Direct Support Professional


Are you interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities? Are you new to this field but want to learn more?

If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

We are currently offering a $3,000 SIGN ON BONUS to brand new full time employees working over 37.5 hours per week or a $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS for part time employees working 20 or more hours per week

Being a Direct Support Professional has its Advantages

As a Direct Support Professional at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

Comprehensive 3 week paid orientation to provide you with the skills and training to be a successful DSP.

Over 5 weeks of paid time off your first year.

Quality low-cost benefits and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period for new hires. (learn more at

Tuition assistance after 6 months of working full time - up to 12 credits per year.

Student Loan Debt Assistance to help you navigate the student loan system – quickly see your repayment plan options and discover potential savings.

A rewarding experience helping individuals complete daily activities and achieving long term goals.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New York provides programs and services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and dual diagnoses. Located in Kingston, NY, this position is responsible for assisting individuals in daily activities, including health and personal management, achieving personal goals, recreation, and daily household living, as well as maintaining a safe and therapeutic treatment environment that meets the physical, emotional, and personal needs of program individuals while improving functioning and minimizing interfering behaviors.

Learn more about being a DSP at Devereux

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:

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High School Diploma/GED required. 2 years of related experience preferred (or Associate's Degree with 1 year of related experience).

Valid NY Driver's License.

Be flexible, patient, energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor.

A strong passion for working with and helping children and adults with special needs.

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 staff without an approved medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated to be employed in this program. If you are fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption prior to starting.

Job Type
Full Time
56 days ago

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