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Developmental Disabilities Institute Direct Support Professional - $1000 Sign on Bonus in Huntington, New York



Developmental Disabilities Institute, DDI, is one of the largest providers of care to children and adults with Autism, developmental disabilities and other special needs. DDI has been a part of Long Island for over 50 years serving over 1,500 children and adults with Autism, other developmental disabilities and special needs. DDI provides innovative and expansive services to our population through various educational settings, residential services, day habilitation programs and vocational services.

Our Community Instructors/Direct Support Professionals play an important role in the lives of our individuals. Community Instructors working in our residential programs will assist individuals in all aspects of daily living including personal hygiene, cooking, house cleaning, laundry, leading a healthy lifestyle, shopping, budgeting, maintaining appropriate behavior, and community integration.

$14.03/hr-$16.84/hrSchedule varies: Mon-Sun 6:30a-10:30p


  • Complete all required trainings, and participate in Peer Mentoring Program, inservice workshops, and recertification trainings as required.

  • Become certified and maintain certifications in SCIP-R, First Aid and CPR

  • Must have a Valid NYS Driver’s license and be able to obtain DDI approved driver status.

  • Participate in semi-annual IDT, quarterly, staff meetings, and staffings as required.

  • Advocate for the rights of the individual(s) we serve.

  • Help individual(s) build relationships, and maintain relationships with family and friends.

  • Follow individual(s) daily activity/classroom schedule, implementing all formal goals and protocols of individuals you are assigned to.

  • Data collection – goals, protocols, outings, SUB’s, progress notes, recreation/fitness logs.

  • Obtain and maintain certification for, and administer medications under the supervision of assigned nursing staff (AMAP), if applicable. (Level 3 and 2 if applicable)

  • Must have a Valid NYS Driver’s license and be able to obtain DDI approved driver status. (Level 3 and 2 if applicable)

  • Fulfill responsibilities of primary advocate (paperwork, advocacy, programming).

  • Instruction and documentation, participation in development and revisions of formal goals and protocols in accordance with the CFA/ISP, and behavior plans.

  • Teach and assist individuals in all aspects of daily living, including, but not limited to: ADL’s, cooking, house cleaning, laundry, leading a healthy lifestyle, shopping, budgeting, maintaining appropriate behavior, and community integration.

  • Accompany individuals on medical appointments, jobs, and community activities, if applicable.

  • Complete incident reports and SCIP-R reports as necessary.

  • Knowledge and accurate implementation of Emergency Procedures.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all OPWDD and DDI policy and procedures as they pertain to individuals supported, and documentation of such.

  • Ensure the vans are clean and vehicle problems are written down and addressed through the Site Supervisor/Manager.


  • High School Diploma required

DDI is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to actual or perceived race, color, sex, pregnancy, reproductive decision making, gender expression or identity, national origin, disability, military status, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or any other group protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to creating a deep sense of belonging and a culture where all applicants and employees feel welcomed, valued and respected. We are people inspired by purpose.