Direct Support Professional – All Shifts

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Job title: Direct Support Professional – All Shifts

Company: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Job description: Description

Do you want to make a positive change in the lives of children & youth? Do you want to improve the lives of others?

At Devereux as a Direct Support Professional, you will impact the individuals you are working with by unlocking their full potential on a daily basis.

Every day as a Direct Support Professional you will…

  • Ensure the individuals you are working with are safe
  • Engage in daily activities such as ADL’s, Recreational, and Social Activities with individuals
  • Address and redirect inappropriate behavior of individuals you are working with
  • Implement treatment plan goals and objectives

You will be offered:

  • Opportunities to learn and grow in the behavioral health and human services fields.
  • Fun, fast-paced supportive environment where you can participate in the treatment planning process.
  • Opportunities to teach youth valuable life skills and be a positive role model.
  • Quality Low-Cost Benefits, student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period

Available Shifts:7am-3pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-8am

Payrates: $16.50-$19.06/hr (based on experience and education)

Sign On Bonus: FT=$1,000/PT=$500

Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services (DPACS) center serves children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges and disorders. Located in West Chester and Malvern Pennsylvania, services provided include psychiatric residential treatment (PRTF), residential treatment (RTF), acute inpatient psychiatric hospital (AIP), assessment services, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, and approved private school educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges often associated with experiencing some level of trauma in their lives.

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. Learn More: .

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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.

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.

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 eye-wear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Expected salary: $16.5 – 19.06 per hour

Location: West Chester, PA

Job date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:50:40 GMT

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