Services for the Underserved

  • Residential Team Leader

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Category
    Developmental Disabilities
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    Are you a person who has a passion for helping others?  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.  

     

    We are seeking a Residential Team Leader who will be joining a dedicated workforce of 2,400 employees who are committed to providing support to transform the lives of over 35,000 individuals and families in New York City.

     

    This opportunity is available at our program located on Barbey Street in Brooklyn NY .

     

    In this role, the Residential Team Leader is responsible for ensuring that our individuals have the support and resources necessary to live meaningful lives which align with their needs and aspirations within both their respective homes and communities. He/she will serve as a Team Leader on their assigned shift supervising DSPs (Direct Support Professionals) in conjunction with the Assistant Program Director. The incumbent is expected to promote an environment of respect, learning and independence.  He/she will interact with individuals and colleagues in a manner that stems from dignity and with hopes of fostering a true home atmosphere for individuals.  In addition, he/she will provide coaching to DSPs so that their actions ensure the health and wellness of the individuals, support their independence, self-determination and right to take reasonable risks.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

    • Associate’s Degree in a related field and/or five years’ experience in ID/DD or related supervisory/management experience in a residential setting.
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Behavior Tech Certification is a plus
    • Basic computer skills (e.g. MS Office suite & Windows)
    • Special skills: AMAP; SCIP-R; CPR & First AID preferred

    Note: S:US will provide on-the-job training for such certifications.            

    Essential Competencies

    Teamwork & collaboration | Innovation & Analytical skills | Oral & written Communications skills | Organizational skills | Managerial and supervisory skills |Respect & Customer-focus Service skills

     

    S:US offers an attractive total compensation package which includes: Medical/ Dental/ Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; and Generous Paid Vacation time and Holidays. We boasts a 10% internal promotion rate organization-wide.

    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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