Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

  • Retention Specialist

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/10/2019 3:20 PM)
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    Do you have experience working in a mental health facility?

    Are you a leader who enjoys teaching and coaching others?

    Looking to share your knowledge and lead staff to their next promotion?

    Want to help improve stability and safety across the Devereux Colorado campus?


    If you answered yes, then Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado may be the place for you! 


    Being a Retention Specialist has its Advantages

    As a Retention Specialist at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:


    -Training and development

    -An environment where you can to be an active decision maker

    -A role where you can be innovative and contribute to programs across the facility

    -A fun, fast-paced and supportive environment


    The Retention Specialist supports the success of direct care professionals in their role throughout the onboarding process. This includes facilitating a positive experience from day one through 90 days of employment to support the learning, development, performance, and acculturation of new employees. Assist the new employee in navigating their new role and relationships. The Retention Specialist also collaborates with seasoned employees to facilitate the welcome and acceptance of new members of the team. The retention specialist will perform formal and informal observations in the milieu, provide coaching and feedback to new employees, and share progress with the supervisor. Works in coordination with Managers to develop the competence and confidence necessary to be successful in the DCP role. Position may also provide periodic coaching to other staff identified as needing additional support. Must be available to work evening and weekend shifts with flexibility for day shifts as needed. Position is NOT included in ratio.


    Learn more about our benefits here:




    • High School Diploma or GED required
    • Bachelor's degree in related field is preferred


    • Must have previous direct care experience in a mental health facility
    • Proficient and comfortable with technology, including Microsoft Office applications, Radar and Profiler, and learning systems.
    • Must have clear and effective written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal abilities.
    • Strong organizational and time management expertise is required.
    • Ability to work on multiple assignments and prioritize tasks accordingly.
    • Ability to lead and influence people by example, and effectively provide constructive feedback is needed.
    • Comfortable dealing with complex issues, and ability to remain regulated while continuing instruction during intense situations.

    Company Overview

    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 welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - 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, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.


    Visit to see why we are a great place to work!


    The employment policies of Devereux 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.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.


    Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE


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