Sr Direct Support Professional

Bronx, NY, USA Req #13598
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Make a bigger difference

Senior 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 Agency Operated Boarding Homes (AOBH) program consists of 4 homes located in the Bronx.  Each home provides a home like setting for 6 youth either ages 14-17 years old or ages 17-21 years old.  Two of the homes serve male residents and the other two serve youth who identify as LGBTQAI+.  All youth are referred to us through ACS. Our residents have experienced significant trauma, resulting in behavioral and emotional issues. The AOBH offers a small home like setting, physical and emotional support, family connections and visitation, educational, social and clinical support and opportunities, age appropriate recreational activities, and aftercare planning for youth and young adults. 


The Senior Direct Support Professional works with adolescents/young adults in a residential treatment setting and is responsible for ensuring that those portions of the treatment plan which deal with day-to-day and independent living skills are implemented. Acting as a positive role model and providing therapeutic parenting, the Senior Direct Support Professional is charged with the fundamental responsibility of the client's health and safety. The Senior Direct Support Professional are trained to administer medication. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Assist the Team Leader in the orientation of new Direct Support Professionals.   
  • In the absence of the Senior Team Leader / Team Leader, the Senior DSP will complete the shift report, ensure all activities and trips are properly prepared for with supplies and medications if required and that the trips leave the program as planned, is responsible for contacting the Senior Team Leader/Team Leader re: crisis in the facility.
  • Required to be MAT certified and administer medication in the absence of the Registered Nurse.
  • Lead at least one weekly community meeting.
  • Acts as liaison between DPS staff and the Seniors Team Leaders/ Team Leaders regarding treatment planning and implementation.
  • Represent Team Leader at meetings, when designated.
  • Ensure the proper implementation of the program routine and structure when the Senior Team Lead/ Team Leader is not present in the facility.  [Please note: The Sr. Direct Support Professional will display leadership skills in this area; not provide direct supervision].      
  • If required, perform Emergency Safety intervention (ESI) should a child be out of control.  All employees are required to attend appropriate Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training prior to performing such a restraint.          
  • Other duties as assigned



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

  • High School diploma is required.
  • Driver’s License required to meet all insurance requirements.
  • Minimum work experience of two years' regular in house experience working within residential treatment program.


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


  • Generous vacation time, 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 8857 - Case Worker - Social Services - Traveling
  • Min Hiring Rate $21.53
Location on Google Maps
  • Bronx, NY, USA