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Residential Counselor (Washington, CT)

Company: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Location: Torrington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Are you interested in making a life-saving difference for children and adolescents? Would you enjoy being part of a team working to change the world for the better?If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!For over 50 years -- The Glenholme School, part of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, has provided a comprehensive residential program and services for children with learning differences and special needs. Located in picturesque Washington, CT the Direct Support Professional position will be part of a cohesive, passionate and dynamic team. The selected candidate will foster Devereux's mission and values of quality care as well as providing top-notch and individualized therapeutic care for our students.We are seeking a Direct Support Professional who has experience with the student population and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children with learning differences and mental health/behavioral challenges. If this describes you, then look no further!Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for a group of up to 12 adolescents (between the ages of 8-21) within the boarding environment
  • Maintain accountability of all students in your group, at all times (including bed checks once students go to sleep, beginning at 9pm)
  • Promote independence by teaching and coaching students through activities of daily living (showering, brushing teeth, chore completion, room cleanliness, etc.)
  • Facilitate activities
  • Effectively implement instruction appropriate to each child's cognitive, emotional, social, and psychological development
  • Manage behavioral incidences within the cottage milieu, utilizing principles of PBIS and the token economy
  • Communicate pertinent information to supervisors, clinicians, behaviorists, nurses, etc.
  • Document shift happenings at the conclusion of the shift
  • Display effective problem-solving skills
  • Promote campus core values of fairness, honesty, respect, responsibility, and kindness
  • Establish a safe, clean, nurturing and productive living environment -Learn more about the Glenholme School from our amazing team! - -Keywords: -hiring immediately, direct care staff, caregiver, social services, behavioral health technician, mental health worker, direct support professional, residential counselor, mentor, role model -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. Learn More: - -#sponsored - -

Keywords: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, New England , Residential Counselor (Washington, CT), Other , Torrington, Northeast

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