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Direct Support Professional

Company: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Location: Goleta
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Are you interested in looking for an opportunity to further your experience in the behavior health field? Are you looking for a supportive environment that offers you the ability to make a significant impact on people’s lives?If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!Being a Direct Support Professional has its Advantages As a Direct Support Professional at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:- Full and part-time positions available- Shifts 7-9am, 7-3pm, 3-11pm, 11-7am, will be required to work two weekend shifts- Opportunities for career advancement- Gain valuable experience in the behavioral health field- Great entry level job in behavioral health and resume builder- Support amazing individuals in their home and in communityDevereux 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 ourclients. In addition to supporting our individuals in self-help skills designed to encourage independence.Keywords:hirirng immediately, overnight shift, direct care staff, caregiver, social services, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, direct support professionalWhat 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 sitesImplementing social distancing protocols across all programs Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDCEnsuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clientsThroughout 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 membersFlexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and servicesHazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to familiesAdvancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of timeAs 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• 18 years of age or older• Current, Non-Provisional Driver’s License• High School, or GED required, Associates Degree or in a related field preferredAbout Devereux Advanced Behavioral HealthDevereux 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 ExpectationsAt 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 BenefitsIn 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.Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Keywords: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Santa Barbara , Direct Support Professional, Other , Goleta, California

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