Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Jobs

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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional II in Santa Barbara, California


Are you looking to further your experience in the behavioral health care field? Are you interested in working in a supportive environment that offers you the ability to make a significant impact in the lives of adults with disabilities?

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

Being a Direct Support Professional II has its Advantages!

As a Direct Support Professional II at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need.

We offer:

  • Up to a $1000 Sign on BONUS! ($500 for Part Time positions)

  • Opportunities to learn and develop professionally in the behavioral health field

  • 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

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Nestled near the beaches between the Pacific Coast and Santa Ynez mountains, Devereux California is a therapeutic behavioral health treatment facility offering residential and community living services, clinical services, and a vocational day program for adults with multiple diagnoses, including autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and/or behavioral differences, intellectual and developmental disabilities, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. We are looking for a Direct Support II staff to help ensure the efficient operation of our Foothill program.

Foothill Home is a four-bedroom enhanced behavioral supports home located in Santa Barbara, designed to provide care for adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who may have additional medical or behavioral health concerns. The primary goal is to have individuals live in a welcoming learning environment that helps them lead productive, happy, and engaged lives within the broader community.

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

  • Assisting, instructing, and supporting individuals with daily living activities, including cooking, cleaning, budgeting, bill pay, grocery shopping, and personal hygiene

  • Accompanying individuals on community outings, medical appointments, and other activities, as directed

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

General Shifts:

Days: 6am-2pm

Afternoons: 2pm-10pm

Overnights: 10pm-6am (comes with an added $1 Shift Differential)

One weekend shift per week required

Keywords: hiring immediately, overnight shift, direct care staff, caregiver, social services, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, direct support professional, behavioral interventionist


  • 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 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. Learn More:

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 1 month ago (2/24/2023 6:06 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-29308

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.