Direct Support Professional - Transition to Work - Day Shift - Stony Brook, NY

US-NY-Coram
Job ID
2017-3859
# of Openings
1
Category
Direct Service Professional

Overview

The primary role of the Direct Support Professional (DSP) is to work alongside the people we support in order to help them to achieve their Personal Outcomes. This includes working with adolescents with special needs to develop daily living, professional and decision making skills relating to employability while also supporting their health and safety.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities

  • Become certified in CPR & First Aid, as well as SCIP-R, AMAP and/or Partnering for Safety (when applicable)
  • Work both independently and as part of a team, and multi-task with others
  • Utilize leadership skills and exhibit initiative to be a positive role model to the people we support
  • Effectively communicate with team members and the people we support
  • Assist students with developmental and some mental health challenges to build their social, emotional and vocational skills in order to improve outcomes for employability post-high school.
  • Understand directives and apply them in a variety of situations
  • Directly support individuals with various intellectual disabilities, mental illnesses, and behavioral challenges

 

Qualifications

  • Valid NYS Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

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