Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Learning Specialist in Goleta, California

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is seeking an energetic, positive full-time Learning Specialist with great communication skills to manage all aspects of training of employees that support individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Santa Barbara County!

This is a position for a confident individual with great presentation skills and with experience providing care to individuals that have moderate and severe disabilities including autism spectrum diagnosis. Come be part of a great community eager to provide quality services and programming to our individuals in our Residential, Supported living and Adult Day Programs. In all our programs we promote independent living for the individuals we serve as well as opportunities for community inclusion. As Learning Specialist you will be responsible for the oversight of the training program which provides education and training to all employees within the organization in a dynamic environment.

Be part of a terrific team with an industry leader, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has deep roots in the field supporting individuals with disabilities, and offers excellent opportunities for field and professional training and experience to its employees. Come be a leader of the training and education of employees in this challenging and rewarding position of Learning Specialist.

The specifics:

  • As the Learning Specialist you will be responsible for the oversight of the training program which provides education and training to all employees within the organization.

  • Complete management and administrative duties related to learning management system, organizational compliance with licensing & training standards, entering, monitoring, analyzing and reporting data, and file maintenance.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of training materials, programs and ongoing employee development initiatives.

  • Provides on-the-job observation and coaching to Direct Care Professional staff and coordinates a team of certified trainers.

  • Will deliver instruction including but not limited to modules of New Directions, Devereux Safe & Positive Approaches, First Aid/CPR, and other.

  • Occasional weekend and evening hours required as needed per program.

  • This position is a part of the HR team. Will perform other Human Resources duties as assigned.

  • Be able to physically perform crisis interventions during Safe & Positive Approaches training.

Does this sound like the challenge or opportunity you’ve been seeking? 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!

Organization 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 non-profit 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.

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.



Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health care field or other related field preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered.**


One to three years of experience in a behavioral health care setting.

Previous experience as a trainer or presenter is preferred.

Certification in several knowledge areas is preferred.

(e.g. Safe and Positive Approaches, Suicide Prevention, New Directions, First Aid/CPR, etc.) Must have skill in MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel, general administrative and clerical skills and be willing to learn additional skills.**


Requires continuous walking, standing, sitting, fine hand or finger movement, detailed sight and hearing.

Significant and frequent use of physical and sensory requirements associated with verbal and written communication. Requires use of office equipment requiring repetitive wrist/hand movement and vision.

Ability to routinely perform light lifting of 1-20 lbs. with occasional moderate lifting of 21-60 lbs.

Frequent bending or stooping and reaching above shoulder level.

Rare climbing of stairs and ladders.

Free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants, or other chemical substances or controlled substances.**

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