Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Paraprofessional in Westminster, Colorado

Want to work Monday through Friday 7am-4pm?

Want to make a difference in the lives of kids?

Does helping to educate the next generation appeal to you?

Want to give back to your community?

If you answered yes, then read on!

Being a Paraprofessional has its Advantages!

As a Paraprofessional at Devereux, you will learn more than you ever thought possible while you work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping kids. We offer:

  • The opportunity to teach at-risk youth valuable life skills

  • Being part of an interactive team that includes; nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!

  • The ability to have influence in our kid’s treatment plans

  • A fun, fast-paced and supportive environment

  • Evidence based and trauma informed practices

  • And you get to spend time mentoring and having fun with kids!

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado provides programs and services for youth and adolescents with a variety of mental and behavioral health challenges. Located in Westminster, CO, this position is responsible for working with our kids and helping them gain the coping and life skills they need to be successful once they leave Devereux.

Want to learn more about being a Paraprofessional? Click here:http://learn.devereux.org/rjp/Cleo/CleoWallace-RJP-Direct-Care-2014.pdf 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.

Learn more about our benefits here

: https://learn.devereux.org/benefits/Overview-Summary/Colorado%20Benefit%20Summary.pdf Did you know Devereux is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program? If you become a Devereux employee, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness – click here for more details: https:// studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service Keywords: direct care, mental health worker, autism, classroom managment, teaching assistant, high school diploma, GED

Requirements

Education:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required

  • Bachelors degree is preferred

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a minimum of 21 years of age

  • Excellent communication, relationship management and multi-tasking skills are necessary to see success in this position

  • Experience with children and adolescents is preferred

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