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Behavior Specialist 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Location FL DD Broward  
Open Date 5/15/2018  
Req Number CLI-18-00412  

Do you enjoy helping others with special needs achieve their goals? If so, consider becoming a Behavior Specialist with Devereux!

Being a Behavior Specialist has its Advantages

As a Behavior Specialist at Devereux, you will actively assist your assigned clients in the participation, involvement and routine of their individualized program. We offer:

  • Supervision and guidance from experts in the field behavior analysis with possible career progression to Behavior Analyst
  • Experience with a large, national non-profit that is forward-thinking in their clinical practice and research
  • Excellent low-cost, high coverage health benefits, generous time off, and competitive retirement

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida provides programs and services for children and/or adults with developmental disabilities. Based in Hollywood, FL, this position is responsible for the implementation and development of individualized treatment programs for the clients that we serve.

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 7,000 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.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.

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Keywords: direct support, direct care, behavior specialist, behavior analyst, applied behavior analysis, ABA, BCaBA, Autism, intellectually and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, non-profit

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in the field of behavior analysis, mental health, social work, psychology, rehabilitation, special education, or a human services field required


  • 1+ years experience working directly with children and/or adults with developmental disabilities and behavior problems and their families required; 2 years preferred
  • Prior child welfare experience preferred
  • Prior experience with developing Treatment Plans, Functional Assessments and Behavior Plans strongly preferred
  • Prior experience working with Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to complete a two-week, paid new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
  • Valid Florida driver's license
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Job Summary The Behavior Specialist position is a Full-Time position located in Hollywood, FL. The starting pay for this position is $13.46/hour and is subject to increase based on experience and education.  
Contact Information Maria York  
About the Organization 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.
EOE Statement 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 testing required. EOE  

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