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The Devereux Foundation traces its roots back to 1912 when a remarkable young Philadelphia educator took an extraordinary interest in youngsters who were considered "slow" by most of her colleagues. Helena T. Devereux, who is considered a pioneer in the field of special education, operated on the premise that each of the students assigned to her could learn and grow in an environment tailored to their needs. Basically, her philosophy was that "every child is a program."
Further, Helena Devereux went beyond the normal role of the teacher. She believed that the classroom was just one segment of life's learning opportunities; and that daily living skills, socialization, and recreation set the stage for fruitful experiences.
Helena Devereux acted on her beliefs. In her parents' home, three students learned not only the three R's, but they also acquired skills of daily living that Miss Devereux felt could only be taught in an around-the-clock program. After her success with these youngsters, she borrowed $500 and began her first residential treatment program in Devon, Pennsylvania.
As news of Helena Devereux's work spread, so did requests from parents of children who had special needs -- families from Pennsylvania, from California, from Texas, and from other states. Miss Devereux's reputation also attracted professionals from education, psychiatry, psychology, and social work who wanted to work with this pioneer as she helped her "special" youngsters.
Today, following the philosophy of Helena Devereux, close to 6,000 staff members at all levels provide professional and quality care to more than 15,000 individuals annually. These children, adolescents and adults come to Devereux from forty-three states and five foreign countries. In a wide range of settings -- from home, school, and community to campus-based programs and hospitals -- Devereux provides services to individuals of all ages who have emotional, developmental, and behavioral needs.
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Like working with children and familes? Devereux AZ is looking for dedicated staff to be part of our Parent Educator program in Mesa. If you want to...
AZ - Mesa
Looking for dedicated staff to be part of our Parent Aide program in Phoenix (Maricopa county). If you want to work with children and families to...
AZ - Phoenix
Financial Specialist A/R (Full-Time)
We are looking for dedicated staff to join our Finance team in Scottsdale, AZ. The ideal candidate will have experience with behavioral health...
AZ - Scottsdale
Parent Aide (Bilingual)
Direct Care Professional (BHT, Full-time)
Looking to work with youth and make a difference in a child's life? We are recruiting a full-time Direct Care Professional for our Group Homes in...
AZ - Tucson
Teacher's Assistant (Special Education)
Looking to work with youth and make a difference in a child's life? Devereux Day School serves students with moderate to severe behavioral and...
Direct Care Professional
Looking to work with youth and make a difference in a child's life? We are recruiting a full-time Direct Care Professional for our Scottsdale...
Looking for dedicated staff to be part of our Parent Aide program in Tucson (Pima county)! If you want to work with children and families to help...
Want to make a difference in a child*s life? Our part-time Clinician position will provide individual, and/or group therapy services to our...
Therapeutic Home Specialist
Our Foster Care team in Tucson needs a new member! Work with families and children to truly make a difference. Help to recruit and license families...
We are recruiting for a Respite Specialist for our Respite program in Scottsdale, AZ. The Respite program is a fun program for kids that provides...
Part-time Lifeguards (May-Aug)
We are recruiting for PART-TIME LIFEGUARDS for various shifts from May through August. This position is located at our Scottsdale location (...
Respite Program Coordinator
Looking for a dedicated Program Coordinator to be part of our fun, Respite program working with youth! Our Respite program serves males and females...
We are currently recruiting for a bilingual FAMILY SUPPORT COORDINATOR (Case Manager) for the Phoenix area. The Family Support Coordinator will...