Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity working with children with special needs?
Do you want to join a multi-disciplinary team with a strengths-based approach, emphasizing applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports?
If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
Being an Autism Support Professional at Devereux has its Advantages
You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need providing supervision and care in the residential treatment setting.
-Stable and nationally recognized employer
-Full-Time/Part-Time employment options
- Benefit Eligibility after 30 Days of Full Time Employment (1st day of the 1st pay period after 30 days)
-Paid Training & Professional Development
-Growth and Promotion Opportunities
-Team Oriented Environment
Now Offering: Sign-On Bonus= $1,000 and up to $2,000 * $350 upon hire + $350 at the completion of 90 days + $300 at the completion of 180 days * An additional $1,000 can be earned by completing the following requirements within 5 business days of accepting a job offer. ( FBI clearance receipt, child abuse clearance receipt, health physical, Mantoux test results, proof of education, and all other post-offer document)
*New Hourly rates $15.25-$17.39
Full Time and Part Time work available
One to One working with a child with a autism diagnoses and challenging behaviors
Work Hours: We have3 shiftsavailable7am-3pm; 2pm-10pm or 10pm-8am
Work Schedule for Full Time is 5 days per week-includes weekend rotation (40 hours per week)
Work Schedule for Part Time-every other weekend (16 hours every 2 weeks) You can pick up additional shifts
Educational Requirements: At least a High School Diploma
Experience Required: 1 year of child care experience-Autism experience strongly preferred
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must have a valid Driver’s License
As an Autism Support Professional, you will be working in one of our specialty treatment programs- Devereux's Short Term Autism Intensive Residential Services Program (STAIRS). STAIRS is located in West Chester, PA and is a unique short-term psychosocial rehabilitation unit for children who have an autism spectrum disorder with particularly challenging behaviors and have not responded to traditional mental health services due to cognitive limitations or medical complexities. In this role you will:
Provide supervision and a safe environment to children/adolescents assigned to you during your shift
Assist children/adolescents with bathing, dressing, eating and participating in activities/social events
Provide behavior intervention, follow approved behavior plans and implement positive praise and direction
De-escalate unsafe or inappropriate behaviors or responses
Support and coach life skills and educational goals and activities
Document progress and daily responses to intervention in medical records
Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The DianaScreen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.
Learn More about Being a Direct Support Professional at Devereux!
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.
Keywords: residential aide, PCA, classroom aide, mental health tech, CNA, children, special education, para
High School Diploma or GED required
One (1) year of human service experience working with children with autism preferred.
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 2 months ago (7/30/2021 3:40 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-19206
Category Direct Care
Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time