Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Technician in Scottsdale, Arizona

Lead Behavioral Health Technician - Respite

Interested in an opportunity to work with kids? Want to make a difference in children’s lives? Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona is seeking energetic, compassionate, dedicated

Full-time Lead Behavioral Health Technicians / Direct Care Professional

for our


program in Scottsdale, AZ.

Pay rate starts at $13.00 per hour with a $2/hr shift differential for any hours worked on the weekends.

Schedule is Friday 12:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday 7:00am-10:30pm and, Sunday 7:00am-9:00pm

Generous Benefits Package for Full-Time Employees

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

Vacation and Sick Pay for all Full-Time employees

403 (b) Retirement Plan

Tuition Assistance

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit package, visit



means temporary rest or relief. The goal of respite care is to successfully provide an interval of rest for clients and their primary caregivers without disruption or compromise to their home environments.**

Through the Respite program, the kids get to enjoy group activities and go on field trips to museums, roller skating, and more!

As a Respite BHT/ Direct Care Professional, you will be expected to actively assist the clients in the participation, involvement and routine of the Respite program. Having an energetic and creative approach while working with our kids, showing compassion and being a problem-solver to create a safe environment. Some additional examples of responsibilities include but are not limited to

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

  • Implement program activities and manage client's behavior

  • Assist, support, and instruct Individuals in self-help skills designed to encourage independence

  • Other duties include meal preparation, room care and personal hygiene

What is the potential for advancement for Direct Care?

Devereux offers our employees a fantastic opportunity to develop and advance their skills, and we truly want to promote from within. This often means your Supervisors, Coordinators, and Managers have learned and gained their experience starting in this same position you are applying for. The next level from a Behavioral Health Technician is a Lead, where you can begin to develop your supervisory skills and continually advance whether it be a coordinator role or campus support. We offer the opportunity to learn, grow, and accomplish the extraordinary. There is potential for management opportunities for those who strive to implement our Philosophy of Care and improve the lives of our clients. If you are highly motivated, thrive in a high energy environment, and working in leading-edge mental health and behavioral healthcare, you will find that Devereux is a great place to build your career and professional skills.

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.

The Devereux Arizona - Richard L. Raskin Treatment Network, founded in 1967, provides an array of behavioral health and social welfare services for children, adolescents and families. Locations are in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tucson and services include outpatient counseling, residential treatment, foster care, in-home services, special education, respite, and group care. These services are delivered by a diverse work force of over 300 dedicated and talented employees, who are supported by a strong team of local and national resources.

Keywords: Respite, Direct Care Professional, DCP, behavioral health, weekends, Respite relief, non-profit, youth Counselor, Direct Care Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Direct Service Worker, Group Care Worker, mental health worker, mental health associate




  • Previous experience working with children/adolescents with behavioral/emotional needs required.

  • Valid Arizona Driver's License & pass DMV 39-month history check

  • Supervisory experience preferred

  • HS diploma or GED required (Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or relevant field preferred).

  • Must be available to attend 2 weeks of required training (paid, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm).

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