Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
1291 Stanley Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
United States

Healthcare / Health Services
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $16.25
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Are you looking for a Full-Time employment opportunity? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and adolescents in a fun, active environment? If so, you could become a part of a team creating meaningful, independent and productive lives for those individuals that we serve! If you are searching for meaningful work that has a positive impact in the lives of others and are looking to develop or enhance your Patient Care, Behavioral or Psychological skills, then Devereux is for you!

Evenings > 2:30 PM-11:00 PM (Highly Preferred)
Nights > 10:45 PM - 7:15 AM
Starting pay: $16.25*/hr., plus additional $ for experience & shift differentials.

**The shift differential rates are subject to change based on Devereux Program and Staffing Needs.

Being a Direct support Professional has its advantages.
As a Direct Support Professional at Devereux, you will learn more than you ever thought possible while you work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping kids in a Mental Health setting. We offer:

  • Opportunities to learn and grow in Behavioral & Mental Health.
  • Growth opportunities that allow you to expand your career and your skills.
  • Being part of an interactive and supportive team that includes nursing, education, therapists, psychiatrists and you!
  • The ability to have influence in our clients' treatment plans.
  • Evidence based and trauma informed practices.

As a Direct Support Professional, you will assist in daily living activities, including emotional and behavior support & management, health and hygiene management, cleaning, and recreational activities for the individuals we serve. You will actively mentor, coach, monitor, re-direct and support our individuals and maintain a safe and therapeutic treatment environment that meets the physical, emotional and personal needs of the population we serve. You will also be responsible for accurate documentation, including, but not limited to, shift reports, incident reports and individual progress reports. The IDEAL candidate will... Be empathetic, a team player, energetic, creative, understand the theories of behavior management and positive reinforcement, and represent yourself as a positive role model; have a strong passion for working with and helping children and adolescents with behavioral differences.

Keywords: youth counselor, direct care worker, hiring immediately, direct support, group home, direct care professional, residential counselor, mental health associate, mental health technician, behavioral technician, new graduate, psychology, human services, sociology, juvenile corrections, social work, behavioral specialist, recreation, mentor, security

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.

Location: 1291 Stanley Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152

Job Requirements

* HS diploma or GED required; bachelor's degree preferred in psychology, human services, sociology, social work, criminal justice, and/or education.
* Previous experience preferred working with individuals under the age of 21 with psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and/or conduct disorders preferred.
* Valid Driver's License and Satisfactory Drug Screen and Background Check results.
* Must be at least 21 years of age.
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Strong technical skills and comfortable utilizing in-house computer applications for documenting and reporting purposes.
* Must be able to complete a two-week, paid new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 8:30am to 5:30pm daily (lunch is included).
* Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate’s understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.
* The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. If already fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption prior to starting.
Dana Williams
1291 Stanley Rd NW
GA 30152
United States