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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Youth Advocate 3rd Shift in Washington, Connecticut

Description

Are you interested in making a life-saving difference for children and adolescents? Would you enjoy being part of a team working to change the world for the better?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

In response to the humanitarian crisis at America’s ports of entry, Devereux will be providing short-term shelter care services for unaccompanied children who have come to the United States without a parent or legal guardian. Devereux will provide extremely high-quality, trauma-informed residential and educational services for unaccompanied children, with intense supports for their social and emotional health. We will also ensure they receive excellent and immediate physical healthcare including pediatric, dental and nutritional supports for every child.

Devereux’s ultimate goal is to ensure every unaccompanied child who receives our services is successfully and quickly discharged into the loving care of their family sponsor and, during the short time they are with us, have received best-in-class medical, therapeutic, recreational and educational services designed specifically to address the traumas they have sustained during, and often before, their migration journey. This is a very high benchmark to set, but we have already begun partnering with leading legal defense nonprofits to ensure children in our care have access to the finest immigration advocates and supports our country offers.

Being a Bilingual Youth Care Professional working Overnight Shift has many advantages

As a BilingualYouth Care Professional– Overnight at Devereux, you will be a critical part of a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated experts who share your passion for helping children in need. We offer: A comprehensive benefit package, paid training, student tuition assistance, and opportunities for professional growth. Every day you will have the opportunity to:

  • Actively assist children with their individualized plans for daily living

  • Ensure our individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean, compassionate and therapeutic environment

  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet children’s social, emotional, physical and personal needs

  • Plan and participate in community outings

  • Shop for necessities such as food, clothing and household items

  • Schedule and transport children to doctor’s appointments and other important activities

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health CT provides programs and services for children, and adolescents. Bilingual Youth Care Workers staff the Short-term Shelter program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The primary responsibility for this position is to maintain a nurturing environment within the program that is conducive to healthy and therapeutic emotional healing and growth of children who have experienced trauma. This full-time position reports to the Shift Supervisor. Twenty percent of the children will need long-distance transport (36 hours average), and twenty percent of the children will need transport for legal needs (average 4 hours) and dental/specialty medical (average 4 hours).

Keywords: Youth Care Professional Direct Support Professional, driver, transportation, transportation services, behavioral health, mental health, direct care worker, mentor, youth counselor, direct care professional, personal attendant, group care worker, residential counselor, behavioral health technician, mental health technician, mental health associate, children, adolescents, Direct Care Staff, caregiver, child services, child welfare, human services, bilingual, spanish, overnight

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

The IDEAL candidate will...

  • Be 21 years of age or older (required)

  • Have a minimum of an Associates degree with 2 years of relevant experience or preferably a Bachelors degree with relevant experience

  • Have a valid driver's license

  • Be empathetic and have a team approach to care for our individuals

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

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

  • Be able to attend ten days of in-house orientation on weekdays

  • Be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approaches

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.

Posted Date 3 months ago (7/21/2021 12:36 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-19025

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time

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