Are you looking for an opportunity that will allow you to be a mentor, support and make a real difference in someone’s life? Did your parent's ask "what will you do with a degree in Psychology"?
Are you looking to do meaningful work that makes an impact in the lives of youth and adolescents?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on!
Being a Direct Support Professional has its Advantages!
As a Direct Support Professional, 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:
The opportunity to teach at-risk youth valuable life skills
Growth opportunities that allow you to expand your career and your skills
Being part of an interactive team that includes; nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!
The ability to have influence in our kid’s treatment plans
A fun, fast-paced and supportive environment
Evidence based and trauma informed practices
And you get to spend time mentoring and having fun with kids!
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: youth counselor, direct care worker, direct service worker, group care worker, direct care professional, residential counselor, mental health associate, mental health technician, behavioral technician, new graduate, psychology, human services, sociology, juvenile corrections, social work
Must be able to complete a two-week, paid new hire orientation class ; hours are approximately 8:30am to 5:30pm each day
Experience working with children and adolescents preferred. Bachelor's degree preferred in related field of study. High School Diploma required.
Valid Driver's License and Background Check required along with Drug Screen
Must be at least 21 years old
Part Time schedules available- must be able to work Monday or Friday & every other weekend (plus various holidays)
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.
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; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to 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.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!
The employment policies of Devereux 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.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE
Requisition ID 2018-2247
Category Direct Care
Position Type Part-Time