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Do you have what it takes to teach vocational skills to students within pre-vocational and vocation programming sites? if you answered yes, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has a fantastic opportunity for you!
The Vocational Specialist (Coach) is responsible for teaching vocational skills to students within pre-vocational and vocation programming sites and will mentor, teach, coach and provide supervision to multiple students at a work site in addition to completing work orders themselves. In addition to teaching technical job skills, coaches will also help students learn important skills such as effective interpersonal interactions, work ethic, communication, customer service, workplace safety, teamwork and job search/acquisition skills. The coach will be responsible for ensuring that the work assignments for their site are satisfactorily completed.
Administrative duties include but are not limited to student time cards, on-boarding students into the program, documenting treatment plan goals, progress notes, communicating to internal and external team members, resolving student performance issues, documenting and providing performance feedback to students, coordinating services as needed with the Vocational Coordinator.
Schedule: Thursday through Sunday 10am - 8pm
Working at Devereux has its Advantages .
You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.
We offer you the privilege of being able to work really closely with some of the most vulnerable people in our community to build on their strengths and truly make a contribution to an improvement in their lives as well as:
A fun, fast paced and supportive environment with opportunities to learn and grow in the Behavioral Healthcare field.
Being a part of an interactive team that includes; nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!
The ability to have influence in our kid's treatment plans.
The opportunity to teach at-risk youth valuable life skills.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Massachusetts and Rhode Island provides programs and services for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as mental health and behavioral health challenges . Located in Rutland, MA, this position is responsible for the safety and security of all youth as assigned and provides and ensures therapeutic interventions in a compassionate and safe environment.
Keywords: Vocational Coach, Vocational Trainer, 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
EDUCATION : High school diploma or equivalent. Associate's Degree is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Up to one year related experience with special need individuals preferred.
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; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to 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.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!
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.
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 screening required. EOE
Requisition ID 2019-4768
Position Type Full-Time