Do you enjoy planning, implementing and assessing creative fun, recreational and social activities for young people? Are you interested in teaching and coaching social development and life skills to adolescents? Would you like to help positively impact and make a difference in the lives of adolescents with special needs?
If you answered YES to either of these questions, we invite you to consider joining Devereux Glenholme School!
Being a Life Skills Coach / Instructor has its Advantages-
As a Life Skills Coach / Instructor at the Glenholme School, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
- Working with a supportive team with energized atmosphere
- Opportunity to expand your existing teaching and coaching skills
- Competitve salary and benefits
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Glenholme School provides programs and services for students ages 10 to 21 with autism spectrum disorders, including Aspereger's, ADHD, OCD, Tourette, depression, anxiety and various learning differences. Located in Washington, CT, this position is responsible for facilitating group activities to students and providing guidance and support to them in their day-to-day activities before or after their school program.
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 disabilites, 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 7,000 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.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies, and a 403 (b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid, vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.
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The IDEAL candidate will... Be 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 have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid driving license.
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education or other related human services field is required.
Prior experience preferred working with adolescents in a therapeutic boarding school, behavioral health, human services, or residential environment is preferred.
Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes.
Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature.