Have you heard the news?
We have increased our starting pay to $11.50/hr!
Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents? If so, you could become a part of a team creating meaningful, independent and productive lives for those individuals that we serve.
Being a Direct Support Professional has its Advantages
As a Direct Support Professional,you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:
Entry-level position with opportunities to learn and grow in the Behavioral Healthcare field
Formal leadership/development training program
Comprehensive training in crisis prevention/intervention, trauma informed care, CPR, first aid, and cultural competencies
Flexible schedules that can work with school, family commitments, or other employment
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides programs and services for children and adolescents with autism. Located in Palm Bay, FL, this position is responsible for:
Supporting a therapeutic environment, while ensuring the safety and well-being of the individuals we serve.
Assisting individuals in daily living activities, including health & hygiene management, cooking, cleaning, and recreation
Following and implementing behavioral support plans
Documenting shift reports, incident reports, and individual progress notes.
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.
Click here to see why we are a great place to work: http://benefits.devereux.org.
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High school diploma or GED required
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Social Work and experience in the field is preferred
Must be able to complete a two-week (Monday - Friday) new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm each day. Orientations are offered in Orlando, FL and Titusville, FL.
Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
Successfully pass Physical Abilities Test and Physical
Valid driver's license