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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional - Transportation in Rutland, Massachusetts

Description

Are you interested in working for a human service agency where the sky is the limit for growth potential?

Do you enjoy working with children and adults in need and making a difference in their lives?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

$16/hour

Full-time dayshift, flexible schedule from 8-4pm

Being a Direct Support Professional Transporter Staff has many advantages!

As a Direct SupportProfessional Transporter at Devereux, you will be a critical part of a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated experts who share your passion for helping children and adults in need.The primary responsibility for this position is to maintain a nurturing environment within the centers nursing department that is conducive to healthy and therapeutic emotional healing and growth of children and adults. Provide transportation to and from medical appointments.

We offer: A comprehensive benefit package, paid training, student tuition assistance, and opportunities for professional growth. Every day you will have the opportunity to:

  • Actively assist children with their individualized plans for daily living

  • Ensure our individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean, compassionate and therapeutic environment

  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet children’s social, emotional, physical and personal needs

  • Plan and participate in community outings

  • Schedule and transport children to doctor’s appointments and other important activities

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health – Massachusetts' main campus is in Rutland, MA. This position will be based out of Rutland, MA.

We provide special education and treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with emotional, behavioral, intellectual and developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and co-occurring mental health and behavioral health disorders. The emphasis at Devereux is to teach, coach and support our students to learn daily living skills, coping skills and social skills while staying active and having fun.

You will add value by:

Maintaining a safe and therapeutic treatment environment that meets the physical, emotional, and personal needs of program clients while improving functioning and minimizing interfering behaviors.

Providing client documentation to include shift reports, incident reports, and individual progress notes.

Keywords: Youth Counselor, Direct Care Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Direct Service Worker, Group Care Worker, Direct Care Professional, Residential Counselor, Mental Health Associate, Mental Health Technician, ASD, Transportation, transport, drive, driving, commute,

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites

  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs

  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC

  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients

Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:

  • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members

  • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services

  • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families

  • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older

  • High School Diploma/GED required, Higher education would be eligible for additional compensation

  • Valid driver's license

  • Ability to complete 2 weeks of paid orientation training, Monday - Friday from 8-4pm

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approaches

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 (11/17/2022 10:23 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-27578

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time

Remote No

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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