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


Are you looking to advance your career in behavioral health? 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:

  • 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 (learn more at

  • Tuition Assitance up to $25k and Student Loan assitance 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. 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 and Somerset programs.

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.

Somerset is a five-bed adult residential facility in a community-based setting. This home serves individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who also have moderate to severe behavioral challenges and/or significant deficits in adaptive skills. Somerset aims to prepare individuals to become productive, socially-connected members of their local communities.

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

  • must be willing to provide hygenic care to both males and females.

General Shifts:

Days: 6am-2pm

Afternoons: 2pm-10pm

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

One weekend shift per week require


  • One (1) year of human service experience working with children, adolescents, or adults required.

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

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required

  • One weekend shift per week required

  • For part time, available 3 shifts per week (24hrs)

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

  • Must be willing to provide hygiene care to adults served (males and females)

The IDEAL candidate will be... empathetic, a team player, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, understand the theories of behavior management, utilize positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model.

Work Environment: Regularly works inside areas that are adequately lighted and ventilated. Some fluctuations in temperature. Use of Protective equipment such as latex gloves, facial mask protective eye-wear, and gown. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upward of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery 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.


$19/Hour - Somerset Home

$23/Hour - Foothill Home

+$1 for Overnight Shifts

Posted Date 2 months ago (3/26/2024 1:31 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-36242

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.