Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

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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 these questions, 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:

  • Up to a $1000 Sign on BONUS! ($500 for Part Time positions)

  • Opportunities to learn and develop professionally in the behavioral health field

  • A fun, fast-paced, and supportive environment where you can participate in the treatment planning process

  • Flexible schedules that work with school and family commitments

  • Quality Low-Cost Benefits after 30 days of hire, including medical and dental, plus student loan debt assistance and tuition reimbursement (learn more at

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California provides programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental diagnosis. Located in Santa Barbara, CA, this position is responsible for ensuring the safety of our individuals, while supporting them with self-help skills designed to encourage independence.

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

  • Utilizing positive reinforcement and antecedent manipulation to increase appropriate behaviors

  • Assisting and supporting in the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs of our individuals

  • Assisting, instructing, and supporting our individuals with daily living activities, including cooking, cleaning, budgeting, bill pay, grocery shopping, and personal hygiene

  • Accompanying our individuals on community outings, medical appointments, and other activities, as directed

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

  • Must have comfort assisting with hygiene care

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




High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor's degree preferred in relevant field.Experience can be with children, adolescents or adults. Posess a valid drivers license and clean driving record. One weekend shift per week required.Experience required for Foothill staff must be specific to providing support to individuals with developmental disabilities.

The IDEAL candidate will be... empathetic, a team player, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, understand the theories of behavior management, utilize positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to successfully pass required clearances, complete 40+ hours of required paid new hire trainings, and have a strong passion for supporting individuals with special needs.

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 Behavior Technician Certification for those working at Enhanced Behavioral Home - Foothill Program. Paid training provided.

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. Learn More:

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.

Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upward 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.

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (6/20/2022 5:55 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-24723

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time

Remote No