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


$1,000 – $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!

TITLE: DSP – Direct Support Professional

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

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 have locations throughout Suffolk County, including Aquebogue, East Moriches, East Quogue, Jamesport, Manorville, Speonk, Yaphank, 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

Location Hourly Rate* $16.50-$16.75

  • 106 Pine St. IRA
  • Barnes Road IRA
  • Hastings IRA
  • Men’s Cottage
  • Moriches IRA
  • Pinehurst IRA
  • Southold IRA
  • Whiskey Road IRA
  • Williams St. IRA
  • Women’s Cottage

Location Hourly Rate* $16.50-$17.00

  • Aquebogue IRA
  • Camp Paquatuck Day Hab
  • Center Moriches ICF
  • Christopher’s House
  • East End Day Hab
  • East Moriches Day Hab
  • Eastport I IRA
  • Eastport II IRA
  • Halpern House IRA
  • Horton IRA
  • Manorville I IRA
  • Manorville Day Hab
  • Manorville PWW
  • Mattituck IRA
  • Mount Sinai IRA
  • Oakleigh IRA
  • Palane IRA
  • Quogue IRA
  • Roanoke Day Hab
  • Shirley Respite
  • Smile Farms Day Hab PWW
  • Southampton Day Hab
  • Sound Avenue IRA
  • Sunrise IRA
  • Yaphank Day Hab

Location Hourly Rate* $16.50-$17.25

  • Bernstein IRA
  • Christina Lane IRA
  • Flanders ICF
  • Gregory IRA
  • Hampton Bays Day Hab
  • Harpo’s IRA
  • High Hill IRA
  • Kara’s House
  • Manorville II ICF
  • Manorville Crisis Classroom
  • Mill Road IRA
  • Nesconset IRA
  • Old Country ICF
  • Shade Tree Lane Day Hab
  • Smile Farms Site based Day Hab
  • White Oak IRA
  • Union Avenue Day Hab

Location Hourly Rate* $16.50-$17.50

  • Canoe Place IRA
  • East Moriches ICF
  • East Quogue ICF
  • Jamesport IRA
  • Middle Island IRA
  • Middle Road IRA
  • South Country IRA
  • Speonk ICF
  • Yaphank IRA

Location Hourly Rate* $16.50-$18.50

  • Angela’s I IRA
  • Angela’s II IRA
  • Angela’s III IRA
  • Eastport Manor IRA
  • Frowein IRA
  • Pine St. ICF

*Hourly Rate is $16.50 per hour if Required Certifications are not maintained.

Additional Differential: Weekend Differential $2.00 per hour, Overnight Differential $1.50 per hour

Salary or Hourly Rate

$16.50 - $18.50