Autism Residential Activities Counselor (*New Rates*)

Devereux West Chester , PA 19388

Posted 2 months ago

Description

Autism Residential Activities Counselor

Position Details

  • Full Time and Part Time work available.

  • Work Hours: We have 3 shifts available 7am-3pm; 2pm-10pm or 10pm-8am

  • Work Schedule for Full Time is 5 days per week-includes weekend rotation (40 hours per week)

  • Work Schedule for Part Time-every other weekend (16 hours every 2 weeks) You can pick up additional shifts

  • Educational Requirements:At least a High School Diploma

  • Experience Required: 1 year of child care experience-Autism experience strongly preferred

  • New Hourly rates $15.25 - $17.39

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must have a valid Driver's License

Still Interested? Please continue reading

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity working with children with special needs?

Do you want to join a multi-disciplinary team with a strengths-based approach, emphasizing applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports?

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

Being an Autism Residential Activities Counselor at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need providing supervision and care in the residential treatment setting.

WE OFFER:

  • Stable and nationally recognized employer

  • Full-Time/Part-Time employment options

  • Benefit Eligibility after 30 Days of Full Time Employment (1st day of the 1st pay period after 30 days)

  • Paid Training & Professional Development

  • Growth and Promotion Opportunities

  • Team Oriented Environment

As an Autism Residential Activities Counselor, you will be working in one or our Residential Treatment Facilities which specializes in care, treatment and education of children/adolescents diagnosed with Autism. These programs are located in West Chester, PA and offers unique psychosocial programming for children/adolescents who have an autism spectrum disorder with particularly challenging behaviors and have not responded to traditional mental health services due to cognitive limitations or medical complexities. In this role you will:

  • Provide supervision and a safe environment to children/adolescents assigned to you during your shift

  • Assist children/adolescents with bathing, dressing, eating and participating in activities/social events

  • Provide behavior intervention, follow approved behavior plans and implement positive praise and direction

  • De-escalate unsafe or inappropriate behaviors or responses

  • Support and coach life skills and educational goals and activities

  • Document progress and daily responses to intervention in medical records

Now Offering: Sign-On Bonus= $1,000

  • $350 upon hire + $350 at the completion of 90 days + $300 at the completion of 180 days*

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health PA Children's IDDIDDrvices, located in West Chester, Pennsylvania , provides a variety of assessment, treatment, and educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges.

Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate's understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans, which have been tailored to address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention to ensure the safety of our employees and individuals served. This includes social distancing, increased professional cleaning and sanitizations, daily contact with local health departments, telehealth programs and supporting the physical and financial health of our team members

Learn More about Being a Autism Activities Counselor at Devereux!

Keywords: residential aide, PCA, clasPCAom aide, mental health tech, CNA, chilCNAn, special education, para

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visithttps://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.

Qualifications

High School Diploma required. Education Evaluation required if education was acquired outside the U.S.

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 75-100 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.

Posted Date 1 day ago (9/3/2021 2:28 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-19827

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time

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