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AHRC New York City Direct Support Professional - Queens in Jamaica, New York

Description

A career with AHRC New York City affords you excellent benefits, growth opportunities, high level training, and job satisfaction through making a difference in someone's life.

AHRC NYC’s programs provide person-centered support for positive change and personal improvement. We support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a variety of settings as they work to attain the joys of independence and growth with the assistance of professionally trained staff.

We are currently seeking Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in several Queens locations:

  • Typical day shifts are 7am-3pm

  • Typical evening shifts are 3pm-11pm

  • Typical overnight shifts are 11pm-9am

  • Driver license REQUIRED for all day and evening positions

  • Schedules generally include working weekends, with two (2) consecutive days off will be during the week.

Are you a Quality DSP candidate?

If so, you are patient, compassionate, creative, and team-oriented. You will support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community participation, advocacy, and building meaningful relationships. You must be able and willing to teach, provide counseling, and problem solve, while fostering a nurturing, personalized home environment.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • The oversight of all safety and health considerations

  • Promoting skill development, interests, and hobbies

  • Assisting with meals and Adult Daily Living skills (ADLs)

  • Other personalized responsibilities including cooking, cleaning, hygiene, etc.

Position Qualifications:

  • High school education/GED or equivalent required; additional education preferred

  • Professionalism; integrity; excellent communication skills. Patience is a MUST!

  • Valid NYS Driver's License REQUIRED for day and evening staff.

  • Experience with People with Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) preferred.

  • Willingness to support people's preferences for community, activities, work, leisure activities, the exercise of their rights etc. in various settings.

  • Ability to stay alert and awake at all times; use a computer for data entry; flexibility

Qualifications

Experience

Preferred

  • Years 1-2

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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