Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health School Teachers Aide in Fitchburg in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Does working in a challenging academic program while simultaneously focusing on therapeutic issues sound like the career for you?
If you answered yes, then working as a teacher's aide at our Devereux CARES school in Fitchburg, MA is the job for you!
$1,000 Sign on Bonus!
Monday - Friday 8-4pm, all public school holidays off with paid leave
Starting at $15.64/hour
The Devereux CARES (Center for Autism Research and Education Services) School in Fitchburg, MA is a small private special education school that supports students ages 8- 22 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental disabilities, dual diagnoses, and social skills deficits. Our primary goal is to teach functional and pro-social skills that can be easily generalized to the student’s community and home. There is a strong emphasis on functional communication and skill acquisition using Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support. At The CARES School, students learn academic, social, daily living, independent living skills, as well as community and vocational skill development.
Our classroom structure is designed to match students’ needs. Through an interdisciplinary approach, an individual plan is designed for each student. Our school is prepared to meet the academic requirements of local educational agencies, as well other states where our clients are from. Our curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and coordinated through a collaborative working relationship with referring school districts. Flexibility in academic programming and creativity to meet students’ needs is the strength of our organization.
Being a Teacher's Aide at Devereux has its Advantages
You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.
As a Teacher's Aide, 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 an improvement in 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 an influence on our kids' treatment plans.
The opportunity to teach at-risk youth valuable life skills.
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What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visithttps://jobs.devereux.org/#covid.
Full-Time Benefits include (but are not limited to):
24 personal days off/year
8 sick days/year
Blue Cross Insurance & High Deductible plans available
FSA or HSA
Cigna Dental plans
Davis Vision plans
Pet Insurance plans
3% automatic contribution to 403b retirement account (TIAA Financial) after a year of service & discretionary 2% match
Free Life Insurance up to 2x annual salary –
Free Health Advocacy Services
5 free Carebridge counseling sessions
3-5 free wellness coaching sessions through NY Life
$5,000 reimbursement for diagnosis and ABA services for Autism Spectrum Disorders
$150 Gym membership reimbursement
AT&T Mobile Discount
Discounts on Hotels, Rental Cars, Theme Parks, Electronics & more!
ASCEND - Tuition Program You deserve to work somewhere that gives back to you! Devereux is proud to offer ASCEND – the first career accelerator program exclusively designed to give behavioral healthcare workers – the career guidance, one-on-one coaching, skills and financial assistance you need to reach your full potential. This program includes 100% of tuition covered (up to fifteen thousand dollars annually for undergraduate and twenty-five thousand dollars annually for graduate) and student loan repayment, among other benefits!
Must be 21 years of age or older
Driver’s license is required
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or High-school diploma with relevant human services experience required. Academic studies in the areas of psychology, sociology, social work, and education are highly desirable.
Previous experience preferred (not required) working with individuals under 21 with psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and/or autism spectrum disorders.
Orientation: 2 weeks Monday - Friday, 8AM - 4PM
Diana Screening Assessment
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.
Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.
Posted Date 3 weeks ago (5/18/2023 5:03 PM)
Requisition ID 2023-30787
Position Type Full-Time
The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.
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