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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Weekend Residential Counselor in Rutland, Massachusetts

Description

If working within a group home setting with girls with psychological, emotional, behavioral, and/or substance related challenges emphasizing community integration sounds like a position you feel passionately about then this rewarding career is for you!

The program provides services for youth with varying diagnostic presentations including, mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, disruptive behavior disorder, reactive attachment disorder and feathers of borderline personality disorder. These girls also may present with a range of cognitive functioning from mild intellectual disabilty to above average intelligence. This program model uses dialectial behavior therapy that has been adapted for adolescents and for brief intervention.

Being a Direct Care Professional 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 very closely with some of the most vulnerable people in our community to build on their strengths and truly make a contribution to improving 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 an influence on our kids' 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 complex mental health and behavioral 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.

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. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visithttps://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.

Qualifications

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or High-school diploma with relevant human services experience required. Academic studies in the areas of psychology, sociology, social work, and education are highly desirable.

  • 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.

  • Drivers license required.

  • Must be able to attend a 2 week paid orientation, which runs Monday-Friday, 9AM to 5PM.

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.

Posted Date 1 month ago (9/20/2021 11:11 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-20048

Category Direct Care

Position Type Part-Time

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