents who experience behavioral and psychiatric 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.

In this role you will:

  • Assist adolescents with following routines, encouraging self-care, assisting them to participate in activities/social events, self-control, positive peer interactions, personal responsibility and much more.

  • Provide supervision and a safe environment to adolescents assigned to you during your shift

  • Provide behavior intervention, follow approved behavior plans and implement positive praise and direction

  • De-escalate unsafe or inappropriate behaviors or responses

  • Support and coach life skills and educational goals and activities

  • Document progress and daily responses to intervention in medical records

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 of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visit

Keywords: Mental health, behavioral health, psychology, social work, residential treatment, sociology, human service, juvenile justice, residential treatment, criminal justice


High School Diploma required. Education Evaluation required if education was acquired outside the U.S.

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 upward 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 eye-wear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Posted Date 2 months ago (9/1/2021 9:55 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-19772

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time