Do you have a passion to work with children with intellectual, developmental or emotional disorders?
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life?
If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
Being a PRN (As Needed) Direct Support Professional has its Advantages!
You will be offered:
PRN/ On Call position offers flexible scheduling based on YOUR availability!
Easy scheduling of shifts with OnShift mobile App that sends you alerts when available shift are open!
Growth and Promotion Opportunities
Paid Training & Professional Development
Hourly rate of $16.25
Now Offering: Sign-On Bonus= $500
The Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS) center serves children, adolescents and young adults – from birth to age 21 – with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral and emotional disorders. Each year, more than 1,000 children and adolescents receive specialized care, in the environment best suited to the unique challenges they face, all with the goal of providing each child with the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to flourish in their home community.
CIDDS services include: two Approved Private Day schools, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, therapeutic foster care and a full-time residential program.
This position is responsible to:
Establishing and maintaining a therapeutic rapport with children/adolescents
Encourage and provide opportunities for positive peer and social interactions, teaching of social skills, a sense of community, anti-bulling and problem solving
Assisting, supporting and instructing individuals in self-help, coping skills and positive behavioral interventions outlined in a clinical treatment plan
Ensuring individuals are safe, healthy and living in a clean environment.
Planning and implementing positive use of free time through recreational activities and personal leisure skill development
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.
All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans, which have been tailored to address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention to ensure the safety of our employees and individuals served. This includes social distancing, increased professional cleaning and sanitizations, daily contact with local health departments, telehealth programs and supporting the physical and financial health of our team members
Learn More about Being a PRN Youth Care Worker at Devereux!
Keywords: direct support, DSP, elementary, autism, IDD, direct care, psychology, human service, behavioral health
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.
High School Diploma or GED required. Education Evaluation required if education was acquired outside the U.S. Some experience working with children preferred. Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
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 (7/28/2021 11:19 AM)
Requisition ID 2021-19162
Category Direct Care
Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time