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HYPE Mentor 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location AZ Outpatient Services Maricopa  
Open Date 3/21/2018  
Req Number DIR-18-00989  

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona is seeking an energetic, talented, and dedicated individual to be our Mentor with our HYPE program in Phoenix! HYPE stands for Helping Youth Participate and Excel, this program is a transition aged youth program that works on building independent living skills in conjunction with working with the Phoenix Zoo on vocation skills! This program is designed to work with adolescents preparing to turn 18 years old. The youth learn how to run a group, how to set group norms, peer mentorship, leadership skills, and how to give back to their communities.

What are we looking for in our HYPE Mentor?

An individual with experience working with at risk youth/teens (15-17 years old) who can build trust and find connections. Most importantly creativity, energetic, and someone who enjoys working outside with animals! This role requires you to have strong documentation skills, but also adapt to different project the Phoenix zoo identifies for the program.

Position is Tuesday – Saturday, Saturdays are spent OUTDOORS completing physical activities!

Job Duties:

  • Work 1:1 with teens to develop independent living skills such as apply for jobs, writing papers, and developing social skills
  • Build relationships with clients and their families to increase progress within the program
  • Work with clients to prepare them for court dates, how to advocate for themselves
  • Working outside to complete projects with the Phoenix zoo (i.e. working on exhibits, building enclosures)
  • Attends all HYPE related events with enrolled clients, attend CFT meetings, medication checks upon request, and complete all required documentation

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 7,000 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.

Click on the following link to see why we are a great place to work:

Keywords: youth mentor, BHT, behavioral health technician, youth leader, vocational

Position Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED required, bachelor’s degree preferred
  • One (1) year of experience working with at risk youth and teens
  • Previous experience with HYPE programs strongly desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable with outdoor activities, active projects, and working with animals
  • Must possess an AZ Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card, or ability to obtain one
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Job Summary Tuesday - Saturday Schedule. Pay rate starts at $12.98/hr  
Contact Information Ruby Samsing  
About the Organization The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

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

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