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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Habilitation Counselor in Red Hook, New York

Description

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 a Habilitation Counselor has its Advantages

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

  • Paid 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!https://www.mydevereuxbenefits.org/

  • Access to the Savi Student Loan Checkup tool to help you navigate the student loan system – quickly see your repayment plan options and discover potential savings

  • A rewarding experience helping individuals complete daily activities and achieve 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. The Habilitation Counselor performs the important role of helping individuals to maximize their independence and reach their human potential. They will actively participate in the development and implementation of individualized goals/treatment plans and will complete progress assessments designed to track improvements and identify additional areas of need, leading to the individual’s higher quality of life. This position will attend clinical meetings and participate in the reporting out of behavior data for the designated program. They will also confer with individuals to discuss their options and goals so that goals and supports can be developed, and will facilitate and partake in the monthly communication with families/guardians to discuss individuals and complete documentation as required. The Habilitation Counselor will supervise and/or assist individuals in the implementation of program plans, provide for the individuals’ health and physical needs, and provide and ensure a safe environment. Additional skills may be required for site specific roles, including day habilitation, medical support, program activity, or overnight support.

Salary: $17.50+ per hour; increases depending on education and experience.

You deserve to work somewhere that gives back to you! Devereux is proud to offer ASCEND – the first career accelerator program exclusively designed to give behavioral healthcare workers – the career guidance, one-on-one coaching, skills and financial assistance you need to reach your full potential. This program includes tuition assistance and student loan repayment, among other benefits!

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Qualifications

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in the areas of Education, Psychology, Sociology or Social Work or related or the equivalent experience required.

EXPERIENCE: Previous experience preferred (not required) working with individuals with psychological, emotional and/or behavioral disorders, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and/or autism spectrum disorders. Ability to manage multiple tasks. Proficient communication skills. Proficient computer skills (Proficient in Outlook, SharePoint, EHR, Microsoft Office). Valid driver’s license must be maintained.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to administer CPR. Ability to administer first aid. Ability to properly administer physical interventions as trained to maintain the safety of individuals supported. 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 3 months ago (11/27/2023 4:25 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-34019

Category Direct Care

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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