Direct Support Professional, Developmental Disabilities

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Caregiving/Babysitting

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Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island. SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

Position Summary: The Direct Support Professional provides individuals with Developmental Disabilitites with the assistance needed to achieve independent living within their homes and in the community.

This is a part-t ime oportunity at our program located in Pelham Parkway in the Bronx.


  • 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


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