Direct Support Professional – Up to $2,000 Sign-on Bonus!


The expected salary range for this position is between $16.50 and $22 per hour. The actual compensation will be determined based on the site, hours/day of shift and other factors permitted by law.

$1,000 – $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!


TITLE: DSP – Direct Support Professional

SUPERVISOR: Residence Manager and/or Asst. Residence Manager(s)


Pay Rate: $16.50 per hour

Site Differentials: $.25-$2.00- depending on the site you work for- must complete certifications within 6 months

Overnight Differential: 11p-8a- $1.50 per hour

Weekend Differential: $2.00 per hour


The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is a role model for the developmentally disabled consumer. The DSP’s actions and interactions are based on mutual respect, communication, teamwork, teaching Activities of Daily Living (ADL). The DSP will provide hands on physical assistance for all ADL that the consumer does not complete independently.

We offer various full and part-time positions throughout Suffolk County, including Eastport, East Moriches, East Quogue, Flanders, Hampton Bays, Jamesport, Manorville, Mattituck, Riverhead, Speonk, and more!


E- Connotes Essential Functions

E-1 Administers medication, as per OPWDD AMAP certification

E-2 Uses a pro-active approach to offer and actively encourage choice making. Utilizes physical redirection techniques, as per OPWDD SCIP certification and individualized adaptive behavior programs

E-3 Guides, teaches and supervises, and, if necessary, provides physical assistance to the consumer during the performance of self-care routines: toileting, hand washing, bathing, showering, tooth brushing, eating, personal grooming and dressing

E-4 Implements program goal plans as written i.e. self care, communication, independent living, mobility, learning, economic self-sufficiency, self-direction, and records documentation, including billing as per program necessity

E-5 Implements physical therapy interventions as written

6- Assists, monitors, and supervises the consumer during the performance of house cleaning chores, i.e. dusting, vacuuming, bed making, laundry, ironing, dishwashing and table setting. Performs all housekeeping responsibilities that the consumers cannot satisfactorily complete

7- Actively participates in and provides supervision during recreation, both within IGHL and in the community. Encourages and schedules opportunities for leisure activities, both individualized and group oriented

8- Maintains DRIVER AUTHORIZATION status, as per IGHL policy and provides transportation and supervision during community integrated activities and medical appointments if applicable

9- Teaches the consumers the aspects of good nutrition, i.e. menu planning, diet requirements, food groups, preparation, handling and shopping; provide supervision and, if necessary, hands on assistance

10- Accurately maintains documentation in all logs: nursing, medication, exposure control, behavior, communication and first aid

11- Adheres to IGHL and OPWDD policy, including Safety and Code of Conduct, and completes forms as warranted: time sheets, time off requests, tuition reimbursement, physical complaint reports and incident reports

12- Adheres to emergency policies and administers first aid in accordance with prescribed procedures

13- Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services training

14‑ Offers suggestions and requests supplies for residential, programmatic, site-specific needs

15- Participates in specialty training such as CPR and keeps certifications current

16- At any time during a DSP’s shift he/she may be asked to cover at another location; including hospital coverage based on Agency needs

17- 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 policy

18‑ 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
  • Competitively Low Employee Contributions
  • 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

$16.50 - $22 per hour