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Developmental Disabilities Institute Early Childhood School Nurse in Ronkonkoma, 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.


  • Daily attendance to students enrolled

  • Treatment of all children for illness and injuries-treat, record and notify parents

  • Administer medications daily, record and maintain up-to-date records.

  • Maintain up-to-date students’ records on all students, i.e., physicals and immunizations

  • Administer Mantoux’s yearly to all staff and new employees and maintain records

  • Create and utilize special need Health Care Plans and keep staff informed of children’s Health Care Plan needs

  • Staff inservices as needed (OSHA, Universal precautions, safety, etc.)

  • Administer care to staff in case of injury and complete incident reports as per DDI regulations and maintain monthly tracking

  • Handle all medical emergencies within building

  • Order all supplies

  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Physical Demands:

Must be able to modify the area to secure the safety of children

Ability to move/transport a child weighing up to 30 pounds to a height of 3 feet to place child on changing table

Must be able to move quickly after a child up to 200 feet to prevent elopement

Must be able to position self or maneuver classroom to facilitate student instruction in classroom and playground environment Must have ability to follow oral and written directions and detect/respond to fire alarms Must be able to ascend and descend stairs with railing


  • Registered Nurse, Licensed in New York State


CategoryHealth Care

of Openings1

Work ScheduleM-F 10a-2p 10 month position

Hours per Week20

DepartmentECS Early Childhood Services