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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Behavior Specialist - Education in Red Hook, New York

Description

Are you interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children with developmental disabilities?

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

We are currently offering a $3,000 SIGN ON BONUS to brand new full time employees working over 37.5 hours per week or a $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS for part time employees working 20 or more hours per week!

Being a Behavioral Specialist has its Advantages

As a Behavioral Specialist at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • A Monday through Friday daytime schedule.

  • Paid orientation.

  • Over 5 weeks of paid time off your first year.

  • Tuition assistance after 6 months of working full time - up to 12 credits per year!

  • A rewarding experience helping individuals complete daily activities and achieving long term goals.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New York provides programs and services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and dual diagnoses. Located at our school in Red Hook, Dutchess County, NY, this position is responsible for providing direction and mentorship to Education staff relative to behavioral strategies, and maintaining order and appropriate behavior by addressing students' actions and encouraging/reinforcing positive behavior. They will maintain knowledge of each residents' whereabouts to ensure attendance at activities and counsel residents as necessary. The Behavior Specialist serves as a role model and reference person to students dealing with academic, person, social, and vocational problems. They will provide crisis intervention as needed and assist the program and complete projects as assigned by the principal or designee. The hours for this position are Monday thru Friday, 8am - 4pm.

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. Learn More:https://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.

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Qualifications

Education : High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience : At least two years experience working with I/DD individuals in an educational or residential setting, one of which shall be in a crisis intervention-type position.

Physical Requirements : Free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants or other chemical or controlled substances. Significant, prolonged, and frequent amounts of walking, standing, sitting, stooping, bending, and lifting of 70 lbs. or more. Using standard crisis intervention procedures, must be able to singlehandedly effect the initial restraint of children and adolescents weighing between 75 and 150 lbs. Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens.

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.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate requires staff without an approved medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated to be employed in this program. If you are fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption prior to starting.

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (9/7/2022 6:06 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-26277

Category Education

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.

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