Are you interested in making an impact on someone's life? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment that has a positive impact on the community? Do you aspire to become a BCBA?
If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
Being a Behavior Specialist Consultant has its Advantages
As a Behavior Specialist at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.
Devereux Community Services currently has openings for full-time Behavioral Specialist Consultants in Chester County.
The BSC develops, assesses, oversees, implements and monitors individualized Behavior Support Plans(BSPs) of the assigned BHRS child and/or adolescent. Conducts appropriate assessments (including functional behavioral assessments) to develop or modify BSPs, as well as determine the efficacy of each plan through data collection and analyses.Acts as a consultant to the child's team (family, school, and any additional BHRS members, including TSS and MT). Trains team in the necessary intervention techniques so that plans can be correctly implemented and ensures transfer of skills to the child's natural supports in the least restrictive environment. Provides feedback to team and MCO regarding the progress of the child/adolescent.Devereux Behavioral Health Rehabilitation(BHRS) Services are available to residents of Chester County. These services are provided to children and adolescents between the ages of two and 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with the goal of treating the individual in his or her home, school and community. BHRS is a process that strives to create positive outcomes – such as problem solving and coping skills - for the child through a structured and individualized process that is family-centered and culturally competent. Our staff works as a team with the individual's family members to provide them with the tools needed to help the individual succeed in his or her environment. We also seek to build a family's natural supports-their network of social and community relationships (such as teachers, coaches and friends) that can be a source of strength for the child and family.
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Education: Master's degree in psychology, special education, or related human services field required. Licensed in the following: Licensed Behavior Specialist Consultant (LBS); Licensed Social Worker (LSW); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); MFT, Licensed Psychologist.
Experience: Must have strong applied behavior analysis skills and significant experience working with children/adolescents with intellectual disabilities, mental health disorders, and/or autism spectrum disorder. Significant experience writing Positive Behavior support plans and conducting FBAs, and training staff also required. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Requires strong data collection utilizing computer applications. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and change activities quickly. Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Access) and database management. Valid driver's license must be maintained.
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.
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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