Caregiver (Direct Support Professional)

$1,000 – $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS!
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is a role model for the developmentally disabled population that we serve within a group home. The DSP will be responsible for providing physical assistance for all activities of daily living that the individual does not complete independently.
We have multiple locations throughout Suffolk County, including: Mattituck, Southold, Hampton Bays, Jamesport, East Moriches, Manorville, Speonk, Riverhead, Yaphank, East Patchogue, Middle Island, Stony Brook and more!
  • Uses a pro-active approach to encourage choice making.
  • Guides, and if necessary, provides physical support to the individual during the actions of self-care routines: toileting, hand washing, bathing, showering, tooth brushing, eating, personal grooming and dressing.
  • Carries out program goal plans (i.e. self-care, communication, independent living, mobility, learning, records documentation, etc.) and physical therapy interventions.
  • Assists and supervises the individual during house cleaning chores, i.e. dusting, vacuuming, bed making, laundry, ironing, dishwashing and table setting, and finishes all housekeeping responsibilities that the individual cannot satisfactorily complete.
  • Actively participates in and provides supervision during recreation, as well as encourages/schedules opportunities for leisure activities.
  • Maintains DRIVER AUTHORIZATION status in order to provide transportation and supervision during community outings.
  • Teaches the consumers the aspects of good nutrition.
  • Accurately maintains documentation in all logs and completes necessary forms as warranted.
  • Adheres to emergency policies and administers first aid.
  • Administers medication as necessary.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-services trainings, and keeps certifications current.
  • Offers suggestions and requests supplies for site-specific needs.
  • At any time during a DSP’s shift, the employee may be asked to cover at another location.
  • Complete and maintain SCIP, Adult CPR, AMAP and defensive driving certifications within 6 months of hire or transfer in order to keep the DOC pay, as per IGHL policies.
  • All other duties as assigned
A. High School Diploma/GED
B. Valid NYS Driver’s license
C. Complete and maintain SCIP and Adult CPR certification, as per IGHL policy
D. Work regularly scheduled days, including those that fall on holidays
E. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. at least five times per hour
F. Able to sit, stand or bend throughout the day
G. Enthusiastic team player that handles stressful situations professionally with ease
Benefits and Perks:
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance Coverage
  • Long and Short Term Disability Insurance Coverage
  • $1,000.00 Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • P.A.T Employee Rewards Program
  • Safety Awareness Program – Safety Bingo Prizes Awarded!
  • Free State of the Art Wellness Program
  • Free Gym Use and Classes (Pilates, Zumba, Yoga)
  • Employee Discount at Brown’s Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram
  • Plum Benefits – Discounts to Shows, Parks, etc.
  • Health Advocate
  • Retirement Plans with an Employer Contribution
  • Financial Wellness and Planning Services
  • 20% Discount at Smile Farms
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • First Time Home Buyers Assistance Program
  • Paid Training (Orientation, CPR, AMAP, SCIP, Defensive Driving)
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Verizon Cellphone Discount
  • Voluntary Benefits: Pet Insurance, Aflac, Whole Life Insurance, and College 529

Salary or Hourly Rate

$16.25 - $21.50/hr