Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Behavior Support Specialist in Norristown, Pennsylvania


Do you want to join a team of professionals that strives to keep abreast with new research and offers compassionate services designed to uplift and care for the youth population? Do you want to work in an educational setting working with Children and Adolescents?

Being a Behavior Support Specialist at Devereux PA Children's Services has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.

Pay-rate: $19.27 - $21.97 (based upon experience)

Everyday as a Behavior Support Specialist you will:

  • Provide behavior management support to individuals in a school setting.

  • Carry out specific interventions that are developed by the Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

  • Transfer skills to individuals’ natural support in the least restrictive environment.

  • Assist the Educational Administrator by deploying direct care staff strategically throughout the facility.

  • Support teachers in managing student behaviors

  • Serve as an exemplar to direct care staff and ensures efficient communication between the school, residential program, and/or school district representatives.

You will be offered:

  • Support for your professional development by receiving supervision, training, and guidance from experts in the field

  • A stable, national, non-profit that offers a strong support system and is forward-thinking in their clinical practice and research.

  • Environment that is supportive, educational and clinically focused.

  • Ability to increase your knowledge and improve your skills related to behavior intervention, functional assessment and collaboration with a team that is inclusive and individualized


  • ASCEND - Career Accelerator Program

Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services (DPACS) center serves children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges and disorders. Located in West Chester and Malvern Pennsylvania, services provided include psychiatric residential treatment (PRTF), residential treatment (RTF), acute inpatient psychiatric hospital (AIP), assessment services, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, and approved private school educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, concomitant psychiatric and behavioral 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. Each year, more than 1,000 children and adolescents receive specialized care, in the environment best suited to the unique challenges they face, all with the goal of providing each child with the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to flourish in their home community.



EDUCATION: Registered Behavior Technician certification or RBT eligible; required.. Bachelor’s degree in a human service field preferred.

EXPERIENCE: At least 1 year of work experience with children or adolescents with behavior challenges preferred. Requires strong verbal and written communication, organizational, and technology skills. Must be adaptable to changing workload, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and available to work a flexible work schedule. Proficient computer skills, mastery of Microsoft Office Applications (especially Excel), experience with data collection/analyzing platforms (Radar, Pro-Filer, and/or other internal and external software applications pertinent to the position). Must possess and maintain valid driver's license. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches (S&PA) techniques.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to administer CPR. Ability to administer first aid. Ability to properly restrain adolescent/adult clients. Ability to create and maintain a therapeutic milieu. Regularly requires walking, standing, stooping,bending, and pushing/pulling (1/2 to 3/4 of the workday). Seldom requires sitting. May require lifting up to 50 lbs. (1/4 - 1/2 of the workday). Requires repetitive wrist/hand movement (3/4 to 4/4 of the workday). Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate with co-workers and stakeholders in person and via telephone. Free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants, or other chemical substances or controlled substances. Often drives a Devereux vehicle or van. Regularly works inside in areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated (1/2 to 3/4 of work time). Some fluctuation in temperature. Also, regularly works outside. May work in wet conditions (<1/4 of work time)

Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/17/2023 2:37 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-33884

Category Clinical

Position Type Full-Time

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.