Posted: Nov 13, 2022

Direct Support Professional

Eden II Programs - Staten Island, NY
Salary: $17.00 - $19.00 Hourly
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2022

Direct Support Professional

Adult Services, DXT and Residential Programs

Various shifts, Full and Part Time



  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.


Reports To:  Group Leader / QIDP/LSS/Manager


Driving Status: A valid driver’s license is required for this position

Job Duties:

  1. Maintain a person first environment by:
  • Respecting the individuals we serve by knowing their individual needs and preferences and providing opportunities for choice making.
  • Advocate for the individual to have the best quality of life.
  • Facilitate Personal growth and development by ensuring appropriate supports and services
  1. Assisting participants in building and Maintaining Positive Relationships within their families, peer groups and the community at large.
  2. Demonstrate Professionalism by:
    • Respecting the values of participants, their family members and fellow coworkers
    • adhering to agency policies and protocols
    • Readily accepting and receiving feedback to improve performance
    • Maintaining meaningful records by collecting, compiling and evaluating data.
  3. Support good health of the participants we serve by:
    • Promoting positive behavior and supports
    • Supporting health and wellness
    • Preventing, recognizing and reporting abuse.
  4. Support Safety of the participants we serve by:
    • Supporting crisis prevention, intervention and resolution.
    • Following appropriate safety procedures including participant specific supervision requirements.
    • Organizing and maintaining an effective, clean, safe and functional physical work area.
  5. Support greater levels of independence in activities of daily living across all environments.
  6. Facilitate and promote meaningful community integration opportunities while assisting our participants to become productive members of society.
  7. Maintain ethical work practices.

Adult Program Specific Requirements:

  1. Transport participants to and from program and volunteer/recreational sites when assigned.
  2. Manage the class in the absence of the Group Leader. Initiate activities and adhere to daily and weekly schedules.
  3. Attend Interdisciplinary Team Meetings to promote:
    1. Meaningful programming for participants
    2. Consistency of teaching and generalization of skills across program and home environments
    3. Crisis intervention Protocols and long term behavioral change
  4. Additional responsibilities as determined by the Director of Adult Services/Managers