Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Program Administrator - Adult Residential in Santa Barbara, California

Are you interested in working in a residential facility that will develop, implement and monitor treatment plans? Do you enjoy interviewing, training, or overall supervising staff? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being an ARF Program Administrator has its Advantages

As a ARF (Adult Residential Facilitator) Program Administrator at Devereux, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • Paid Certification - if you’re not currently certified as an ARF Group Home Administrator and/or Registered Behavior Technician – Devereux will pay for your certification.

  • Ability to enhance your supervisory skills through leading treatment planning/staff meetings, managing program budget, interviewing, training and performance management.

  • Ability to contribute to the growing field of adult residential care, allowing participants to maintain their independence in the community.

  • Flexible schedule around hours of 10am-6pm or 11am-7pm.

This is a Full-time Program Administrator role for a licensed Adult Residential Care Facility (ARF) 113 Home. This home will serve up to five adult individuals whose diagnoses may include autism and an Intellectual Disability (mild to profound). Individuals may be ambulatory and cognitively non-ambulatory and may exhibit severe behavioral challenges. You may also be providing support for medical diagnoses that require close monitoring such as seizure disorders. Support will be provided for individuals requiring on-going assistance with activities of daily living.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California provides programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located in Goleta, CA, the ARF Program Administrator is responsible for managing the daily operations of a residential treatment program and assists in the development of all phases of the program. This position communicates with individual served, his/her family and/or legal guardian, funding agencies, social worker, etc, and ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit 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.

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

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical (including medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.

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Keywords: Program Administrator, Program Faciliator, ARF, Administrative, Plan Manager, developmental disabilities, autism, adults, RBT, registered behavior technician


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience providing direct care or supervision to individuals with developmental disabilities required. Prior supervisory experience is highly desirable.

  • ARF Group Home Administrator certification and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification preferred.

About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE