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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Director of Behavioral Services in Winter Park, Florida


Are you an emerging leader in the field of behavioral analysis who is passionate about supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our community and making a positive impact to the lives individuals and their families? Are you skilled at program development and building a high-performing team? Are you interested in advancing your career by joining a leading behavioral healthcare organization and working alongside colleagues who are passionate about changing lives – by unlocking human potential?

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida is seeking a highly collaborative and experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst for a newly created position to oversee behavioral services in a community-based program designed to provide intensive behavioral support services for individuals and their families when support is needed the most!

The Director of Behavioral Services will provide oversight, direction, and guidance to support the implementation of evidence-based practices, parent training and consultation, and supervision to behavioral support staff while leading the development of a new program for Devereux Florida.

In this impactful role, you will:

  • Work directly with individuals and family members to provide intensive behavioral services, designed to support families through crisis situations and develop a plan for ongoing support.

  • Design and implement individualized behavioral plans, assess progress and future needs.

  • Providing training and support for behavioral staff to implement best practices and create positive change.

  • Develop and administer parent training curricula, based on the fundamental principle of applied behavioral analysis and positive behavioral supports.

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop a viable program for sustainability.

  • Seek new opportunities to enhance services and remain current with best practices.

  • Act to develop systems and monitors to ensure quality programming, regulatory compliance, and exceptional internal and external customer service.

  • Support consistency of high-quality services and safety with a unique program model .

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to further the impact of Devereux’s service to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a combination of mental health challenges.

  • Help to oversee the development and maintenance of a positive work environment designed to attract and retain a stable, progressive, caring and diverse workforce needed to ensure the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective services.

Keywords: applied behavior analysis, ABA, BABA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental health, behavioral health, behavioral programming, autism, behavioral health, psychology, clinical, mobile crisis services, DBT, PBIS, servant leadership

What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?

At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

  • Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites

  • Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs

  • Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC

  • Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients

Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members - our very own Healthcare Heroes. A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:

  • Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members

  • Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services

  • Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families

  • Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong


Education & Certification:

  • Master’s degree required

  • BCBA required with at least five (5) years’ applied behavioral experience, with individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges. required

  • Must have strong clinical, programmatic, and administrative experience in a multi-disciplinary treatment environment. Experience overseeing the delivery of behavioral health, residential treatment and community programs preferred

  • Knowledge of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a preferred

  • Exceptional organizational, communication and customer service skills are essential.

  • Knowledge of data collection procedures required; experience with electronic medical health record preferred

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

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.

Company Overview

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. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as 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. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.

  • Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.

  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

Visitbenefits.devereux.orgto see why we are a great place to work!

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/23/2020 3:41 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-14238

Category Clinical

Position Type Full-Time