Services for the Underserved

  • Direct Support Professional (Day Habilitation)

    Job Location US-NY-South Ozone Park
    Category
    Developmental Disabilities
    Type
    Regular Full-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 Lefferts Blvd in South Ozone Park, NY so you can work close to home.

     

     

    The Day Habilitation Specialist provides individuals with developmental disabilities with skill development through a combination of community & classroom learning experiences.

     

    Position Summary: The Day Habilitation Specialist provides individuals with developmental disabilities with skill development through a combination of community & classroom learning experiences.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Assists each consumer in skill development in areas such as independent living, adaptive behaviors, socialization, recreation and activities of daily living.
    • Supervises consumers in the community, using various experiences to reinforce skills being taught in group session while ensuring their safety.
    • Leads group sessions with consumers and facilitate the discussions to provide learning skills to be used in their community.
    • Provides annual and semi-annual progress reports regarding valued outcomes.
    • Assesses the needs of lower functioning and/or non-verbal consumers through observations and evaluations; their valued outcomes will be developed and addressed.
    • Provides input and ensures compliance with the valued outcomes in the ISP and Day Habilitation Plan.
    • Provides weekly documentation of outcomes being worked towards with each individual in accordance with his/her Day Habilitation Plan.

    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

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED is required.  Associates Degree preferred.
    • At least one year experience providing direct care services to adults with a developmental disability.
    • AMAP certified, SCIP-R trained, CPR & First Aid Trained
    • Valid NYS Driver's License.

    Company Overview

    As a leading provider of residential and support services to individuals with special needs, Services for the UnderServed provides the resources you need to build on your experience amidst our culture of team support. Ongoing training and attention to your development help to ensure your success. Your achievements and leadership are rewarded by advancement opportunities. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

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