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YAI Direct Support Professional 1 in Day Services Manhattan, New York

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As a Day Habilitation staff member, you will provide support to a group of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You will foster increased socialization, skill building, community safety, and overall independence skills while assisting them in participating in various volunteer sites in our local community.

Location : Manhattan, NY

Hours: FT AM 8 am to 4pm

Key Responsibilities:

*Adhering to policies, procedures and regulations * Using effective communication skills & time management skills * Being a member of a highly effective team (Teamwork within the circle of support) * Completing mandatory trainings based on the program and position (AMAP, CPR/First Aid, SCIP-R, Defensive Driving, etc.), as well as applying skills

  • Meeting and demonstrating OPWDD Core Competencies

  • Ensuring health, wellness and safety by managing crisis situations and providing appropriate supervision of the people we support

  • Demonstrating a willingness to assist people with ADLs

  • Transporting and escorting people we support on recreational activities, medical appointment, home visits, etc.

  • Building Positive relationships

  • Maintaining a therapeutic environment through a variety of methods: Personal Outcome Measures, Person Centered Thinking, Informed Decision Making

  • Ensuring person centered plans are implemented

  • Completing documentation to ensure compliance and billing * Using foundational Teaching skills (EMOE, Task analysis, essential skills, supports and modifications, etc.

Education and Experience:

  • A High School Diploma or GED is required; some college is a plus

  • Work or life experience within the intellectual/developmental disabilities field is a plus

  • Ability to support people with intellectual/developmental disabilities * Basic written and verbal communication

  • Basic computer knowledge

  • Valid Driver's License may be required depending upon the position * Tuberculosis test mandatory for most positions

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Interpersonal and problem-solving skills

  • Willing to take initiative

Benefits Include:

  • 100% employer-paid premium for employee Medical/Dental Coverage for full-time positions

  • Retirement Plan with matching contributions * Generous paid time off * Tuition reimbursement

  • Discounts on wireless service, gym memberships, & more!!!

YAI is an EEO

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.