Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional in Goleta, California


Do you want to make a positive impact in the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental needs? Are you looking to return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled and accomplished?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Team!

Being a Direct Support Professional has its advantages!

As a Direct Support Professional at Devereux, you’ll 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 grow in the behavioral health and human service fields with career advancement

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

  • Flexible schedules that work with school and family commitments

  • Quality Low-Cost Benefits, plus student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires (learn more at

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

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

  • Providing services to persons with mild to moderate developmental diagnosis. A DSP must have the ability to work with individuals with sometimes challenging behaviors.

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

  • 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 (paid training upon hire).

  • Must have comfort working in an environment with individuals sometimes needing assistance with hygiene care.

General Shifts: Day Shift: 7am-3pm . Afternoon Shift: 3pm-11pm. Overnight Shifts: 11pm-7am .

Check out the video below to see what one of our staff members loves most about working at Devereux CA!

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Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.



HS Diploma or GED required. Posess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. One weekend shift per week required (Saturday/ Sunday).The pay-rate is $16/hr. + $1/hr. overnight shift differential ($17/hr in overnight shifts). Experience in the field preferred. 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.

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.

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 eye-wear, 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.

The Devereux Promise An Employee Value Proposition is the answer to the question "Why should I apply to this job?" Here, at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, this is a promise we make to all team members – even before they walk through our doors.

1. Opportunity -- we promise …

  • A meaningful and fulfilling professional life of service, rewarded with compensation that appropriately reflects the life-changing nature of your work

  • An environment where collaboration, innovation, excellence and transparency are the norm

  • Opportunities to learn and grow in your power to unlock human potential

  • A chance to change the world – one client, one family, one community at a time

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Posted Date 1 month ago (11/2/2022 5:47 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-27259

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time

Remote No

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.