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

Bronx, 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 supervision. 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

The Jewish Board's Community Behavioral Health treatment programs provide compassionate, high quality, evidence-based services to individuals and families in the communities we serve. The program provides a supervised, trauma informed therapeutic environment.

The Holland Avenue Community Residence (Bronx, NY) provides family-oriented and supportive Child and Teen Services to boys and girls, ages of 10-13 years old who are struggling with a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, emotional crises, mental health, and behavioral issues. Under their individualized service plans, youth receive comprehensive clinical treatment and education, and are able to develop independent living skills and adaptive coping strategies for managing of their emotional and behavioral issues in order transition back into their home communities.

The direct support professional (DSP) works with children and adolescents at Holland House and is responsible for the supervision, care and skill building related to the youth's individual service and treatment plans. The DSP serves as a positive role model while providing therapeutic support, trauma informed care and supervision.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, supervise and implement therapeutic recreational activities; Accompany and supervise youth on recreational trips and activities, as well as drive, escort and supervise the youth to medical, behavioral health providers, school, socialization or other required appointments
  • May be called upon to work one on one with a youth who is displaying significant stress or assist with management of crisis related to the safety and care of the clients; Work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary therapeutic team by implementing culturally affirming and trauma informed interventions and skill building as outlined in treatment and service planning
  • Liaise with families, schools, healthcare providers, hospitals, criminal justice, and other community agencies in order to provide appropriate care and supervision of youth; Assist in orienting families/resources of the youth to the services provided by and in collaboration with the program
  • Providing crisis intervention
  • Additional duties as assigned

TO QUALIFY

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

  • A High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • A current, valid clean Driver's license is required for this position and throughout all DSP positions
  • Prior experience in a residential setting, with a similar population

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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