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Direct Support Professional II 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Location CA Somerset Group Home  
Open Date 9/11/2018  
Req Number DIR-18-02652  

Are you looking for an opportunity to further your experience in the behavior health field?

Are you looking to be part of a new state of the art residential program? If you answered YES to any of these questions then we have the perfect job for you!

If you are an experienced and reliable person that is looking for advancement opportunities and want to be part of a new exciting program, then we have the job just for you!

Devereux's NEW AUTISM HOME is currently seeking caring, patient and creative people to work as Direct Support Professionals II (DSP II) providing support to individuals living in a residential setting.

The DSP II is responsible for providing services to persons with mild, moderate and severe disabilities including autism spectrum diagnosis. A DSP II Must have the ability to work with individuals with challenging behaviors. These are part time positions. Available shifts TBD, but general shifts include Mon-Fri 3p-11p, weekend's 7a-3p and 3p-11p, as well as overnight awake shifts from 11p-7a. Working a minimum of 1 weekend shift (Saturday or Sunday) is required in order to be considered for this position.

Being a Direct Support Professional II has its Advantages

As a DSP II at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • Assisting and teaching individuals to learn and perform necessary daily living skills (Including personal care)

  • Implements programs designed to meet the social, emotional and physical needs of the individuals.

  • Ensuring individual's safety

  • Following and implementing behavioral support plans and accurately track data.

  • Provide companionship, fellowship, and protection to individuals under your care.

  • Communicating with the individual being served by talking, listening, and providing encouragement and support to foster a positive relationship.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California provides programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental diagnosis. Located in Goleta, CA this position is responsible for ensuring the safety and environment of our clients. In addition to supporting our individuals in self-help skills designed to encourage independence.

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; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to 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.

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 (including medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.

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

Position Requirements

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

Must be able to perform all three levels of Devereux's Safe and Positive approaches Interventions

One (1) year of experience working in a related field

The IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model. Additionally, you must be able to complete required training, have a strong passion for working with and helping adults with special needs and possess a valid license.

Physical Requirements: Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. 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.

Work Environment:. Some degree of physical involvement in exercise of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Job Summary Available Hours for this position are: 7am - 3pm, 3pm - 11pm and 11pm-7am. Pay range for this position is $15-18 hour.  
Contact Information Karina Lopez  
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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