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Developmental Disabilities Institute Direct Support Professional in Miller Place, 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.

Salary Range: $15.03- $18.04 per hour

Schedule: Tues 7A-11A Wed 7A-11A Thurs 7A-11A Fri 7A-11A Sat 9A-9P


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

  • Complete all required trainings, and participate in Peer Mentoring Program, in-service workshops, and recertification trainings as required

  • Participate in semi-annual IDT, quarterly, staff meetings, 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 certification for, and administer medications under the supervision of assigned nursing staff (AMAP), if required.

  • 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

  • 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


  • Some college preferred

  • Prior experience working with developmentally disabled adults preferred

  • Valid NYS driver’s license required 18+ months

  • Obtain and maintain SCIP (Strategies for Crisis Intervention Prevention) Certification, CPR, First aid and other certifications as 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.