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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional IDD in Orlando, Florida



Devereux recently increased the starting pay for Direct Support Professionals to $14.00/hr and can range up to $17.33 with relevant prior experience,

Bachelors/Masters degree and CNA or RBT. We also offer shift differentials! Differential pay can range up to $2.00 more for weekend 2nd shifts!

Group home in Winter Park & Casselberry hiring for Overnights/Weekend schedule

2nd Shift: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

3rd Shift: 10:00pm - 9:00am

Are you searching for meaning work that has a positive impact? Do you have prior experience working with individuals with autism or other special needs? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your Patient Care, Behavioral or Psychological skills? Then join Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health as a Direct Support Professional!

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

  • 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

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

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida provides programs and services for adolescents and adults who face significant emotional, behavioral and intellectual/developmental challenges. With locations in Winter Park, N.E. Orlando and Casselberry, this position provides an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys caring for others and has the ability to be patient and deal with challenging behaviors. The primary functions include:

  • Supporting a therapeutic environment, while ensuring the safety and well-being of the individuals we serve.

  • Conducting daily living activities, including health management, cooking, cleaning, recreation, and hygiene assistance (some individuals require assistance with bathing, toileting and dressing)

  • Following and implementing behavioral support plans

  • Documenting shift reports, incident reports, and individual progress notes.

Not sure how to be a Direct Care Professional? We offer 2 full weeks of training! Learn CPR, Safe and Positive Approaches and how to read the clients Individual Treament Plans, all while receiving pay!

Learn more about our IDD Group Homes!

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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



  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Social Work and experience in the field is preferred


  • Certified Nursing Assistant with experience working with IDD, Mental Health and/or dually diagnosed populations is a plus but not required


  • Must be able to complete a 2-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 1 weekend shift per week.

  • Must be able to work holidays.

Other Requirements:

  • Successfully pass pre-employment medical screenings which include: Drug Test, Physical, Physical Abilities Test, TB Test and Influenza Vaccine

  • Valid driver's license

  • Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Must be able to drive a car and a passenger van (which holds up to 15 passengers).

  • 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.

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (9/24/2021 4:10 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-20164

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time