Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional II in Goleta, California

Are you looking for an opportunity to further your experience in the behavior health field?

Are you looking to be part of a new state of the art residential program?

If you are an experienced and reliable person that is looking for advancement opportunities and want to be part of a new exciting program, then we have the job just for you!


NEW AUTISM HOME is currently seeking caring, patient and creative people to work as

Direct Support Professionals II (DSP II) providing support to individuals living in a residential setting.

The DSP II is responsible for providing services to persons with mild, moderate and severe disabilities including autism spectrum diagnosis. A DSP II Must have the ability to work with individuals with challenging behaviors. These are part time positions. Available shifts TBD, but general shifts include Mon-Fri 3p-11p, weekend's 7a-3p and 3p-11p, as well as overnight awake shifts from 11p-7a.

Working a minimum of 1 weekend shift (Saturday or Sunday) is required in order to be considered for this position.

As a DSP II you will be responsible for:

  • Assisting and teaching individuals to learn and perform necessary daily living skills (Including personal care)

  • Implements programs designed to meet the social, emotional and physical needs of the individuals.

  • Ensuring individual's safety

  • Following and implementing behavioral support plans and accurately track data.

  • Provide companionship, fellowship, and protection to individuals under your care.

  • Communicating with the individual being served by talking, listening, and providing encouragement and support to foster a positive relationship.

If this sounds like the challenge you have been ready to take on and are ready to take the next step in your career then click Apply Now to start the application process! Plus, Devereux offers Excellent Benefits- check them out: Great time off, medical better than most, pension plan w/ employer match, domestic partner coverage, & so much more!

Are you a student? We also offer tuition assistance for those getting their degree in a related field i.e. sociology, psychology!

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Keywords: Direct Care Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Direct Service Worker, Group Care Worker, Direct Care Professional, Residential Counselor, Mental Health Associate, Mental Health Technician, personal attendant.

Organization Profile

Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

Devereux California has been a not-for-profit provider of services since 1945.

Devereux provides programs for adult individuals and families with developmental disabilities and/or emotional disturbances. The Devereux Santa Barbara programs serve individuals ages 18-85 with multiple diagnoses. Diagnoses typically include autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and/or behavioral disorders, mental disorders, dementia and other cognitive disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and medical conditions. The intent of our programs is to build quality of life for individuals and to promote the greatest degree of independence possible for each individual.

The focus is on reducing challenging behavior and establishing skills in order for the person to live in the least restrictive environment possible and to participate fully in their community.


High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor's degree preferred in relevant field.

Must be able to perform all three levels of Devereux's Safe and Positive approaches Interventions

One (1) year of experience working in a related field

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 required training, have a strong passion for working with and helping adults with special needs and possess a valid license.**

Physical Requirements:

Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.**

Work Environment: . Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.**