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Evening Direct Support Professional

Company: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Location: Fitchburg
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

If working in a community setting with boys and girls ages 6-13 years old with intellectual developmental disorders and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders sounds like a rewarding career then look no further!Starting at $16.00 to $18.74 depending on relevent experience and education!With a ratio of 1 staff to 2 students, we are able to offer specialized care to these young people with emphasis on teaching daily living and coping skills.Being a Direct Care Professional at Devereux has its advantages!You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer you the privilege of being able to work really closely with some of the most vulnerable people in our community to build on their strengths and truly make a contribution to improving their lives, as well as:- A fun, fast paced and supportive environment with opportunities to learn and grow in the Behavioral Healthcare field.- Being a part of an interactive team that includes; nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!- The ability to have influence in our kid's treatment plans.- The opportunity to teach at-risk youth valuable life skills.Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - Massachusetts and Rhode Island provides programs and services for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Located in Fitchburg, MA, this position is responsible for the safety and security of all youth as assigned and provides and ensures therapeutic interventions in a compassionate and safe environment.Keywords: Youth Counselor, Direct Care Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Direct Service Worker, Group Care Worker, Direct Care Professional, Residential Counselor, Mental Health Associate, Mental Health Technician, ASDWhat is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic? -At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites
  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs
  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC
  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clientsThroughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. - A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:
    • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members
    • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services
    • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families
    • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of timeAs the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong

Keywords: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Nashua , Evening Direct Support Professional, Other , Fitchburg, New Hampshire

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