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Direct Support Professional

**Description**

**GET YOUR CAREER STARTED! 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:**

+ Opportunities to learn and develop professionally in the behavioral health field

+ A fun, fast-paced and supportive environment that allows you to participate in the treatment planning process

+ Quality Low-Cost Benefits upon first 30 days of hire, including medical and dental.... learn more atmydevereuxbenefits.org

+ **Tuition Assistance up to $25k and Student Loan assistance up to 5k a year through our new Program ASCEND**

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Nestled near the beaches between the Pacific Coast and Santa Ynez mountains, Devereux California is a therapeutic behavioral health treatment facility offering residential services, community living, day programs, and clinical services for adults with multiple diagnoses, including autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and/or behavioral differences, intellectual and developmental disabilities, dementia and other cognitive disorders.

Our beautiful Goleta campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and has been treating adults with co-occurring diagnoses in California since 1945. This position is responsible for **assisting** in the planning and implementation of recreational, social, and instruction programs for individuals served in assigned residential or day program.

**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

+ Assisting with hygiene care

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

+ One weekend shift per week is required.

**General Shifts:**

Days: 7am-3pm

Swings: 3pm-11pm

Overnights: 11pm-7am

Adult Day Program: 9am-3pm, M-F

**Available Programs:**

**Adult Day Program:** Devereux California offers an Adult Day Program for individuals with intellectual, emotional and/or physical disabilities. Adults can participate in activities, such as music lessons, volunteer work, computer skills development, cooking classes and daily trips to community events. The Adult Day Program is available to all individuals enrolled in Devereux California's services, as well as interested adults in the surrounding communities. Our program runs five days per week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each participant has an individualized schedule and objectives based on ongoing assessments of their needs and skill level. The overall goal of our program is to help individuals develop the skills needed to maximize independence, foster social and emotional growth, and enhance their overall quality of life.

**Casa Feliz (ages 18+)**

Casa Feliz is a beautiful, seven-bed adult residential facility that serves men and women, age 18 and older, with multiple diagnoses. This program focuses on helping individuals improve their quality of life and achieve goals, such as securing placement in a supported living setting or transitioning to a less restrictive environment. The program centers on educating residents and helping them maintain positive social behaviors and life skills that promote individual self-esteem. Recreation and independent living skills programs are an important part of life at Casa Feliz.

**Weisman Center RCFE (ages 59 +)**

Weisman Center is a residential care facility for the elderly that serves both men and women, age 59 and older. The capacity of this warm, caring home is 15 people. The goal of Weisman is to maintain an excellent quality of life for an aging population. Maintaining skills, functioning and good health are all promoted. The program has nursing staff to assist in the maintenance of each individual’s physical health. Our highly skilled staff provide a variety of choices in activities to empower residents, while still providing a high degree of structure. Weisman Center encourages residents to make choices about their activities of daily living; develop lifestyles, skills and interests; and increase independent use of community resources when possible. This home supports individuals with behavioral and medical challenges.

**Qualifications**

+ High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor's degree in relevant field _preferred_

+ Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required

+ One weekend shift per week required

+ For part time, available 3 shifts per week (24hrs)

+ Must be willing to work with adults who may exhibit challenging and/or aggressive behaviors

+ Must be willing to provide hygiene care to adults served (males and females)

**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.

**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.

**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 Training.

**Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.**

**Pay:**

**$18/Hour**

**$19/Hour - Overnight Shift**

**Posted Date** _1 month ago_ _(5/22/2024 7:11 PM)_

**_Requisition ID_** _2024-37462_

**_Category_** _Direct Care_

**_Position Type_** _Full-Time or Part-Time_

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health 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.


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