Direct Support Professional (full time and part time available)

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.
 North Babylon, NY



Position Overview

The primary role of the Direct Support Professional (DSP) is to work alongside the people we support in order to help them to achieve their Personal Outcomes. This includes working with them to develop daily living, professional and informed decision making skills while also supporting their health and safety.


Essential Job Functions

Work with the people we support to help them identify and realize their personal life goals

Advocate with the people we support in a variety of situations

Work with the people we support to teach them new life skills

Work in partnership with the people we support to promote their health and safety

Assist the people we support to overcome barriers and challenges to establishing and maintaining a network of relationships and valued social roles

Work with the people we support and other members of the interdisciplinary team to develop service plans that aid the person in achieving their personal life goals

Provide positive behavior support to the people we support as necessary

Prevent, recognize and report abuse toward the people we support

Administer bedside or personal care, such as ambulation or personal hygiene assistance

Care for individuals during periods of incapacitation, family disruption, or convalescence, providing companionship, personal care, or help in adjusting to new lifestyles

Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes or dishes, or running errands

Plan, shop for, or prepare nutritious meals or assist individuals in planning, shopping for, or preparing nutritious meals

Accurately document service provision, daily notes and other information as required

Promote and support community involvement for the people we support

Duties and Responsibilities

Always communicate in a respectful manner with all people including the people we support, supervisors, other valued team members, and members of the community

Maintain the confidentiality of any information relating to individuals and employees of the organization

Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle

Perform healthcare-related tasks, such as medication administration

Complete all required trainings and stay in compliance

Other duties as assigned


Education, Work Experience, and Competencies

18 years of age or older

High School Diploma or equivalent

Valid NYS Driver’s License and satisfy criteria to be a driver for FREE – preferred

Proficient computer skills and familiarity with MediSked preferred

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with flexibility, keeping others informed and anticipating needs is essential

Must be efficient, well organized, and have excellent communication skills

No convictions for crimes that preclude a person from working with members of a vulnerable population