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


Are you interested in making a positive impact in the lives of adults with special needs? Are you looking to advance your career in the behavioral health field?

If you answered Yes to these questions, consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Direct Support Professional II has its Advantages!

We offer:

  • A fun, fast-paced and supportive environment that allows you to participate in the treatment planning process

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

  • Tuition Assistance up to $25k and Student Loan assistance up to 5k a year through our new Program ASCEND

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We are looking for a Direct Support II staff to ensure the efficient operation of our Tularosa program located in Lompoc, CA.

Tularosa is an adult residential facility in a community-based setting. This home serves adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders with moderate to severe behavioral challenges and/or significant deficits in adaptive skills. Residents receive on-site behavior analysis services, medical case management, medication monitoring, independent living skills training and community inclusion activities.

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 adults served

  • Accompanying adults on community outings, medical appointments and other activities, as directed by program management

  • Must have comfort with hygiene care

  • Must be willing to work with adults with challenging and/or aggressive behaviors

Starting pay is $23/hr

General Shifts:

6am-2pm (Limited availability)


10pm-6am ($1/hr Shift Differential included)

A minimum of one weekend shift per week required


  • High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred

  • One (1) year of experience providing direct care to adults with developmental disabilities required

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required

  • One weekend shift per week required

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, 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 paid new hire trainings, and have a strong passion for supporting individuals with special needs.

Physical Requirements:

Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing required. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required when applying physical intervention techniques in excess of 100 lbs or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to master Safe and Positive Approach trainings.

Work Environment:

May require use of protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial masks, protective eye-wear, and gowns. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

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.

Posted Date 2 months ago (3/27/2024 4:01 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-36386

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time

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.