Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional-Day Program M-F in Goleta, California

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Join Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health!

Are you looking for a supportive environment that offers you the ability to make a significant impact on people’s lives? Do you want to gain experience in the behavioral health field by working closely with a multi-disciplinary team of clinical case managers, psychologists and Board certified Behavioral analysts?

If you answered


to either of these questions, then consider joining Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California.


Adult Day Program

is currently seeking caring, patient and creative people to work as Direct Support professionals providing support to individuals in a day program setting. The DSP is responsible for providing the level of support needed for the individual.

These are part time or full time positions. Available shifts Monday- Friday 9am-3pm

Being a Direct Care staff has its Advantages

As a

Direct Care staff

at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • Opportunities for career advancement

(ASK us how you can grow at Devereux!!!)

  • Gain valuable experience in the behavioral health field

  • Great entry level job in behavioral health and resume builder

  • Support amazing individuals in their home and in the community

  • Fun community outings with the individuals served as part of your work

  • Rewarding working environment

  • You may qualify for a student loan forgiveness program (see below for more info)

  • Up to 40-hours of PAID training to prepare you for your job at Devereux

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California provides programs and services for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities including behavioral health issues in residential, day program, and community settings. This position is located in the Goleta/Santa Barbara area.

Responsibilities of Direct Care staff include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensures Individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean environment;

  • Assists and supports in the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs of Individuals;

  • Assists, supports, and instructs Individuals in self-help skills designed to encourage independence;

  • Assists, supports, and instructs individuals on activities of daily living such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, budgeting, paying bills, grocery shopping, bathing, toileting and personal hygiene.

  • Accompanies Individuals on community outings, medical appointments, and other activities, as indicated;

  • Assists with medication administration

  • May transfer, lift, move, and transport individuals using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention

  • Communicates effectively and tactfully with individuals served, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors

  • Must meet all training requirements for the position and must have the ability to perform all physical interventions/restraints.

  • Must be willing to work with individuals who may exhibit challenging and/or aggressive behaviors

Shifts available include:

  • 9-3pm Monday-Friday - Other shifts available as well

  • Full and part-time positions depending on your availability

  • Must be available to work a minimum of 2 shifts per week

Does this sound like a challenge you’ve been looking for?


Keywords: direct care staff, caregiver, social services, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, direct support professional

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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*Note: It is the intent of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Did you know Devereux is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program?

If you become a Devereux employee, you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness – click here for more details:



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.

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.

Our Outstanding Employees

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health offers challenging and exciting work that positively impacts the lives of thousands of individuals, their families, and the community, each year. Our employees – especially those who work directly with the individuals in our care – are this organization’s most valuable resource.

At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, our employees are proud to live and demonstrate our organization’s mission: to unlock and nurture human potential for people with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

*Note: It is the intent of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a drug free workplace -EOE


To qualify, we require:

-A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED

-Valid California Driver's License and a good driving record are a must.

  • BA in Psychology preferred.

-Experience in the field is preferred.

The IDEAL candidate will:

Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete 40 hours of new hire orientation training, and have a strong passion for working with and helping adults with special needs.

About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE