- Posted: 6 days ago
Residential Counselor/ Direct Support Professional (Full-time)
What's the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding profession? Being a part of something bigger. At Mercy Haven, we are committed to ending homelessness on Long Island by providing homes and services to populations in-crisis, including those living with mental illness, homeless families, veterans, and the elderly. Our excellent benefits package and investment in our employees' success got us voted a Newsday Top Workplace on Long Island the past three years.
A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
As a Residential Counselor / Direct Support Professional (DSP), you assist individuals in developing independent living skills to increase their self-sufficiency, self-esteem, and self-worth. You provide hands-on training and assist with the activities of daily living as well as provide counseling, behavioral intervention, and crisis management. You are responsible for the administration of the community residence in the absence of the Assistant Administrator.
By coaching others in the areas of home maintenance and cleanliness, you ensure that the home is a healthy and safe environment. You provide transportation and accompany others as needed for shopping, medical appointments, recreational activities, and other outings. You are meticulous about reporting any changes or concerns promptly, you keep up-to-date and accurate records of interactions and progress. You find the opportunity to participate in residents' lives very rewarding!
If any medical or psychiatric emergencies occur, you immediately notify the Assistant Administrator or Residential Administrator. You also get to participate in the planning, evaluation, and monitoring of individual service plans. You advocate for residents' benefits and coordinate with local service providers. As you assist residents in accessing services and help plan for discharge, you find a great deal of satisfaction in their progress.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
- High School Diploma with related experience required
- Bachelor's Degree in Human Services preferred
- Physical Requirements: Sits, stands, stoops, squats, walks, and moves intermittently during work hours, may push or pull 10-15 pounds daily, may push or pull up to 50 pounds occasionally.
- A valid NYS driver's license in good standing required
Schedule is Sunday 9am-6pm, Monday 12pm-10pm, Tuesday 10am-8pm, Wednesday 830am-6pm (37.5 hour work week)
Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills? Can you concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously? Are you patient and calm but quick to respond? Do you have good judgment? Are you conscientious about following policies and procedures and discreet with confidential information? If so, then you might just be perfect for this position with our non-profit!
- Full Benefits Package including Medical, Company-Paid Dental and Vision Single Coverage. Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) for medical plan.
- Generous Paid Time Off policies, including vacation and sick time.
- Agency paid Basic Life Insurance. Supplemental Employee, Spouse and Child Life Insurance policies, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), 403(b) Retirement Savings
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more at mercyhaven.org
Note: Related experience refers to working with people living with mental illness or other disabilities that require assistance in day-to-day living.
MERCY HAVEN IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AN APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, GENETIC PREDISPOSITION, CREED, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, VETERAN STATUS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY UNDER
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