Looking to do meaningful work that makes an impact? Want to make a difference in the lives of kids? If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
Being a Foster Care Specialist for our Foster Care program has its advantages!
As a Foster Care Specialist at Devereux, you will 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
A fun, fast-paced and supportive environment
Evidence based and trauma informed practices
Competitive salary and amazing benefits
Located in Phoenix, AZ, Our Foster Care Program trains and licenses individuals to become foster parents for children from birth to 18 years of age. We provide both traditional and therapeutic foster care in Tucson (Pima County) and Phoenix (Maricopa County). Our foster care programs include traditional foster care, kinship care and therapeutic foster care .
As a Foster Care Specialist, you will support foster care providers in maintaining and delivering high quality foster care services to clients who have a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral complications.
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm work schedule!
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 wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical (including 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 and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.
Click here to see why we are a great place to work: http://benefits.devereux.org .
Keywords: non-profit, children, adolescents, behavioral health, foster care, foster care specialist,
mental health, human services, family support, client services
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
One year of work experience in working with children preferred
Must be available to attend 1 week of required training (paid, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm).
Valid Arizona Driver's License & pass DMV 39-month history check
Current AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card with no restrictions (or eligibility to obtain with no restrictions)
Pre-employment Physical and Job Demand Assessment (if applicable)
Drug test within 24hrs of offer w/ negative results.
About the Organization: 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.
EOE Statement: 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 testing required. EOE