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Direct Support Professional (Full time) **Drivers License Required**

Leake & Watts Services Inc

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted April 28, 2021.

OverviewRising Ground, a leading nonprofit human services organization, provides children, adults, and families in the greater New York City area, with the resources and skills needed to help them rise above adversity and positively direct their lives.In our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services department, we provide habilitation and recreational services, job training for meaningful work, and supported housing for those who need assistance to live in the community.

Our goal is to help people pursue their dreams, so they can thrive and grow.ResponsibilitiesRising Ground has an immediate opening(s) for a Full Time Direct Support Professional to work in one of our Residential Group Homes in the Bronx/Yonkers.

Join our team in teaching daily and independent living skills, providing individual counseling, supporting Personal Outcome Measures, promoting community integration, and fostering a culture of person-centeredness.The ideal candidate will be dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual/developmental/mental health disabilities including a comfort in supporting ADLs (including assisting with showering, toileting, grooming, etc) as necessary.Qualifications* High School Diploma or GED; some college is a plus* Valid Driver’s License, NY State Required* Ability to attend two weeks of paid NYS Mandated OPWDD trainings between 9am-5pm.* Participate in required background screening* Work or life experience supporting people with intellectual/developmental/mental health disabilities is a plus, but not required