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Mission, Values and Commitment to Service

Our Mission

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Our Core Values

  • Compassion: We have a deep and abiding understanding of, and respect for, our individuals and their families.
  • Knowledge: We rely on data and evidence to inform our care. Our work requires a marriage of science and art.
  • Collaboration: We require an integrated team approach based on respect, shared goals and altruism.
  • Dedication: We maintain relentless optimism and perseverance to support the lifelong journey of those we serve.
  • Learning: We pursue continuous personal improvement, professional development and expanding impact.
  • Progress: We are Always en Route, continually incorporating new innovations to advance our services, our industry and the lives of those we serve.

Our commitment to serving others

In 2018, Devereux launched a transformative, organization-wide culture movement called “Servant Leadership.” Coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in the 1960s, Servant Leadership is a philosophy – and a set of values and practices – that enrich the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and creates a more just and caring world.  

According to the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, a servant leader: 

  • Focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong;
  • Shares power by putting the needs of others first; and
  • Helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. 

Devereux has embraced this philosophy to create an enhanced work environment where employees feel empowered to voice ideas that will benefit the individuals and families we serve, along with staff, external partners and our overall organization. As part of this long-term initiative, Devereux will continually work together to strengthen various behaviors within its organizational framework. These behaviors include: 

  • Being an active communicator
  • Following-up on commitments
  • Collaborating with others to find the best solutions
  • Anticipating others’ needs
  • Showing patience and a can-do attitude
  • Being respectful, caring and willing to help 

Ultimately, Devereux’s goal is to better support its employees and, as a result, improve organizational excellence and outcomes for the individuals and families its serves every day. 

“As our organization continues to evolve, we must always explore thoughtful and meaningful ways to spark innovation and collaboration. Through Servant Leadership, every single one of our employees can make an impact – and make Devereux an even better behavioral health organization,” explained Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Servant Leadership Executive Sponsor Rhea Fernandes, Psy.D. “Most importantly, part of being a Servant Leadership organization includes becoming an even more valued collaborator with our families, partners and communities. Just a few ways we will do this, individually, is by ensuring that we put people first by listening, treating others with respect, being patient and trustworthy, providing encouragement and support, and showing appreciation.”

Learn more about Servant Leadership.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Devereux, we believe diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is fundamental to providing the highest quality of services. We will continuously engage in anti-racist work across our organization and strive to dismantle systemic and structural racism, starting with ourselves. We are deeply committed to racial justice and equity as an employer and as a healthcare provider. We denounce racism in all forms.

Devereux has committed to a multi-year, organizational transformation related to the issues of DEI. We consider this a critical component to the fulfillment of our mission, as well as the promise of our Family Standard.

Our DEI effort is led by a Steering Committee comprised of members of the Devereux senior leadership team, as well as a diverse group of team members from across the country to ensure both forward momentum and regional relevancy.

In September 2020, Devereux partnered with Lion’s Story, which prepares individuals and organizations to navigate and resolve racially charged situations using research-based strategies. Lion’s Story was founded by Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher on negotiating racial conflicts using racial literacy.

Our Employee Value Proposition

An Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is a statement that captures the essence of an organization; it highlights who a company is and what it stands for and, for those looking for a rewarding career, answers the question, "Why should I apply for this job?"

At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, our EVP is:

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health: Changing the world – one person, one family, one community at a time 

Learn more about our EVP, including what sets us apart from other employers and what we promise to all team members – even before they walk through our doors. If you are looking for a position that will help you change the world – one individual, one family and one community at a time – be sure to visit our career page today.