Are you looking for a part-time opportunity that will allow you to be a mentor, support and make a difference in someone’s life? Are you hoping to do meaningful work that makes an impact in the lives of youth and adolescents? Are you searching for a professional atmosphere where you can continue to grow and learn new skills?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on!
Starting pay: $15.50/hr, plus shift differentials
Being a Direct Support Professional in Behavioral Health has its Advantages!
You will learn more than you ever thought possible while you work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping kids. We offer:
Opportunities to learn and grow in Behavioral & Mental Health.
Growth opportunities that allow you to expand your career and your skills.
Being part of an interactive and supportive team that includes; nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!
The ability to have influence in our clients' treatment plans
Evidence based and trauma informed practices
As a Direct Support Professional, you will assist in daily living activities, including behavior management, health and hygiene management, cleaning and recreational activities for the individuals we serve. You will actively mentor, coach, monitor, re-direct and support our individuals and maintain a safe and therapeutic treatment environment that meets the physical, emotional and personal needs of the population we serve. You will also be responsible for accurate documentation, including, but not limited to, shift reports, incident reports and individual progress reports.
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.
Learn More about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia - A Place of Hope:
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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.
Bachelor's degree preferred; High-school diploma (or equivalent) required; Relevant human services experience preferred. Academic studies in the areas of psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, and/or education are highly desirable.
Previous experience working with individuals under the age of 21 with psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and/or conduct disorders preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Strong technical skills and comfortable utilizing in-house computer applications for documenting and reporting purposes.
Valid Driver's License and Satisfactory Drug Screen and Background Check results.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
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.
Part Time schedules - must be able to work 1 weekday and every other weekend (plus various holidays).
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 (9/21/2021 10:34 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-19639
Category Direct Care
Position Type Part-Time