Developmental Disabilities Institute Cook/Housekeeper in Commack, New York


Developmental Disabilities Institute, DDI, is one of the largest providers of care to children and adults with Autism, developmental disabilities and other special needs. DDI has been a part of Long Island for over 50 years serving over 1,500 children and adults with Autism, other developmental disabilities and special needs. DDI provides innovative and expansive services to our population through various residential services, day habilitation programs and vocational services.

The Cook/Housekeeper works in a group home for developmentally disabled children or adults providing general cleaning and cooking duties. the Cook/Housekeeper performs general household cleaning, attends to emergency cleaning needs and prepares meals for the residents according to the diets prescribed for each individual person.


  • Heavy Cleaning of entire house and windows, daily or weekly, as required.

    Including, but not limited to:
  • Bathrooms: including sinks, toilets, showers, tubs, walls & floors.

  • Kitchens: floors, countertops, walls, all appliances, including refrigerator, stove, toaster, microwave, tables & chairs, pantries, and cabinets.

  • All common areas, including, but not limited to: Living Room, Dining Room, Recreation/T.V. Room, Medicine Room, Hallways and Stairways, and Bedrooms, Office, other inside areas, Deck/Porch.

  • Meal preparation, cooking, shopping, and meal planning, in coordination with menus prepared by Nutritionist.

  • Ensure rotation of perishable foods so expired, tainted foods are regularly discarded.

  • Follow all menus & fill in substitutions according to exchange list.

  • Reports any maintenance needs or hazardous conditions to Manager or Maintenance Person.

  • Notify supervisor immediately if house or appliances need repair.

  • Help schedule and plan parties for special occasions.

  • Answer telephone in a courteous and professional manner & take appropriate messages.

  • Be familiar with and follow OMRDD regulations regarding food, kitchen area & cleanliness of house.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by your supervisor.


  • Ability to read, understand, and follow safety guidelines.

  • Ability to follow safety guidelines in using and disposing of household cleaning products.

  • Ability to work well with staff members and the individuals we support.

  • Ability to cook following menus and meal preparation guidelines.

  • Ability to use appropriate tools as needed in general house cleaning.

  • Must be able to use housecleaning equipment, as needed, i.e., vacuum cleaner, carpet shampoo machine.

  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 25 lbs., bend, twist, kneel and walk distances sufficient to shop for needed supplies, and in the performance of housekeeping duties.

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CategoryDirect Care

of Openings1

Work ScheduleMonday-Friday 10am-2pm

Hours per Week20

DepartmentARS Adult Residential Services