Part Time Overnight Direct Support Professional

Yai/Nipd Network Brooklyn , NY 11201

Posted 2 months ago

If you are a current YAI employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account.

YAI supports people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in achieving the fullest lives possible by creating new opportunities for living, loving, working, and learning. YAI is a network of agencies with

programs that empower and enhance the lives of thousands of people with I/DD and their families. YAI promotes a person-centered approach to support people in our programs by creating plans catered to the specific needs of

each individual. Join our dynamic team teaching daily and independent living skills, providing individual and group counseling, and promoting community integration.

Avenue Z is a home to 8 people varying in degree medically and age with disabilities who enjoy taking walks in the community, various community activities i.e. baseball games, circus, or arts and crafts groups. They also enjoy watching tv, and listening to music.

The dedicated and creative staff at the Avenue Z residence are excellent at engaging the people we support by giving multiple opportunities for creative involvement. Some of the people we support at the Avenue Z residence cannot communicate, travel or socialize the way most people do. At the Avenue Z residence staff do an amazing job supporting the people by up keeping their house, rooms, laundry and cooking.

Schedule:

Friday

  • Saturday

  • 11pm

  • 7am

The ideal candidate for the Direct Support Professional (DSP) position will have an enthusiasm for helping people and be comfortable working with people who require supports in activities of daily living such as assisting with showering, toileting, and grooming. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) work directly with people needing assistance in their home, work, and daily

life in varying capacities. A DSP's goal is to help people live as they want by assisting them in the areas/activities that promote independence.

Desired Skills:

Flexible

Interpersonal skills

Effective communication skills

Ability to work well in a team

Basic written and verbal communication

Basic computer skills

Time management skills

Accountability

Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED; some college is a plus

Valid Driver's License, NY State preferred

Work or life experience supporting people with intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred

Tuberculosis test mandatory for most positions (provided FREE of charge by our Premier HealthCare clinic)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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