Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Lead Direct Care Professional in Tucson, Arizona

Lead Behavioral Health Technician

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 Professionals for our program in Tucson, AZ.

Pay rate starts at $13.00 per hour

Schedule is Sunday through Thursday 7:00am to 3:00pm

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


Our Esperanza program is a seven bed licensed Behavioral Health Residential facility which provides short-term enhanced residential services to male and female adolescents’ ages 12-17. They stay up to 14 days in our structured treatment setting which includes 24-hour supervision and therapeutic services. This program is designed for adolescents who are in crisis, requiring active treatment in an environment with a high degree of oversight, intensive programming, and treatment.

As a Lead Direct Care Professional/ BHT, you will coordinate the establishment and maintenance of a therapeutic environment in a residential setting. This position protects the health and safety of clients, assisting the Residential Operations Coordinator with the supervising, planning, and implementing of program activities and managing children’s behaviors. This position also participates as a member of the Team and maintains a team environment, and serves as a role model, mentor, leader, and/or trainer to the Direct Care Professionals.

To learn more about being a Direct Care Professional at Devereux, click here to view an interactive video


Keywords: direct care, behavioral health technician, BHT, behavioral health, direct support professional, children, adolescents, mental health, residential treatment

Organization Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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 Arizona serves more than 4,000 individuals annually, across the state. Programs include Residential Treatment Centers, Day School, Outpatient Services, Prevention Programs, Respite, Short-term Residential Treatment, Adult Foster Care, and Foster Care for children. The Human Rights Campaign recognized Devereux Arizona in 2012 for its work with LGBT foster and adoptive families, with the “All Children – All Families” seal. Devereux Arizona was the first organization in Arizona to receive this honor.

The Devereux Arizona culture is extremely diverse. We are a supportive and inclusive organization and practice nondiscrimination across all programs and services. Whether we are hiring employees, licensing foster parents or serving clients, we do so without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, ancestry, national origin, gender identity or expression, and/or sexual orientation.

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 behavioral health or relevant field


Bachelor’s degree in non-related field AND one year of work experience in behavioral health


HS diploma/GED and 4 years combo education/work experience in behavioral health.

  • 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

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