6355A | Respite Support Professional
The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Brooklyn, New York

Posted in Not for Profit and Charities

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The Respite Direct Support Professional (DSP) supervises and supports an individual with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the home setting in the absence of the usual caregiver. The Respite DSP is required to understand and follow the Code of Ethics, ensuring the client's health and safety, promoting independence, person centered decision making and demonstrating good judgment at all times.


  • Responsible for the overall care, safety and well-being of the individual during the absence of the usual caregiver(s).
  • Understand and follow Individualized Service Plan (ISP- OPWDD treatment plan) safeguards for the individual.
  • Responsible to assist in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) for the individual as needed.
  • Report to supervisor and family any unusual medical, behavioral or other occurrences.
  • Complete and submit OPWDD documentation on a monthly basis.
  • Complete all trainings as required.

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED (List all that is required to achieve this position):

Must be at least 18 years old no educational requirements.


  • Experience working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities preferred.


  • Basic computer skills preferred.


The position may entail lifting/physically assisting individuals using mechanical devices, positioning of clients and pushing wheelchairs.

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family : Direct Care [200s]
  • Job Function : Paraprofessionals
  • Pay Type : Hourly
  • Employment Indicator : 8854 - Health Care - Professional Svcs - Traveling
  • Required Education : High School


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