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Job Details
Company Name :
AHRC New York City
Company Location :
Brooklyn, NY
Job Position :
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Crisis Respite – Brooklyn
Job Category :
Jobs in New York

Job Description :
AHRC NYC is one of the largest providers of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in New York City. Our mission is to advocate for people who are neuro-diverse to lead full and equitable lives.
Come join the company recognized by Forbes as a Best Midsize Employer in America two years in a row, generosity guides us as we honor our legacy and continuously grow through a culture of curiosity, creativity and optimism.
The Crisis Respite Services program is a unique program providing trauma informed care in a therapeutic milieu for people with I/DD experiencing psychiatric or other behavioral health crises. DSPs engaged in the Crisis Respite Services program support people who require emergency residential placement in lieu of hospitalization. In providing this support, DSPs provide clinically based care for the emotional, physical and personal well-being of the individuals by ensuring a nurturing, structured and protective environment. DSPs engage with the people they support and with related stakeholders to work towards mitigating crisis-related factors and facilitating a path to a safe and stable return to the community. DSPs participate in supervision and training opportunities on a variety of topics including trauma informed care, supporting people with severe autism, supporting people with challenging behaviors, and other topics as relevant.

In collaboration with clinical staff, assess immediate safety needs and assist in implementing a safety plan in support of the people supported.
Use knowledge about crisis prevention, intervention and resolution techniques and apply these techniques to particular circumstances and individuals, as needed.
Promote physical and mental health and wellness of people supported by applying health maintenance and prevention strategies, accurate medication administration (as needed), and general knowledge of trauma-informed, person-centered strategies of care.
Advocate for individuals as mandated reporters of abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
Enhance ability of individuals to attain or return to stability by providing support and information necessary to build self-esteem, assertiveness and independence.
Remain knowledgeable about formal and informal assessment practices that allow for appropriate service response to needs, desires and interests of individuals.
Assist individuals in building/strengthening skills necessary to develop and maintain positive and ongoing personal relationships.
Demonstrate ability to use wide range of effective communication strategies and skills to establish collaborative relationships with supported individuals.
Obtain and administer all prescribed medications and accompany individuals to hospital or medical clinic when assigned.
Observe and follow through on established emergency notification procedures in manner that ensures safety and welfare of all individuals at all times.
Ensure compliance with all reporting and documentation requirements of the Crisis Respite program, as well as recordkeeping protocol related to incidents and crisis interventions.
Assist with all tasks related to household management (e.g. shopping, meal preparation, laundry, cleaning, etc.).
Provide coverage in accordance with staffing schedule established by residence managers, with understanding that changes in schedules and program assignments may be necessary in order to meet needs of individuals supported.
Participate in clinical supervision and trainings on topics including trauma informed care, supporting people with challenging behaviors, and supporting people with severe autism.
Perform other duties, as required.
High School Diploma/GED required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in field of Human Services desirable. Preference of one year experience working with individuals with disabilities, especially in residential settings.
Prior experience working crisis intervention programs highly desired.

Understanding of Person Centered Planning.
Reasonable flexibility in work hours and ability to respond to the scheduling needs of individuals supported. Shifts may include early morning, evening and/or weekend hours.
Ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with program participants, families, staff and community agencies.
Ability to communicate both orally and in written form in English.
Ability to organize work with self and others.
Ability to solve problems and make judicious decisions regarding the health and well-being of residents.
Must be able to maintain training certification in medication administration, first aid and CPR, as well as any other required professional trainings.
Must be able to conduct lifting tasks, particularly in context of transferring individuals in/out of wheelchairs and/or in/out of bed and/or in/out of showering/toileting, etc.
Valid NYS driver’s license for more than one year with a clean driving record desirable.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $18.00 per hour

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance


10 hour shift
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Night shift
Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:The safety of our employees and the people we support is our top priority with this as our goal we have implemented all recommended safeguards such as PPE equip., flexible work schedules and proper social distancing work stations at all of our facilities.
Application Question(s):

A High School Diploma/GED is required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in field of Human Services desirable. Do you have at least a High School Diploma/GED?
How many years of experience do you have working in a crisis intervention program?
Are you available to work weekends?
Do you have a valid Drivers license for more than one year, in good standing?
How many years of experience do you have supporting individuals with disabilities, especially in a residential settings?
What else besides your education and work experience qualifies you for this position?
What shifts are you available to work….8am-4pm, 2pm-10pm or 10pm-8am?

Work Location: One location

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