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Residential Counselor (Glenmoore, PA)

Location
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
8 Sep 2022

 

SIGN ON BONUS -    $1,000 FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT

 

Devereux Pennsylvania Children's Services (DPACS) Center services 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.  A primary focus throughout the program is the philospohy of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PW-PBIS), a program-wide system of care that promotes and rewards positive behaviors, and prevents negative behaviors, to create safe, supportive living environments.  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.

 

Being a Transportation Driver/Residential Counselor has its Advantages

 

As a Residential Counselor at Devereux's Brook Program, located in Glenmoore, PA, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individual in need.  We offer an environment that is supportive, educational, and clinically focus.  This position will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge about psychiatric diagnosis, behavioral interventions, trauma informed care and work with a clinically based treatment team.

 

JOB SUMMARY:  

 

Provides transportation for assigned clients for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to:  medical appointments, discharge visits, court hearing, recreation activities, and home visits.  Responsible for all documentation required relative to the use of Devereux PA vehicles.  Assist in the movement and delivery of various materials to include client charts, mail, supplies, small medical equipment, etc. as needed.  Observes all traffic rules to include always maintaining a safe speed, signaling, parking in appropriate areas, etc.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Primary responsibilities include providing transportation and driving students, when not providing transportation, you will function as a Direct Support Professional/Residential Counselor

 

Specialized training opportunities including PBIS, ABA, TIC, Safe and Positive Approaches, DBT and IEP

 

Growth and Development opportunities to include Supervisory training for those qualified and showing leadership potential

 

Opportunities to servce on specialized committees and workgroups including PBIS/DBT committees, MERC (internal safety).  Restraint reduction initiatives.  Ad HOc committees by program to address specific program needs.

 

Benefits of this role include:

-Primary responsibilities include providing transportation and driving students, when not providing transportation you will function as a DSP/Residential Counselor with a female population. 

-Specialized training opportunities including PBIS, ABA, TIC, Safe and Positive Approaches, DBT and IEP

-Growth and Development opportunities to include Supervisory training for those qualified and showing leadership potential

-Opportunities to serve on specialized committees and workgroups including PBIS/DBT committees, MERMC (internal safety). Restraint reduction initiatives. Ad Hoc committees by program to address specific program needs.

-Direct interface with all disciplines. Frequent contact with external stakeholders including OCYF, MCOs, local police/fire, parents and many more.

 

Keywords: Mental health, behavioral health, psychology, social work, residential treatment, sociology, human service

 

 

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 visit #covid .

 

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

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Details

  • Job Reference: 706918289-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: DEVEREUX ADVANCED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • Location: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent