Direct Support Professional

$500 sign on bonus upon completion of 3 months of employment.

We currently have exciting career opportunities available to join the HKS team as a Direct Support Professional in our Residential Program in Wantagh. The goal of the Direct Support Professional is to empower and direct our consumers in the residential living program, assist with record keeping and perform duties necessary for the overall care and wellbeing of all consumers in this program.

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
  • Provide first aid treatment as necessary
  • 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.
  • Attend staff meetings and/or trainings that are required
  • 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
  • Knowledge of OPWDD regulations preferred
  • AMAP Certification, CPR Certification, and SCIP-R certification preferred
  • Experience working as a nurse’s aide is a plus

Position Benefits

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 403b plan w/employer match
  • Sign on bonus eligible
  • Career advancement opportunities

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 – $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • OPWDD: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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