Devereux celebrates direct support professionals during appreciation week in
our direct support professionals (DSPs) play a critical role in improving the
lives of children, adolescents and adults living with emotional, behavioral and
National Direct Support Professionals
Recognition Week – September 8-14 – Devereux honors its 3,500 DSPs who selflessly
serve those in their care, helping them lead more fulfilling, productive and
socially connected lives.
cannot say enough about our talented and hardworking DSPs who provide
extraordinary compassion and support to our youth, adults – and their
families,” said Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr.
Rhea Fernandes. “The work they do each and every day is at the very heart
of our mission. We are grateful for their commitment and dedication as together
we strive to make a difference in the lives Devereux is privileged to serve.”
What our DSPs are
DSPs bring hope, healing and joy to the individuals in their care. Look below
to find out what they love most about their jobs.
“I love going to work every morning knowing I have
the opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life by showing them
kindness and compassion. I also love working for an organization that gives us
the tools and training we need to be the best caregivers for our individuals.”
– Devereux Pocono DSP Maureen Edwards
“DSPs play a significant role in helping our individuals
live happy, engaged and fulfilled lives. What could be better than bringing joy
to someone else’s life? I love my job and am incredibly proud of the work we do.
In my four years with Devereux, I have grown both personally and professionally
with the support of my supervisors and peers.”
– Devereux New Jersey
DSP and Lead Staff Arika Hackley
“What I love most about my job is that I have
the opportunity to make a positive and life-changing impact on the individuals
we serve. I always try to help our individuals see that this is just the
beginning of a very special journey.”
– Devereux Florida DSP Supervisor
Calling all direct
you interested in making a positive impact on the lives of many of the most
vulnerable members of our society? Devereux is hiring direct support
professionals who have a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults
benefits and rewards include:
- Competitive pay
- Best-in-class medical, prescription and dental
plan options, as well as voluntary plans to fit your needs
- Robust 403(b) retirement plan with matching
- Professional development and career planning
- Extensive paid Time-off Benefits and Health
- Tuition assistance program and referral awards
jobs.devereux.org to explore career
opportunities today! Interested individuals can receive updates on new job postings,
or access a list of upcoming job
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