Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Autism Support Staff in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Job Summary:

Devereux Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS) serves children, adolescents and young adults from birth to 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, as well as behavioral and emotional disorders.

CIDDS services include two Approved Private Day Schools, community-based mental health services, community based employment training and social skills training, therapeutic foster care and a full-time residential program.

One of our specialty treatment programs is *Devereux's Short Term Autism Intensive Residential Services Program (STAIRS). * STAIRS is a unique short-term psychosocial rehabilitation unit for children who have an autism spectrum disorder with particularly challenging behaviors and have not responded to traditional mental health services due to cognitive limitations or medical complexities.

We are currently seeking Full Time and Part Time ABA Instructional Coordinators to provide assistance to the Special Education Teacher and Treatment Manager in planning and implementing educational and behavioral programs for individuals with Autism, and provide instruction using ABA (applied behavior analysis) with the goals of behavior extinction.

Devereux STAIRS is currently seeking Full Time & Part Time ABA Instructional Staff that will be based in West Chester, PA. This position will provide you excellent clinical training in the areas of Functional Behavior Assessment, implementation of ABA, working closely with Behavioral Analyst, SPED Teachers and Clinical Psychologist.

A plus for those currently seeking supervision hours for BCBA certification!

  • Assist in establishing a classroom environment that is conductive to maximum learning by maintaining structure and guiding students to socially appropriate behavior.

  • Supervises students and is responsible for their welfare, safety, and location at all times, including arrival and dismissal.

  • Utilizes and implements Functional Communication Training, reinforcement systems, visual systems,

error correction strategies, and social skills plans.

  • Implements skill acquisition and behavioral reduction programs individually and in small groups as directed by the Special Education Teacher

  • Implements class activities as outlined in class schedules and directed by the Special Education Teacher.

  • Performs ongoing data collection and record keeping as directed by the Special Education Teacher.

We offer Excellent Benefits - check them out:

Key Words: Autism, ABA, BCBA, behavior interventions, applied behavior analysis

Additional Details

The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.

It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Organizational Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health. We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are 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.


  • Education and Experience-*Bachelor’s Degree with some experience working directly with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Knowledge and experience with ABA preferred.

*The IDEAL candidate will... *Be empathetic, 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 be able to complete required new hire orientation class, have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with special needs and possess a valid license.

Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eyewear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.