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Developmental Disabilities Institute Direct Support Professional - Adult Day Program - $1000 sign on bonus* in Riverhead, New York



Developmental Disabilities Institute, DDI, is one of the largest providers of care to children and adults with Autism, developmental disabilities and other special needs. DDI has been a part of Long Island for over 50 years serving over 1,500 children and adults with Autism, other developmental disabilities and special needs. DDI provides innovative and expansive services to our population through various residential services, day habilitation programs and vocational services.


  • Complete all required trainings, and participate in Peer Mentoring Program, in-service workshops, and recertification trainings as required.

  • Participate in semi-annual IDT, quarterly, staff meetings, and staffing as required.

  • Advocate for the rights of the individual(s) we serve.

  • Help individual(s) build relationships, and maintain relationships with family and friends.

  • Follow individual(s) daily activity/classroom schedule, implementing all formal goals and protocols of individuals you are assigned to.

  • Data collection – goals, protocols, outings, SUB’s, progress notes, recreation/fitness logs.

  • Obtain certification for, and administer medications under the supervision of assigned nursing staff (AMAP), if required.

  • Fulfill responsibilities of primary advocate (paperwork, advocacy, programming).

  • Instruction and documentation, participation in development and revisions of formal goals and protocols in accordance with the CFA/ISP, and behavior plans.

  • Teach and assist individuals in all aspects of daily living, including, but not limited to: ADL’s, cooking, house cleaning, laundry, leading a healthy lifestyle, shopping, budgeting, maintaining appropriate behavior, and community integration.

  • Accompany individuals on medical appointments, jobs, and community activities, if applicable.

  • Complete incident reports and SCIP-R reports as necessary.

  • Knowledge and accurate implementation of Emergency Procedures.


  • A minimum of a high school diploma (some college, and experience working with developmentally disabled adults preferred)

  • Valid NYS driver’s license, preferred [NOTE: Positions for non-approved drivers are NOT available in all programs and on all shifts.]*