DSP/Care Worker

Create moments that matter.

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are caring, positive role models who work one-on-one or in small groups with children
and adults. They are the heart of The Jewish Board, serving as important caregivers, helping our clients build their independent living skills, and ensuring that they stay safe and healthy.

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A direct support professional listening to a youth resident.

Meet our Direct Support Professionals.

Meet Ammi

Qualifying for a Life changing career.

Generally, we look for the following qualifications in our direct support professionals:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • A driver’s license
  • The ability to empathize with, relate to and effectively work with participants of behavioral health service
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Our Benefits: Bigger Means Better

We offer an array of generous, industry-leading benefits.

High-quality and affordable medical, dental, and vision family plans
Generous vacation time in addition to paid agency holidays and separate sick days
Continuing education opportunities
and career advancement
A warm, welcoming, supportive,
and highly professional environment
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Where do Direct Support Professionals Work?

Throughout our agency, hundreds of direct support professionals work in all different types of programs–from children’s residences and adult housing to domestic violence shelters and homes for the intellectually and developmentally disabled–helping New Yorkers of all ages, races, faiths, abilities, and identities thrive. Many of our DSPs feel like family members to the people they work with.

Who Makes a Good Direct Support Professional?

If you are patient and understanding when building relationships with others, enjoy creating and participating in recreational activities, and take pride in being a role model, then a career as a direct support professional at The Jewish Board could be a good choice for you.

Do I Need a Particular Career or Educational Background?

Our direct support professionals come from all different career and educational backgrounds, including camp counselors, nannies, parks department employees, Police Athletic League (PAL) members, customer service representatives, retail workers, teacher’s aides, paraprofessionals, home health aides, office assistants, cashiers, shelter workers, daycare workers, EMT technicians, care workers, and after school program staff.

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