Sr Direct Support Professional

19 Vedder Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, USA Req #24423
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Make a bigger difference

Sr Direct Support Professional


At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.


Reasons you’ll love working with us:



·       If you have a particular age range or population you’re interested in working with, you can find your niche here.  Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.

  • We’re committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.


  • With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live. 


  • Generous vacation time and 15 paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.


  • We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.


  • You’ll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.



How you can make a bigger difference: 


The Staten Island Children’s Community Residence (SICCR) provides Child, Teen, and Family services to youth ages 8-14 years old who are struggling with emotional health diagnoses, mental illness, sadness, worry, and loss. Our staff works with the adolescents in our residential treatment setting, assisting them with forging healthy relationships, helping them to learn & transition back to their homes.


The Sr. Direct Support Professional (Sr DSP) works with children and adolescents in SICCR and is responsible for the supervision, care and skill building related to the youth’s individual service and treatment plans. The Sr DSP serves as a positive role model while providing therapeutic support, trauma informed care and supervision.


  • Develop, supervise and implement therapeutic recreational activities; Accompany and supervise youth on recreational trips and activities, as well as drive, escort and supervise the youth to medical, behavioral health providers, school, socialization or other required appointments
  • May be called upon to work one on one with a youth who is displaying significant stress or assist with management of crisis related to the safety and care of the clients; Work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary therapeutic team by implementing culturally affirming and trauma informed interventions and skill building as outlined in treatment and service planning
  • Liaise with families, schools, healthcare providers, hospitals, criminal justice, and other community agencies in order to  provide appropriate care and supervision of youth; Assist in orienting families/resources of the youth to the services provided by and in collaboration with the program
  • Providing crisis intervention
  • Additional duties as assigned



The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented individuals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • A High School diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • A current, valid clean Driver’s license is required for this position and throughout all DSP positions
  • Prior experience in a residential setting, with a similar population
  • Availability to work evenings & weekends


If you join us, you’ll have these great benefits:


  • Generous paid time off in addition to paid agency holidays and 15 sick days
  • Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans 
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Free continuing education opportunities 
  • 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation 
  • 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program  
  • Life and disability insurance 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee


Who we are:


The Jewish Board delivers innovative, high-quality, and compassionate mental health and social services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families to children, teens, and adults. We are proud to employ and serve people of all religions, races, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams to help support our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply to work with us.


More on Equal Opportunity:




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]
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator 8833 - Hospital - Professional Employees
  • Min Hiring Rate $19.23
Location on Google Maps
  • 19 Vedder Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, USA