Inspiring. Meaningful. Rewarding. Fun.

These are words employees commonly use to describe their work experience at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. As a team member, you will work alongside other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. No matter your role, our mission is the same – and that is to change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Devereux 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 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.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

We also believe diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is fundamental to providing the highest quality of services. We will continuously engage in anti-racist work across our organization and strive to dismantle systemic and structural racism, starting with ourselves. We are deeply committed to racial justice and equity as an employer and as a healthcare provider. We denounce racism in all forms.

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What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites
  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs
  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC
  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients

Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:

  • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members
  • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services
  • COVID-19 vaccine clinics, for staff and individuals served, to ensure the continued health and safety of all

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong

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Wondering what it's like to work as a Direct Support Professional at Devereux? Learn more from some of our amazing Devereux employees.

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Supporting Children and Adolescents with Autism
Supporting Adults with Emotional, Behavioral and Cognitive Differences

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of characteristics do you look for in job candidates?

Our ideal candidates will:

  • Be hands-on, self-motivated and results-oriented with a strong work ethic.
  • Have excellent communication, relationship management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Be highly motivated with a strong desire to thrive in a high-energy, advanced behavioral healthcare/social services setting.
  • Demonstrate Servant Leadership on a daily basis by putting the needs of others first.
  • Understand that all roles within the organization contribute to Devereux’s overall mission and impact the individuals and families we serve.

How does the application process work?

Once you submit your online application, your information will be reviewed by the center’s People Operations/recruitment team. If you are deemed qualified for the position, you will be contacted by People Operations or a hiring manager and asked to provide additional information and/or schedule an interview. Once you submit your online application, you can view your application status by either clicking on the Check Application Status tab on the left side of this page or visiting and clicking on the Returning Applicants link near the top.

Are there opportunities for advancement within Devereux?

Because of our expansive network of programs and services and the variety of populations we serve, we are able to offer multiple opportunities for professional growth, in addition to transfer opportunities to other Devereux locations across the country.

What is the culture like at Devereux?

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into every aspect of our organizational culture and framework by furthering developing and empowering employees so they are able to more effectively care for the individuals and families we serve. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates a positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve … and to lead.

Where is Devereux located?

Our treatment networks are located in the following states (with many offering multiple locations throughout the state): Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and California.

Does Devereux have plans to expand its programs and services?

Yes! In addition to serving our communities for more than 100 years, we continue to expand our reach to individuals in need. Specifically, we are looking to grow our community and campus-based programs, as well as add specialty behavioral health programs focusing on dual diagnosis, Asperger’s syndrome, independent living and vocational skills for transition into adulthood, short-term intensive residential, and in-home and in-school programs.

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health uses E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. Through E-Verify, employers send information from the I-9 form to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security to verify that newly hired employees are authorized to work in the United States. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health will inform the newly hired employee if E-Verify issues a mismatch and provide written instruction for contesting a mismatch. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health will keep all personal information confidential.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a drug free workplace, drug screening is required. EEO is the Law