Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Direct Support Professional (CNA preferred) - Cape Coral Group Home in Cape Coral, Florida

Be a part of creating meaningful, independent and productive lives for children and adolescents who receive services from our 6 bed all male facility located in Cape Coral, Florida. We currently have openings for Full-Time and Part-Time Direct Support Professionals. The Direct Support Professional position will allow you to find purpose and give you room to grow in the largest not-for-profit provider of services to children and families in Florida.


  1. Personal hygiene

  2. Chores and Room Care

  3. Peer Interaction and Socialization (i.e. appropriate social interactions, practicing taking turns and working an s a team member)

  4. Meal Preparation

  5. Recreation activities

  6. Assist in School Work

  7. Medication Administration

Organization Profile:

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.

We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national non-profit 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.

Devereux Florida is a leading nonprofit behavioral healthcare services provider, serving children with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges, and their families. In Florida, for over 25 years, we have provided a variety of programs and services, including child welfare services, touching the lives of over 5,000 children on any given day. Devereux Florida offers a full continuum of programs and services including a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital, statewide inpatient psychiatric program, community based group homes, foster care and specialty foster care, counseling centers, case management, abuse and neglect prevention services, and community outreach.

Additional Details:

The primary purpose of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners.

Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan.

Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision, Supplemental Life, and Accident coverage are available to FT employees.

*It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit package, visit

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency. Notification to the agency must be made five days in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

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  • Must be able to complete a two week (Monday - Friday) new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 8:45am to 5:00pm each day

*Education and Experience:

o High school diploma and 1 year of experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care setting or in working with persons who have a developmental disability required

o Or College, vocational / technical training equal to 30 semester hours

o Licensed Certified Nursing Assistant with experience working with mental health, IDD, and/or dually diagnosed populations /preferred/ but not required

o Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Social Work and experience in the field is /preferred/

  • Valid Florida driver’s license