Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional in League City, Texas
Devereux League City, Texas is seeking candidates for the 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. day shift position of Direct Support Professional.
As a Direct Support Professional in this program, you will provide intensive supervision and treatment of the youth, with the goal of teaching them to conduct themselves appropriately in various settings, learn to protect against victimization, and to develop skills in adaptive behaviors that will promote healthy functioning.
As a Direct Support Professional, you will be expected to actively assist your assigned clients in the participation, involvement and routine of their individualized program. Examples include but are not limited to: Ensures Individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean environment; Assists and supports in the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs of Individuals; Assists, supports, and instructs Individuals in self-help skills designed to encourage independence; Accompanies Individuals on community life outings, medical appointments, and other activities, as indicated; Other duties include: meal preparation, room care and personal hygiene;
Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.
The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.
For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.
It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.
Keywords: ADHD, ADD, ABA, adolescents, Asperger’s, at-risk , autism, autistic, behavior, behavioral health, interventions, behavior modification, criminal justice, crisis intervention, direct care, direct support,
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High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
One (1) year previous experience in a Psychiatric facility preferred.
Must have a valid TX Driver's License.
Must be able to attend one week of mandatory classroom training.
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 eight days of 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.