Behavior Specialist

Website Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health-Florida

Are you an experienced Behavior Specialist who is passionate about supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our community and making a positive impact to the lives individuals and their families?


Are you interested in advancing your career by joining a leading behavioral healthcare organization and working alongside colleagues who are passionate about changing lives – unlocking human potential?


As a Behavior Specialist at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida, you will actively support the individuals and caregivers with your assigned caseload in participating in individualized treatment plans and behavioral programs.


Devereux offers:

Opportunity to work with one of the largest, national non-profit organizations with mission focus and a servant leadership culture
Supervision and guidance from experts in the field of Behavior Analysis with possible career progression to Behavior Analyst (BCBA or BCaBA)
Excellent low-cost, high coverage health benefits, generous time off, and retirement, tuition reimbursement, public servant student loan forgiveness, AND MORE!
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida is seeking a Behavior Specialist for a newly created position providing behavioral services in a community-based program designed to provide intensive behavioral support services for individuals and their families when support is needed the most. Based out of Central Florida, this position is responsible for providing both direct and indirect behavior analysis and behavioral programming services to individuals in need of specialized support. Responsibilities include the development of an individualized behavioral program and treatment plan for all individuals assigned per caseload. The Behavior Specialist will work within a multidisciplinary team to review each individual’s treatment goals and progress, as well as anticipate future needs and facilitate connection to additional support services, as needed.


In this impactful role, the Behavior Specialist will;

Work directly with individuals and family members to provide intensive behavioral services, designed to support families through crisis situations and develop a plan for ongoing support.
Design and implement individualized behavioral plans, assess progress and future needs.
Providing training and support for behavioral staff to implement best practices and create positive change.
Keywords: applied behavior analysis, ABA, behavior specialist, RBT, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental health, behavioral health, behavioral programming, autism, behavioral health, psychology, clinical, mobile crisis services, DBT, PBIS, servant leadership


Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Analysis, Psychology, Mental Health, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Special Education, or Human Services field required.
Master’s degree strongly preferred
Working towarded becomnig a certified Behavior Analyst strong preferred

1+ years working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and related behavioral challenges
Other Requirements:

Must be 21 years of age or over
Valid driver’s license in the state of FL in good standing
Successfully pass pre-employment medical screenings which include: Drug Screen, Physical, Physical Abilities Test, TB Test and Influenza Vaccine
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.


What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?


At Devereux, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our clients, staff and families. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of COVID-19 prevention. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, just a few of these precautions have included:

Establishing enhanced cleaning and disinfection across all campuses and sites
Implementing social distancing protocols across all programs
Using PPE, including masks, gloves and gowns as indicated by the CDC
Ensuring daily temperature and symptom screenings for all staff and clients
Throughout the pandemic, Devereux has also supported the physical and financial health of our dedicated team members – our very own Healthcare Heroes.  A variety of options have been implemented over time to support our staff, including the provision of:

Ongoing dedication bonuses, as well as sign-on bonuses, for direct support professionals (DSP) and other staff members
Flexible schedules, remote working where possible, and redeployment between programs and services
Hazard pay for those supporting quarantined individuals and shelter away services to frontline staff, when needed, to mitigate spread to families
Advancing paid time off and sick time; eliminating telemedicine costs over a period of time
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adapt our response (and protocols) in real-time to meet any challenges and to ensure the safety of our staff and those we are so privileged to serve and support. #devereuxstrong


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