Posted: Feb 6, 2024

Direct Support Professional - Westchester County

Abbott House - Elmsford, NY
Full-time
Salary: $17.00 - $18.00 Hourly
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2023
Nonprofit

Newly hired, full-time, DSP’s will receive a $2,000 bonus after completion of 1-year of active, full-time employment.

We are seeking DSPs for our Westchester County Residential Programs located in Cortlandt Manor, Shrub Oak, Elmsford, Port Chester and Yonkers, NY and our Day Hab Program located in Irvington, NY.

Job Description

Abbott House is seeking compassionate Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to work directly with adults with intellectual disabilities while promoting their personal, physical and emotional wellbeing. The primary role of the Direct Support Professional is to work alongside the people we support in order to help them to achieve their personal goals. The DSP ensures the delivery of Habilitation services, service plans or other OPWDD supports and documents and verifies daily data collection.

About Abbott House

Abbott House is an innovative community-based organization that helps children, families, adults and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with complex needs build lasting foundations for a promising future. We operate programs in the New York Metropolitan area and Hudson Valley.

Key Responsibilities

1. Establish positive working relationships with persons receiving services, co-workers, management and the public.

2. Maintain a professional demeanor when interacting with parents, guardians and other professionals.

3. Implement outlined Habilitation and Behavioral Support plans/programs.

4. Assist with personal care of persons receiving support as needed.

5. Administer prescribed medications to persons receiving supports after successful completion of AMAP medication administration course.

6. Assist individuals with planning and participating in the community activities.

7. Drive agency vehicles for transportation of persons receiving supports and adheres to all related vehicle operation policies.

About You

You are the ideal candidate if you are enjoy working in the social services field while empowering underserved communities. Being compassionate, reliable, self-motivated, and a team player are critical attributes to be successful in this role.

  • You have a High school diploma or GED
  • You have a valid driver’s license
  • You have at least 1 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities
  • You have good counseling, communication, and interpersonal skills

What We Offer:

  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision Care benefits with premiums substantially paid by for employees, employee families and domestic partners
  • Generous vacation, holiday, sick time and personal time off benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company paid life insurance and long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-term disability and Workers Compensation benefits
  • Paid Family Leave Program
  • Employee Recognition Awards