Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

 

Job Category:

Other

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

06793

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Life Skills Instructor/Coach

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Washington, Connecticut

Posted: 11/12/2018

Life Skills Instructor/Coach
Do you enjoy planning and implementing creative, fun recreational and social activites for young people? Are you interested in teaching and coaching social development and life skills to adolescents? Would you like to help positively impact and make a difference in the lives of adolescentes with special needs?
If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
Being a Life Skills Instructor/Coach at Devereux has its Advantages.
You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
- Working with a supportive team with an energized atmosphere
-Opportunity to expand your existing teaching and coaching skills
-Competitive salary
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Glenholme School provides programs and services for students ages 10-21 with autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's, ADHD, OCD, Tourettes, depression, anxiety, and various learning differences. Located in Washington, CT, this position is responsible for providing various level of support, instructions and supervision appropriate to each students' cognitive, emotional, social and psychological development based on an assessment of each students' abilities, strengths, potential and learning style.
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; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to 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.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical (including medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.
Click here to see why we are a great place to work! http://benefits.devereux.org.

Keywords: Youth Counselor, Direct Care Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Direct Service Worker, Group Care Worker, Direct Care Professional, Residential Counselor, Life Skills Coach / Instructor, Mental Health Technician, mental health, non profit, social services, counselor, psychology, human services, social worker, behavioral health

Bachelor'sDegree required in relevant field.

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

The IDEAL candidate will... Be 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 have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid driving license.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education or other related human services field is required.

  • Prior experience preferred working with adolescents in a therapeutic boarding school, behavioral health, human services, or residential environment is preferred.

Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes.

Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature.

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