Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Residential Director in Rutland, Massachusetts

The Residential Director is responsible for the overall functioning of the program, assures the smooth operation. Develops, administers, and coordinates programming for residential units and programs for the Center. Provides a vision for Program that includes respect, honesty, responsibility, fairness, caring and collaboration.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall functioning of the department/departments.

  • Accountable for staff retention, collaborates effectively with other departments, and conducts effective meetings/supervisions.

  • Creates an environment in which staff and students feel valued and appreciated.

  • Serves as a model of respect, directness, and collaboration in dealings with students, families, and staff.

  • Advocates for the highest quality treatment standards.

  • Improves services so that are better aligned with the Devereux Foundation Philosophy of Care, Devereux Foundation clinical quality standards, Devereux Massachusetts Program Model, evidence-based assessment and treatment, and recognized best practices.

  • Utilizes a systematic process for ongoing quality improvement of the therapeutic milieu in the program.

  • Participates in Quality Management initiatives including but not limited to monthly QM meetings and team specific QI improvement plans.

  • All staff assessments are completed on-time.

  • Supervisor sets clear performance expectations with staff, provides training, and uses prompts, modeling, and management by walking around to promote effective performance.

  • Conducts observations and provides timely feedback and praise or coaching to help staff achieve competency in essential skills.

  • Demonstrates that corrective action and/or development plans are consistently developed, adhered to and appropriate follow-up is taken.

  • Exhibits effective conflict resolution skills and directs team in a fair and supportive manner.

  • Further, demonstrates that human resources policies, procedures, and practices are consistently applied.

  • Demonstrates ability to enhance supervisory / staff communications by documenting that team meetings are conducted and communication occurs consistently with direct reports.

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 7,000 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.

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, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.

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It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.


Job Qualifications:

  • MS or MA in related field required

  • Five years of related supervisory experience with strong treatment orientation and programmatic development experience.

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