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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Certified Nursing Assistant in Kennesaw, Georgia


Are you interested in looking for an opportunity to further your experience in the behavior health field? Are you looking for a supportive environment that offers you the ability to make a significant impact on people’s lives?

Being a Certified Nursing Assistant at Devereux has its Advantages

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

  • Best available, highest quality, low-cost benefit options – learn more at

  • On-going training opportunities - internal training in the behavioral health-care field (Safe and Positive Approaches and New Directions), and additional job-related trainings and conferences.

  • Performance evaluations with ongoing coaching conversations.

  • A collaborative team environment.

  • National non-profit employer that offers a strong support system and is forward-thinking in their clinical practice and research.

As a CNA you will work as part of a healthcare team to provide quality nursing care to individuals served. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has deep roots in the field supporting individuals with behavioral and mental health challenges, and offers excellent opportunities for field and professional training and experience to its employees. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist our Nursing staff with various tasks such as checking vital signs, collecting specimen, escorting individuals to their units, administrative tasks, maintaining records, and providing treatment under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

  • Assist with training new CNAs, in addition to crisis intervention (deescalating and restraining as needed).

  • Communicates effectively and tactfully with individuals served, visitors, families, peers, supervisors, and medical personnel.

  • Knowledgeable of individualized care plans and provides support according to the individual's care plan.

Keywords: Certified Nurse Assistant, Nurse Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Mental Health, Caregiver, Nurses Aide, CNA, NA, MH

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


Education: High school diploma or equivalent, graduate of an approved CNA program, and valid certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant in GA.

Experience : Minimum of one year experience as a certified nursing assistant is preferred.

Other qualifications:

  • Valid Driver's License and Satisfactory Drug Screen and Background Check results.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong technical skills and comfortable utilizing in-house computer applications for documenting and reporting purposes.

  • Must be able to complete a two-week, paid new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 8:30am to 5:30pm daily (lunch is included).

  • 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.

The IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model; have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with behavioral differences.

Posted Date 1 month ago (9/15/2021 10:11 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-19974

Category Medical

Position Type Full-Time