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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional in Kennesaw, Georgia


Are you looking to do meaningful work that makes an impact in the lives of youth and adolescents? Are you looking for a professional atmosphere where you can continue to grow and learn new skills? Are you hoping to start a new career in Behavioral Health or advance your skills in a new setting?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on!

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is seeking Full-Time Direct Support Professionals for EVENING AND OVERNIGHT shifts.

Starting pay: $15.50/hr, plus shift differentials


  • 2 nd Shift differential increased from .50 to $1

  • 3 rd Shift differential increased from .40 to .75

Saturday-Sunday we are adding a shift differential

  • 1 st Shift $3

  • 2 nd Shift $5

  • 3 rd Shift $4

In addition, a $50 bonus will be paid each pay period to those employees who do not call out, arrive late

These rates are subject to change based on Devereux Program and Staffing Needs.

Being a Direct support Professional has its advantages!

As a Direct Support Professional at Devereux, you will learn more than you ever thought possible while you work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping kids in a Mental Health setting. We offer:

  • Opportunities to learn and grow in Behavioral & Mental Health.

  • Growth opportunities that allow you to expand your career and your skills.

  • Being part of an interactive and supportive team that includes; nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!

  • The ability to have influence in our clients' treatment plans

  • Evidence based and trauma informed practices

As a Direct Support Professional, you will assist in daily living activities, including emotional and behavior support & management, health and hygiene management, cleaning, and recreational activities for the individuals we serve. You will actively mentor, coach, monitor, re-direct and support our individuals and maintain a safe and therapeutic treatment environment that meets the physical, emotional and personal needs of the population we serve. You will also be responsible for accurate documentation, including, but not limited to, shift reports, incident reports and individual progress reports.

Full-Time schedules - Our full-time DSPs typically work a 40 hour work week, and will have 1 weekday off and every other weekend off (some holidays required).

Hours for 2nd/Evening Shift - 2:30pm to 11:00pm

Hours for 3rd/Overnight Shift - 10:45pm to 7:15am

please note you may be mandated to stay past your scheduled shift to ensure client-to-staff ratio is met.**

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia was established in Cobb County Georgia in 1973 at the invitation of Governor Jimmy Carter and for more than 40 years has been providing new hopes, new dreams, and new choices for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges.

Learn about what our DSPs are saying about working with our population:

Learn More about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia - A Place of Hope:

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

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. We adhere to all mandates and guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and practice all protocols that protect the health and safety of our staff. To learn more of how Devereux is supporting and protecting our staff during the pandemic, please visit


EDUCATION: High-school diploma (or equivalent) required; Bachelor's degree preferred; Relevant human services experience preferred. Academic studies in the areas of psychology, human services, sociology, social work, criminal justice, and/or education are highly desirable.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of human service experience working with children, adolescents preferred. Two (2) years of working experience preferred. Previous experience working with individuals under the age of 21 with psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and/or conduct disorders preferred.

Other qualifications:

  • Valid Driver's License and Satisfactory Drug Screen and Background Check results.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong technical skills and comfortable utilizing in-house computer applications for documenting and reporting purposes.

  • Must be able to complete a two-week, paid new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 8:30am to 5:30pm daily (lunch is included).

  • Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate requires all employees to be fully vaccinated on or before March 15, 2022 . If already fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption prior to starting

The IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model; have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with behavioral differences.

Posted Date 3 months ago (10/15/2021 10:25 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-20512

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time