Autism Activities Counselor - #156716

Devereux


Date: 02/23/2021 21:30 PM

City: West Chester, Pennsylvania

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Description


Autism Activity Counselor


Position Details



  • Full Time and Part Time work available.


  • Work Hours: We have 3 shifts available 7am-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 perferred


  • Hour rates $$14.75-$16.82


  • Must be at least 21 years of age


  • Must have a valid Driver's License

Still Interested? Please continue reading……


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 Activities Counselor 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.


WE OFFER:



  • 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

As an Autism Activities Counselor, you will be working in one or our Residential Treatment Facilities which specializes in care, treatment and education of children/adolescents diagnosed with Autism. These programs are located in West Chester, PA and offers unique psychosocial programming for children/adolescents 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

Now Offering: Sign-On Bonus= $1,000



  • $350 upon hire + $350 at the completion of 90 days + $300 at the completion of 180 days*

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health PA Children's IDDIDDrvices, located in West Chester, Pennsylvania , provides a variety of assessment, treatment, and educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges.


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 Autism Activities Counselor at Devereux!


Keywords: residential aide, PCA, clasPCAom aide, mental health tech, CNA, chilCNAn, special education, para


What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?


At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:



  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites


  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs


  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC


  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients

Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:



  • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members


  • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services


  • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families


  • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong


Qualifications


High School Diploma required. Education Evaluation required if education was acquired outside the U.S.


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.


Company Overview


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 7,500 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.


Our Culture, Our Expectations


At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.


Competitive Salary and Benefits


In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;



  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.


  • Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.


  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.


  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

Visitbenefits.devereux.orgto see why we are a great place to work!


Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE


Posted Date 8 hours ago (2/22/2021 8:48 AM)


Requisition ID 2021-16268


Category Direct Care


Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time

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