United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills is a full-time employee to split time as a Relief Resident Supervisor and Medication-certified Direct Support Professionals (MDSP). This individual must have compassion and commitment to providing encouragement, mentorship, and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
DSPs work in Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs), small, group homes, housing 5 to 14 individuals. United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills operates 11 IRA homes located throughout St. Lawrence County including Ogdensburg, Heuvelton, Morristown, Lisbon, Potsdam, Norwood, and Rensselaer Falls. IRAs are staffed 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. DSPs may work day, evening, or night shifts.
Currently the Centennial Manor IRA in Ogdensburg has an opening for a position with 24 hours per week of supervisory responsibilities and 16 hours per week of regular MDSP duties. MDSP duties may still be required when working in a supervisory role.
The primary role of a DSP is to promote skills development and act as a role model, inspiring involvement and participation in recreational, community and/or social activities. A typical day for a DSP may include assistance with personal care, interactions and daily activities such as travel to medical appointments, attendance at religious services, concerts, sporting, or other community events.
When acting as a supervisor additional duties may include, providing support and supervision of staff to ensure efficient and effective operation of the facility for their assigned shift, as well as ensuring the provision of appropriate services and recreational and community activities in accordance with the program member’s interests.
United Helpers is committed to providing employees with a pathway for both personal and professional growth.
If you enjoy working in teams, providing high-quality services, are interested in learning and mentoring others, and making a positive difference in the lives of others every day, we encourage you to apply.
United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills is a member of the United Helpers family of services. The United Helpers organization provides care and support for thousands of people each day in St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Jefferson counties.
United Helpers is a Non-Discriminatory and Equal Opportunity Employer.