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QSAC- Quality Services for the Autism Community Therapy Assistant/DSP (Part-Time) - After School Program in Queens, New York


QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services. QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.

Job Summary

The Direct Support Professional (DSP), such as a Group Leader or Therapy Assistant, is responsible for assisting the people we support in an After School setting, while following established treatment plans. This position provides paid training, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies. QSAC’s After School Programs emphasize the importance of promoting safety, independence and integration into the community. You will abide by the Direct Support Professional Code of Ethics at all times.

Shift Information: 2:45-6:00 PM Weekdays (Required minimum of 4 days/week).  Summer hours available.

Provide Safety & Support

Ensure health, safety and welfare of individuals
Safeguard and respect the confidentiality of the individuals and their families
Assist the individuals to develop and maintain relationships
Promote and protect the health, safety and emotional well-being of the individuals
Commit to person-centered supports and honor the personality, preferences, culture and strengths of the individuals
Work in partnership with others to support all individuals to lead self-directed lives
Implement and adhere to established treatment plans
Ability to communicate effectively
Transport individuals in agency vehicles as needed

Administrative & Company Policies

Commitment to company values and adherence to policies
Uphold the standards set by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) Code of Ethics
Maintain all required certifications
May be required to report to alternate work location
Report problems and concerns to supervisors immediately
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors and/or senior management
Physical Demands

Ability to run, when needed
Ability to safely assist lifting individuals of various weights and 20 lb items

High School Diploma or GED required
Experience working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities highly preferred
Valid driver’s license and good driving record preferred
Exemplifies DSP Competencies

Putting People First
Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships
Demonstrating Professionalism
Supporting Good Health and Safety
Support Individuals to be Active and Productive in Society

Our benefits go beyond health and retirement. You will be joining a passionate community of professionals and staff who support each other in a challenging and rewarding work culture.

Paid Training in the field of human services and ABA
Generous Paid Time Off policy (for full time staff)
Medical Insurance as low as $1 per paycheck (for full time staff)
Dental Insurance less than $5 per paycheck (for full time staff)
Vision Insurance less than $5 per paycheck (for full time staff)
Group Life Insurance and Long Term Disability (for full time staff)
Flexible Spending Accounts (for full time staff)
Defensive Driving pay incentive (for positions that require driving)
Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
403(b) Retirement with Employer Match
Opportunities for career advancement
Competitive salary
*Employee costs listed are based on individual coverage. 

Qualifications are subject to change in accordance with government regulations.

*This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

QSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Mission-Oriented. Results-Driven. Collaborative. Passionate. We Are QSAC.