Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Director of Autism Services in Downingtown, Pennsylvania

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.

Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings.

They include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment, Diagnostics and Measurement to support data-driven care

  • Evidence-based Treatment & Special Education

  • Transition and Independent Life Services

  • Family Education and Professional Training

  • Research and Innovation to advance the field

  • Advocacy, Public Awareness and Prevention

Job Summary

Devereux Pennsylvania is seeking a Director of Autism Services for oversight and expertise of our ASD programs which are focused on the assessment, treatment and delivery of services to children, adults and families.

This position will provide the selected candidate with a leadership position within the broader autism community through activities highlighting Devereux as a source of expertise and excellence in autism services.

Additionally responsibilities will include opportunities for new business development, program development, training, and consultation within Devereux and the Autism community, identification and submission of Grant opportunities.

Administrative oversight and consultation of services will include several programs within PA in conjunction with Clinical and Executive Directors that includes CARES, CIDDS, CAAPP, internal and external D-PBIS, STAIRS and the PA Autism Assessment Program. The position will be responsible to fulfill a specific number of billable hours in consultation services.

Assists Pennsylvania Center Leadership and Human Resources staff to identify, recruit, screen and select qualified autism program staff.

Leads the Pennsylvania Autism Resource Team, and intermittently assists the National Autism Director (NAD) with national professional development initiatives.

Works with the NAD to identify projects worthy of publication or presentation; provides assistance to staff to submit professional work to selected audiences. Develops partnerships and affiliations with universities or other institutions to establish mutually beneficial relationships for a variety of training, research and service activities.

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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.

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Job Requirements


Either a doctoral degree (with specialization in ABA and/or Autism), or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (or currently enrolled in a BCBA training program with the expectation to be a BCBA within the next two years).

EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years’ experience in delivery, development, and management of autism services. At least 3 years in a senior clinical and/or administrative supervisor role.

Strong experience required in Contract Negotiations, Interactions with Board of Directors, involved in Corporate Leadership and experience with MH/IDD Operations.

Demonstrates current knowledge regarding autism spectrum disorders with a specific focus on program development, program and clinical models, intervention practices, consultation, and single-case applied research.

Must be adept at working effectively with consumers, practitioners, regulatory personnel, researchers, and funders.

Strong background in consultation to schools and residential settings, and an understanding of PBIS models; administrative and supervisory experience directing and/or providing oversight to autism specialty programs; experience with project management and the use performance management systems; and extensive experience with public and professional presentations.

Strong oral and written communication skills and proficiency in the use of computer technology and applications, as well as language, mathematical and reasoning proficiency.

This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the ability to read, analyze and interpret technical materials, financial reports, and legal documents and to present critical information appropriate to management, public groups, and other such professionals.

Mathematical ability shall encompass such concepts as probability, percentages, ratios, and proportions and their application to practical situations.

Finally, reasoning ability shall apply to principles of logical and scientific thinking and their application to both abstract and concrete variables. Significant and frequent use of physical requirements associated with giving presentations, including verbal and written communication skills.

Requires interpersonal skills needed to work effectively as a member of a project team and/or other collaborative work group. Must maintain valid drivers’ license from state of residence.