Life Skills Coach - Transition Program
Do you enjoy planning and implementing creative, social activities for young adults? Are you interested in assisting students develop resumes and apply for relevant jobs and internships? Would you like to help positively impact and make a difference in the lives of young adults 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
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Glenholme School provides programs and services for students ages 10-21 with autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s, 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.
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Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
One (1) year of human service experience working with adolescents and young adults required.
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 adolescents and young adults 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, office equipment and driving Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.