Direct Support Professional
The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

New York, New York

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WORKING WITH US

The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.


Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid training. Some of our other benefits include:

  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to 3 weeks' vacation at start
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Unlimited opportunities for employee referral bonuses

ABOUT THE JOB

Geller House is a 24/7 short-term residential center in Staten Island that provides rapid intervention, assessments, treatment services, education, social and recreational activities for at-risk adolescent's ages 11-16 years old who are struggling with family and trauma related issues including; long-term abuse, neglect, substance abuse and mental illness.

The Direct Support Professionals at Geller House work directly with adolescents in our residence, assisting them to meet their goals, and supporting them in the development of their independent living skills. Acting as a positive role model and providing strategic parenting, the Direct Support Professional is charged with the overall wellbeing and safety of the youth. We offer extensive training in Foundation of Direct Care, Crisis Intervention, and Trauma Informed Care.


TO QUALIFY

The Jewish Board is currently looking for professional individuals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • A High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • Necessary core competencies include: ability to commit, empathetic capacity, compassion, dedication and a willingness to learn
  • A current, valid clean driver's license is required for this position and throughout all DSP positions
  • Prior experience with at risk youth is a plus

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family : Direct Care [200s]
  • Job Function : Paraprofessionals
  • Pay Type : Hourly
  • Employment Indicator : 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
  • Travel Required : Yes
  • Required Education : High School



 


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