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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Maintenance Specialist in Kennesaw, Georgia


Are you interested working with other dedicated professionals to keep both our clients and employees safe in a well maintained environment? Are you self-motivated and reliable?

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

Being a Maintenance Specialist at Devereux has its Advantages:

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need!

As a Maintenance Specialist you will display a thorough understanding of trade skills necessary for operation within the department and Center. You will be responsible for performing general maintenance duties to provide for the safety and upkeep of the center and building grounds.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain equipment and tools in proper working conditions and ensures proper storage. Ensures that time and materials are used in an efficient manner.

  • Select materials required to perform assignment. Improve and requests additional materials as appropriate.

  • Complete work order documentation ensuring information is completed in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Ensure work and shop areas are clean and organized. Remains aware of safety regulations in performing work and storage of materials.

  • Perform comprehensive maintenance duties including basic interior carpentry, electrical work, minimal lawn care, minimal painting, patching/plastering, plumbing, HVAC, and locksmith work.

  • Lead the work of maintenance staff in projects related to area(s) of technical expertise.

  • Annual training and certifications remain up to date and complete.

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.

Keywords: mental health, maintenance, mechanic, electrician, plumbing, facilities, lawn care, carpentry, locksmith


  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be 21 years of age.Minimum of (3) years of experience performing semi-skilled maintenance and repair work involving; carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, fire alarm, locksmith, mechanics and general trades.

  • Must possess current, valid driver's license; satisfactory background check, drug test and physical are required.Comfortable around children and adolescents with mental or behavioral differences. Have a strong passion for working with and helping children.

  • Complete an extensive 2 week training program (paid) from 8:30-5:30pm on our campus in Kennesaw.

  • Be flexible, patient, energetic, creative, and embrace our mission of Servant Leadership!

  • 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.


Position typically requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, mobility, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive physical motions. Work in this position also involves working outside and exposure to various noxious odors and fumes.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is 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 Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

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.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.

  • Student loan debt assistance.

  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

Visitbenefits.devereux.orgto see why we are a great place to work!

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Posted Date 1 month ago (9/21/2020 4:08 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-13741

Category Facilities

Position Type Full-Time