Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Recreation Specialist in Jackson, New Jersey



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Are you passionate about making an impact on the lives ofyouth ages 4 through 21 with emotional and behavioral challenges in community-based homes? Do you enjoy helping others strive to their full potential?

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

Being a Recreation Specialist has its Advantages

As a Recreation Specialist at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping youth in need.

What Devereux Offers YOU:

  • An organization that is forward thinking, a group of like-minded peers to knowledge share thoughts and ideas, and lastly, an organization that cares about the youth we serve

  • Challenging, rewarding and exciting position that makes a positive impact on the youth we serve

  • The opportunity to collaborate on the youth treatment team

  • A culture that upholds a Servant Leadership perspective

  • The chance to use and grow your experience and skills working with children and youth

  • A supportive team environment that creates an empowering and positive atmosphere

  • Ability and opportunity to enhance your education in the field of behavioral health

  • Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment and begin earning Time Off Benefits on your first day of employment

Salary: Starting at $17.95 an hour, increases with experience and education

Hours: 40 hours a week, hybrid work schedule, requires some weekends for community engagment activities

Travel: Devereux New Jersey will provide a company van for transporting the youth for community engagement

The Recreation Specialist reports directly to the Program Director. The position is a hybrid position. Requiring travel to 7 treatment homes in Monmouth Ocean Counties throughout the week for youth community engagement.

What Devereux Looks for in YOU:

  • Design, create and implement recreation and social activities for children and youth with behavioral and emotional challenges

  • Encourage youth to engage in a variety of recreation and leisure activities that focus onskill acquisition and community integration

  • Be creative and resourceful in planning activities in order to successfully engage the youth

  • Communicate and collaborate with Child Family Team members, attend meetings, enter engagement notes in our electronic database and complete all required documentation

**Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children and youth to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 283 COVID-19 vaccine mandate requires unvaccinated staff become vaccinated or obtain an approved religious or medical accommodation.

  • Must receive the first dose prior to their start date , if you are receiving a second dose vaccine, your second dose is three weeks after your first dose.

  • You will also need to receive your booster shot by 5/11/22 or within 3 weeks of becoming eligible based on CDC guidelines, whichever is later. Currently those guidelines call for booster shots 5 months after receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 2 months after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The order requires all staff eligible receive the booster to be considered fully vaccinated.

  • If you are already fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption prior to starting.


The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Service or related degree OR High School Diploma with three years’ experience

  • If High School Diploma, three years’ experience providing direct care to children/youth in behavioral health care setting or similar.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Be energetic, creative, and represent yourself as a positive role model

  • A strong passion for working with and helping children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (3/8/2023 5:30 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-29532

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.