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Are you interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities? Do you want to work somewhere where you KNOW you are making a difference every day?
If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
Being an Behavior Specialist has its advantages
As an Behavior Specialist at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
Paid 2 to 3 week orientation.
Over 5 weeks of paid time off your first year.
Quality Low-Cost Benefits, plus student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires! http://benefits.devereux.org
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 main campus in Red Hook, Dutchess County, NY, this position is responsible for providing direction and mentorship to Residential staff relative to behavioral strategies. The Behavior Specialist reinforces clinical plans and skills through mentorship, and by role modeling effective strategies and skills. They will encourage and reinforce positive behavior, as well as implement creative and corrective procedures to promote growth and development of residents. The Behavior Specialist will aid in training direct care staff in implementation of student plans and will be a certified trainer for residential staff.
All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans, which have been tailored to address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention to ensure the safety of our employees and individuals served. This includes social distancing, increased professional cleaning and sanitizations, daily contact with local health departments, telehealth programs and supporting the physical and financial health of our team members.
Additional efforts made by Devereux during the pandemic:
No furloughs to-date
Outfitting each direct worker with appropriate PPE
Double pay to DSPs working with quarantined individuals
New Rehire benefits (Boomerang campaign)
Other Benefits - Advanced time off, shortened benefits eligibility period, free TeleMed visits
Lastly, recognition efforts to thank our frontline staff for their dedication!
Keyword Search:ADD, ADHD, Autism, Behavior Specialist, Cognitive, CNA, Direct Care, Direct Support, Evenings, Human Services, Overnights, Residential Counselor, Special Needs, Treatment Team
Education : High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Experience : Two years of progressively responsible positions in a residential setting that programs for the same populations (age, diagnosis, etc.)
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. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as 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. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.
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.
Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE
Posted Date 2 months ago (7/27/2020 6:33 PM)
Requisition ID 2020-12896
Category Direct Care
Position Type Full-Time