Community Habilitation DSP

Community Habilitation Direct Support Professional (CH DSP) for Bronx/Manhattan

Position Title: Community Habilitation Direct Support Professional (Part-Time)
Company Name: Daybreak Independent Services, Inc. (DBIS)
Experience: 1-2 years in Health or Human Services field
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
Upper Salary range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Bronx/Manhattan/Yonkers, NY
Date Available: Immediately

Brief Job Description:
DBIS is a not for profit agency located in Yonkers that services individuals with developmental disabilities within the Bronx and Manhattan. Community Habilitation is an individualized program of support that focuses on increasing independence in life skills, including but not limited to activities of daily living (ADLs), socialization, community safety, community inclusion, as well as expanding the individual’s knowledge and use of community resources. The Community Habilitation Direct Support Professional (CH DSP) will be responsible for the implementation of the valued outcomes contained in the Individualized Service Plans, as well as executing goals and objectives as outlined in the individual’s Community Habilitation Service Plan through ongoing engagement with the individual(s) in purposeful, goal-oriented activities in their homes and within their surrounding communities. The CH DSP will guide and support individuals in establishing functional independence in specific skill areas and document their progress in attaining the assigned goals.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and families.
  • Flexibility, poise, tact and the ability to develop rapport with individuals of various backgrounds and positions
  • Exceptional analytical ability and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate high level of patience and compassion
  • Able to work various shifts (7am-3pm, 3pm-9pm)
  • Ability to travel within Bronx/Manhattan and attend any required meetings/ trainings at Bronx/Manhattan/Yonkers location

Preferred requirements:

  • SCIP / CPR / First Aid certifications

Additional Details:
The primary mission of DBIS is to provide quality services to our individuals in a caring and professional manner. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. As an agency that is vested in quality driven services, we value competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility and serve as a reflection of our mission (We Understand, We Connect, We Commit). For this reason, DBIS provides medical and dental insurance benefits to eligible full-time employees after completion of three (3) month introductory period.

Program Hours: 4-6 hours per day during weekdays and weekends/ flexible, 20-24 total hours per week
Application Procedure: Email resume with cover letter expressing an interest in pursuing the posted position to hr@daybreakis.org
Contact Person: Sasha Miah, Program Coordinator