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YAI Part Time Direct Support Professional - North Nassau in Nassau County, New York

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Ready to join our 4,000+ employees in a career at YAI?

Working at YAI means effecting real change in people's lives. It means going home at the end of the day knowing you have helped someone accomplish a goal. If you want a career supporting others, creatively finding solutions to life's challenges, and building a more inclusive community, YAI is the place for you!

We are hiring people for our Port Washington , Manhasset , Glen Cove , and Williston Park locations. The ideal candidate should possess a wide range of skills and are eager to promote YAI's mission of supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, love, work, and learn in their communities.

About the Position:

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) work closely with people of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  Depending on the supports needed, DSPs may work in a person’s home, in their family’s home, in a YAI residence, at a day habilitation center, or out in the community.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Work or life experience in the I/DD field is a plus but not mandatory

  • Ability to complete three to five weekdays of paid New York State-mandated OPWDD training during normal business hours

  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing is mandatory for most positions (and is provided free of charge by our partnership with CityMD )


Part Time weekday and weekend positions are available ranging from 16 to 30 hours per week including mornings, evenings, and overnights.

Benefit Highlights:

  • DailyPay available - Work today, get paid today!

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • 403(b) retirement with employer match

  • Discounts on travel, entertainment, wireless services, shopping, and more! Check out our Benefits page to learn more!

Hourly Pay Range:

$16.50/hour - $18.00/hour

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vaccination Policy:

YAI has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees. If hired, you will be required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine and/or proof of vaccination pursuant to this policy from a provider of your choice, unless you are granted a reasonable accommodation based upon disability or religion pursuant to federal, state, or local law.

Our Roots:

YAI was launched in February of 1957 out of a small school in Brooklyn, New York. Initially staffed by Co-Founders Bert MacLeech and Pearl Maze MacLeech alone, their pilot program served just seven people. According to Bert, from its very beginning YAI has been dedicated to providing innovative services for the I/DD (intellectual and/or developmental disabilities) community. MacLeech envisioned a, “total life adjustment approach, emphasizing personal growth, social responsibility, employment goals, and the development of independence for the individual.” At a time when institutional living was the norm for people with I/DD, this vision was nothing short of revolutionary.

YAI Today:

Today, YAI has a team of over 4,000 employees and supports over 20,000 people in the I/DD community. This extraordinary growth shows the ongoing need for these important services, and YAI’s success in offering them. YAI supports people with autism, Down syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy, among others. Operating throughout Downstate New York and Northern New Jersey, YAI now offers more than 300 programs for people of all ages.

Better Together:

At YAI, we are driven by our mission of living, loving, working, and learning. This applies not only to the people we support, but to our staff as well. Commitment and passion for the work continue to unite employees and drive the organization forward. Empowering the people we support to reach their goals remains at the heart of our organization.