Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Transportation Driver/Direct Support Professional-1st Shift in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

Description

SIGN ON BONUS - $1,000 FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT

Devereux Pennsylvania Children's Services (DPACS) Center services 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 philospohy 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.

Being a Transportation Driver/Residential Counselor has its Advantages

As a Residential Counselor at Devereux's Brook Program, located in Glenmoore, PA, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individual in need. We offer an environment that is supportive, educational, and clinically focus. 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.

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides transportation for assigned clients for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to: medical appointments, discharge visits, court hearing, recreation activities, and home visits. Responsible for all documentation required relative to the use of Devereux PA vehicles. Assist 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 always maintaining a safe speed, signaling, parking in appropriate areas, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary responsibilities include providing transportation and driving students, when not providing transportation, you will function as a Direct Support Professional/Residential Counselor

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 servce on specialized committees and workgroups including PBIS/DBT committees, MERC (internal safety). Restraint reduction initiatives. Ad HOc committees by program to address specific program needs.

Benefits of this role include:

-Primary responsibilities include providing transportation and driving students, when not providing transportation you will function as a DSP/Residential Counselor with a female population.

-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.

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

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 visithttps://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.

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

Minimum of a High School Diploma

Some experience in behavioral health preferred. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

SHIFT: 7 Am to 3 PM, Monday through Friday, must be able to work occasional weekends.

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 .

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.

Posted Date 2 months ago (8/8/2022 4:16 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-19253

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.

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