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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Residential Counselor in Malvern, Pennsylvania

Description

Do you enjoy an active environment that will present you with opportunities to positively impact others? Are you compassionate, understanding and kind, yet understand the effects that trauma has on one’s mental and behavioral health/wellness?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Residential Counselor has its Advantages

As a Residential Counselor at Devereux’s Mapleton Program, located in Malvern, PA, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer an environment that is supportive, educational and clinically focused. This position will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge about psychiatric diagnosis, behavioral interventions, trauma informed care and work with a clinically based treatment team.

Benefits of this role include:

-Specialized training opportunities including PBIS, ABA, TIC, Safe and Positive Approaches, DBT and IEP

-Growth and Development opportunities to include Supervisory training for those qualified and showing leadership potential

-Opportunities to serve on specialized committees and workgroups including PBIS/DBT committees, MERMC (internal safety). Restraint reduction initiatives. Ad Hoc committees by program to address specific program needs.

-Direct interface with all disciplines. Frequent contact with external stakeholders including OCYF, MCOs, local police/fire, parents and many more.

Devereux Mapleton Program provides psychiatric residential treatment and education services for adolescents females who experience behavioral and psychiatric challenges, often associated with experiencing some level of trauma in their lives. A primary focus throughout the program is the philosophy of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PW-PBIS), a program-wide system of care that promotes and rewards positive behaviors, and prevents negative behaviors, to create safe, supportive living environments. Located in Malvern, PA this position is responsible for:

Keywords: Mental health, behavioral health, psychology, social work, residential treatment, sociology, human service

Qualifications

High School Diploma, college credits preferred.

One (1) year of human service experience working with children, adolescents, and adults required.

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.

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  • If you are in a non-direct role or working with Adults and applying for this position, you will be required to complete the Diana Screen. At this time, those who are already in a direct role working with children applying for another direct role working with children do not need to complete the screen_ .

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.

Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, 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.

Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eyewear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

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 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, tuition reimbursement and continuing education 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 (9/18/2020 1:24 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-13705

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time

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