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Direct Support Professional

Company: Devereux
Location: Goleta
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:


Do you want to make a positive impact in the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental needs? Are you looking to return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled and accomplished?

If you answered YES, 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'll work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

* Up to a $1000 Sign on BONUS!

* Opportunities to learn and grow in the behavioral health and human service fields with career advancement

* Fun, fast-paced, supportive environment where you can participate in the treatment planning process

* Flexible schedules that work with school and family commitments

* Quality Low-Cost Benefits, plus student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires (learn more at

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

We are hiring Direct Support Professionals (DSP):

The DSP is responsible for providing services to persons with mild to moderate developmental diagnosis. A DSP must have the ability to work with individuals with sometimes challenging behaviors. Part time and full time positions available.

General Shifts: Day Shift: 7am-3pm . Afternoon Shift: 3pm-11pm. Overnight Shifts: 11pm-7am .

To be considered for this position, you must be available to work at least 1 shift every weekend (Saturday/ Sunday).

* Pay-rates: $16/hr. + $1/hr. overnight shift differential ($17/hr in overnight shifts).

* Qualifications: HS Diploma or GED required. Experience in the field preferred . Valid driver's license and good driving record required.

Responsibilities of the Direct Support Professional include, but are not limited to:

* Assisting, instructing, and supporting our individuals with daily living activities, including cooking, cleaning, budgeting, bill pay, and grocery shopping.

* Accompanying our individuals on community outings, medical appointments, and other activities, as directed.

* Must be willing to work with individuals who may exhibit challenging and/or aggressive behaviors (paid training upon hire).

* Must have comfort working in an environment with individuals sometimes needing assistance with hygiene care.

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. Additionally, you should be able to successfully pass required clearances, complete 40+ hours of required paid new hire trainings, and have a strong passion for supporting and encouraging our clients.

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HS Diploma or GED required. Experience in the field preferred . Valid driver's license and good driving record required. Must be able to pass required background clearances.

Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. Learn More:

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.

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.

Posted Date 22 hours ago (7/25/2022 6:37 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-25407

Category Direct Care

Position Type Full-Time or Part-Time

Remote No

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

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