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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Clinical Therapist in Kennesaw, Georgia

Description

If the thought of making an impact on the lives of individuals with emotional, psychological and behavioral differences brings a smile to your face, then make a meaningful career choice and consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Clinical Therapist has its Advantages:

As a Clinical Therapist at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.

We offer:

  • Opportunity to shape lives of children at a young age

  • Chance to work with a variety of diagnosis and populations

  • Opportunity to be a crucial part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Industry leading Time off Benefits and supportive Leadership

This opportunity involves providing individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and case management services to adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges in a residential setting. We are seeking a therapist with experience in trauma, substance abuse, sexual/gender identity and social skills to work specifically with adolescents. Training/certification in evidenced-based practices such as DBT, TF-CBT and family therapy models a plus.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia was established in Cobb County Georgia in 1973 at the invitation of Governor Jimmy Carter and for more than 40 years has been providing new hopes, new dreams, and new choices for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges.

Keywords: Clinical Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Behavioral Health, Non-Profit, Residential Based Treatment, RBWO, juvenile

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: Master's Degree in the field of Counseling, Mental Health, Social Work, Psychology/Sociology, or a related psychological field required.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Current Georgia license required - APC, LPC, LMSW, LCSW, AMFT, LMFT or equivalent; AMFT, LMFT preferred.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two (2) years experience working with children and adolescents living with psychological, emotional and behavioral challenges preferred. Previous Psychiatric Residential-based Treatment setting and/or Group Home experience preferred.

Other qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; leadership, relationship management and multi-tasking skills are required.

  • Strong technical skills and ability to utilize in-house computer applications.

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

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

  • 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

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. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as 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. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

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.

  • 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.

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

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/29/2020 5:32 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-14419

Category Clinical

Position Type Full-Time

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