Direct Support Professional Job at Rise Life Services, Riverhead, NY

  • Rise Life Services
  • Riverhead, NY

Job Description

Direct Support Professional

Job Details



Job Location


Remote Type


Position Type


Education Level

High School

Salary Range

$16.00 - $19.53 Hourly

Travel Percentage


Job Shift


Job Category



Welcome to Rise Life Services!

RISE Life Services (an Aid to the Developmentally Disabled Company) provides a residential and supported living environment dedicated to empowering people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential. Our core values of quality, dignity, and respect serve as our guiding principles in everything we do.

Among our finest assets is our dedicated workforce: a diverse, knowledge-based team of professionals committed to offering the highest quality of services that are compassionately delivered and responsive to the needs of the individuals we serve and their families.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, which may include the following:

+ $3,500 dollar Sign On Bonus

+ Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance - Premier and nationally recognized providers

+ Vacation/Personal/Sick Time Off

+ Life Insurance

+ Education Assistance

+ Employee Assistance Program

+ Flexible Spending Account

+ 401K Retirement Plan

+ Referral Bonus

+ Local company discounts

+ Professional Development & Training opportunities

+ Salary based on DSP/Human Services experience along with education

+ Salary 16-19.53 Hourly

*Hiring Immediately*

Position Summary & Responsibilities


Under the direct supervision of the Residential Manager, the Direct Support Professional must ensure the safety and well-being of the Individuals served within our 24-hour operated OPWDD residential program. Direct Support Professionals are to act as teachers and role-models while providing support services with attentiveness to their dignities, respect, and Individualities. Direct Support Professionals will remain professional and communicate successfully with Individuals' and their families/supports, staff, Management and Administration. Moreover, foster a safe, home like environment that is caring, empowering and supportive to help them progress to their desired level of independence.


+ Maintain professional boundaries while working with the Individuals' diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

+ Empower, Motivate, and support Individuals in every aspect of daily living skill while promoting independence.

+ Encourage Individuals to be viable, integrated, and productive individuals of their community.

+ Built rapport with Individuals combined with demonstration of knowledge and understanding of developmental disabilities to better support Individuals in their drive to be as independent as possible.

+ Provide OPWDD services that include but are not limited to the following:

+ Assertiveness/Self Advocacy training

+ Community Integration Services/resource

+ Daily Living Skills training

+ Health Services

+ Medication Management and Training

+ Skill Development

+ Socialization

+ Symptom management

+ Observe, monitor and document progress or lack thereof on person-centered service plans- to be reviewed monthly- via PRECISION CARE; It is expected that the Direct Support Professional complete the Individual Monthly Summary every 30 days via electronic database.

+ Execute good judgement when responding to site challenges and/or crisis that may arise. Be able to stay calm and professional in a demanding, fast-paced, needs-driven environment disbursing attention between daily tasks, supervision, documentation, communication, appointments and recreation.

+ Document all data on the appropriate forms and ensure communication protocols being met.

+ Interpret and execute Behavior Support Plans, as applicable

+ Safely operate a 13-passenger vehicle to provide transportation to Individuals needing to integrate the community for doctor's appointments, recreation, grocery shopping and/or emergent needs.

+ Adhere to van safety protocols including but not limited to regular gas refills (should always remain above half tank), maintenance/servicing and regular car washes. All concerns must be immediately reported to Residential Manager or Program Coordinator/Operations Director.

+ Work well as a team member with supervisors, co-workers and other facets of Management. Follow supervisor's instructions, leadership and guidance to support your professional development. Initiate and precisely complete duties in a timely manner being open to positive or constructive feedback.

+ Maintain the residence in a safe, clean, and stress-free manner. While the primary function of the overnight staff is toDEEP CLEANthe residence (washing walls/baseboards/organizing pantries/inventorying supplies/washing curtains/scrubbing all common areas/wiping down furniture), it is expected that all team members maintain a clean home.

+ All team members, including overnight staff, are required to remain awake at all times.

+ Maintain compliance with all trainings and certifications throughout employment; Comply with additional trainings as assigned.

+ Document monthly collateral contacts with service providers included, but not limited to physicians, therapists, etc.

+ Follow/Document OPWDD fire safety regulations that include, but are not limited to routine fire drills, weekly checks of smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, regular checks of dryer lint compartments, etc.

+ Assist Individuals in facilitating weekly house meetings, developing ideas for meal prep, recreational outings, and discussion of weekly accomplishments.

+ Maintain consistent and prompt communication with all team members, support departments and Supervisors by way of telephone calls, text, Microsoft Outlook emails, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

+ Exemplify company's values in everyday interactions within the residence as well as in the community.

There are Full-Time, Part-Time, Overnights, Weekends Only, and On-Call positions available in the following locations: Riverhead, Cutchogue, Flanders, Wading River, Shirley/Riverhead, Greenport, Ridge, Calverton, Jamesport and Middle Island.

Required Qualifications

+ High School Diploma or GED

+ Valid NYS Driver's License

Rise Life Services is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Part time, Local area, Immediate start, Remote job, Relocation bonus, Flexible hours, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work,

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