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Direct Support Professional

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Direct Support Professional

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Direct Support Professional- Residential Program Wantagh, NY, US
$500 sign-on bonus upon completion of 3 months of employment. Retirement program with company match.
OPWDD experience preferred. Preference to those that have worked with the Visually Impaired.

*Thursday – Friday 3:00pm to 11:00 pm

We currently have exciting career opportunities available to join the HKS team as a Direct Support Professional in our Residential Program in Wantagh.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervise and positively interact with the consumers following all residential habilitation plans
  • Encourage residents to participate in meal planning, activity scheduling and in creating an environment of their choice.
  • Provide consumers with community integration opportunities.
  • Direct consumers in their personal routine; give consumers positive reinforcement as appropriate
  • Maintain complete and accurate daily records and communication logs
  • Prepare meals utilizing provided menus
  • Assist with and/or do laundry
  • Conduct and document fire drills
  • Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the residence including the outdoor areas.
  • Provide medical oversight including medication administration under the supervision of the nursing staff
  • Transport consumers to day program and appointments as necessary
  • Interact with parents and professionals from outside Agencies
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid NYS Driver’s license required.
  • Experience working with the developmentally disabled

Position Benefits

  • 403b plan w/employer match
  • Sign on bonus eligible
  • Career advancement opportunities

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Wantagh, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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