If helping people is your passion, then you will enjoy making a positive impact and changing lives through this important and critical role!
Being a Community Based Care Professional has its Advantages
As a Community Based Care Professional at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
A passionate and dedicated team of professionals
Full Time & Part Time roles available - 4pm-12am, 12am-8am, and 8am-4pm
Ability to be creative (we encourage it!)
Ability to make a significant impact in our Organization
Industry leading Time off Benefits
A Community Base Care Professional at Devereux is an important and impactful role that provides our clients (children, adolescents, and adults) with the guidance and support they need to lead empowering and fulfilling lives.
The goal of the Community Living Program is to assist and support clients as they become contributing members of their community. Our team members work with the client to develop a support plan that helps the client achieve maximum independence. The plan is designed based on the needs of the client, and incorporates supports that can address challenging behaviors. The Community Living Program is based on the philosophy that all individuals benefit from a challenging environment, and grow and learn through new experiences.
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.
Click on the following link to see
why we are a great place to work : http://benefits.devereux.org .
What is the potential for advancement for Personal Care Staff?
Devereux offers our employees a fantastic opportunity to develop and advance their skills, and we truly want to promote from within. This often means your Supervisors, Coordinators, and Managers have learned and gained their experience starting in this same position you are applying for! We offer the opportunity to learn, grow, and accomplish the extraordinary. There is potential for management opportunities for those who strive to implement our Philosophy of Care and improve the lives of our clients.
If you are highly motivated, thrive in a high energy environment, and working in leading-edge mental health and behavioral healthcare - Devereux is a great place to build your career and professional skills!
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High School Diploma or GED required. Preferred - one year experience working in human services.
The IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, energetic, creative, have excellent communication skills, 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.
Furthermore, in this role there can be 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.
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