Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Part-Time Residential Instructor (Weekends) in Washington, Connecticut

The Devereux Glenholme School is seeking a dedicated professional to join our team as a Part-Time Residential Instructor. Located in Washington, CT, the Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for students, ages ten to young adults. The program provides a positive atmosphere designed to build competence for students to thrive socially and academically. Our comprehensive learning environment supports the success of students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's, ADHD, OCD, Tourette, depression, anxiety and various learning differences.

Part-Time Schedule:

Flexible weekend shifts (Morning and/or evening) - up to 24 hours per week.**

Under the direction of the Program Supervisor, this position will:

  • Provide varying levels of support, instruction and supervision appropriate to each student's cognitive, emotional, social, and psychological development based on an assessment of each student's abilities, strengths, potential, and learning style.

  • Establish a therapeutic, safe, and productive environment that provides opportunities to maximize pro-social behavior and program participation through flexibility and environmental design.

  • Serve as positive role model while proactively managing group and individual interactions.

  • Prepare, revise and monitor individual students' treatment plans, as well as weekly group lesson plans; and, document interventions, contracts, instructional modifications, and their outcomes, in accordance with established Center procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with parents / guardians, funders, and related contacts.

  • Serve as an integral and active member of the students' treatment team.

Organization Profile

Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

Additional Details

Requirements

To qualify, we require our residential / boarding instructor to:

  • Have a Bachelor degree or Associates degree with one (1) year of related experience preferred.

  • Have a valid state drivers lcense.

  • Be flexible, patient, energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor

  • Have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adults with special needs.

Physical Requirements: Pre-employment physical required. Significant and frequent amounts of walking, sitting, stooping, bending & standing required. Frequent planned, outside activities causing exposure to sunlight and heat. Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes. Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. Good manual dexterity.

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