If you want to make a difference in residents’ lives in Delaware County or Chester County, a behavioral health career could be the right fit, according to Mercy Alex, Human Resources Recruiter for CCRES Educational and Behavioral Health Services.

Alex was featured in a video that appeared on the Chester County Official News & Information site to promote a jobs fair that took place on April 14.

“We look for people who have a general interest in working with children, with children with special needs. This area of behavior health is essential, and we need more workers,” she said.

“Your flexibility, your desire to work in behavior health it does require patience. It requires compassion,” she said.

“It requires being able to communicate with your team so that you can effectively serve your client,’ she added.

The rewards of the job come from being able to make a difference every day, she said.

“I love it,” Mercy Alex concluded.

CCRES started in 1999 through a partnership with the Chester County Intermediate Unit to meet a growing need for behavioral health services for children in Chester County.

The nonprofit also wanted a way to give back to the community.

These days, CCRES provides vital support for children, families, and adults with a range of challenges including autism, behavioral health issues, mental illness as well as intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities.

CCRES also uses a team approach to work collaboratively with school districts, intermediate units, and other programs to serve children and adults with specialized needs.

CCRES has also expanded geographically, offering services in neighboring counties including BerksBucksCumberlandMontgomeryDelaware, Lebanon, and Lancaster counties.