Services for the Underserved

  • Direct Support Professional

    Job Location US-NY-Bronx
    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 internal promotions organizational wide!

     

    This opportunity is available at our program located on Palmer Ave in the Bronx. 

     

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide habilitation services to each individual as prescribed in that individual service plans (CFA, Individual Service plan, Habilitation plan)
      • Assist each individual as needed, in skill development in areas such as activities of daily living, domestic living, recreation and socialization
      • With appropriate training and supervision, administer medication to individuals as assigned and in compliance with management, medical and nursing policies and procedures
      • Ensure assigned individuals ’nutritional needs are met according to prescribed diet, and assist with feeding as necessary
      • Report immediately any observed/known deficiencies or own inability in providing habilitation services to clients, as well as all types of abuse and other facility problems, including physical plant/safety issues to management


    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

     

    Job Requirements

     

    • HS Diploma or GED required, Associates Degree preferred
    • Valid NYS Driver’s license and must be able to pass insurance criteria
    • One year’s experience providing direct services to developmentally disabled persons preferred
    • Preferred Certifications: AMAP, SCIP-R, CPR & First Aid

     

    Keywords: Direct service professional, counselor, residential counselor, direct care counselor, habilitation specialist, human services, health services, developmental disabilities, mental health behavioral health, OPWDD.


    Qualifications

     

     

    • HS Diploma or GED required, Associates Degree preferred
    • Valid NYS Driver’s license and must be able to pass insurance criteria
    • One year’s experience providing direct services to developmentally disabled persons preferred
    • Preferred Certifications: AMAP, SCIP-R, CPR & First Aid

     

    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.

     

    SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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