heroes: Teachers and nurses honored in May
Advanced Behavioral Health employs nearly 250 teachers/special education
teachers and more than 300 nurses who make a significant impact on the lives of
tens of thousands of children, adolescents and adults – and family members --
served by the organization.
Devereux strives to recognize all employees year-round, it’s especially
gratifying to focus on these critical contributors during the following
national annual observances:
- National Nurses Week: May 6-12
- Teacher Appreciation
these weeks, hospitals, schools – and Devereux locations across the country – will
recognize and show their appreciation for nurses and teachers. At Devereux, we’ll
also post special messages about these amazing individuals on our Twitter, Facebook Careers and LinkedIn pages.
nurses and teachers are the epitome of our mission – to unlock and nurture
human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive
differences,” said Devereux Vice President of Human Resources Tim Dillon. “We could not do the work
we do without their valuable contributions, and we’re so proud to have such
committed professionals on our team. They are literally life-changing for the
children, adolescents and adults we care for every day.”
more about these nationally recognized weeks …
National Nurses Week:
Cool fact: According to the American Nurses Association
(ANA), the public has rated nursing as the most honest and ethical profession
for the past 16 years.
first National Nurses Week was celebrated in 1954, and this year’s theme is
“Inspire, Innovate, Influence.” ANA states that activities will revolve around
nursing innovation and how all nurses can “unleash their own inner innovator”
and help further transform health care.
Appreciation Week: May 7–11
agree with the National Parent Teacher Association: Teachers change the lives
of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond
the boundaries of the classroom. That’s why this year’s Teacher Appreciation
Week theme is “V.I.T. – Very Important Teacher,” so we can all pay homage to
teachers in a variety of settings.
be sure to show your appreciation and #ThankATeacher during this special week.
Teachers and nurses: Join
Devereux is always
looking for dedicated and energetic nurses and teachers who have a passion to
educate and/or care for children and adolescents.
If you are
looking for a new and inspirational challenge, we are looking for you! Devereux’s
competitive benefit programs include:
- Career advancement opportunities
- Competitive pay and best available, highest
quality, low-cost benefit options (benefits.devereux.org)
- Tuition assistance and student loan forgiveness
- Comprehensive on-the-job training
- Multiple programs and services to match your
To find your new
career at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, visit: jobs.devereux.org.
||Matilda Jane Clothing donates more than 5,000 face masks to Devereux’s essential staff
Matilda Jane Clothing is showing support for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s front-line staff by donating colorful and beautifully-crafted face masks. The Indiana-based clothing company recently donated 5,000 fabric face masks to the nonprofit to help team members stay safe and healthy.
||Yvette Jackson discusses Devereux Arizona’s programs and services on Hubbard Radio’s Valley Focus show
Listen as Devereux Arizona Executive Director Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, discusses the center’s programs and services on Hubbard Radio’s Valley Focus show. Jackson shares valuable information about Devereux Arizona’s therapeutic foster care program and outpatient services, and explains how the organization is supporting individuals and families during COVID-19.
||Like, follow and share Devereux’s new national Facebook page
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s Facebook Careers Page has transitioned into our new national Facebook page. In addition to accessing the latest Devereux career opportunities, followers will learn more about what’s happening across all of our centers, programs and services.
||Georgia robotics team creates 3-D printed face shields for Devereux’s front-line staff
Students from a Georgia robotics team, Checkmate Robotics #12961, are leading by example, and using their 3-D printing skills to create face shields for Devereux’s front-line staff.
||Article features Dr. Yolanda Graham: “Talking to individuals with autism about COVID-19”
For families and caregivers of children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges, such as confusion and disruptions to daily routines and schedules. Read this Autism Spectrum News article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D., as she offers tips for talking to individuals with ASD about COVID-19.
||Human Rights Campaign donates more than 7,000 face masks to Devereux
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) donated more than 7,000 face masks to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health to help protect the individuals in its care, along with its outstanding and dedicated team members, as part of the “HRC Gives Back” campaign.
||Devereux honors nurses and teachers during observances in May
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is paying tribute to the selfless and inspiring nurses and teachers who continue to provide the best possible care and support for children, adolescents and adults through the COVID-19 pandemic - and all year long.
||Podcast: Devereux’s Amy Kelly shares tips for helping families with special needs cope during a pandemic
For many families, maintaining a regular schedule during school closures and social distancing can be challenging, especially if you are caring for a child or adult with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. Listen as Devereux National Director of Family Engagement Amy Kelly, MBA, MNM, who is a mother of three teenage children (one with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities), shares tips to help parents and caregivers cope with a pandemic on WXPN’s Kathy Chats podcast.
||Erin Clemens shares her journey with autism on the My Autism Tribe podcast
Listen as Erin Clemens, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when she was 15 and receives services through Devereux Pennsylvania, shares her journey with autism on the My Autism Tribe podcast.
||Devereux Center for Effective Schools releases free, online training modules for educators
With schools across the U.S. shifting to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Devereux Center for Effective Schools (CES) recently developed a series of free, online training modules to help educators successfully adapt to this new reality and engage students through remote instruction.
||Devereux’s Rayni Brindley writes letter to fellow parents of children with special needs
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Senior Vice President of Organizational Development Rayni Brindley, M.Ed., BCBA, whose 7-year-old son has autism, recently wrote a letter to fellow parents of children with special needs, offering tips to stay safe, healthy - and calm - during COVID-19.
||Devereux New York spreads joy and hope through rainbow initiative
Children, adolescents and adults at Devereux New York are bringing bright colors - and smiles - to the Red Hook, N.Y., community, and across the Hudson Valley, to lift spirits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.