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Direct Support Professional in Queens, NY at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

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Job Description

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.
 
This opportunity is available at our program located on 45th Avenue in Flushing, NY.
 
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
 
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


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


 
 
SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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.