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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Adult Services Direct Support Professional in Sterling, Massachusetts

Description

If working within a community setting with intellectually and developmentally disabled adults (over the age of 22) where YOU can make a difference sounds like a rewarding career then consider a position with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

We are in seach of on-call Direct Support Professionals for all of our adult programs, which include locations in Leominster, Sterling, and Templeton. You may be able to work at one program, two, or all three!

Through our residential and placement services in the community, we help individuals learn the skills needed for independent living and making meaningful life choices. Supportive settings in comfortable home environments ensure that individuals have access to services that are appropriate to their developmental level and cognitive, emotional and social abilities.

As a Direct Support Professional, you will assist in the planning and implementation of group home services for assigned clients, and be responsible for the safety and security of all clients in assigned group homes. You will also provide therapeutic interventions as necessary. Responsibilities may include managing chores & room care, meals, medication administration, recreation activities, facilitating peer interactions & socialization, working on their treatment goals, and providing transportation for clients, families, or others as assigned.

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.

  • Facilitating proper medical care including medication administration for clients.

  • Assisting clients in daily living activities including health & personal management, achieving personal goals, recreation, and daily household living.

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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.

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 11:16 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-20054

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time

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