Direct Support Professional

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Kennesaw, Georgia
May 21, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
High School
Experience Level

Are you looking to do meaningful work that makes an impact in the lives of youth and adolescents? Are you looking for a professional atmosphere where you can continue to grow and learn new skills? Are you hoping to start a new career in Behavioral Health or advance your skills in a new setting? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on!

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is seeking Full-Time and Part-time, Direct Support Professionals for our evening (2nd) and overnight (3rd) shifts.

Starting pay: $15.00/hr, plus shift differentials - $0.50 evening (2nd shift); $0.40 overnight (3rd shift).

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.

Full-Time schedules - Our full-time DSPs typically work a 40 hour work week, and will have 1 weekday off and every other weekend off (some holidays required). 

Part-time schedules - Our part-time DSPs typically work 24 hours minimum, working every other weekend.

Hours for 2nd/Evening Shift - 2:30pm to 11:00pm

Hours for 3rd/Overnight Shift - 10:45pm to 7:15am

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia was established in Cobb County Georgia in 1973 at the invitation of Governor Jimmy Carter and for more than 40 years has been providing new hopes, new dreams, and new choices for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges. 

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree preferred; High-school diploma (or equivalent) required; Relevant human services experience preferred. Academic studies in the areas of psychology, human services, sociology, social work, criminal justice, and/or education are highly desirable.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of human service experience working with children, adolescents preferred. Two (2) years of working experience preferred. Previous experience 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.

Other qualifications:

  • 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 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.

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