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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Recreation Therapist in Malvern, Pennsylvania



Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity working with children and adolescents with a behavioral health diagnosis?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Recreation Specialist at Devereux has its Advantages

Devereux Childrens Behavioral Health Services is looking for a Recreation Specialist to work 11am to 7pm. As a Recreation Specialist, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need by planning and implementing therapeutic recreation programs for assigned clients with consideration of individual treatment goals.

We offer:

-Great benefits and generous paid time off

-Tuition assistance

-Training & Professional Development

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health PA Childrens Behavioral Health Services , located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, provides a variety of assessment, treatment, and educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with behavioral health diagnoses.

Key Words: Certified Recreational Therapist, Recreational Therapist, CTRS, Mental Health, Direct Support, Healthcare


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy and must have CTRS or be eligible to sit for the certification test. Previous experience in a behavioral healthcare setting preferred.

SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 11pm to 7am, Some weekends.

Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying phsyical intervention techniques - upwards of 75 - 100lb. or more. Some repetitive wrist movemen, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional Driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive approaches (S&PA) techniques.

Work Environment: Regularly works outdoors and inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuation in temperature. Protective equipment - latex gloves, facial mask protective eyeware, gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of S&PA I, II and III techniques (when necessary).

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; 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 2019-4470

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time