Community Habilitation Specialist, Yonkers NY

Who Are We Looking For?

Are you an aspiring therapist, counselor, or social worker? Do you have a passion for life-coaching, mentoring, and person-centered development?

  • Whether it’s a career path you’re pursuing, or a genuine passion for helping others, YAI is the place for you!

What is Community Habilitation?

Community Habilitation (Comm-Hab) is a program designed to provide one-to-one training to people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to develop or enhance the skills needed to live more independently in their homes or in the community.

What Will I Be Doing?

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) at YAI maintain an integral role in supporting people with I/DD. For Comm-Hab settings, these supports build upon various life skills, while providing recreational opportunities to promote community integration and self-direction. DSPs utilize support skills for people with moderate to complex levels of needs, participates in developing treatment plans, and understands specialized clinical knowledge for person specific needs.

When Can I Work?

  • Pick a schedule that works for you and apply for a Position today!
  • Work anywhere between 8 hours/week to 32 hours/week (Part Time)
  • Great opportunity for students to earn extra income and break into the field of social work, behavioral health, and human services.

Where Can I Work?

YAI offers Comm-Hab services in all of the following regions throughout Hudson Valley:

  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County

YAI is an equal opportunity employer.

******YAI has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for its staff. If hired, you will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, unless you are granted a reasonable accommodation based upon disability or religion pursuant to federal, state, or local law*******

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: Up to $15.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
All mandated protocols followed.

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to use your own vehicle with the people we support? (mileage reimbursement eligible)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • DSP: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: One location

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