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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania

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Are you ready to make a positive impact working directly with individuals with intellectual disabilities? Do you enjoy working in a fun environment that has a positive impact on the community?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

As a Direct Support Professional for Devereux you will:

  • Provide safe and appropriate care for all Pocono Center residents

  • Be responsible for supervision of residents and seeing that their physical, emotional and personal needs are met

  • Assist in hygiene tasks such as showering or toileting

  • Support individuals throughout daily routine, including joining them in community outings

  • Attend in-service training programs to develop skills

  • Perform related duties, special assignments and projects as assigned by coordinator

You deserve to work somewhere that gives back to you! Devereux is proud to offer ASCEND – the first career accelerator program exclusively designed to give behavioral healthcare workers – the career guidance, one-on-one coaching, skills and financial assistance you need to reach your full potential. This program includes 100% of tuition covered (up to fifteen thousand dollars annually for undergraduate and twenty five thousand annually for graduate) and student loan repayment, among other benefits!

Payrates: Starting rates$17.25-19.67 hr depending on education/experience. On-Call $18.75/hr.

Build your own rate up to $19.96/hr (maximum experience and C.N.A.) with the shift differential and our TOB Exchange program!

- Exchange 40 hours of Time Off for an additional .38 cents per hour, or 80 hours for an additional .77 cents per hour!

- Additional $0.30 Evening shift differential, $0.50 Overnight shift differential

- Additional .29 cents per hour is you have an active C.N.A.

Devereux Pocono Center is proud to offer PayActiv ! Get access to up to 50% of your wages before payday!

Being a Direct Support Professional has its advantages

As a Direct Support Professional at Devereux, you’ll work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • 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.

  • Opportunity to teach adults valuable life skills and be a positive role model.

  • Flexible schedules that work with school and family commitments.

  • Quality Low-Cost Benefits, plus student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires (learn more at benefits.devereux.org).

Available Shifts: Full-time, part-time and on-call. Days 7am-3pm, Evenings 3pm-11pm, Overnights 11pm-7am, 9am-2pm, Power weekend (40 hours Friday through Sunday) considered.

Locations: Tobyhanna, Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg, Scranton, Dickson City, Mount Pocono, Newfoundland, Greentown, Cresco and Canadensis.

What are current staff saying?

"My bosses were great, and working with the individuals was very rewarding. The support we gave them and to see the changes in their lives was a testimony in itself."

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pocono Center provides programs and services for adults with developmental disabilities. Located in Newfoundland, PA, this position is responsible for assisting individuals with activities of daily living and promoting growth in the areas of functional skills, personal needs, communication, and personal adjustment.

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Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required, Valid Drivers License required.

One (1) year of human service experience working with children, adolescents, or adults preferred.

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 50 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.

Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

Posted Date 5 days ago (6/10/2024 9:04 AM)

Requisition ID 2024-37809

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.

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