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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Overview

Villanova, PA
5001 to 10000 employees
1912
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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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 ... Read more

Mission: Our mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential in people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

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  • "The most rewarding professional experience of my life. Devereux Colorado."

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    Former Employee - Direct Care Professional, Program Manager, Program Director in Westminster, CO
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    I worked at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This job is not for the faint of heart. Devereux accepts the challenge of treating the most abused and desperate kids in the country, those who everyone else has turned their back on, and instead of thanks, appreciation and understanding, often get unbelievably unfair ridicule. I spent nine years as a direct care professional/mental health worker and eight as an administrator at Devereux and owe more to that company than I can ever repay. You get the chance to impact the lives of kids and families and build lifelong friendships with coworkers at the same time. Again, this isn't a day care or boarding school for troubled children. It is a high end residential treatment center that will stretch you physically, spiritually and emotionally. You will experience unbelievable success, as well as gut wrenching failure. That's the truth and it takes nothing less than complete commitment, work ethic, courage and positivity to succeed. If you really want to do the tough work and make a real difference in someone's life, I guarantee you an amazing experience. Direct care specifically, is and I can't help believe always will be, the best job of my life.

    "The greatest opportunity life has to offer is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing."
    Theodore Roosevelt

    This is a great job if you are looking for that opportunity.

    Cons

    It can be dangerous. Children who have experienced severe abuse can be volatile. (Understandably so). It doesn't pay that great. (Mental Health funding is abysmal, write your congressman.) But again, that really isn't the point. As someone once said to me early on, "You'll never be rich, but you'll never be unemployed." The buildings are old, (See Mental Health funding in America) and can sometimes be messy and stinky. (They do house around 100, 10-18 year olds 24/7/365...) This job isn't for everyone. In fact, it isn't for most people. It can be exhausting dealing with the negativity of people who aren't cut out for the work.

    Advice to Management

    You are amazing. Keep fighting the good fight.

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

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    The hiring process seemed a little over the top. I had two interviews that lasted over 30 minutes each and I'm still not sure if I got the job.

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    • They asked numerous situational questions about how I would handle certain situations and what kind of management style I thought I had.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • We are proud to announce we have a name change and refined brand promise. We are now Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Learn more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIrRL

    LEADING THE INDUSTRY: - Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

    Villanova, PA - April 21, 2016 - Devereux, one of the nation's oldest and largest providers of behavioral healthcare, announced today a name change and an expanded brand promise. Effective immediately, the organization will be known as Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Awards & Accolades

  • Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation, American Diabetes Association, 2017
  • Leaders in Supporting & Serving LGBT Families, Human Rights Campaign, 2017
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