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


Are you interested in looking for an opportunity to further your experience in the behavioral health care field? Are you looking for a supportive environment that offers you the ability to make a significant impact on people’s lives? If you answered YES to ither of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Direct Support Professional II has its Advantages

As a Direct Support Professional II at Devereux you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.

We offer:

  • Full and part-time positions

  • Up to $1000 Sign on BONUS

  • Shifts primarily 3-11pm, overnight 11pm-7am 7 days x week

  • At least one weekend shift per week required. Saturdays & Sundays 7am-3pm

Responsibilities of the Direct Support Professional II include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively implement individual behavioral support plans based on ABA principles

  • Utilize positive reinforcement and antecedent manipulation to increase appropriate behaviors

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

  • Assists and supports in the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs of Individuals

  • Assists, supports, and instructs individuals on activities of daily living such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, budgeting, paying bills, grocery shopping, bathing, toileting and personal hygiene.

  • Accompanies Individuals on community outings, medical appointments, and other activities, as indicated

  • Must be willing to work with individuals who may exhibit challenging and/or aggressive behaviors

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California provides programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental diagnosis. Located in Goleta and Lompoc , CA this position is responsible for ensuring the safety and environment of our clients. In addition to supporting our individuals in self-help skills designed to encourage independence.

Keywords: hirirng immeiately, overnight shift, direct care staff, caregiver, social services, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, direct support professional, behavioral interventionist

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

  • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families

  • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time

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



  • High School Diploma or GED; BA in a related field preferred.

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience providing direct care to individuals with developmental disabilities with a focus on behavioral health services

Must have or be willing to obtain upon hire:

  • Direct Support Professional Year 1 Certification by the State of California

  • Direct Support Professional Year 2 Certification by the State of California

  • Registered Behavioral Technician Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

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 successfully pass required clearances, complete required new hire orientation trainings, and have a strong passion for supporting individuals with special needs.

Training and Supervision

  • Registered Behavioral Technician training provided - paid

  • BCaBA and BCBA practical experience and supervision available

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. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. 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: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eyewear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Posted Date 1 month ago (9/23/2021 1:05 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-20143

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time