Direct Support Professional

Make a bigger difference


The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health 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. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.  

Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid training. Some of our other benefits include:

•15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to  3 weeks’ vacation at start

•Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%

•Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension

•Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness

•Unlimited opportunities for employee referral bonuses


There is a clear link between having a place to call home in a community and being healthy and well. The Jewish Board offers an array of adult supportive housing for adults living with mental illness, in accordance with our mission that everyone should have the opportunity to realize their potential and lead an independent life. Supportive housing is one of the most effective programs to help individuals and families coping with mental illness, trauma/abuse, and addiction. Our campus of program on Ward’s Island supports people with serious mental illness (SMI). Program services may include linking people to needed services, monitoring established goals and outcomes and providing case specific advocacy. 


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

•A High School diploma or GED equivalent is required

•A current, valid clean driver’s license is required for this position and throughout all DSP positions 

•Prior experience in a residential setting, with a similar population

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]
  • Job Function :Paraprofessionals
  • Pay Type :Hourly
  • Employment Indicator :8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC

Full time
Salary Range
$21,000.00 - 26,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
New York, NY 10261, US
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