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Educational Director

Downingtown, PA

Job Category: Full Time

Posted on February 09, 2018


Do you enjoy leading a collaborative team, utilizing your leadership and behavioral skills while positively affecting children with significant disabilities? Then consider joining Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health!

Being an Educational Director at Devereux has its Advantages.

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • An opportunity for you to use all your skills in our state of the art small facility.Our enrollment is approximately 60 students with a ratio of 5 students to 4 staff.
  • Strong clinical resources-collaboration in a supportive environment.
  • Participation in the design and implementation of applied research.
  • Engagement in data-based decision making at the school and individual student levels.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Center for Autism Research and Educational Services (CARES) school is an approved private day school that provides programs and services for children aged 5-21 with severe autism, intellectual developmental disabilities/violent behaviors who may or may not be able to communicate verbally. Located in Downingtown, PA, this position is responsible for maintaining educational and clinical programs as well as day-to-day operations.

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.


  • Master's Degree required in Special Education, Psychology, or a related field; Doctoral Degree preferred.
  • Certified PA Principal certification or Supervisor of Special Education certification (PDE approved) or eligible for certification.
  • BCBA or BCBA-D certification preferred (or enrolled in a BCBA program).


  • Experience using applied behavior analysis instructional strategies and positive behavior support. Strong understanding of evidence-based practice in autism services, ABA and educational processes.
  • Minimum five (5) years working with individuals with autism in a setting that utilized ABA and PBIS principles.
  • Minimum five (5) years supervising other professionals (teachers, clinicians, and/or other administrators).
  • Excellent leadership skills-ability to facilitate and run meetings.

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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Emily M. Javadpour
National Specialty Recruiter

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