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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Recreation Specialist in Westminster, Colorado

Description

Want to apply your creativity skills and get paid?

Want to enjoy the great outdoors while making a difference in children's lives?

Want to provide the opportunities for youth to engage in a variety of recreation and leisure activities?

If you answered yes; read on!

Being a Recreation Specialist has its Advantages!

As a Recreation Specialist at Devereux CO a Residential Facility, you will learn more than you ever thought possible while you work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping kids.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to teach at-risk youth valuable life skills

  • Growth opportunities that allow you to expand your career and your skills

  • Being part of an interactive team that includes; nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!

  • The ability to have influence in our kid’s treatment plans

  • A fun, fast-paced and supportive environment

  • Evidence based and trauma informed practices

  • And you get to spend time mentoring and having fun with kids!

  • Quality Low-Cost Benefits, plus student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires! http://benefits.devereux.org

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado provides programs and services for youth and adolescents with a variety of mental and behavioral health challenges. Located in Westminster, CO, this position is responsible for working with our kids and helping them gain the coping and life skills they need to be successful once they leave Devereux.

Keywords: recreation specialist, recreation, residential, milieu, psychology, social work, youth treatment, autism, therapeutic, high school diploma, GED

What 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 clients

Throughout 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 time

As 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

Qualifications

Education:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required

  • Lifeguard certification preferred, Train the Trainer lifeguard certification desired

  • CPR, First Aid, Train the Trainer certification desired.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

  • Requires one year of experience facilitating recreation programs, intramural sports, aquatics, or fitness and outdoor activities.

  • Experience working with youth and adolescents in a recreation setting. Within a mental health setting is ideal.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, listening)

  • Must have excellent organizational skills including ability to multitask-Demonstrated ability to be creative and resourceful

  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Must be able to complete and provide proof of current influenza vaccination

  • 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.

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. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as 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. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.

  • Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.

  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

Visitbenefits.devereux.orgto see why we are a great place to work!

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

Posted Date 4 days ago (11/20/2020 4:38 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-14803

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time

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