Services for the Underserved

  • Direct Support Professional

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Developmental Disabilities
    Regular Part-Time
  • Position Overview

    Turn your passion for helping others into a fulfilling career at one of New York City’s most respected disability services organizations.


    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) is hiring Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to support people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in living their best life in a safe environment. Join our team to start your career in social services while learning from the best experts in the field.


    S:US offers: Flexible scheduling, 1199 union benefits, and boasts a 10-percent internal promotion rate organization-wide!


    This opportunity is available at our program located on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY so you can work close to home.



    • Provide habilitation services to each individual as prescribed in that persons Community Habilitation Plan
    • Assist individuals in meeting their valued outcomes as outlined in their Community Habilitation Plan and in their Individualized Service Plan (ISP)
    • Report immediately to Coordinator, Referral Services and Residential Habilitation all types of abuse and any other problems including safety issues or additional needs not outlined in the Community Habilitation Plan
    • Carry out all policies and procedures of the agency issued by the Coordinator, Referral Services and Residential Habilitation in accordance with OPWDD and other funding agency guidelines
    • With appropriate training and supervision, administer medication to individuals as assigned and in compliance with management, medical and nursing policies and procedures
    • Serve as a positive role model and advocate for the individual receiving services


    Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


    • High School Diploma or GED required, some college preferred.
    • Minimum one year experience providing direct services to individuals with a developmental disability. 
    • Valid NYS Driver’s license and must be able to pass insurance criteria


    Keywords: Direct service professional, counselor, residential counselor, direct care counselor, habilitation specialist, human services, social services, social worker, case manager, health services, developmental disabilities, mental health behavioral health, OPWDD, OMRDD




    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island.


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