Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Special Education Teacher Aide in Rutland, Massachusetts

Description

Does working in a challenging academic program while simultaneously focusing on therapeutic issues sound like the career for you?

If you answered yes, then working as a teacher's aide at our Rutland campus is the team for you to join!

$1,000 Sign on Bonus

We have an exciting opportunity for you at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in Rutland, Massachusetts! We are seeking Teachers' Aides in our Devereux school. You could be a part of an exceptional team of teachers, aides, clinicians, speech and language pathologists, and occupational therapists. You will be supporting the needs of students in grades K-12 and beyond, as they work towards diplomas and learn vocational, transitional, and social-emotional skills. Our beautiful location brings together students who live on campus with students who are living at home. The special education they receive is the foundation that weaves the services together into a unified whole, making the Teachers’ Aide role a crucial part in helping students build skills and being successful in our self-contained classrooms.

Our students have typically experienced multiple academic failures, most often resulting from a wide variety of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. We utilize and train our staff with principles from PBIS, DBT, and Trauma-informed care to support the students' needs in a learning environment.

We offer staff the resources to be successful in their role and provide them with opportunities for growth within the organization. After just six months full time Teachers' Aides at Devereux receive access to tuition assistance and Loan Forgiveness Programs, as well as a supportive leadership team that works to promote them in their growth. We are shaped by growing Servant Leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives within our school.

Devereux requires all individuals to interview for a position involving contact with children and to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

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

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

Job Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • Valid Drivers License

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or High-school diploma with relevant human services experience required .

  • Previous experience preferred (not required) working with individuals under 21 with psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and/or autism spectrum disorders.

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 IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete required new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid license.

Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eyewear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

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.

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 (11/16/2022 9:36 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-27544

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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