Direct Support Professional-PDLocation: Yaphank, NY Department: Day Hab 101 Schedule: Day shift Shift: Per Diem ReqNum: 9045
DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
Maryhaven is a nonprofit, Long Island based agency committed to helping persons with special needs including intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities, and/or substance abuse/dependence issues to realize their full potential. The agency's purpose is to establish, maintain and operate progressive programs and services which are residential, educational, vocational, and rehabilitative in nature. The ideal goal is the attainment of normalization, in all aspects of life, for each individual we support.
Maryhaven's Day Hab 101 is a day program which provides direct care to the individuals we support, while carrying out programmatic interventions developed by the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team. Responsibilities will include:
- Serves as an assistant to the Activities Coordinator (AC) and the Team Leader. The DSP assists in the development and implementation of program needs for individuals diagnosed with varying degrees of intellectual developmental disabilities and physical disabilities.
If you are looking for more than a job and want a career that makes a difference in someone's life. Requirements:
- High School Diploma/GED
- valid NYS driver's license within agency criteria
- Ability to pass and maintain Strategies for Crisis Intervention Prevention certification (SCIP) and Medication Administration Course (AMAP) following hire. We offer extensive paid orientation training.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
At Maryhaven, which is part of Catholic Health Services of Long Island your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future. Due to our extensive network of programs and services, the opportunities for career growth are significant. Come enjoy working with others as you chart your own course for the future!