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Have you heard the news?
Our starting pay has been increased to $11.50/hour.
Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and adults? If so, you could become a part of a team creating meaningful, independent and productive lives for those individuals that we serve.
Being a Direct Support Professional has its Advantages
As a Direct Support Professional, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
Entry-level position with opportunities to learn and grow in the Behavioral Healthcare field
Formal leadership/development training program
Comprehensive training in crisis prevention/intervention, trauma informed care, CPR, first aid, and cultural competencies
Flexible schedules that can work with school, family commitments, or other employment
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida provides programs and services for adolescents and adults who face significant emotional, behavioral and intellectual/developmental challenges. Located in various areas of the Central Florida area including Winter Park, Orlando & Casselberry this position is responsible for:
Supporting a therapeutic environment, while ensuring the safety and well-being of the individuals we serve.
Conducting daily living activities, including health & hygiene management, cooking, cleaning, and recreation
Following and implementing behavioral support plans
Documenting shift reports, incident reports, and individual progress notes.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys caring for others and has the ability to be patient and deal with challenging behaviors. Some individuals require assistance with bathing, toileting and dressing. Pay starts at $11.50/hr and is subject to increase based on education, relevant experience and shift differential.
Keywords: mentor, youth counselor, direct care worker, direct care counselor, direct care professional, personal attendant, direct service worker, group care worker, residential counselor, mental health associate, behavioral health technician
High school diploma or GED required
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Social Work and experience in the field is preferred
Must be able to complete a two-week (Monday - Friday) new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm each day. Orientations are offered in Orlando, FL and Titusville, FL.
Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
Successfully pass Physical Abilities Test and Physical
Valid driver's license
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; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to 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.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!
The employment policies of Devereux 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.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE
Requisition ID 2019-4934
Category Direct Care
Position Type Part-Time